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North America

Job Description

Our work in Hawaii

With support from the Stupski Foundation, we are partnering with the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges (UHCC) and Hawai`i P-20 in support of their ambitious goal to increase college going and degree attainment rates of public high school graduates. We are conducting a developmental evaluation of two projects: “One Click Admissions” for UH Community Colleges and Pathways to Success, a summer bridge and first-year support program for cohorts of targeted high school graduates from low-income schools. 

Role description

In this role, you will work closely with several remote Delivery Associates colleagues and partners at UHCC / P-20 to manage the program evaluation -using both quantitative and qualitative methods- and associated activities. You will be engaged as a part-time (10%) contractor.

In particular, you will:

  • Work closely with a diverse range of stakeholders to understand progress
  • Facilitate problem-solving, learning, and continuous improvement
  • Develop evaluation instruments, both quantitative (regression analysis) and qualitative (surveys and interview guides)
  • Conduct focus groups, interviews, and/or field observations to answer qualitative research questions
  • Support quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Write reports and present findings
  • Establish and drive regular routines for convening stakeholders
  • Support high-level meetings, including planning agendas, drafting talking points, preparing meeting materials, and briefing participants
  • Motivate stakeholders towards action, instilling urgency and ensuring work progresses according to agreed timelines
  • Trouble-shoot implementation issues as they arise

 Candidate description

Successful candidates must demonstrate an interest in delivering meaningful, measurable results for students. They will also have a thirst for learning about effective implementation, evaluation, and the Deliverology® approach, which is the basis for DA’s work around the world.

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Manage projects – work with others to create, coordinate, organize, and execute project workplans, with a focus on quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Use data and other evidence to make arguments and solve problems – think analytically, translate technical information to a lay audience
  • Build solid relationships – demonstrate experience building trust-based relationships and partnerships to deliver shared goals
  • Participate in problem solving – analyze complex problems, identify key issues, and simplify the approach to solving them
  • Provide challenge and effective feedback – demonstrate strong influencing and negotiating skills and give constructive feedback
  • Work well in a team – show track record of team working, especially when teams are drawn from across organizations with different cultures
  • Use data and other evidence to make arguments and solve problems – think analytically, translate technical information to a lay audience
  • Write high quality presentations and reports – demonstrate writing concise prose, clear narrative and well-structured documents
  • Facilitate and communicate effectively –lead interactive workshops with stakeholders and deliver high quality training sessions to groups of trainees,

Specific requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in data analysis, program evaluation, and/or project management, preferably in an educational or public sector
  • Located in Hawai’I, with US work authorization
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Proficiency in a statistical programming language (i.e., Stata, R) preferred

What we offer

  • On-the-job training in our Deliverology® approach to public sector implementation and delivery management
  • Ability to have measurable impact
  • Opportunity to be part of a small, growing team
  • Competitive rate

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