Based in Los Angeles, ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis, which together work to help students succeed.

ECMC Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The diversity of staff is critical to our success and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Individuals who reflect the communities and student populations that ECMC Foundation prioritizes are encouraged to apply.

 

Current openings:

Program and Evaluation Associate

Job Summary:

As a member of ECMC Foundation, you will join a diverse, multi-cultural work environment with a deep commitment to further our mission to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations. The Foundation makes grants and investments in three areas: College Success, Career Readiness, and Education Innovation Ventures. Our office is located in downtown Los Angeles, however the work you will be a part of will impact students and adult learners all across the nation. Our organizational culture values equity, inclusion and diversity, with the belief that learning is a lifelong practice. As such, a variety of professional development opportunities are made available each year to employees. ECMC Foundation is a part of ECMC Group which is based in Minneapolis. Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group companies are an ideal team to join.

The Program and Evaluation Associate will work closely across all teams at the ECMC Foundation to support efforts around data entry and analysis, evaluation and grant making. The position includes a range of tasks, including but not limited to maintaining and improving the functionality of all databases; assisting in projects related to evaluation and learning; and supporting program staff in the grant review process from application to grant monitoring. The Program and Evaluation Associate may also be asked to undertake and oversee other projects as assigned.

**Please include a cover letter and your resume in the application. **

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports efforts to provide more effective and efficient grant making processes, enhanced evaluation and learning opportunities
  • Works with the Grants Manager and other Foundation staff to ensure the grants management database, Fluxx, is effectively utilized
  • Provides technical support to staff and grantees related to the grants management system
  • Produces regular and special reports of grant activity including written and data illustrations to quantify and summarize findings for use in internal and external communications
  • Works with the Learning and Impact Manager and other Foundation staff to execute projects related to knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, and learning across the organization
  • Assists Directors and Program Officers in ensuring more effective grant requests, external inquiries, proposal reviews and monitoring processes
  • Assists with review of annual and final reports and financial documents
  • Helps manage logistics for ECMC Foundation events (e.g., communicating with participants before and during events, preparing materials, managing registration)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ years related work experience in complex database systems
  • Familiarity managing data collection, data cleaning, and analysis of primary and secondary data (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Experience summarizing complex data and communicate findings for a wide range of stakeholders
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g., facility with formulas, pivot tables, filtering tools) and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience preparing clear and compelling presentation materials in a variety of formats, including PowerPoint, Excel, and data-visualization software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in grants management systems, ideally Fluxx
  • Fluency with data analysis and data visualization software
  • Experience conducting literature reviews synthesizing the current research, activities, best practices and trends within postsecondary education and philanthropy
  • Prior nonprofit and/or foundation work

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ECMC Group is committed to ensuring our diverse, inclusive and equitable culture is built on a strong sense of belonging, where everyone feels seen, heard and encouraged to show up as their authentic-self.

Click here to learn more and submit your application

 

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Special Opportunities - Program Officer

Job Summary:

ECMC Foundation's mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness. Our office is located in downtown Los Angeles; however, the work you will be a part of will impact students and adult learners all across the nation. This position is focused specifically on the Special Opportunities portfolio which supports cross-cutting work and identifies areas of particular impact and opportunity consistent with the focus of the Foundation. ECMC Foundation is a part of ECMC Group, which is based in Minneapolis. Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group organizations are an ideal team to join.

As a member of the program team, the Special Opportunities Program Officer will undertake a range of tasks, including but not limited to assisting in the development and ongoing management of special initiatives, performing due diligence on requests for funding, conducting site visits, writing proposal summaries, managing grantee and applicant relationships, maintaining paper and database records, reviewing financial statements, providing technical assistance and conducting research on higher education topics.

**Please include a cover letter with your application**

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and management of multiple strategic initiatives including the Transformational Partnerships Fund
  • Develop, review, analyze, and provide written summaries of grant proposals that fit within the ECMC Foundation Special Opportunities portfolio
  • Conduct due diligence of potential grantee partners, including analysis of financial information, site visits, and interviews with other funders and relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee consistent grant monitoring and reporting, including the review of progress reports and maintenance of regular communication with grantees
  • Assist in the design and implementation of processes and systems which contribute to key strategy and portfolio management decisions
  • Review and refine portfolio outcomes and indicators periodically and collect and analyze this data for all grants within the portfolio
  • Maintain expertise in areas relevant to the education field and policy reform efforts that impact these issues nationwide
  • Conduct research and present findings to internal and external audiences in both oral and written presentations on selected higher education topics
  • Partner with subject matter leaders to develop communications strategies including but not limited to social media, blog posts, and press releases. Manage the evaluation of each strategy or grant, and present at conferences and convenings to disseminating learnings
  • Oversee and manage identifying, contracting and collaborating with consultants hired to assist with initiatives or other grant priorities
  • Develop relationships with other funders, experts and stakeholders to support the work of initiatives and other grant priorities
  • Promote collaboration and learning across ECMC Foundation grantees and other stakeholders and, as appropriate, plan, coordinate and lead grantee or stakeholder convenings, using these opportunities to engage the education community and increase Foundation impact
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in higher education
  • Ability to prepare and give presentations, and to comfortably interact with diverse audiences, including Board members, civic and education leaders, and nonprofit and community groups

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep experience and knowledge of issues impacting low-income and underserved populations in postsecondary education
  • Work experience in philanthropy
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations, including their organizational development, finances and capacity to run programs
  • Knowledge of institutions of higher education, including their internal structures, finances and capacity to deliver key educational services
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing external environments, and willingness to develop and implement new strategies in response, often under pressure

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ECMC Group is committed to ensuring our diverse, inclusive and equitable culture is built on a strong sense of belonging, where everyone feels seen, heard and encouraged to show up as their authentic-self.

Click here to learn more and submit your application

 

 

 

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About ECMC Foundation

Our mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.

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