Position Title: Evaluation Intern
Department: Data and Research
Reports to: Director of Data and Research
Date Prepared: 11/23/2020

THE ORGANIZATION

Cradle 2 Career is a community-wide initiative working to get children and their families the resources they need, when they need them, to be successful in school and life. As a community, we can achieve excellence for everyone by being courageous, by mobilizing the best resources, and by inspiring individuals to live boldly and collectively for positive change. Our work and workplace is informed by our values: community, courage, progress, and results. Cradle 2 Career is part of the national StriveTogether network and is one of seventy communities doing this work across the country. Cradle 2 Career’s employment is sponsored by United Way of Olmsted County. Both United Way and Cradle 2 Career are committed to advancing equity in its work. We invite applications from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. People of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, identities and abilities are encouraged to apply.

THE EVALUATION INTERN

You will be responsible for guiding our internal evaluation processes during the 2021 calendar year. They will work closely with staff to interpret the results of the evaluation and make relevant changes to our internal policies and practices for improved results.

THE ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES & FUNCTIONS COACH

The Evaluation Intern meets individuals where they are at in order to best collect, interpret, and make use of data. You build relationships quickly and know how to ask powerful questions.

1. Role functions: interpret survey and evaluation results with C2C staff, network partners, and community-based focus groups

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

The Evaluation Intern is able to balance competing priorities while honoring the organization’s scope and mission. You are energized by seeing a job through to completion, and relish the opportunity to try something new.

2. Role functions: disseminate data collection tools and analyze data on time

QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in applications like Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and the ability to transfer knowledge between platforms is required. Experience with or ability to learn different internet-based applications is desired.

MISC REQUIREMENTS

The employee is regularly required to communicate clearly, in oral and written formats, with others in person, over the phone, and via other devices. The work may be completed remotely, so access to technology and reliable internet are a requirement.

BENEFITS

This is an hourly position, paid $15/hour, for an anticipated 3-5 hours per week. Mentorship and professional development opportunities are offered throughout the internship. The internship lasts one semester (or summer), with the possibility to extend.

TO APPLY

Email a resume with relevant work, volunteer, community engagement, and education experience to Cradle 2 Career, c/o Kelsey Zubke at kelseyz@c2cmn.com. Please include in your application a brief (2-3 paragraph) answer to the following questions:

How do you:
• Explain the existence of disparities in educational outcomes between students from various socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds?
• Plan to tie this intern experience to your future career aspirations?
• Come to be interested in this position?

QUESTIONS? UNSURE IF YOU SHOULD APPLY?
Feel free to call us at 507-226-7694 to learn more about the position, express your interest, and ask any questions you may have.

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