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Program & Evaluation Manager
Centennial Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Job Summary

Centennial is seeking a dynamic and engaging Program & Evaluation Manager to provide leadership to a Cincinnati nonprofit. The Program & Evaluation Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to enhance our client's mission to make high-quality preschools accessible to all children.  The ideal candidate will excel at project management, possess noteworthy communication and interpersonal skills, and easily interact with people of all backgrounds.

Job Description



  • Provide oversight for the organization’s wage initiatives including Teacher Promise Grant, Staff Support Fund, Teacher Completion Grant 
  • Manage implementation of special projects and initiatives 
  • Build relationships with partner organizations that offer activities for preschool children and parents 
  • Maintain a dashboard of KPIs to track the organization’s progress 
  • Serve as staff support to the Cost of Quality Committee of the Board and the Data and Evaluation Workgroup 
  • Partner with the Deputy Director to manage external evaluation and relationship with selected Evaluator 
  • Advance the organization’s ability to report program results and community impact, in partnership with the communications team 
  • Serve as a liaison to various Cincinnati early childhood education community stakeholders 



  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred; ideal candidate will have education and experience related to social science, early education systems, or related fields 
  • Demonstrated success in project planning and management, with project management certification a plus 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects at one time 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Self-starter; self-directed 
  • Culturally credible with ability to interact with people of all backgrounds 
  • Strong inclination for working collaboratively 
  • Experience translating data from multiple data systems into learning and policy 
  • Ability to field inquiries and manage excellent customer relations 
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of expanding access to high-quality, community-based, preschool as well as growing the pipeline of dedicated and skilled preschool educators 
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, databases, and related technologies 



  • An enthusiasm and passion for people and serving the mission of making education available to young children 
  • Strong employment history that reflects leadership managing high-level operations, effective teams, and community engagement 
  • A team player with strong problem-solving skills and emotional intelligence 
  • Ability to gain the trust and cooperation of others, enabling effective communication of concepts and ideas 
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and demonstrated professional and effective working relationships 
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend meetings/events to support organizational goals and strategies 

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