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Project Evaluation Coordinator


With a bold goal of enrolling 1 million low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students in college by 2025, we are excited to have you join our team! 

As the largest college access nonprofit in the country, College Advising Corps (CAC) is devoted to giving every student the opportunities that college offers. We focus on college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation-college and underrepresented high school students by delivering personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission, financial aid, and enrollment. 

We do this through two innovative program models: 

  • In-school model: We place well-trained, recent college graduates from our partner universities as full-time college advisers in high schools across the nation. 
  • Virtual model: We leverage technology to connect well-trained, recent college graduates with students everywhere in the U.S. that technology can reach. 

Advisers become part of their school community, collaborate with teachers and administrators, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students and families, and play an integral role in changing the lives of the students they serve.


As a data-driven learning organization, CAC is committed to rigorously evaluating the impact of several innovative pilot projects. The Project Evaluation Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Evaluation to enhance our organization’s ability to collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data to improve student outcomes, program operations, and organizational efficiency. The Project Evaluation Coordinator will ensure that project evaluations are implemented with fidelity and that all relevant internal and external stakeholders are informed of and positioned to act on key findings. Responsibilities include collecting and managing data, performing data-cleaning operations, conducting descriptive analyses, and creating reports and dashboards for internal and external audiences to summarize key findings and suggest next steps from evaluation studies.


The Project Evaluation Coordinator will be a detail-oriented professional with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree or PhD is preferred) and 3-4 years of experience working with data management, visualization, and reporting. Qualified candidates for this position will possess the following skills, job experience, and education: 

  • Culture- and mission-driven – extremely passionate about CAC and increasing opportunity for all students;
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile in service of our mission;
  • Disciplined, structured, and data-driven approach to decision making and problem solving with a sharp focus on metrics, outcomes, and results;
  • Deep creativity, curiosity, and an ability to use data to uncover potential opportunities for growth and innovation; 
  • Program or research project management experience that has left you comfortable with ambiguity, extraordinary attention to detail, and the ability to organize, plan, and execute multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Demonstrated success with descriptive data analysis and reporting;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel;
  • Ability to leverage common data collection and visualization tools such as Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and/or Tableau (preferred)
  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative data analysis software to clean, restructure, and merge data files (STATA, SPSS, R, NVivo etc.);


Cover letters can be addressed to Sarah Shah, Director of Evaluation and Impact Measurement. In your cover letter, please speak directly to your experience and interest in working with our organization. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 


We aspire to build one of the most innovative, diverse, and inclusive teams in the country. At CAC, we believe that our work is not just a vocation; it is a mission. We are changing the life trajectories of young people all over the country and building the educational foundation for democracy in the 21st century. We invest in this mission by investing in our team. CAC offers a salary and benefits package competitive with other organizations of our size, which includes full health and dental coverage, a matching 401(k) plan, and four weeks of vacation plus sick leave and national holidays.

College Advising Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. College Advising Corps is an E-Verify Employer. 

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