Communities In Schools of Washington State (CISWA) is looking for a volunteer to conduct an assessment of their work with key stakeholders at the 12 affiliate offices, which will inform CISWA’s annual goal development and planning. Following this initial assessment, CISWA would like the volunteer to work with them to create a plan and tools for continuously gathering information and feedback across the regional offices, to be implemented over the next year. Currently, there is no formal process for regional offices to assess and provide feedback to the the state office, outside of an anecdotal satisfaction survey.
Examples of work include:
- Consider strategic plan when developing assessment tools with focus on organizational efficiency and effectiveness
- Identify stakeholder audiences and design inclusive assessment approach including survey, interviews, focus groups, etc. to ensure local affiliates have annual input
- Recommend timing and sequence of assessment tactics
- Develop strategy for compiling data and reporting results to help improve network cohesion
More about CIS Washington
Communities In Schools of Washington State is a capacity building organization supporting a network of twelve local CIS affiliates throughout Washington State. These affiliates partner directly with their community and school district using on-site school coordinators to achieve a measurable impact on dropout prevention, increased school attendance and graduation rates, and improved academic performance (see Stanford Social Innovation Review – What Works, Summer 2013). Last year, Community in Schools twelve local affiliates provided school based programs and support for over 40,000 young people in Washington, helping these students achieve their goals and improve their lives.
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