Director, Research & Evaluation

New York
Education
Full-time

The goal of Girls Who Code (GWC)’s research and evaluation approach is to yield actionable and relevant information that will contribute to the improvement of current Girls Who Code initiatives. The position drives the objective analysis and evaluation of the performance, impact, and cost-effectiveness of GWC’s approach, working across the organization to monitor quality and assess effectiveness.

The Director Research and Evaluation plays a pivotal role in GWC’s next phase of organizational development. S/he will be a solid thought-partner, who is passionate about developing and supporting evidence-based decision making processes and eager to use data, stated learning objectives, and feedback to bring about gender parity and increase the participation of historically underrepresented groups in computing-related fields.

Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement an organizational assessment and evaluation strategy, contributing to the refinement of an online Salesforce-based global operational data system
    • Manage GWC’s current research and evaluation system, ensuring data and metrics are accessible and can be aggregated across programs, teams, and platforms
    • Advise GWC leadership and team on efficacy of Girls Who Code programs, making strategic recommendations, and advising on progress of programs towards desired outcomes
    • Collaborate across teams to ensure the collection and storage of necessary data
    • Advise internal staff and consultants on measurement, research, and evaluation systems
    • Seek to publicize and promote the rigor and impact of Girls Who Code programs, pilots, and outcomes, whether in academic/peer reviewed settings or for key stakeholder audiences (ie corporate partners)

Qualifications

    • Master’s degree, PhD preferred
    • Solid knowledge-base of the tools and models necessary to implement research and evaluation and interpret results (such as survey tools, logic models, and sampling frames)
    • Experience with data and statistical analysis tools such as SPSS, STATA, SAS
    • Clear and confident writer able to communicate results so that they are actionable
    • Strategic and confident communicator with ability to adapt to rapidly changing work environments
    • Passion for GWC’s mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Preferred

    • Experience with computer science education, diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology sectors, and girls’ education and empowerment
    • Experience with educational programs and/or experience in the classroom
    • Demonstrated leadership ability and interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to the use of research and evaluation results to advance program design and organizational strategy
    • Understanding of how to develop and analyze research and evaluation approaches to various kinds of programmatic interventions (centralized, decentralized, virtual, etc.) at scale