Title: Program Analyst
Organization: Groundwork USA
Job Type: Contact, Early Fall 2014 through December 2014, with potential for part-time or full-time employment
Brief Summary Position:
The Program Analyst’s job would initially involve updating a comprehensive ongoing monitoring and evaluation tool, consisting of a survey to collect data from GWUSA’s 19 Trusts and a concluding report conveying findings of that survey. This position could evolve into a longer-term part-time or full-time position depending on funding availability. The position can be located either in Yonkers, NY, or in Lawrence, MA. The tool (developed by a team of MBA students at the Heller Business School at Brandeis University in 2011) consists of:
- A Dashboard to communicate the financial and administrative health of each Trust,
- A matrix to identify Network trends, strengths and weaknesses, and
- A compilation of internal Network and industry best practices.
Specific tasks of the position include:
Adapt and use the Trust survey and Dashboard tools to monitor and assess the current health of all 19 Groundwork Trusts. This work will include one-on-one phone conversations (and, depending on the location of the intern, one-on-one in-person meetings) with each Groundwork Trust Executive Director in order to gather all necessary information for a complete assessment. Synthesize, review and prepare a visual Dashboard review, containing all information gathered from each interview inquiry process, for each Groundwork Trust. Write an executive summary, using those Dashboards and an overall Matrix, that conveys the financial and administrative health of the entire GWUSA Network overall.
The ideal candidate will be able to carry out independent projects, have an interest in organizational development and program evaluation, and a B.A. in a related field, M.A. preferred. He/she should also have the ability to grapple with numbers and data, and use Excel with ease. Interest in sustainable community development, equity and environmental justice, as well as social media communications, would be helpful.
This is a contract position, and payments will be made in two agreed-upon installments.
This project will extend from date of commitment (early Fall 2014) for approximately 2 months, and will end no later than December 31, 2014.
Apply to: Anjali Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-375-2151