Senior Data Analyst and Evaluation Specialist

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About the Organization

Hunger Free Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization, connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger. As the state’s leading anti-hunger advocacy organization, Hunger Free Colorado is dedicated to achieving a future in which all Coloradans have equitable access to the nutritious food needed to thrive and reach their full potential.

The organization is committed to achieving racial, economic, and food justice and seeks employees who share these values. In 2020, Hunger Free Colorado adopted a new vision for our staff experience: “Employees can exercise influence at all levels of the organization and are provided relevant and intentional opportunities to grow as professionals and people.”

Job Summary

Hunger Free Colorado is seeking an experienced and highly talented Senior Data Analyst and Evaluation Specialist to 1) marshal data to support community-driven policy advocacy, 2) evaluate the success and impact of organizational initiatives, 3) support real-time program monitoring and performance evaluation and 4) conduct data gathering, analyses and visualization to support community partners. This position is expected to center racial equity in all data gathering and evaluation activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

(35%) Marshal Data to Support Community-Driven Policy Advocacy

  • Oversee and conduct data gathering, data analysis, literature reviews and report development to support our policy agenda in areas such as universal school meals and SNAP
  • Monitor relevant state and national data to inform policy, as well as national research on policy best practices
  • Craft and analyze periodic voter polls and food insecurity surveys in coordination with consultants
  • Support focus group messaging research to make sure advocacy messaging campaigns are as impactful as possible

(25%) Evaluate the Success and Impact of Organizational Initiatives

  • Develop equity-centered models for evaluating the impact of organizational initiatives
  • In collaboration with program staff, help gather the data, both quantitative and qualitative, needed to conduct initiative evaluations
  • Prepare program impact and evaluation reports to support grant writing and reporting, as well as for other development and communication needs

(25%) Oversee Real-Time Program Monitoring and Performance Evaluation

  • Develop and annually update the organization’s evaluation plan
  • Develop an equity-informed monitoring and evaluation framework for supporting on-going improvements to program implementation, including our Food Resource Hotline and other client services programs
  • Partner with our Database Administrator to utilize Salesforce to track and analyze program metrics
  • Guide in the development, gathering and utilization of organizational and department-level metrics
  • Train program staff on equity-informed evaluation and performance management frameworks and best practices

(15%) Conduct Data Gathering, Analyses and Visualization to Support Community Partners

  • Conduct analyses and visualization of government nutrition program data, food insecurity data, and other relevant data sources to support local, regional and state partners
  • Support data sharing across organizations, including through the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger
  • Provide guidance, training and support for community-driven research and evaluation initiatives, including through our Community Council and promotora network

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, education, public health, social work or other applicable field
  • A strong commitment to racial equity. Demonstrated experience centering equity in research, data collection, and evaluation activities
  • Strong intersectional analysis of how structural racism, classism, and gender discrimination contribute to hunger and poverty
  • Experience collecting primary data (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups) as well as obtaining, managing, and analyzing large administrative datasets
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and ability to work effectively with moderately complex functions, pivot tables, and other spreadsheet features, etc.
  • Proficiency with statistical software (STATA, SPSS, SAS or other)
  • Experience using data visualization software, such as Tableau
  • Experience developing and effectively utilizing performance indicators & metrics
  • Experience developing analytical reports for public consumption, including to inform public policy
  • Training and experience in evaluation methodologies and approaches (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex findings and concepts in ways that are accessible to all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with communities and organizations that are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, language, culture, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual identity, and differential ableness
  • Demonstrated willingness to collaborate and an openness to learning and implementing feedback
  • Exceptional interpersonal and ethical communication skills to work with a variety of work styles, diverse backgrounds, and personalities
  • Ability to work respectfully and listen deeply to all stakeholders, including community members, in order to ensure understanding, accuracy and intended impact
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects at once, and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, creative and highly motivated
  • Familiarity with analyzing government nutrition, health and/or other benefit programs is strongly preferred

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience facilitating participatory learning and community-based research is a plus
  • Spanish-language fluency is a plus
  • Experience using data from Salesforce, or similar platforms, is a plus

Work Environment

  • For now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the position will work remotely with access to team members through Microsoft Office platforms
  • This position is required to be Colorado-based during and after remote work
  • Ability to work in a variety of community-based settings with individuals from differing backgrounds, cultures, political and religious beliefs and practices
  • Willingness to work a varied schedule beyond core office hours, including some evening and weekend events
  • Ability to attend in-person meetings and events across Metro Denver and statewide, as needed

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

About the Organization

Hunger Free Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization, connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger. As the state’s leading anti-hunger…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required


USD 70,000 - USD 80,000


Hunger Free Colorado offers an exceptional benefits package including vision, basic life, short-term disability, and AD&D insurance provided at no charge to employees. Also included are health, dental, critical illness, accident, and voluntary life insurance coverage with a generous subsidy for health insurance premiums. We also have a no-cost employee assistance program, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave, and personal time, 10 standard holidays and two (2) floating holidays each year. For staff who have worked at least 6 months FT, parental leave and professional development benefits are available.

Hunger Free Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and equitable work environment and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, veterans and people of diverse national origin and religion.

Hunger Free Colorado expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Hunger Free Colorado will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants or employees.

Hunger Free Colorado offers an exceptional benefits package including vision, basic life, short-term disability, and AD&D insurance provided at no charge to employees. Also…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language fluency preferred.

Spanish language fluency preferred.


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Associated Location
Denver, CO, USA

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