Created in 2018 after 70% of Denver voters turned an idea into a reality, Caring for Denver Foundation works to address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs by growing community-informed solutions, dismantling stigma, and turning the community’s desire to help into action. Caring for Denver Foundation has funded more than $57.6 million in the areas of alternatives to jail, care provision, community-centered solutions, youth, and special initiatives.
If you are looking for an opportunity to work closely with a small group of diverse staff dedicated to the mission and vision of their work, to be a supportive partner with grantees doing innovative work in Denver, and to contribute to foundation evaluation and learning in ways that positively change how philanthropy approaches evaluative practices, then this is the job for you.
We are seeking to hire an evaluation team member to help the Foundation implement responsive and equity-based evaluation and learning practices that 1) support grantee evaluative thinking and capacity building, 2) expand how mental health and substance misuse impact is measured through emphasizing what grantees see in their work as valid and essential evidence, and 3) help inform and improve grantmaking through regular internal reflection and use of collected data.
The Evaluation and Learning Associate will work with Foundation team members and grantees to build understanding of the Foundation’s unique approach to evaluation. The Associate will also implement evaluation and learning activities and technical assistance with grantees, routinely collect and analyze data, manage some reports and reporting processes, and support organizational and community learning strategies through evaluative work.
Initial application review will begin on February 1st. The postion will remain open until filled.