The Director of Research and Social Impact will:
Develop an overarching vision for the role of research, evaluation and learning within the organization in addition to developing a learning agenda for assigned initiatives.
Develop and lead implementation of KCHA's research agenda to foster and support applied research partnerships that answer operational questions and enrich the evidence base on affordable housing.
Use research, analysis, and evaluation findings to develop policy and program recommendations for senior and middle agency management, the Board of Commissioners, and external partners and policymakers.
Develop and manage processes, learning formats, and communication tools to ensure research, measurement, analysis, and evaluation results are disseminated in practical and actionable formats for staff at all KCHA levels.
Lead data management and analytic efforts to ensure robust data practices to be used to inform agency policy and practice.
Provide leadership and recommendations for emergent agency strategies and policy initiatives, including grant development, writing and idea synthesis, and internal and external stakeholder engagement.
Mentor and support the research and evaluation team including hiring and staff planning, providing training, direction and oversight to individual staff, and ensuring completion of individual and team workplans and initiatives.
Direct KCHA's measurement and evaluation activities for Moving to Work (MTW) pilots and other initiatives to ensure robust evidence and learning to inform program and policy scaling, pivots, and other adjustments.
Oversee, plan, and monitor the research and evaluation division budget, including management and reporting of third-party grants received as well as use of MTW block grant authority.