Seattle-based Vulcan Inc. is hiring a Measurement & Evaluation
Officer to work in our Program and Grants Management department. We
seek someone for this position who is excited to contribute their
measurement and evaluation expertise to an organization dedicated
to making a difference and tackling some of the world's hardest
Vulcan was founded in 1986 by Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen with
a mission to make and leave the world a better place. We work with
partners to solve some of the world's biggest challenges facing
oceans, climate, conservation, and communities. Whether global or
local, our work for good is financed by our thoughtful investing
and innovative development.
Vulcan believes in recognizing and including all voices. From
internal initiatives to the communities and causes we support,
we're on a mission to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion into
the fabric of everything we do. We are actively investigating and
applying best practices in equity and inclusion to our recruiting,
hiring, retention and benefits programs. We know that creating a
vibrant, diverse culture is essential to achieving our goals of
improving the world through sustainable real estate development and
strategic capital investments that help fuel social and
environmental impact in ocean health, wildlife conservation,
combatting climate change and supporting vibrant communities.
The Program and Grants Management team at Vulcan acts in an
advisory capacity to both Vulcan's Science and Technology
Partnerships department as well as the Paul G. Allen Family
Foundation (PGAFF). Integration of Measurement, Evaluation and
Learning (MEL) activities and principles is desired throughout the
decision-making processes for both PGAFF and Vulcan, from early
strategic stages of partnership evaluation, ideation, project
execution and impact reporting.
The Measurement and Evaluation Officer reports to the Senior
Manager, Program and Grants Management and is responsible for
consistent and informative measurement and evaluation of
partnerships, initiatives, and grants, essential for achieving
results and driving impact, with an emphasis in science and
technology. The successful candidate will implement MEL integration
by assisting program staff and partners in the co-development of
ideas, theories of change/logic models, identifying performance
indicators and targets, and establishing data tools for tracking
and reporting key indicators, deliverables and results. S/he/they
will primarily work with the Science, Technology, and Partnership
team to synthesize key characteristics and trends across the
portfolio to inform strategic planning and priority setting and
will facilitate learning activities to drive continuous
improvement. This role is an individual contributor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with program staff to identify MEL strategies and
approaches for ideation through to project proposals and develop
causal models (theories of change) that link project-level
activities to program-level impact goals.
- Consult with program staff and partners to ensure that
investments include viable plans for tracking results and
milestones, as well as clearly articulated goals that align with
philanthropic impact strategy.
- Contribute to the design of new strategies, collaborations and
implementation plans to ensure long-term sustainability and
- Support knowledge management efforts by building data
collection/management tools for grantees and program staff.
- Design, develop and manage standard and ad-hoc reports for
leadership that demonstrate partnership/project/program outcomes
and learnings across the PGAFF philanthropic portfolio. Contribute
to the design and implementation of the organization's continuous
improvement and adaptive management approach, including timely
learning activities at key inflection points, within life cycle;
synthesize and elevate findings from suite of learning activities
- Collaborate with grants management staff to effectively steward
proposals and grants through the grantmaking cycle and provide
support as needed.
- Collaborate with program staff to effectively develop ideas,
projects, and proposals to incorporate measurement, evaluation, and
Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or capability:
- Ability to work independently and with initiative to solve
unstructured problems and drive results.
- Ability to work across broad topical areas and among diverse
teams, and to exercise judgement and work effectively in unclear
situations with changing dynamics among stakeholders.
- Experience in/understanding of environmental conservation,
conservation technology or applied science strongly preferred.
- Strong background in general evaluation frameworks and
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to identify pain points and actively seeks
opportunities to problem solve.
- An ability to inspire trust; ability to lead and facilitate
with strong interpersonal skills
- Commitment to supporting a culture of diversity, equity, and
inclusion at work and among our partners and grantees.
- An ability to listen to others and a desire to learn,
demonstrating intellectual curiosity, flexibility, entrepreneurial
spirit, and openness to input and feedback.
Bachelor's Degree required, and 4-5 years of relevant experience
in applied measurement and reporting functions or equivalent
combination of education and experience preferred.
Experience and/or interest in environmental conservation,
conservation technology for impact, or applied science for
Special remarks regarding work environment:
- Travel estimated to be 10% or less.
- Vulcan Inc. is a dynamic work environment. Individual will be
expected to be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing
- Must be team-oriented and able to work in a close-knit
- Individual must share a passion and commitment to the values
and mission of Vulcan Inc.
Your characteristics include:
- Innovation, collaboration and trustworthiness with an
- An authentic appreciation for Vulcan's mission to solve the
world's toughest problems
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in an evolving,
- A sense of humor and an appreciation for sharing in success
- A keen emotional intelligence quotient and a contained eg
- Demonstrated honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment
We're committed to inclusion and equal opportunity
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description
listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Vulcan Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified
applicant will be considered for employment. We do not discriminate
based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, age,
disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic
information, political affiliation, military service, or other