Evaluation Associate

Part-Time | Greater Washington DC Region | Work-from-Home

Want to use your evaluation talents to benefit mission-driven organizations?  Sharp Insight, LLC is currently seeking a part-time Evaluation Associate to work out of a home office.  The Evaluation Associate would engage directly with our clients on a range of evaluation projects based in the Greater Washington DC region.  The ideal candidate would be knowledgeable and passionate about the field of evaluation, specifically in the non-profit, public health, and/or education sectors. Key areas of focus, as outlined below, include program evaluation, data communication and reporting, project management, and team contribution.  The anticipated commitment for this position averages 20 hours per week.

Program Evaluation: The Associate’s day-to-day assignments will include a wide range of tasks such as: evaluation plan development, survey/instrument design, in-depth interviews, focus groups, data analysis, data visualization, and/or evaluation reporting/presentation. This position requires strong analytic, writing, and speaking abilities to determine and communicate findings accurately and comprehensively. 

Data Communication and Reporting: The ideal Evaluation Associate excels at making data make sense!  This includes applying analytic skills to clarify information from raw data and then explain findings to multiple audiences within the non-profit, public health, and/or public policy sectors.  While writing is the primary skill needed, related assignments may include a variety of data visualizations (e.g. tables, charts).  The Evaluation Associate will be able to accurately and effectively share findings from multiple data sources in a way that clearly communicates technical topics and findings.

Project Management: The Evaluation Associate must demonstrate the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects – from the initial planning phase to the delivery of findings. As the lead contact for clients, the Evaluation Associate is responsible for fulfilling a full range of client needs, including running meetings and adhering to deadlines. Given that most of the assignments will be completed remotely, the ideal Evaluation Associate will be a self-starter and a highly responsive communicator.

Team Contribution: At Sharp Insight, we have a small, dedicated team.  We connect and collaborate regularly to support high-quality client engagements and advance our internal annual priorities.  In addition to ongoing virtual communication, the Evaluation Associate will participate in weekly video meetings and monthly in-person meetings in support of professional development, annual priorities, and team connection.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree (e.g. MPH, MPP, MPA, M.Ed., DrPh, PhD)

    Note: Candidates currently pursuing an advanced degree may apply to Sharp Insight as an Evaluation Assistant, with potential for advancement to an Associate role upon graduation.

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience

  • Excellent time and project management skills

  • Strong writing skills across multiple formats (e.g., technical writing, summary documents, email)

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Effective oral communication skills

  • Relationship building skills that support strong, trusting partnerships with colleagues and clients

  • Demonstrated ability working with qualitative and/or quantitative data

  • Strong general computing skills in Microsoft Office

Preferred Skills

An ideal candidate will have experience with some or all of the following:

  • Nonprofit organizations and/or nonprofit monitoring and evaluation

  • Youth out-of-school time (OST) programs, program evaluation, and/or program quality

  • Virtual work environments, including effective independent work and engagement with a virtual team

  • Statistical software (R, SAS, SPSS)

  • Data management systems (ETO, Salesforce)

  • Data visualization

  • Spanish language skills

Schedule, Location, and Travel

This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week (Monday through Friday), though hours may fluctuate each week dependent on client engagements.  The position requires daytime availability for client and team meetings.  Selected late afternoon site visits will be required several times throughout the year.

The primary work site will be offsite/remote and within the Greater Washington DC Region.  Most of our current clients are in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, MD and Baltimore, MD.  Although this is a remote position, periodic client meetings, staff meetings, events, and site visits will be required.  Employees must be able to provide their own transportation to local events or meetings, as needed.  Conference calls and video conferences will also be regularly scheduled.  Travel outside of the Greater DC-Baltimore region may occur occasionally based on client needs.

Authorizations

Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  A background check will be completed prior to hiring.  Please note that all employees will be considered conditional employees for the first 90 days. 

Compensation

  • At Sharp Insight, compensation is based on hours worked and, as such, bi-weekly pay will vary.  Associates’ hourly compensation ranges from $30 to $40, commensurate with experience. [Note: For candidates applying as an Evaluation Assistant, hourly compensation ranges from $20 to $30, commensurate with experience.]

  • Following a positive 90-day review, employees are eligible for various stipends, including professional development, association membership, technology, and office supplies. 

  • Sharp Insight offers paid holiday hours.  Sharp Insight also offers paid time off (PTO) which increases based on years of service.

  • After one year of employment, employees are eligible to enroll in a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with 2% employer contribution and are eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) as well as unpaid leave.

  • Health insurance benefits are not currently offered through Sharp Insight, LLC.

How to Apply

Please email the following to jobs@sharp-insight.com with the subject line “Evaluation Associate”:

  1. In place of a traditional cover letter, please share with us the extent to which your experience aligns with this position’s requirements and preferred skills, as previously listed.  You may choose to share this information in any format you prefer (e.g., paragraph, bullet, table, chart).

  2. A recent resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

 Sharp Insight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty,  status as a covered veteran, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.  Sharp Insight is committed to creating a dynamic team that values collaboration, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and diversity.