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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

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Center for Children & Youth Justice


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$60,000 - $72,000Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. The salary range is $60,000-$72,000.

POSITION SUMMARY

Founded in 2006, the Center for Children & Youth Justice creates better lives for generations of children and youth by reforming the child welfare and youth justice systems. CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the nation in empowering children and youth, stabilizing families, and strengthening communities through meaningful and lasting reform. CCYJ identifies gaps in the system, conducts research, develops innovative and creative solutions, and ensures that policymakers integrate these system improvements into practices and procedures. CCYJ’s results are realized into state law, adopted as standing protocols by the courts, schools, and other partners; and they are developed into new interventions for at-risk, abused and/or neglected children and their families.

Our passionate staff is deeply committed to the youth for whom we advocate. CCYJ seeks an Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to use a race equity lens to provide strategic oversight of cross-departmental and cross-programmatic data collection and data management activities, grow our organizational capacity to assess the systems reforms we and our community partners are working toward, demonstrate the impact of our work, turn data into stories, and provide data to inform future solutions for partners and stakeholders across the sector. The M&E Specialist will work across all programs, rather than being an embedded program team member. This structure will promote more independent evaluation and accountability. The M&E     Specialist plays a key role in ensuring that CCYJ meaningfully promotes equity and inclusion and community participation in systems reform and fulfills its mission. This is a full-time position.


CCYJ’s offices are located in Seattle, Washington. In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until CCYJ’s offices reopens, at a date to be determined. CCYJ is open to considering applicants seeking a long-term remote position. Some in person meetings are required (currently, virtual).  Because this position handles confidential information, work must be completed from a home office or similar environment. This position cannot work in a public location. 


CCYJ’S CULTURE EMBRACES

●      A diverse, fully self-expressed workforce, representing the communities in which we serve.

●      CCYJ is committed to examining our own internal structures, policies, and culture, identifying and eliminating those aspects that promulgate racism

●      Together we are transparent, accountable, respectful, and self-aware in order to foster belonging and a sense of community.

●      CCYJ operates with an innovative and leading-edge mindset.

●      CCYJ is purpose driven and laser sharp in the fulfillment of our mission.

●      CCYJ embraces a growth mindset; our development is essential to expand and grow our organization.

●      CCYJ produces results, not reasons.

●      Anything is possible.

●      Everyone has something to contribute.

●      Everything happens out of your relationship with other people.

●      Great ideas come from anyone at any time.

●      People up to big things are going to make big mistakes. We own them, learn from them, and move on.

●      Transparency is essential to a highly functioning organization.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Reports to: President & CEO          


SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None at this time. In the future, m    ay supervise and provide direction to assigned project coordinators, assistants, and interns (typically 1-2).


FLSA STATUS

This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not eligible for overtime pay.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The examples of essential functions listed below are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by CCYJ as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job shift over time.

The M&E Specialist provides technical assistance and strategic oversight of organizational data collection and data management activities. This position builds organizational capacity to infuse race equity in performance and impact measurement; tracks and updates monitoring and evaluation data; ensures data quality; and analyzes and reports on organizational and program outcomes and impact. The M&E Specialist participates in and leads aspects of organizational knowledge management, including leading communities of practice.

Manages the day to day of organizational monitoring and evaluation activities, including:

●     Partnering with Program staff, Leadership, consultants, and stakeholders to develop program design and measurement activities, including theories of change and strategic frameworks that attend to community participation and race equity.

●     Partnering with Program Managers and Directors to develop monitoring and evaluation plans including performance,  impact, and equity indicators and targets.

●     Supporting the development of M&E components for grant and funding proposals.

●     Implementing monitoring systems and design monitoring tools.

●     Monitoring program activities, outputs, and progress towards anticipated results, including race equity.

●     Working with data platforms and databases.

●     Selecting/recommending technologies to capture and organize data.

●     Train program staff and external partners, as applicable, in monitoring and evaluation processes that center race equity and community participation and provide ongoing coaching to staff.

●     Conducting data quality assessments.

●     Determining data analysis procedures.

●     Analyzing and reporting on program and organization data using qualitative and quantitative methods through a race equity lens and incorporating community-based and participatory practices/strategies.

●     Drafting easily digestible  and high quality reports including less technical documents for disseminating evaluation findings that include graphics and pictures, as applicable.

●     Cleaning, sorting, categorizing, and organizing data for reporting purposes.

●     Summarizing findings in monthly, quarterly, or annual reports, as applicable.

●     Participating in the dissemination of evaluation findings and program results to staff, donors, and stakeholders.

●     Partnering with Program Managers and Directors to hire, retain, manage, and oversee the work of independent/external evaluators/consultants, including providing support in developing and drafting scopes of work.

●     May conduct program analysis or special studies.

●     May support knowledge management processes within the organization including contributing to institutional learning processes, convening communities of practice, tracking best practices in monitoring and evaluation through a race equity lens.                                                                        

                                                                                

QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Experience

●     Demonstrated increasingly responsible experience (typically more than 6 years) in the design and implementation of M&E projects using a race equity lens and incorporating community participation. Equivalent combination of education and work experience may meet this requirement.

●     Knowledge and credibility in the fields of Washington State juvenile justice, child welfare, homelessness, community engagement, education, and/or positive youth development.

●     Experience identifying and incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities and stakeholders, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of programmatic, organization, and/or government decision-making processes.

●     An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on institutionally underserved, underinvested in,    and underrepresented communities.

●     Demonstrated experience and expertise in M&E planning and methodology using a race equity lens, including community-based and participatory practices.

●     Demonstrated competence in qualitative,  quantitative, and community-based participatory methods of data collection and analysis.

●     Experience developing and drafting monitoring and evaluation components of proposals.

●     Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and for the production of reports.

●     Experience working with and maintaining data platforms and databases.

●     Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software.

●     Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

●     Strong training and facilitation skills and ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments.

●     Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.

Skills and Abilities

●     Demonstrated track record in developing, communicating, implementing, and adapting a strategy in a constantly changing environment.

●     Ability to listen to others and communicate honestly, responsibly and professionally; in writing, verbally, and electronically.

●     Entrepreneurial.

●     Commitment to impeccability and integrity.

●     Technologically savvy and knowledgeable including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Google apps.

COACHABILITY

●      Able to work in a team environment and has the courage to communicate openly and honestly.

●      Possess a growth mindset: the willingness to be coached and to develop to increase effectiveness, collaboration, and produce results.

●      Adaptable.

●      High functioning sense of humor, humility, and emotional intelligence.

●      Foster a culture of integrity, service, adaptability, innovation, and responsibility.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

●     This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers, and other office equipment, and the ability to sit and to use a computer for significant periods of time.

●     This person must speak clearly using the English language to accurately convey information.

●     Generally good working conditions with little or no exposure to extremes in noises, temperature.

●     Little or no safety or health hazards.

●     Minimal lifting or climbing.

●     Work performed in an office setting as applicable determined by activities.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. The salary range is $60,000-$72,000. CCYJ offers a benefits package that includes Medical/Vision/Dental, Transportation Allowance, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, and Floating Holiday Pay.

TO APPLY


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information to jobs@CCYJ.org.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value and embrace a diverse workforce.

POSITION SUMMARY

Founded in 2006, the Center for Children & Youth Justice creates better lives for generations of children and youth by reforming the child welfare and youth justice systems. CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

CCYJ offers a benefits package that includes Medical/Vision/Dental, Transportation Allowance, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, and Floating Holiday Pay.

CCYJ offers a benefits package that includes Medical/Vision/Dental, Transportation Allowance, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, and Floating Holiday Pay.

Location

300 Elliott Avenue West, Ste. 360, Seattle, WA 98119

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information to jobs@CCYJ.org.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information to jobs@CCYJ.org.

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