Impact Manager – Research & Evaluation Team

Location: Remote
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Job Summary

The Impact Manager will oversee impact-related research and evaluation efforts to understand, improve, and communicate how the NDN Collective ecosystem of organizations advances Indigenous self-determination to build a just and equitable world. This work will include developing impact metrics, documenting and analyzing impacts, ensuring impact data are accurate, timely, and accessible, and using impact findings to inform learning, growth, reporting, and storytelling. The Impact Manager will report to the Director of Research and Evaluation.

The Position

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with staff and teams to create and improve impact data systems.
  • Perform needs assessments and audits within the ecosystem to ensure impact data systems generate the data needed to demonstrate impact.
  • Develop impact metrics that align to and advance the vision, mission, evaluation framework, and theory of change.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and use impact data to inform learning, improvement, reporting, and storytelling.
  • Collaborate with staff and teams to translate data into impact reports, stories, and supporting products that are timely, accurate, accessible, and easy for users to understand and use.
  • Support the team’s annual impact stories project to build the case for our theory of change.
  • Collaborate with staff and teams to help them communicate and amplify our impact to external audiences.
  • Conduct regular reflection meetings with teams to clarify roles and responsibilities, educate them about impacts and related topics, and help them review, interpret, and use their impact findings and reports.
  • Respond to staff requests for impact data.
  • Regularly work to decolonize and Indigenize systems and products.
  • Communicate and work effectively and collaboratively with other staff and teams within the NDN Collective ecosystem.
  • Ensure the Director of Research and Evaluation is fully aware of all activities, issues, and progress.
  • Support the Research and Evaluation Team in other areas as needed.

Who You Are

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related field required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience conducting research and/or evaluations using both colonized and decolonized/Indigenous approaches. 
  • Experience using software and platforms to manage research and evaluation tasks, collect and analyze data, and share findings.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven knowledge, skills, and abilities from a relevant background.
  • Proficient in Google Suite, MS Office Suite, online project management platforms, and the ability to learn other systems, software, programs, and applications.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English required. 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver exceptional quality reports, presentations, and visuals to a variety of audience types internal and external to the organization. 
  • Ability to manage complex systems, resources and coworker/team relationships to meet tight deadlines and ensure effective collaboration at all levels of the organization.  
  • Methodical approach, organizational and project management skills, and ability to multitask and handle tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated professionalism with good judgment and decision-making capability, grace, a proactive approach, and a sense of humor. 
  • Able to work independently at a remote worksite with minimal supervision.
  • Appreciation of and motivation to advance the NDN Collective mission and vision.

Personal Characteristics

  • ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into action.
  • LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations.
  • COMMUNICATOR: You are an exceptionally strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up.
  • SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT: You are able to work efficiently and respectfully with others. You understand how individuals, groups, and societies work and you build rapport through being trustworthy and empathetic.
  • DETAIL ORIENTED: You strive for perfection and are able to move from the high level of a project to its smallest details.
  • FLEXIBLE: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible when it is necessary. You are willing to travel when needed.

This position is salaried, commensurate with experience, at a GS 11 level with a salary ranging from $63,000 to $75,000. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, personal leave and professional development.

How to Apply

Using the form submission below, include the following attachments:

  • Your resume (FILE NAME: “[LAST NAME – RESUME]”)
  • 2-page document to include: (FILE NAME: “[LAST NAME – COVER LETTER]”)
    • Cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position
    • Short answers to the following questions:
      • How does your experience working in Indigenous communities inform your current work and your interest in this position? 
      • What is your philosophy about research and evaluation?
      • What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
      • NDN Collective conducts background checks, is there anything you want to share with us about your background?
      • What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
      • If you have personal or social connections to anyone who works at or with NDN Collective, who do you know and what is your relationship/connection?

Note: Please apply to one position only.

NDN Collective is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination.  It is NDN Collective’s policy to comply with all federal, state, tribal and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, NDN Collective is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any NDN Collective supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client.

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