With the Senior Director of Learning and Impact implement and enhance
the learning and evaluation functions at The Chicago Community Trust
to improve the effectiveness and impact of its strategies,
investments, and operations.
As a community foundation, the Trust is an advocate, funder, investor
and fund raiser. These functions are strengthened through the
strategic use of internal, externally sourced and publicly available
data. The successful candidate with partner with staff across the
organization to support the use of data and analytics to improve daily
decision-making, long-term planning, and the impact of the Trust resources.
Learning and Knowledge
- Work with the Senior Director for Learning and Impact and
Qualitative Data Manager to inform the implementation of a learning
agenda for the Trust, synthesizing programmatic and operational data
from across the Trust to facilitate collaborative learning.
- Serve as a thought partner to staff as they strive to develop
insights and share learnings with leadership, grant recipients, and
- Work with program staff to develop strategies to aggregate impact
data at multiple layers (e.g., department wide, strategy &
component). This includes but is not limited to grants,
partnerships, initiatives, and strategies across the organization.
- Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement through
reflection on current practices and impact; refinement of strategic
approaches, processes, tools, and data collection methods; shared
meaning making of findings with staff, grantees, and the broader community.
- Collaborate with the Qualitative Data Manager and Learning and
Impact staff to regularly integrate qualitative and quantitative
data into decision making across the Trust.
Data and Analytics
- Compile and graphically represent relevant administrative and
programmatic data to inform the Trust’s impact tracking and reporting.
- Collect and analyze metrics to measure the Trust's progress
against its strategic priorities.
- Support staff in the development of impact measures, reporting
protocols and the creation of meaningful reports to drive activities
in alignment with strategic goals.
- Monitor the integrity of the information gathered at the Trust and
help determine how to translate data into easy to understand,
- Extract data and conduct analysis of publicly available datasets
- Produce reports, maps and presentations for use by staff and partners.
- Synthesize and summarize findings of outcomes measurement across
grant strategies and internal departments. Present findings to
leadership, staff, and partners. Extract data and compile data from
- Provide training and coaching to grantees and staff on the
development of outcomes metrics aligned with theories of change,
data collection strategies, and basic data analytics.
- Lead the design and adoption of databases and software
applications for data analysis, mapping and visualization.
This description should not be construed to contain every function
or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an
incumbent in this job.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in quantitative social
- 3+ years of work experience in evaluation, data analytics,
visualization and GIS mapping.
- Experience conducting evaluations and analytics projects.
- Strong communication, presentation, data analytics, and data
- Self-motivated and able to work independently. Must be honest,
dependable and able to meet deadlines.
Related Necessary Skills:
- Experience performing quantitative analysis using original data
collection and publicly available datasets.
- Expertise with data analytics and data visualization using tools
such as ArcGIS, Tableau, Python, R or PowerBI.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Outlook,
Word, Excel, PowerPoint specifically), web-based applications and databases.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, effectively,
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Trust is committed to creating a diverse work environment and
is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Trust does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability,
parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under
applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to
apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please
e-mail us at email@example.com if you require a reasonable
accommodation to complete this application.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are fundamental to achieving
The Chicago Community Trust’s vision is a Chicago region where
equity, opportunity, and prosperity abound. We acknowledge the
specific role discrimination and systemic barriers based on race,
ethnicity, and other varied identities and differences have played in
limiting opportunities for too many. A commitment to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion is at the core of who we are, the decisions we
make, and the actions we take in our work to strengthen the
communities we serve and advance our strategic focus to close the
racial and ethnic wealth gap. Click here to learn
more about our strategic plan.
The History of The Chicago Community Trust
The Chicago Community Trust was founded in 1915 by Norman and Albert
Harris, father and son duo of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank (now
BMO Harris Bank). The Trust was the fourth community foundation ever
created. There are now 750 community foundations in Canada and the U.S.
As our region’s community foundation, the Trust unites generous
donors, committed nonprofits and caring residents to effect lasting
change that moves our entire region forward. Our approach centers on
tackling the region’s immediate needs and addressing the root causes
of deep-seated issues to realize a more prosperous future for all who
call metropolitan Chicago home.
For more than 100 years, donors have entrusted their philanthropic
resources and visions to our stewardship. Guided by our deep knowledge
of the community, we fund, lead, convene and collaborate to address
the greatest and most critical needs facing the Chicago region. From
the $22 million raised to help with unemployment relief in the Great
Depression to spearheading an effort to help people keep their homes
during the foreclosure crisis of the Great Recession to $35 million
raised for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, which
supported nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors, Chicagoans
have put their trust in us.
In 2019, we announced we would focus our discretionary spending over
the next decade on working to close Chicago’s growing racial and
ethnic wealth gap. The Trust envisions a Chicago region that’s
stronger and more prosperous because everyone—regardless of race,
ethnicity, or zip code—has equitable access to the opportunities and
resources they need to succeed and live a fulfilling life.
With assets of more than $3.7 billion, the Trust, in partnership with
its donors, distributes more than $600 million in grants each year.
The Trust Team seeks to match the passion and commitment of donors,
grant recipients, residents, and community leaders that continue to
work tirelessly to make the Chicago region one where all have the
opportunity to realize their dreams.