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Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation

Women's Housing and Economic Development

Location: 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Reports to: Executive Vice President

The Research and Evaluation Department is responsible for investigating the impact of WHEDco's programs on the population served while helping to establish and track the organization's performance metrics. This position will lead the Department in designing and conducting research/evaluation projects and managing the organization's extensive data resources.


•Develop and implement research and evaluation agenda for organization
•Work with overall organization and departments to define/ modify targets and outcomes
•Help the organization think strategically about research and evaluation findings
•Manage rollout and maintenance of organization-wide database
•Maintain data integrity through continuous monitoring
•Work with outside vendor to guide ongoing database development
•Conduct community needs assessments as needed
•Regularly report on department goals and targets
•Provide ideas, tools and resources to empower staff to conduct research
•Lead cross-departmental Research Team
•Manage full-time assistant and research intern


•Master’s Degree or higher in social science or related field
•Minimum of ten years experience in research and/or evaluation
•Experience designing or maintaining relational databases
•Proven qualitative and quantitative analysis skills
•Ability to think creatively about complex problems
•Ability to think of both the big picture and operational details simultaneously
•Ability to multitask with ease, prioritizing appropriately
•Proven track record of delivering accurate, comprehensive results within tight deadlines
•Staff management experience
•Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening
•Ability to work independently while balancing the needs of multiple parties
•Excellent problem-solving and superior interpersonal and collaboration skills
•Familiarity with non-profit service delivery
•A passion for social justice

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation to join its Department of Research and Evaluation. WHEDco has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; and family support. See for more information.

WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.



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