Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Impact Director (Grant Management & Evaluation) plays a critical role in implementing and tracking accurate measurements of the impact of City Year Denver’s school-based service model. The Impact Director (Grant Management & Evaluation) supervises up to 5 Impact Managers, overseeing up to 40 AmeriCorps members, and the Analytics Coordinator. The Impact Director (Grant Management & Evaluation) is responsible for the overall management of the day-to-day programmatic operations of their team. Additionally, the Impact Director (Grant Management & Evaluation) is also responsible for leading the Impact Team on processes and systems for data collection, tracking and reporting initiatives, as well as overseeing the Whole School Data Transfer with Denver Public Schools. The Impact Director (Grant Management & Evaluation) is also responsible for all grant reporting and compliance measures for state AmeriCorps grant funding.
As co-director of the Impact Leadership Team and the site Senior Leadership Team, the Impact Director (Grant Management Evaluation) will collaborate closely with the Impact Director (Programs), to ensure that we meet the needs of the students in the Denver schools in which we serve, the goals as established with our district partners, as well as the AmeriCorps members who commit to serve for 1-2 years.
Leadership towards strategic development and mission
Participate on City Year Denver’s Senior Leadership Team
Manage department budget with Impact Director, Programs
Support national initiatives, including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Devise, adapt, and implement Site Advancement Plan
Management & People Development
Oversee Direct Reports: Impact Managers & Analytics Coordinator
Identify, hire and develop high performing staff and AmeriCorps members and use performance management process to coach team members to meet individual development and performance goals.
Work with Impact Leadership team to identify training needs of AmeriCorps to ensure the training plan meets needs, is aligned with service delivery and is focused on achieving service outcomes.
Whole School Whole Child Implementation
Support Impact Director, Programs on the implementation of a multi-year WSWC support plan that is aligned with the LTI goals and the school’s improvement plan.
Support teams in achieving lead measures on enrollment dosage
Periodic school visits to support Impact Managers observations and coaching
Management of Government Grants & Compliance Obligations
Oversee communication and relationship development with state commission
Monitor progress towards AmeriCorps goals (if breakdown is different from site goal)
Complete site progress monitoring reports
Oversee process for site yearly audit
Work with Government Relations (HQ) on background check compliance, e-grant enrollments/exits compliance and other state requirements
Evaluation & Analytics
Work with Analytics Coordinator to manage process and systems for data collection, tracking and reporting initiatives, including City Year Denver’s evaluation cycle.
Lead trainings on understanding literacy and math assessments; reading and interpreting data on student course grades and attendance; facilitating conversations with others on the use of data; leading data review meetings; using Salesforce; and maintaining data security.
Oversee data-management platforms to manage and maintain data reports with necessary levels of data security.
Oversee Data Transfer with Denver Public Schools
Support implementation the school engagement strategy
Coach Impact Managers on how to build school relationships by understanding and meeting teacher and school’s needs.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
Candidates with a background in grant management, analytics, and evaluation highly preferred
A least 3 years of management experience with strong track record of results:
Setting high expectations and holding self and team accountable for performance goals
Developing diverse talent through performance plans, reviews and leadership opportunities
Using progress and outcome data to inform team management
Must have reliable means of transportation and a valid Driver’s License
Occasional travel out of state is required
Passion for service and the City Year mission
City Year/AmeriCorps experience is a plus
Additional Qualities Needed:
To succeed in this role, an applicant must have the following competencies:
Communication: understands audience to deliver convincing and well-organized presentations; facilitates effectively to move initiatives forward; uses brand to convey mission and goals; coaches others.
Team Leadership: successfully leads diverse teams of individuals to achieve results; sets vision and appropriately delegates tasks; holds people accountable - proven ability to have tough conversations and to hold staff accountable towards their performance goals.
Talent Development: maintains intellectual capital; shares leadership opportunities; supports talent development and staffing organization-wide; proven success managing diverse teams towards a common goal.
Decision Making/Judgment: understands and manages organizational decision-making, including integration across network/departments; effectively communicates, manages, owns & champions decisions being implemented.
Strategic Thinking and Planning: develops and translates strategies into objectives, action plans and measurements, that build the capacity of the site/department.
External Relationship Development: takes initiative in establishing new partnerships and external opportunities; ability to secure commitments to organization.
Civic Knowledge & Fluency in Education Practice and Reform: Understands national service and education environment in which City Year operates; knowledge of education policy, public education funding, school and district operations, and local district political dynamics.
Compensation and Benefits
Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.