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Evaluation Manager (Part-Time)

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The Organization

 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly eight million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Position

GLI is currently seeking a part-time Evaluation Manager to work 20 hours per week through June 2022. The Evaluation Manager will lead internal data collection activities and evaluate the impact of its programs and educational resources. Responsibilities include working closely with staff members, understanding the design and goals of each program, writing and implementing surveys and other evaluation methods, and collecting and analyzing data, as well as reporting at various levels.

The right candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once, and a related degree and/or demonstrated expertise in evaluation work.

The Evaluation Manager reports to the COO. This role may be performed remotely.

 Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage evaluation activities with the goal of finding meaningful ways to tell the Institute’s story to a wide range of constituents (donors, board members, partners, teachers/students, scholars)
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative data collection efforts, including survey design and administration, as well as interviews and focus groups as needed. Work closely with internal staff to coordinate the related logistics.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative program data, and prepare summaries of results and analysis to share with senior leadership, Board of Trustees, partners, donors, and staff
  • Assist with creating new grant or fee-for-service proposals that include an evaluation component
  • Collaborate with program staff to develop and update logic models, specify milestones and identify indicators of success for short- and long-term outcomes for programs
  • Build capacity within the Institute by sharing best practices and involving program staff in evaluation activities
  • Other responsibilities as needed to help bolster and improve our data/evaluation efforts organization-wide

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with experience in evaluation, impact measurement, quantitative analysis, and/or research, or a graduate degree in a related field
  • Ability to analyze a wide range of data, and communicate outcomes in clear terms to promote understanding, action planning and decision-making
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, while also managing and performing the day- to-day tasks associated with data/evaluation efforts at a small organization
  • Experience in data metrics and measurement and program survey design and development
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Hands-on experience with databases (knowledge of Salesforce a plus)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (e.g., pivot tables and formulas), Google Suite applications, and SurveyMonkey or other online survey product
  • Personal interest in / connection to American history and/or K-12 education a plus 

The Organization

 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, including free admission to some of the best NYC museums and a paid winter recess (in 2021 the recess is December 27-31).

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, including free admission to some of the best NYC museums and a paid winter recess (in 2021 the recess…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
49 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States
6th Floor

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Evaluation Manager” in the subject line of your email. Please also let us know how you heard about the role. 

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Evaluation Manager” in the subject line of your email. Please…

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