Strategic Learning Officer

College Futures Foundation

Posted: 11/18/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Strategic Planning

Primary domain: Higher Education

City: Oakland

Postal code: 94611

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

At College Futures Foundation, we believe there is nothing more transformative for individuals, our economy, and our society than educational opportunity, and that the pathway to a college degree should be clear and open to the diverse students of California. Right now, that is not the case. Not all hardworking young people are getting a fair shot at a better life. The vast majority of our state’s K–12 students are of color and low-income, yet when it comes to graduates from our public universities, they are in the minority. At every step, they face roadblocks. We are working to change that.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Reporting to the Chief Program and Strategy Officer (CPSO), the SLO brings a learning and growth mindset to managing our practice to leverage different forms of data and insights from a variety of sources—including formal evaluation, funded research, staff and grantee insights—to assess impact, inform decision making about strategy refinement and execution. The officer supports staff in prioritizing their learning agendas and develops tools to capture and distill both formal and informal learning to meet our learning objectives. The officer works directly with program staff to develop clear outcomes, milestones and learning questions for grantmaking portfolios, and to develop and implement plans for tracking, reflection, and reporting progress. Lastly, the officer will also provide support on projects like developing strong annual strategic and budget planning approach and landscaping projects for new areas of work. The Foundation is looking for an SLO who combines strong interpersonal and process skills, with learning, data, and evaluation skills. This is a full-time position.


A minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience of collecting, organizing, analyzing and synthesizing various types of qualitative and quantitative data in the social sector, supporting strategy development, execution and informing organizational learning.

Demonstrated ability to process complex information and present ideas in a clear, pragmatic and compelling manner, strong analytic and critical reasoning skills. 

Exceptional project management skills with good judgment, attention to detail, resourcefulness in problem-solving, ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and responsibilities, and overall, a results orientation.

Strong oral and written communications and presentation skills.

Strong technical evaluation skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods and in all aspects of the evaluation lifecycle: design, implementation, and use of results is a plus

Proven skills in using diverse software tools to analyze different types of data and information.


This permanent, full-time position located in Oakland, California, offers competitive compensation and excellent health, commuter, and retirement benefits. Some in-state travel will be required. Salary range is $120,000 to $140,000, commensurate with experience.


$120k - 140k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please submit application materials—a cover letter and resume—via email to [email protected]. Preferred subject line: “Application: Strategic Learning Officer”. No calls, please

Please note: While the foundation will be accepting candidate submissions on a rolling basis, we will not be scheduling first round interviews until the week of January 11th, 2021.

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