The Possible Zone (TPZ), a nonprofit organization, seeks a Boston-area Director of Evaluation to join our growing research team and lead rigorous program evaluation and continuous improvement efforts. The ideal candidate has a strong track record of translating data and research into practice, as well as a passion for closing the opportunity gap for young people.
ABOUT THE POSSIBLE ZONE:
The Possible Zone is an afterschool program that uses entrepreneurship as a framework to close the skills and opportunities gap facing young people with untapped potential. We guide students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experience and individualized career planning, to develop the personal qualities that predict future professional success.
In short, we believe anything is possible!
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Chief Research & Evaluation Officer (CREO), the Director of Evaluation will join our growing research team and lead rigorous program evaluation and continuous improvement research efforts. The Director will collaborate with the CREO and TPZ’s Director of Research to oversee and support efforts to cultivate a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and work to establish TPZ as a thought leader in both research and practice. This role requires strong leadership and analytic skills, as well as experience with translating data and research into practice, and effectively communicating with a range of audiences and stakeholders. The Director will collaborate with other Research & Evaluation team members to execute on goals and will have support from at least one direct report.
We believe every member of our team and student body deserves opportunities for growth, success and inclusion. We recognize that for many of our students, staff and communities, their life journeys run through oppressive structures and systems (e.g. classism, racism, sexism) — and that’s what makes our organizational culture and work so necessary and important.
We believe that diversity in perspective, backgrounds, ethnicities and lived experience is a strength, and from that strength, we can accomplish great things with the students we serve. Together as students, staff, organizations, communities, volunteers, and partners, we are intentional about creating safe spaces where all members can speak authentically and be themselves.
We are committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. As members of The Possible Zone community, our progression along this ongoing journey raises thoughtful questions, reveals biases, and opens conversations. We celebrate one another and are unified in our commitment to young people, excellence, and innovation. This work is our shared responsibility and our opportunity to welcome all members who share in our mission and strive to provide pathways that further prepare students in achieving their desired success.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Possible Zone offers a robust compensation and benefit package including high quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.
COVID Vaccination Policy
The Possible Zone is requiring that all employees receive a primary series of COVID-19 vaccination as well as a booster dose. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen, and receives a booster dose when eligible. In order to be qualified for employment at The Possible Zone, final candidates must comply with the vaccination requirement or receive an approved exemption.
More About The Possible Zone
The Possible Zone’s (TPZ) mission is to advance economic equity by ensuring young people develop the entrepreneurial spirit, skills, and networks to launch successful careers. Based in Boston, TPZ offers high school students a year-round, multi-year entrepreneurship program that includes project-based curriculum, STEAM education, hands-on work experience, and individualized college and career advising. TPZ’s young entrepreneurs launch their own companies, learn design and advanced manufacturing, intern with local companies, and map their postsecondary goals and plans. In the process, they develop career readiness, social-emotional, and technical skills, and strengthen their professional identity, preparing them to succeed in any future path they choose.
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The Possible Zone (TPZ), a nonprofit organization, seeks a Boston-area Director of Evaluation to join our growing research team and lead rigorous program evaluation and continuous improvement efforts. The ideal candidate has a strong…