The Strategic Planning and Initiatives department is seeking an experienced Evaluation and Learning Consultant who will be tasked with leading evaluation projects and providing consultative support. This critical role will also collaborate and work closely with other departments and groups to drive and grow cross-functional evaluation capacity within our organization.
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This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at various Hennepin County building locations, and remote as job duties require. Hours will be flexible, during core business hours, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as a Planning Analyst, Principal. Click here to view the job classification specification. Note: You must attach a cover letter and resume as part of your application materials to be considered for this position. In this position, you will:
· Design, plan and implement high quality mixed method evaluations that are designed to meet the needs of each client/context including instrument design, data collection and analysis and report writing.
· Contribute to performance measurement activities and strategic planning activities.
· Assist with departmental projects as needed with subject matter expertise.
· Use evaluation findings to facilitate learning and continuous improvement. This includes leading learning sessions, assisting with developing recommendations for program improvement, and supporting the implementation of these recommendations.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Bachelor's degree or higher in any field and a minimum of two courses in evaluation, research methods, analysis, statistics, project management, or planning and four years or more years of relevant planning analyst experience.
o Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the fields listed below and three years or more of relevant planning analyst experience.
o Master's degree or higher in one of the fields listed below and two years or more of relevant planning analyst experience.
o Ph.D. degree in business administration, public administration, research methods, statistics, behavioral/social science, public health, computer science/MIS, management science, urban/city planning, or a field appropriate to the area of specialization
Nice to have:
o Planning and facilitating large and small group meetings to build alignment among participants and to effectively move work forward.
o Conducting mixed-methods research and/or analysis.
o Customizing evaluation approaches for different groups/contexts.
o Developing and working with logic models and program theories.
o Working closely with programs/clients to build their understanding and skills in evaluation including providing training and technical assistance on evaluation methods, data collection, and data analysis.
o Interpreting evaluation results for a non-technical audience.
· Ability to:
o Work independently or with a team and consult with leadership when appropriate.
o Build and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from leaders to frontline staff.
o Manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously to deliver high-quality, on-time products to clients.
· Skill in:
o Using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) to organize work and communicate results.
o Applying diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices to projects to help reduce racial and other disparities in the community.
About the department:In the Strategic Planning and Initiatives department, we make it our mission to drive enterprise strategic planning to align investments and advance strategic priorities of County government. We do this by facilitating and managing enterprise and departmental strategic planning processes and initiatives to help ensure the successful integration of data, projects, and investments into County-wide strategies. Our scope of work includes strategic planning, project evaluation and policy analysis, consulting and advising, project management, process improvement, tool and best practice development, and the Hennepin University Partnership (HUP).About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge - select Guest. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future limited duration, grant and regular vacancies. This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a background check.If you have any questions, please contact:Roberta Arpinar Roberta.Arpinar@hennepin.us