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Employer: Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation
Located in: Omaha, Nebraska
Degree Required: Masters
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate for immediate hire. The Foundation was established in 1964 by Warren Buffett and the late Susan Thompson Buffett, and works to improve the lives of women and families throughout the world by promoting access to contraception and abortion and expanding educational opportunities for Nebraska students. It is comprised of International, U.S., and Scholarship Programs and the Research and Evaluation Unit. The Associate would be an integral member of the Research and Evaluation Unit.
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
The Research and Evaluation Unit (R&E Unit) drives learning across the Foundation by providing technical support and guidance to the International, U.S., and Scholarship Programs. The R&E Unit enhances the quality and effectiveness of the Foundation’s grant-making by guiding the early stages of research and evaluation idea-generation and planning, helping partners think through methodological and analytic approaches, and strategizing about the use of findings. In addition, the R&E Unit works with the Programs to commission expert external evaluations that assess the potential impact of major areas of grantmaking. As a part of this effort, the Unit serves as the technical interface between external evaluators, Program staff, and grantees. The R&E Unit itself does not carry out original research, conduct evaluations of Foundation projects, or publish.
WHAT WE OFFER
The R&E Associate will join a team dedicated to using evidence to advance strategic grantmaking in support of the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation offers a unique opportunity to engage with talented and passionate staff and partners from around the world, and the R&E Director seeks to continually expand her team’s learning. The Foundation offers flexibility to staff to ensure a healthy work/life balance within a friendly and non-bureaucratic work environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ASSOCIATE
The R&E Associate will support the work of the R&E Unit and will become deeply involved in several specific projects. Generally, the Associate will:
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
The Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet and Cara Pearsall of NPAG. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send a detailed cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and actively seeks individuals who can offer broad perspectives to our organizational thinking and culture.
Posted on 01/30/2019
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