Director for Measurement Strategy

Indianapolis, Indiana
Commensurate with education, skills, and experience, including benefits
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Departmental Role: The Girls Inc. Research and Evaluation department provides the data-driven insights to ensure that, locally and nationally, Girls Inc. is known as the experts on girls. Our team produces informational products to assist in telling the story of “Why Girls Inc.?” and how The Girls Inc. Experience contributes to the lives of girls, volunteers, and staff. We lead national conversations about girls and their development, providing research and information to address knowledge gaps in girls’ development, and to inform programming, public policy, and advocacy efforts for the Girls Inc. network.

Position Summary:  The Director of Measurement Strategy manages the strategies, technologies, and data products key to the Girls Inc. Strong, Smart, and Bold Outcomes Measurement Strategy (SSBOMS). The Director develops data strategy and governance that meet national and local needs; leads data collection and outcome measurement operations; and provides support and thought partnership to Director of Research & Evaluation to develop organizational and network planning.

Principal Responsibilities:

Outcomes Measurement Technologies

Provides professional, technical, and administrative leadership for a key Girls Inc. data collection initiative and its technology system -- the Girls Inc. Strong, Smart, and Bold Outcomes Measurement Strategy (SSBOMS)

Formalizes data definitions, business requirements, and tracking standards central to the Girls Inc. SSBOMS, specifically for the Community Solutions Data Warehouse (CSDW) and Trax;

Defines quality assurance protocols for all SSBOMS data, and works with other R&E staff to ensure the quality of data and products prior to release

Manages planning, design, building, testing and deployment of CSDW;

Develops and manages communication and tracking strategies for affiliates as they onboard and train on the Trax system

Serves as primary business liaison to nFocus Solutions technology vendor, and oversees vendor development, affiliate and national staff roll-out, and use of Trax and Girls Inc. CSDW to align with Strategic Planning goals

Project Management (ongoing)

Creates and manages timelines for development and enhancements of SSBOMS and other Trax-based data collection and reporting systems

Creates systems and processes to maximize the utility of the Trax system for affiliates and to minimize user data-entry error; trains national and local staff on processes

Performs quality assurance testing of data collection and reporting systems and identifies issues or areas for improvement

Manages contracts for these technologies, ensuring quality vendor service and deliverables are met

Measurement and Data Strategy

Develops and manages process flows and procedures for delivery of SSBOMS data and reports

Creates strategies to promote a data-driven culture with local affiliates and Girls Inc. national staff

Proactively provides consultation and technical assistance to National and Affiliate staff on measurement as needed

Strategizes across information collection and storage systems (Trax, SalesForce, etc.) to maximize efficient use of data

Ensures delivery of high quality data products and service to local Girls Inc. affiliates

Co-leads a national measurement advisory committee of national and local Girls Inc. staff to assist with the advancement of the Girls Inc. annual data collection efforts, including the annual affiliate survey and the SSBOMS

Assesses national staff informational and data needs and works with R&E and technology vendor to augment existing or to develop new data system functions to support these needs

Provides technical support to aid in the identification and development of research-based measures relating to organizational priorities, including testing and validating measures in conjunction with other R&E staff

Provides support and thought partnership to Director of Research & Evaluation and other Girls Inc. leadership in developing organizational and Girls Inc. network planning

Data Analysis and Reporting

Analyzes data and trends and develops insights to benefit Girls Inc. mission

Summarizes information; reports on progress toward organizational goals

Is responsible for managing annual SSBOMS reporting process


Develops and delivers training on outcomes measurement, Trax, and the Girls Inc. SSBOMS strategy and processes

Contributes to the development of training to enable Affiliates to establish, implement, and use data to increase the impact of their organization

Educates and empowers Affiliate and National staff to use data to define and improve the Girls Inc. Experience

Works with Girls Inc. affiliates and other Girls Inc. departments to develop and deliver data trainings to meet Girls Inc. needs

Other duties as assigned



Master’s Degree or higher in education, youth development, sociology, business administration statistics, data science, or related discipline


Strong project management skills

Strong oral and written presentation skills

Consultation and active listening skills

Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and SPSS

Strong data management skills

Highly organized with good analytic skills

Comfort and proficiency with databases

Familiarity with TraxSolutions or other participant tracking software

Experience working with data-related initiatives across multiple sites or within a federated organization

Other characteristics

Is committed to the Girls Inc. mission

Is able to work within teams as well as autonomously

Shows proactivity and Initiative in advancing and supporting projects

Is eager to learn and contribute

Is flexible to change

Is committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion

Is able to travel within the United States and Canada for site visits and data use/system consultation interviews


Commensurate with education, skills and experience, including the excellent Girls Inc. benefits package.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should send resume with cover letter including your salary range/requirements to the link below by March 31, 2017.  No phone calls, please.