Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer

Denver, CO, USA
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Job Description

The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for the position of Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer. The Senior Officer leads a subset of the Foundation’s portfolios in the design and implementation of learning and evaluation strategies. As part of this work, the position is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive plans that integrate strategic conversations with learning and evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. The Senior Officer also supports aspects of organizational capacity building around strategy, evidence and learning, as well as creating and overseeing structures and practices for the Learning & Evaluation team to improve and innovate their own practices. The Senior Officer will need to be able to apply principles of equity and equitable evaluation across all their work. 

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

·       We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege, and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.

·       We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·       We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve. 

Candidates will have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. They will need to be able to apply principles of health equity and racial justice across all of their work, as well as integrate concepts of strategy formation and refinement, systems thinking, complexity, adaptive/emergent strategy, worldviews and power. 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

·       Designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy (beyond a single program)

·       Leading the design and implementation of learning practices for groups or organizations, with strong facilitation and group process skills

·       Incorporating evidence and learning into planning and implementation of organizational strategy

·       Demonstrated ability to center principles of equity in evaluation, learning and strategy work

·       Superb skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity

·       Design and coordinate multifaceted and complex projects involving multiple stakeholders

·       Work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams

·       Exceptional motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice

·       Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Candidates must possess:

·      Bachelor’s Degree

·      Minimum 8 years in lead roles that involved generating evidence, and supporting stakeholders to apply evidence to strategy decisions through robust learning practices

·      Demonstrated ability to center evaluation, learning and strategy work in principles of equity

·      Valid Colorado Driver’s License


It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.7 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. We offer a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The range for this position is $105,063-$141,758 paid as salary exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits. This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (

This position closes on 5/24/24

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.