Measurement, Evaluation & Learning Manager, IPAD

UJA Federation of New York | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 1/05/2022

About the Organization: 

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. 

Position description

Working cooperatively with lay leadership and professionals, the Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Manager will form partnerships that will drive forward the measurement and evaluation work of the organization. This new position will work collaboratively with colleagues to identify 3-4 priority areas for evaluation and/or measurement each year. The MEL manager will lead the evaluations of those priority areas and will translate the results of the evaluations into actionable learnings and insights. The manager will also assist in continuously refining and improving the impact measurement framework for the division and will guide teams in establishing measurable goals and monitoring progress against them. Finally, the MEL manager will work with colleagues across the organization to conduct evaluations of UJA’s programming, grant-making, and direct services on an as-needed basis.

Key Responsibilities

· Work with lay leadership and planning professionals to establish priority areas for evaluation on an annual basis. Lead 2 lay leadership sub-committees, one committee focused on internal evaluation and one on impact measurement

· Lead the evaluation and learning program for the planning division by conducting evaluations of 3- priority areas per year. Potential priority areas for this first year will include an evaluation of the data systems supporting Caring’s safety net work; evaluation of CPAR’s DREI efforts and work dedicated to combatting antisemitism; and an evaluation of Jewish Life’s immersive portfolio

· Translate the results of these evaluations into actionable learnings and insights that will be shared with lay leaders and the community

· Improve the impact measurement framework by refining how each activity and strategy ladder up to the six impact areas

· Improve the data collection efforts within the Planning division so that we move toward measuring outcomes rather than outputs

· Assist colleagues in the Planning Division, but also across UJA, in setting measurable goals and monitoring progress against them

· Conduct surveys and evaluations on an as-needed basis for the organization


· 3-5 years of relevant evaluation and measurement experience

· Hands-on experience leading the planning and execution of program evaluations, as well as applying a variety of qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques

· Strong project management experience demonstrating ability to meet multiple deadlines, maintain a high level of organization, move quickly from one project to another, manage expectations/timelines to achieve results

· Familiarity with Qualtrics is preferred

· Able to work independently while also proactively keeping colleagues and stakeholders informed of progress

Personal Characteristics

· Engages and works collaboratively; able to effectively deal with ambiguity, and respond to issues with diplomacy

· Consultative approach; operates with a high degree of respect for professional colleagues and lay leadership

· Passion for the mission of UJA-Federation


How to Apply

Equal Opportunity Employment. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please submit your application directly to our job board at



Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.

Time Off:

We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.

Health Care:

UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us.

Planning for Retirement:

UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity.

Career Development:

Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game.


We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!)

Some More (Yes, more!)

We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So you can get to work and feel good about it.

Also, a lot of the times, we’re wearing jeans.

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