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Officer, Planning and Evaluation

Position: 
Officer, Planning and Evaluation
Organization Name: 
John Templeton Foundation
Job Type: 
Position Description/Overview: 

The Officer collaborates with Planning & Evaluation and grantmaking colleagues to inform strategy, monitor grant portfolio performance, assess performance against expectations and the Foundation's mission, and provide insight that improves programmatic decision-making.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Support JTF’s grantmaking planning, implementation and evaluation needs.
  • Lead and partner on efforts to generate knowledge that informs on-going and future grantmaking efforts
  • Contribute to internal evaluations and assist with oversight of external evaluations of individual grants, program initiatives and strategic plans using both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Both independently and in partnership with Planning and Evaluation colleagues, provide summary analysis of grant performance and lessons learned across grantmaking departments
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of supporting data systems
  • Train/assist program staff regarding planning and evaluation concepts and practice
Qualifications: 

Criteria & Relevant Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in program evaluation or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years conducting planning and evaluation in an academic or foundation setting
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience must include oversight of data collection, analytics, visualization and reporting of academic and public engagement data (Bibliometrics, social network analysis, etc.). Experience overseeing technical systems for data management is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the Foundation’s Science and the Big Questions areas
  • Experience designing and overseeing outsourced program or project evaluations
  • Experience designing and conducting evaluations, particularly those focused on evaluating the impact of research
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative for new projects and to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a small team from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Strong personal interest in the Foundation’s mission
How to Apply: 

To learn more about this position, and to apply, please visit www.templetoncareers.org.

Deadline: 
Open until filled.