Data/Evaluation Manager – Let’s Get Ready – New York, NY

Organization Description:

Let’s Get Ready (LGR) is a dynamic and fast growing non-profit committed to increasing college access and success for under-served youth. Harnessing the power and expertise of motivated college students, LGR guides and equips high school students through the college admissions process and continues to support them while in college. Providing intensive SAT preparation and key assistance with college selection, applications and financial aid/scholarship opportunities, LGR fills a critical gap in college access and success support.

Founded in 1998 by a Harvard undergraduate and initially supported with seed funding and significant support from the College Board, LGR has assisted more than 20,000 high school students through the college admissions process. In 2014, with the assistance of 1,200 college students, LGR ran over 90 programs serving over 3,600 high school students.

LGR’s central office is based in New York City, but programs are run throughout the northeast with the assistance of a regional office in Boston. Over the last 2 years, programs have doubled and continued expansion and program enhancements are key priorities.

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Position Description:
Position Responsibilities: Reporting to the National Director of Programs, the Data/Evaluation Manager is responsible for the coordination and supervision of LGR data and evaluation processes. The Data/evaluation Manager is also responsible for the analysis and integrity of the data.

Specific responsibilities include:

Data Collection

Determines data needed to be collected and the appropriate data resources as related to all evaluation metrics.
Formulates, implements, and enforces proper data collection policies and procedures across all Let’s Get Ready sites and programs.
Trains and educates reporting agencies on data collection tools and processes.
Trains and educates staff across all Let’s Get Ready sites and programs on the policies and procedures for data collection.
Establishes data quality standards and works with all Let’s Get Ready Directors to ensure standards, and sites and program needs are met.

Data System Management

Manages contract with data collection software vendor

Maintains close working relationship with software vendor
Ensures data system is operational
Provides access to reporting agencies to submit data
Assists reporting agencies with setup, testing, and implementation of data collection software
Troubleshoots data submission errors and data error issues
Ensures that all vendor updates are properly installed and rolled out
Performs and documents procedures for data preparation including data cleaning,
standardization, and analysis
Develops data collection and evaluation methodologies in collaboration with software TA providers

Data Reporting and Analysis

Works in collaboration with Let’s Get Ready Directors to ensure systems are reflective of the data collection needs
Supports Let’s Get Ready Directors with data analysis as related to set evaluation metrics on an as needed basis
Works with Let’s Get Ready Directors to ensure collaboration and alignment with all Let’s Get Ready programs
Develop presentation data to be submitted to Let’s Get Ready Stakeholders
Works with Let’s Get Ready Directors to ensure that information disseminated to stakeholders are an accurate reflection of indicators for milestones and outcomes
Works with Let’s Get Ready Directors to ensure validity of data


BA/BS degree, preferably in social research, education, public administration, or urban planning, with a minimum of 4 years of related experience in education or research, or a combination
Strong understanding of designing, planning, conducting, and evaluating programs
Competence in navigating data management software. Experience with (name systems – i.e. ETO)
Familiarity with setting baselines and benchmarks for success
Experience interpreting outcome and evaluation data for informed programmatic decision-making
Experience with methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control
Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
Excellent data presentation skills
Ability to supervise staff
Ability to train staff on systems and procedures
Ability to communicate effectively
Self directed and capable of working independently
Ability to travel to various Let’s Get Ready sites on an as needed basis

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience + comprehensive benefits

The Ideal Candidate Also Has: Demonstrated commitment to education, teaching and /or college access; experience in creating community connections, knowledge of the New York education community, experience working in and managing a team.

LGR is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the organization.

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