Founded in 2003, Urban Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that runs youth development programs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Urban Initiatives’ mission is to empower Chicago’s youth to become community leaders through academic success, healthy living, and leadership development. We drive systemic change by connecting stakeholders and strengthening the social fabric of the community. Urban Initiatives takes a collaborative, whole child approach to development in order to provide children with ongoing opportunities to reach their full potential. Currently, Urban Initiatives serves 17,000 students throughout the city of Chicago.
Work to Play is Urban Initiatives’ flagship health and education soccer program. It provides
children in kindergarten through 4th grade the opportunity to belong to a soccer team, regardless of skill level. Take the Lead is a leadership development, high school readiness, and violence prevention program for 5th through 8th grade students and is an extension of Work to Play. Through this opportunity, students learn the merits of leadership, academic persistence, and community service, all while navigating the significant period of early adolescent development. Urban Initiatives now offers ongoing support into high school through our college and career readiness program, Coach for Success. Through this Continuum of Programming, Urban Initiatives will extend the many benefits of coordination and collaboration among schools and families, provide intentional training and experiential learning that increases preparation for and access to higher education and employment opportunities, and provide consistent mentoring from positive adult role models. Urban Initiatives also operates Play with Potential. Play with Potential is a recess program that uses the power of positive play to maximize the social-emotional, health, and academic benefits of recess periods. The program is offered to all students in a school, grades K-8, and aims? to maximize students’ opportunities for social-emotional learning and physical activity while promoting cooperation and teamwork.
The Evaluation and Database Coordinator dedicates their time to supporting the implementation of Urban Initiatives’ evaluation strategies for programming and maintaining the participant database in Salesforce. This includes coordinating all pretest and posttest evaluation processes, tracking and entering collected data, generating program performance reports, and regularly communicating with program team leadership about the needs and status of the participant database. The Evaluation and Database Coordinator also supports the development of a research-based rational for each program as directed by the Research and Evaluation Manager.
The Evaluation and Database Coordinator will report to the Research and Evaluation Manager. The Coordinator will also work closely with two Program Directors to support the completion and accuracy of program reports and the communication of database needs to the program management team.
Maintain program participant database in Salesforce for the three Continuum of Programming programs
Coordinate the implementation of the evaluation strategy for all programs, including scheduling data collection, organizing surveys and height and weight measurements, and tracking program implementation reporting and session quality review completion
Perform observations of program or recess sessions as needed
Support the completion Urban Initiatives’ Randomized Control Trial in partnership with University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Urban Labs by engaging in data collection, organization, and entry in the 2017-2018 school year
Support the development of the evaluation strategy and timeline for all programs annually
Collaborate with the evaluation and program departments to execute and improve data collection and utilization processes
Compile and synthesize a digestible, research-based impact rationale for the programs
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in evaluation-related field, database management and Salesforce experience preferred
Deep belief in the power of sport and play to change lives
Demonstrated ability to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions
Demonstrated strategic problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and projects and meet deadlines; detail oriented
Demonstrated project management skills
Demonstrated ability to plan ahead and work in an efficient and productive manner
Ability to work both independently and as a team player
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Apply to email@example.com and include “Evaluation and Database Coordinator” in the subject line. Your application should include your resume and a cover letter describing any related experience as well as an explanation as to why you think you would make a great candidate for this position. Application deadline: 12/1/17.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive compensation package including salary, health, dental, and life insurance (100% paid for by the employer), 401K and paid time off benefits.
Founded in 2003, Urban Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that runs youth development programs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Urban Initiatives’ mission is to empower Chicago’s youth to become agents of community change through academic success, healthy living, and leadership development. We drive systemic change by connecting stakeholders and strengthening the social fabric of the comm...unity. Urban Initiatives takes a collaborative, whole child approach to development in order to provide children with ongoing opportunities to reach their full potential. Currently, Urban Initiatives serves 13,000 students from 37 underserved communities with our continuum of programming.