The Democracy Fund is a bipartisan foundation that invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. At the heart of our vision for the future are three core commitments: fostering more effective governance in the United States, modernizing our election and campaign finance systems, and strengthening our media and the public square to help people understand and participate in the democratic process. To date, we have committed more than $70 million in support of a healthy democracy. Out of deep respect for the U.S. Constitution and our nation’s core democratic values, Democracy Fund was established by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. Incubated inside Omidyar Network, the Democracy Fund launched as an independent foundation in 2014 and is based in Washington, D.C. More information about the Democracy Fund and our sister 501c4 organization Democracy Fund Voice may be found at www.democracyfund.org and www.democracyfundvoice.org.
The Democracy Fund is seeking an Evaluation and Learning Associate to support our Strategy, Impact and Learning (SIL) team in developing strong organization and programmatic strategies, evaluating their effectiveness, and facilitating reflection and learning across the organization. The new position will support broader organizational evaluation and learning efforts by serving as the point person for knowledge and evidence management, as well as spearheading efforts to compile, analyze, and visualize quantitative performance and impact data.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making our democracy work better. Strong candidates will possess a nuanced understanding of how to apply systems and complexity thinking to monitoring, evaluation and learning work, and bring several years of experience in strategy development, evaluation and learning. The successful candidate will have a genuine curiousity and enthusiasm for experimental and creative approaches to evidence-based learning, grounded in the rigorous collection and analysis of data to support program decision-making. The successful candidate will also have a track record of working well with others to get things done in a complex, fast-paced environment and will thrive as part of a small, highly collaborative team.
The Evaluation and Learning Associate will report to the Director of Evaluation and Learning.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. No calls please.
The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.