Jul 20, 2021

Assistant Director of Program Evaluation

  • Harlem Children's Zone
  • 35 West 125th Street, New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Data/Analysis Evaluation Research and Development

Job Description

Harlem Children’s Zone is currently seeking a driven and detail-oriented professional to help lead the Research and Evaluation Department’s Program Evaluation Division. The Assistant Director of Program Metrics is responsible for supporting the implementation and maintenance of evaluation data systems that promote efficient program information collection and data dissemination within the organization and with our external partners. 

Working closely with the Director of Program Evaluation and the Managing Director of Research and Evaluation, the Assistant Director of Program Evaluation is a key member of the department’s management team.  The AD will assist senior Research & Evaluation staff in establishing data systems, processes, and reports for tracking the progress of programs across the organization in relation to key indicators.  Critically, the AD ensures that existing program data is organized and presented in a format that helps program leads, senior HCZ staff, and external funders understand their impact.  

 This role is an exciting opportunity for someone with a research background, strong management skills, and experience organizing complex data systems to contribute to the continued growth, learning, and success of a frontline organization with comprehensive services.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prioritize and distribute projects and responsibilities to associates in Program Metrics
  • Assist in development and maintenance of systems of program evaluation and reporting

Program Metrics

  • Help design updates to current data systems in partnership with Research and Evaluation senior staff, program leads, funders, and other key stakeholders
  • Maintain data systems for collecting and using quantitative and qualitative information to provide feedback and support to program leadership for the improvement of program practices
  • Manage comprehensive internal data systems that allow for proactive program measurement and assessment


  • Support development of program outcome measures and other indicators relevant to the work of Research & Evaluation
  • Help prepare presentations to funders, other non-profit organizations, policymakers, academic audiences, community members, and staff


Hiring Organization

Harlem Children's Zone


Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Systems, Economics, STEM, Biostats, Epidemiology, Public Policy, Sociology, Psychology or related subject
  • Salesforce certified advanced administrator; experience in Salesforce customization, reports, dashboards, workflow, data validation, and analytics
  • Experience with large scale data migrations, integration tools, and updates
  • Experience with programming languages (R, Python, Java, JavaScript, C++)
  • Experience with social sciences software SPSS, Stata, or R
  • 5+ years of experience in program implementation and evaluation; work experience in academic research settings strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment 
  • Outstanding analytical ability and advanced statistical knowledge
  • Ability to produce high-quality deliverables on time
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues across the organization with varying degrees of experience 
  • Experience with community building, youth development, or related work preferred 
  • Prior experience with youth and adults of diverse cultural backgrounds 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to ability to engage and inspire others to achieve shared goals

Industry/Service Area

Education, Youth Development




We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Application Instructions

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