Position: Organizational Learning Coordinator
Reports to: Development Director
Location: Greater Seattle Area
Position type: full-time, exempt, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $44,000 – $50,000
Benefits: 23 days paid time off, 11 paid holidays, flexible, family-friendly schedule, medical (zero-deductible HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, with RVC covering over 90% of the costs of the insurance package
Start date: 08/01/2019 (flexible)
About Rainier Valley Corps
Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) strengthens the power of communities of color in order to create a more equitable society. We do this through our core programs and services as well as through leading partnerships with community members and organizations of color. These members and organizations provide support services tailored to the strengths and needs of the communities they serve.
Summary of position
We are looking for an Organizational Learning Coordinator who is a community-savvy researcher, a prolific writer, and passionate about organizational learning in communities of color. This position will be focused on evaluation and communications, ensuring that RVC is doing extensive ongoing internal evaluation and communicating what we learn with our partners, funders, and the broader public.
Learning Dissemination (40%)
- Write partner and public-facing reports on evaluation findings
- Contribute to local and national thought leadership by writing and attending conferences
- Manage the RVC blog, ensuring staff and partners contribute high-quality writing
- Host data interpretation meetings with RVC staff and partners
- Participate in grant writing and grant reporting, ensuring evaluation work aligns with funder reporting needs
Data Management (30%)
- Coordinate data collection efforts to ensure the evaluation implementation calendar is followed
- Ensure all needed evaluation, communications, and fund development data is collected and entered into data management systems, in an accessible and interpretable manner
- Maintain data management systems for RVC staff and partners to contribute to and add to as needed
- Adjust evaluation efforts as needed to better match RVC and partner goals
Evaluation Design and Planning (20%)
- Develop deep understanding of RVC’s internal programs and operations as well as partners’ work
- Co-develop models and metrics to evaluate organizational outcomes, in partnership with external senior evaluation advisors, RVC staff, and community organization partners
- Co-develop evaluation implementation schedule with RVC staff and partners, to ensure that everyone understands the manners in which evaluation data is collected and disseminated
- Track local and national trends relevant to RVC’s work to integrate into internal and external ongoing learning
General Operations (10%)
- Collaborate with staff in making key strategic decisions affecting RVC’s future
- Engage in deep professional development
- Participate in staff meetings, attend community events, and otherwise contribute to strengthening the deep roots within our community, both internally and externally
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to a broad audience
- The ability to give and receive feedback in a radically candid way
- The ability to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently and work effectively under pressure
- The ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- The ability to be flexible about changing priorities and manage competing deadlines.
- The ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
- A positive and professional attitude and demeanor
- Highest level of discretion in protecting confidential information and preserving database security
- Willingness to take initiative and generate creative solutions to challenges and enjoy outside-the-box problem-solving
- Ability to execute routine administrative procedures with a focus on smooth and efficient operation
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office or Google Drive suite (spreadsheets, forms, mail merge, etc.)
What we’re looking for:
- Significant experience with communities of color and grassroots organizations
- Passion for working in the nonprofit sector
- A natural storyteller
- Talent for creating and managing systems
- An eye for creating efficiencies and keeping track of details
- Ability to develop trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Love of and commitment to continuous learning – ability to acknowledge what is not known and then the follow-up to pursue new learning opportunities
- Recognition the ways that dominant culture has shaped learning, evaluation, and communication – fluency in navigating this dominant culture as well as in participating in and growing countercultures that resist and seek to change this
- Ability to acknowledge systemic power and injustice as well as radical power through wholeness, wellness, and just relationships
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Able to work some evenings and weekends
- Commitment to our mission and our values of Equity, Integrity, Community, Action, and Transformation
- A great sense of humor including being able to laugh at oneself!
This is a full-time, exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week, with a salary range of $44,000 – $50,000. Salary offer will be dependent on experience. We believe in work-life balance, and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked.
We provide 23 days of Paid Time Off, 11 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule. We provide medical (zero-deductible HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, with RVC covering over 90% of the costs of the insurance package.
Our Hiring Process & Timeline:
We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
- We will begin scheduling phone interviews in mid July.
- We will begin in-person one-hour interviews in mid to late July. If you are invited for an in-person interview, we will ask for two work samples relevant to this position, e.g. a a writing sample or other relevant materials.
- Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
- We would like to have the selected candidate start in early August.
A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration. A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Rainier Valley Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodations during the application process are available to individuals upon request. To request assistance or accommodation, please contact [email protected].