About the Job
Job Description Summary Enterprise is a nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. The Knowledge, Impact and Strategy (KIS) department at Enterprise conducts primary and secondary research and evaluation and provides technical assistance to inform community development strategies and measure the impact of Enterprise’s work across the country.
KIS is hiring a Program Director to manage the team’s growing body of evaluation work. This person, reporting to and working closely with the Director of Impact Assessment and Evaluation, will significantly contribute to the expansion of the evaluation practice within Enterprise. This evaluation practice will help our internal and external partners better implement and use evaluation findings to demonstrate and increase impact, refine program design and allocate resources.
The Program Director must have experience designing and managing mixed methods evaluation projects, developing impact frameworks and logic models, conducting interviews and focus groups, and synthesizing information from multiple sources into actionable findings. These skills must have been applied to address real world challenges in housing and community development or related fields. The Program Director must have strong project management and communication skills, be excited about learning and problem-solving, and have a passion for racial equity.
The Program Director will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment where individual contributions to projects are valued and team members are encouraged to develop and practice new skills.
Enterprise has a deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion as both a process and an outcome. Our goal is to become a model organization in demonstrating our commitment to all dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion. We value the contributions and perspectives of all identities and cultures, representing diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio/economic status, religion, dis/ability, citizenship and age. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our workforce, which enhances our potential to realize our organizational mission and address the needs of the diverse communities we serve and support.
- Manage mixed methods evaluations and other related research projects, overseeing the work of team members and third-party consultants.
- Support the full life cycle of Enterprise’s evaluation and other related research projects, including scoping and budgeting, client management, evaluation design, data collection and analysis process, documentation, and presentation of findings.
- Develop evaluation tools, reports and presentations that expand Enterprise’s overall evaluation portfolio and approach, and effectively communicate best practices to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Tools will include survey instruments, interview guides, research protocols, and coding schema.
- Use collaborative project management systems, as well as create and maintain proper documentation for key processes.
- Perform quality assurance reviews on work produced by other members of the team, in a cooperative manner that advances the department’s overall commitment to accuracy.
- Mentor staff, cultivate team relationships, and coordinate opportunities for professional development while seeking to expand evaluation knowledge and skills.
- Contribute to proposal and grant writing, new project scoping and budget development.
- Educational background in evaluation, research methods, city planning, public policy or a related field.
- 8-10 years of evaluation experience in the fields of community development, public policy, government, or nonprofit management.
- Proficiency with Excel required. Experience with NVivo, Dedoose, Qualtrics or other quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis programs is desirable.
- Experience with designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, including experience with managing data, designing and implementing surveys, focus groups and other qualitative data collection methods.
- Preferred experience with participatory evaluation methods.
- Knowledge of issues in community development and/or housing policy, urban economics, demographics and/or real estate development, and related sectors.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in writing proposals, research plans, project reports and related deliverables. The ability to translate complex information for non-technical audiences is highly desirable.
- Experience working with diverse, collaborative teams, virtually or in-person.
- Ability to manage project timelines and budgets, oversee evaluation and research consultants, and help track team capacity.
- Ability to scope, plan and execute complex initiatives.
- Excellent critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
- Ability to successfully work on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
- Curiosity, desire for self-improvement, passion for equity, and excitement about sharing new skills and knowledge.
To apply, please provide a cover letter and resume, along with two relevant writing samples for which you were the primary or sole contributor.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Enterprise is a national nonprofit on a mission to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging for all. To make that possible, we operate the only organization designed to address America’s affordable housing crisis from every angle: we develop and deploy programs and support community organizations on the ground; we advocate for policy on a nonpartisan basis at every level of government; we invest capital to build and preserve rental homes people can afford; and we own, operate and provide resident services for affordable communities. All so that people not only make rent, they build futures. With this end-to-end approach, 40 years of experience and thousands of local partners, Enterprise has built and preserved 662,000 affordable homes, invested $53 billion in communities and changed millions of lives.