Council on Foundations

Senior Associate, Data Tools and Measurement

Spotlight Preferred Diversity Focus
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland, United States (on-site)
3 days ago


The senior associate for performance management will report to the director of Data Tools and Measurement and work closely with the Office of the President and other senior leaders to produce semiannual reports for the Casey Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The position will collaborate with portfolios within each of the Foundation’s programmatic units – the Center for Systems Innovation, Center for Economic Opportunity, External Affairs and the Center for Civic Sites and Community Change – to understand and refine the results each seeks to achieve, to help them select measures aligned with the Foundation’s strategic framework, and to monitor, communicate and learn from their performance. 


  • Collaborate with the Office of the President to produce high-quality reports for the Foundation’s leadership, illustrating the work of Casey’s grantmaking strategies
  • Be an advocate for the Foundation’s performance management mission, helping program managers understand how it can improve and promote their work
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to program managers to ensure they have the tools and capacity to successfully contribute to the Foundation’s performance management system
  • Manage a portfolio of trusted consultants and grantees that suppor this work
  • Identify consultants with skills needed to supplement Foundation expertise and create an environment for them to be successful; negotiate contracts, oversee work deliverables and be an excellent steward of Foundation resources
  • Coordinate with the Foundation’s Business Technology and Grant Management teams to develop and integrate new tools for data collection, analysis and visualization as required
  • Coordinate with the Research and Evaluation team to ensure that measurement, learning and evaluation activities in support of Casey strategies are aligned and to tell comprehensive and compelling stories about the development of the Foundation’s work
  • Propose and manage the annual budget for performance management and contribute to broader strategy discussions within the Data Tools and Measurement team
  • Actively cultivate colleagues doing similar work in other foundations and fields, contributing Casey’s experiences to help advance the art of performance management in philanthropy and returning with tools and lessons useful to the Foundation
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and respect for diversity in personal, professional and business relationships on behalf of the Foundation
  • Use the Foundation’s resources in an equitable manner with regard to race, ethnicity and gender
  • Demonstrate awarness of and appreciation for the Foundation’s mission, values, standards, principles and programs, drawing on Casey’s knowledge management system, intranet, website, staff development sessions and other learning opportunities

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • A bachelor's degree in public policy, social sciences or a related field; graduate degree preferred (e.g., in public administration, policy, public health, social work) or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience with performance managment and/or continuous improvement processes relevant to foundation, public sector and nonprofit settings


  • Relationship Management. Build collegial relationships with the teams across the Casey Foundation and externally, demonstrating knowledge and appreciation for their work, and balancing their needs with the priorities of the Office of the President. Takes the “customer service” aspects of this position just as seriously as the more technical responsibilities. Demonstrated flexibility, maturity and ability to work productively as part of a team and to work with leaders who have varying professional backgrounds and work styles.
  • Project Leadership/Management. Able to structure complex projects. Establishes project goals, milestones and procedures; defines roles and responsibilities; acquires project resources and maintains collegial and constructive relationships across a diverse group of project stakeholders. Excellent attention to detail. Coordinates projects throughout the Foundation, monitoring project progress and managing multiple projects. Able to work simultaneously on multiple projects, tasks and deadlines. Attention to detail and the self-discipline to work independently, seeking supervision as necessary. Strong administrative and organizational skills 
  • Communication. Exceptional writing and presentation skills, including experience synthesizing and describing data and research to non-technical audiences
  • Analytical and Assessment Skills: Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Adept at assessing, analyzing, maintaining and disseminating data and information. Ability to use data for decisionmaking and to summarize information, prepare and present reports and make recommendations based on final analysis. Ability to gather and synthesize data from quantitative analysis and qualitative interviews to identify systemic challenges, distill themes and build narratives
  • Performance Management. In-depth knowledge of logic models, data collection and management, and data analysis and presentation to inform internal decision making and to align portfolio activities and investments with core organizational strategies
  • Strategic Thinking and Agility: Demonstrated ability to think organizationally and to manage financial and political resources to solve complex problems. Commitment to organizational capacity building with an understanding of the long-term, intensive and expansive nature of the work

  • Equity and Inclusion: Ability to work with people who have diverse perspectives and backgrounds to facilitate stronger relationships to pursue shared interests. Comfortable crossing boundaries of race, class, ethnic origin and personal philosophy. Ability to advocate for racial and ethnic equity and inclusion  
  • Budget Management: The ability and knowledge to prepare, justify and monitor the budget for the program area  
  • Flexibility and Independence. Comfortable navigating environments with evolving priorities and accountability to several important stakeholders


Microsoft Office suite, smart phones, copy machine, etc.


This work is performed primarily in an office setting, with approximately 20 to 30% travel required.    


This is an exempt position, meaning pay is on a salaried rather than hourly or daily basis.  

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing how your background and experience make you a good candidate for this role.  The Foundation will not consider resumes submitted without a cover letter.   

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70823691
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Associate, Data Tools and Measurement
  • Employer: Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Job Function: Strategy
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
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