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Learning & Evaluation Director
February 10, 2020
How to apply:
Qualified applicants must complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter.
City Year Columbus is seeking a Learning and Evaluation Director, who is responsible for developing and implementing trainings for AmeriCorps members and overseeing data evaluation efforts. Reporting to the Managing Director of Impact, the Learning and Evaluation Director will develop trainings specific to the City Year Columbus community.
The Learning and Evaluation Director will create differentiated instruction for AmeriCorps members with varied qualifications. This individual will work closely with the Impact staff to train AmeriCorps members and ensure they are providing high quality service. Also, this individual is responsible for creating processes to capture, track and analyze data for internal and external audiences.
ABOUT CITY YEAR
City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to a year of full- time service in schools, where they work as tutors, mentors and role models.
Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year has established programs in 29 cities, including Baton Rouge, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, SC, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C., and international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. City Year is a proud member of AmeriCorps.
City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency and responsible fiscal management. Only 1% of charities have received this distinction for twelve consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America.
Who We Serve
Nearly one million students give up on school each year – and 50 percent of those dropouts come from just over 10 percent of schools. City Year AmeriCorps members serve where the need is greatest. Of the
242 schools we serve nationwide, three quarters are among the lowest performing five percent in their state.
How We Work
Partner with public schools - We work in partnership with the Columbus City school district to support their goals and provide additional support – the human capital – required to make a difference with students who are at risk of dropping out. City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in grades 3 through 9.
Target high-need schools and students - Research shows that students who are at the highest- risk to drop out can be identified as early as sixth grade. AmeriCorps members receive more than 300 hours of professional training to intervene based on three early warning indicators, the ABC’s – poor Attendance, Behavior, and Course failure in math and English.
Harness the power of young people - City Year hires and trains diverse teams of young adults – 18 to 24-year olds – to give a year of full-time service in schools. Younger than the teachers but older than pupils, AmeriCorps members are uniquely positioned to form a strong bond with students and help them succeed. AmeriCorps members provide at least 1,700 hours of service each year.
Whole School Whole Child - City Year’s school-based model is called Whole School Whole Child. AmeriCorps members tutor students identified as at-risk of dropping out, serve as an additional resource for teachers in classrooms, and lead afterschool programs and school-wide initiatives to improve school culture. Each school where we serve has at least one team of 8-12 AmeriCorps members, instantly increasing the ratio of adults:children in the building.
The Learning and Development Director oversees service delivery trainings for AmeriCorps while managing all data evaluation efforts.
Corps Member Development
· Execute all training for AmeriCorps members, including events such as Pre-Service Training (3 weeks in July-August), a Mid-Year Summit (January) and on-going trainings year-round (weekly - September, 2 days per month – October-May).
· Work with the Impact staff to develop a comprehensive learning and development program for AmeriCorps members that varies for high school and college graduates.
· Provide targeted trainings to support AmeriCorps members in their implementation of whole school supports and individual student academic interventions.
· Work with Impact staff to identify training needs for AmeriCorps members and assess needs on an on-going basis.
· Coordinate Senior AmeriCorps Member leadership development training (July).
· Serve as site point for the Leadership After City (LACY) program. Includes Career Affinity Groups, a Mentoring program, plus other workshops designed to support the professional development of AmeriCorps Members.
· Utilize feedback gained in coaching sessions by Impact staff to improve supports and training for AmeriCorps members.
· Serve as site point and ensure the successful implementation of the Idealist Journey (a civic reflection program for AmeriCorps members) and Justice Talking.
Analyzing and Evaluating Data
· Lead the site’s evaluation efforts, overseeing all evaluation tools and resources.
· Ensure all deadlines for data collection and analysis are met.
· Facilitate the data collection process at the individual schools and with the Columbus City School District.
· Coordinate the collection and analysis of all data required by stakeholders, including City Year, AmeriCorps, school district and funders.
· Distribute and collect start of year, mid-year, and end of year surveys to AmeriCorps members, teachers, principals and school liaisons.
· Analyze student-level data and various survey data to assess impact of specific programming.
· Manage and monitor cyschoolhouse (City Year’s internal online database), including data entry, as well as train and support staff and AmeriCorps members on its use.
· Create a data driven culture and decision-making environment that helps improve real-time service delivery and identify best practices.
· Serve as site evaluation point to our national Impact Team and participate in regular national conference calls with other site representatives.
· Use data strategically to help inform service delivery, learning, and development to ensure corps members are committed to student success and equipped to meet City Year standards as practitioners in schools.
Program and Service Operations
· Assist with all AmeriCorps member operational aspects of the Impact department.
· Work with City Year Headquarters to share best practices in training and to continue to develop the Learning and Development program
· Coordinate training needs with City Year Columbus Impact Team to ensure efficient use of resources.
· Support and facilitate staff professional development and training opportunities in partnership with the Chief of Staff and Managing Director of Impact.
Manage External Speakers and Develop Relationships
· Identify key people in the Columbus area who can support the Learning and Development program and provide high quality learning and trainings to AmeriCorps members.
· Develop and manage external relationships with trainers across the Columbus area.
· Identify, screen, and secure all external and internal trainers.
Participate in Organizational Initiatives
· Devote up to ten (10) days a year to corps member recruitment interviews.
· Attend and help mobilize your team(s) for whole site events like Opening Day, MLK Day, Annual Gala, Graduation, and other site-wide designated events.
· Participate in relevant network-wide meetings and calls providing insight, feedback, and collective problem solving.
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
· Candidates with a background in education or teaching preferred.
· City Year/AmeriCorps experience is a plus.
· Knowledge of educational systems and youth development.
· Training experience in the education, non-profit, or corporate sector.
· Ability to design interactive trainings with practical outcomes for adult learners
· Experience coaching young people and working with diverse populations.
Commitment to and experience with community service, national service, and/or the development of young people as leaders.
· Thrives in diverse, youthful, high energy, entrepreneurial, diverse and fast-changing environment.
Excellent written and oral skills, partnership-building, and event planning skills.
Proven management capabilities, ability to work on a team, and attention to detail.
Ability to analyze data to identify trends, cause-effect relationships and opportunities for improvement.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience. Great benefits including health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
City Year is committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.