Deputy Director, Impact Planning and Improvement Division

Position Title - Deputy Director, Impact Planning & ImprovementDivision - Finance and StrategyDepartment N/ALocation - SeattleFoundation Overview
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people-especially those with the fewest resources-have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Group Summary
The Finance and Strategy group is responsible for implementing and maintaining operating procedures designed to ensure rigorous stewardship of the foundation's financial resources. We oversee the business processes that govern the foundation's basic grantmaking and risk management; evaluate and improve the impact of the foundation's grantmaking; and produce accurate and transparent financial analyses and reports. We also coordinate public-private partnerships across the different grantmaking areas to optimize effectiveness and share best practices, and we drive a number of special initiatives related to planning for substantial increases in long-term payout and overall growth.Responsibilities
The Deputy Director of Impact Planning and Improvement, US Program works at a strategic leadership level as a key partner to the President, program leaders, and US Program managers to create an evidence-based framework for establishing strategic priorities and evaluating the impact of our work. Specifically, the Deputy Director will be responsible for consulting and influencing key leaders while leading a group of embedded IPI consultants to work across the US Program group. The IPI-US Program work will to provide a consultative approach for building program and grantee strategies while creating management tools, processes, and projects. This will inform the development, execution, and evaluation of the US Program strategies. The Deputy Director will synthesize learning across initiatives and identify implications for practice within the US Program and potentially in other areas of practice within the foundation. The successful candidate will be adept at collaborating and influencing across many different levels including our US Program leaders and managers. They will assist with planning and implementation while continually evaluating best practices as they relate to these areas. The Deputy Director, Impact Planning and Improvement is part of the central Impact Planning and Improvement Team to maintain independence and objectivity but is fully deployed within the US Program. In partnership with the Director of IPI, and the US Program President and Program Directors: * Serve as a member of the US Program executive Leadership. * Advise and participate within the US Program Leadership Team to provide evaluation consultation, strategy focus and management of the embedded US Program Impact Planning and Improvement Staff. * Manage the IPI USP evaluation budget. * Develop and execute a framework for prospective impact projections in existing and potential new areas of strategic priority for the US Program. * Contribute a strong evaluation and impact planning perspective to all US Program portfolios on strategy while questioning assumptions and assist in the development of compelling theories of change. * Serve as a full partner to program teams as they prepare their annual initiative reviews and create evaluation frameworks to measure evaluation progress against the goals and initiatives of the US Program strategies while providing learning's that influence ongoing strategies. * Participate in communicating program and initiative results and impact within the foundation, and with US Program Advocacy partners as well as to a broader community. * Develop high performing relationships with key foundation partners in Information Technology and Financial Planning and Analysis, to develop and implement tools to support efforts in performance measurement, modeling and impact assessment.
· PhD in education, public policy, social sciences, or related field required and a minimum of 15 years in a role requiring similar skills. · Experience in impact measurement and evidence based strategic priority setting desired. · Experience with knowledge capture and impact assessment tools preferred. · Experience or knowledge of a variety of evaluation and performance measurement techniques, appropriate to the different levels and types of measurement results needed. · Commitment to Foundations core values, mission and programs and to US Program core values. · Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills in positions. requiring communications in a broad and diverse audience on a range of complex technical issues. · Ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines within a fast paced environment with multiple and competing demands. · Ability and willingness to travel domestically. · Scope of work will require residency or relocation to the Seattle, Washington area. As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background checkAPPLY TO EMAIL:


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