Vice President

Annie E. Casey Foundation | Baltimore, Maryland

Background

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, to help communities demonstrate what works and to influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence. 

Job Summary

The Foundation is seeking a vice president for its Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data (REED) unit who will provide leadership and direction in setting REED’s goals and strategies, including oversight of grantmaking. The role will also supervise a team of professional across six key areas: evaluation, research, data and technology, evidence-based practices, implementation science and performance management.  

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in a relevant field of research or practice and 15 or more years of demonstrated progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, public or corporate sector, which must include significant work experience with city, state or federal agencies, academic and research institutions and large nonprofits. 

Responsibilities

The core requirements for this position include a national reputation for producing tangible and durable results as well as the ability to create innovations in partnership and in concert with Casey’s Senior Leadership Team; work in diverse external partnerships; and start new projects. The successful candidate will have a proven aptitude for working with peers to evaluate the outcomes of their work and to develop internal accountability as well as for defining and articulating what success looks like for a program leaders. The candidate will have a strong background in performance management, evaluation and data capacity building. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the vice president of REED also contributes to the overall good of the Foundation. 

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in relevant field of research or practice
  • Fifteen or more years of demonstrated progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, public or corporate sector
  • Significant work experience with city, state or federal agencies; academic and research institutions; and large nonprofits
  • A national reputation for producing tangible and durable results; creating innovations in partnership and in concert with the Senior Leadership Team; working in diverse external partnerships; and starting new projects
  • Experience using data and metrics for evidence-informed and evidence-based decision-making

Compensation

Starting salary is commensurate with experience. A strong benefits package will be provided.

Requirements/Other

If you meet the core requirements and are interested in applying for this role, please provide your resume and a cover letter detailing why you feel you would be a good fit for this position.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  

How to Apply

Read the full job description and apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs

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