IFF is currently looking to hire a Vice President of Research and Evaluation to lead a dynamic research team at the community development organization. The position is based in Chicago with some travel through the Midwest. Since this is a researchy, mission-driven crowd, you might know just the right person for IFF. Please pass along if you can think of a potential fit!
(Key details below, or read the JD here)
IFF improves the world by strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve. As a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer, IFF helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and persons with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, affordable housing developers, and grocery stores.
Staff contributes its extensive business experience with an unrivaled connection to the mission of IFF and the nonprofit clients it serves. IFF is looking for candidates with a commitment to the work it does and can demonstrate their creativity, detail-orientation, diligence, efficiency, enthusiasm, flexibility, organization, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor.
Basic Job Function
The Vice President of Research and Evaluation provides broad executive level oversight of the research and evaluation programs. S/he provides data that informs quotidian decision-making and guides strategy to achieve IFF’s aspirational mission and vision. S/he nurtures a data culture and reflective action through mission-driven research.
The Vice President of Research and Evaluation oversees applied research that uses mixed-method social science and data science methods to assess need, understand complex social problems and provide practical data-informed solutions. S/he screens projects for alignment with IFF goals and ensures the work remains rigorous, and yet practical and pragmatic to inform strategy, public policy and resource allocation.
The Vice President of Research and Evaluation develops research proposals, and supports fundraising and financial planning. S/he administers internal data and evaluation processes of IFF programs to promote learning and documents the impact of IFF’s work for internal and external communication. All activities are undertaken in collaboration with other departments.
Read more about the position here.