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Research and Evaluation Analyst

Company:
IRCO
Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Salary:
40,00 - 49,000
Posted:
April 10, 2019

Description:

IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IRCO)

JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Research and Evaluation Analyst

WAGE: $40,000 - $49,000 per year with Benefits

LOCATION: Asian Family Center and Africa House- Also Reynolds School District Sites

APPLY AT: www.irco.org

STATUS: Full-Time/Regular/Exempt

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm – some weekends as required

OPENING DATE: April 10, 2019

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled DRIVING: Required

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The IRCO Promise Neighborhood Initiative Research and Evaluation position will work closely with IRCO’s Promise Neighborhood Program, community partners and lead agencies to manage program data, outputs, outcomes and indicators from early childhood to college/career in the Reynolds School District. Utilizing Efforts to Outcomes, this person will work closely with Early Childhood and Youth Department Managers, The PNI Program Coordinator, Project Staff, Community Partners, and external consultants to track program data and effectively evaluate program’s success and tell the story of IRCO’s programs uniquely and as a part of the larger collaborative. The position will work with staff and stakeholders to develop templates to effectively track detailed activities (e.g., demographic data of recruits, planning activities, subcommittee meetings, etc.) and supplement with narratives that provide better descriptive information. This position will work closely with IRCO’s ETO Managers and the PNI data and evaluation team to develop data management systems through the ETO database. This position may have the opportunity to work closely with staff to enhance qualitative and quantitative research throughout the cradle to career continuum.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Review program outcomes and outputs in agency PNI contract and grant materials

Meet with program coordinator/manager assigned to project to review contractual evaluation requirements at project start-up meeting

Create measuring tools to evaluate progress in meeting each program’s outcomes and outputs

Create PNI data evaluation plan to measure agency’s impact and return on investment

Work with ETO administrator to incorporate IRCO PNI indicators and other measures into ETO modules, touch-points, and report formats

Train program staff on data and evaluation systems for project

Provide program reports and dashboard based on measuring tools and ETO data reports

Work collaboratively with partner agencies and external consultants Utilize Results Based Accountability framework

Utilize culturally responsive best practices specific to data management and evaluation with immigrant and refugee communities

Report program outcomes and outputs in accordance with funder requirements and larger department/s and agency vision

PROGRAM SPECIFIC:

Provide program specific evaluation planning at program start-up based on program grant or contract requirements

Provide ongoing evaluation as required by grant or contract, measuring indicators, analyzing progress, and creating reports

Assist program specific external evaluation teams as requested or required by grant or contract terms

Work with ETO administrator to create program specific ETO modules, touch-points, and report formats.

Report to program coordinator and Youth Department(School Linked) and Early Childhood Managers on progress in performing program specific work, activities, and assignments requests for assistance from program staff and administrative staff (e.g. ETO team)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position would qualify. This would typically include:

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Preferred

Strong background and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods

Minimum one (1) year experience conducting intercultural and cross-cultural research in a social service or educational setting

Strong knowledge of culturally specific/responsive research and evaluation methods, preferably immigrant and refugee communities

Knowledge of collective impact models and community-based participatory evaluation techniques

Knowledge and understanding of immigrant and refugee cultures and local populations

Bilingual preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

Knowledge of SPSS and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) strongly preferred Knowledge and Training in Results Based Accountability strongly preferred. Training in this approach required after hire

Experience and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

REQUIRED FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to function in a positive manner in a demanding work environment, to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, to respond to priorities and schedules that change frequently, and to meet commitments.

Ability to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines. Strong analytical and decision-making abilities.

Ability to deal with distressed and/or demanding clients and employees in an effective manner.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make good judgments as it pertains to clients.

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Strong intercultural communication skills.

Ability to communicate in a positive manner verbally, in writing, and by phone to individuals and groups.

Ability to communicate with a variety of personality types and levels of the organization as well as with persons outside of the organization

Ability to listen for understanding and assist in problem solving

Ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise reports

Must be punctual, maintain a good attendance record, and be able to work flexible hours to meet the availability of clients and customers

Ability to use basic office equipment, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and personal computer

Ability to sit, stand, walk, drive, talk on the phone and/or use computer terminal for long periods of time

Must possess a valid driver's license and verification of current auto-insurance, and have full use of automobile during work hours

Ability to work in varied temperatures and weather conditions

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, www.irco.org or IRCO’s main office, 10301 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97220, 503-234-1541. Attach resume and cover letter to IRCO application form. This position requires the completion of an IRCO application. Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant. We may not be able to return calls regarding the status of your application. If selected for an interview, we will contact you by telephone.

ABOUT IRCO: The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at www.irco.org.

IRCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER