Director, Research and Evaluation, Philadelphia Youth Network

Posted by on January 25, 2010

Philadelphia Youth Network – Director, Research and Evaluation

The work of the Philadelphia Youth Network’s Director of Research and Evaluation will be guided by the vision of strengthening the field of youth workforce development and education reform by ensuring PYN staff and partners understand best practice related to their efforts and what impacts specific programmatic initiatives are having.

His or her primary focus will be overseeing PYN’s efforts to evaluate and understand the impact of its investments over time, initially focusing on determining an evaluation framework that would allow the organization to talk about the aggregate impact of its investments and initiatives.  To support this work, the Director will work with the Performance Management Unit to ensure PYN is collecting the right data and information on its initiatives, and determine what else PYN should be measuring.  Additionally, the Director will stay abreast of national and local research ensuring the findings and trends are communicated to PYNs staff and networks and ensuring PYN’s program models are aligned with research-based best practices. The Director will also be responsible for the hiring and management of external researchers and evaluators as necessary.

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