Deputy Vice President, Learning & Impact

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description


UnidosUS is seeking a Deputy Vice President, Learning & Impact to lead a new unit charged with the development and implementation of a comprehensive learning and impact measurement strategy, aligned with UnidosUS’s newly identified strategic vision.

UnidosUS recently completed an organization-wide strategic planning process that affirmed not only our commitment to fighting for civil rights, social justice, and economic and social opportunity in this nation, but also our important role in closing critical inequities for Latino populations facing multiple barriers to opportunity. As a result, UnidosUS will seek to achieve its new strategic vision by:

  • Changing systems – driving shifts in policy, practice, and resources – to close economic and social inequities for Latinos.
  • Building the power of Latinos to influence and hold these systems accountable, by ensuring Latino perspectives and leadership in influential decision-making.

To enable UnidosUS to implement this strategic vision successfully and effectively, we will make a series of investments, including developing a strategy and vision for tracking, measuring, and learning from the impact of our work.

A new role within the organization, the Deputy Vice President will lead these efforts, as well as develop an organizational approach to monitoring and evaluation of data that allows the board, leadership, and stakeholders to fully grasp UnidosUS’s far-reaching impact on Latino communities.

The Deputy Vice President, Learning & Impact will report to the Senior Vice President, Programs and will be expected to operate with an intentional cross-team and -issue framework requiring extensive collaboration with UnidosUS Leadership.

This position is hybrid, and will be based in Washington, DC or New York, NY.

Salary: $175,000 - $200,000 (salary differentials may apply outside of the Washington DC area.)

Essential Functions

Learning & Impact Measurement Strategy

  • In collaboration with the Senior Vice President, Programs, lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive learning and impact measurement strategy, aligned with UnidosUS’s newly identified strategic vision.
  • Create frameworks, both at the program and organization level, for the learning and impact measurement of activities across our four core issues areas – Economic Empowerment, Education, Health, and Workforce Development – in addition to Immigration and Civic Engagement.
  • Initially with each Programs component, work to embed impact measurement into their work, including the development of goals and performance measures that align with the organizational strategic vision and recommendations for how to track and assess them.
  • Foster a collaborative learning culture with room for discourse and reflection on what is and isn't working.
  • Remain informed of learning and impact trends and emerging approaches and apply them to the organization's practices where appropriate.
  • Cultivate a network of leading experts – internally and externally – that can expand UnidosUS's ability to support learning and deliver impact on a systems level.

Knowledge Management & Sharing

  • In close collaboration with the Principal for Digital Services, develop and refine the systems, processes, and tools to manage the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge and data that is generated across all core issues areas.
  • Develop and refine internal systems and processes to better enable shared learning, reflection, strategy improvement, and knowledge management.
  • Review and determine the impact of programs, services, and activities, and use the resultant information to determine intended impact achieved and opportunities for expanded impact.
  • Work collaboratively with the heads of the Education, Health, Housing & Financial Empowerment, Workforce Development, Economic Initiatives, and Affiliate Engagement teams, to integrate cross program activities and functions.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and produce key insights and reporting for UnidosUS leadership, staff, and key external stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Vice President, Programs, and Senior Vice President, Advancement & External Affairs, develop a mechanism to share organizational learning and impact with a variety of key stakeholders, including but not limited to the UnidosUS Board of Directors, UnidosUS Affiliates, UnidosUS Corporate Board of Advisors, funders, and government officials.
  • Contribute to thought leadership content, publications, and research that elevate UnidosUS's profile and influence the broader field.

Team Leadership and Development

  • Lead and manage a new Learning & Impact unit, providing supervision and coaching to direct reports and setting strategic directions.
  • Partner with the heads of the Education, Health, Housing & Financial Empowerment, Workforce Development, Economic Initiatives, and Affiliate Engagement teams to ensure that program data is collected accurately, routinely, and updated by relevant staff.
  • Provide training and technical assistance for Programs staff on systems for learning and impact and support implementation of any relevant standard operating procedures.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with external evaluators and research institutions.
  • Cultivate an organization-wide culture of learning and impact.
  • Work with UnidosUS Leadership to develop an inventory of the various evaluators currently in use at UnidosUS for centralizing information.

Qualifications & Requirements 

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, community development, public policy, evaluation, or related field.
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of relevant experience in strategy/program development, impact measurement, and/or evaluation.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of relevant experience leading a learning and impact measurement or similar unit.
  • Significant experience and demonstrated success in supervising, leading, and motivating teams and setting and achieving goals, holding staff and oneself accountable, and providing constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Significant experience data analysis and in diverse set of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and tools.
  • Familiarity with applying evaluation/theoretical frameworks, such as community impact and systems change frameworks.
  • Significant experience working with learning and impact measurement tools, such as theories of change, indicators, metrics, etc. across a variety of disciplines.
  • Experience supporting the use and translation of impact data and learnings in external communications for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience working with CRMs, such as Quickbase or Salesforce.
  • Experience working with statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, SAS, or R.
  • Familiarity with Alchemer, SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, or other electronic survey platform.
  • Awareness of and demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of equity that impact Latinos, including issues of power and identity, social structures, wealth building, and career advancement.
  • Experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Latino civil rights issues and awareness of the policies that impact Latinos and their families.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in social sciences, community development, public policy, evaluation, or related field.
  • Experience working in a community-based organization or national nonprofit intermediary. 
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Latino community and Latino nonprofit organizations. 
  • Fluency in both written and verbal English and Spanish.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values of Excellence, Accountability, Respeto.
  • Commitment to U.S. Latino community, Latino non-profit organizations, and the Latino market.
  • Exceptional project management skills and demonstrated ability to carry through projects from conception to completion.
  • Strong organizational skills with a high-level of attention to detail and ability to support and manage multiple staff, stakeholders, and projects.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, team player and creative thinker.
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking and training skills.
  • Sense of humor and ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel multiple times in a year.


  • Analytical--Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Oral Communication--Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication--Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Leadership--Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People--Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Strategic Thinking--Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgment--Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision- making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation--Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism--Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality--Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability--Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Innovation--Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

  • Able to work well independently and remotely.
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Sit for long periods of time.
  • Utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.

COVID-19 Considerations: 

• All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID - 19. 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our community stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Employment with UnidosUS is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screen.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.

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