Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab Director - Barton Institute

Colorado, Denver, USA
May 26, 2017
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About the Barton Institute

Established in 2016, the University of Denver Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise is a free-standing institute, meaning it is not part of any college, school, or department at the University. The mission of the institute is to address major social issues and improve society by promoting and enhancing traditional and new forms of philanthropy, social enterprises and partnerships among the private, public, nonprofit and academic sectors.

John Hickenlooper is a lifetime entrepreneur who ran as a "dark horse" to become Mayor of Denver in 2003, and in 2010 became the first Denver mayor to be elected Governor in 150 years. The Hickenlooper Administration seeks to make state government more efficient, effective and elegant by driving innovation and a data-driven, results oriented approach. The Administration has launched a number of programs to support these efforts, including the Governor's Dashboard, the state's lean process improvement program, the Results First- Pew Macarthur benefit-cost initiative and the Pits and Peeves regulatory reform program, to name just a few. Most recently, the Governor appointed the state's first dual Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer to oversee state operations and continue to drive improved performance.

The office of the Lt. Governor and Chief Operating Officer Donna Lynne promotes collaboration, innovation, and efficiency to serve the greatest good for the people and state of Colorado. Donna Lynne, DrPH, was sworn in as Colorado's 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer on May 12, 2016, and is the first to serve in this dual capacity. She is widely respected as both a leader in the private sector and an expert in the health field. Prior to assuming her roles in Colorado state government, Dr. Lynne served as the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions - overseeing an $8 billion budget, 1.4 million members and 16,000 employees. Dr. Lynne also spent 20 years working in various positions in New York City government, including first deputy commissioner, Office of Labor Relations; director, Mayor's Office of Operations; and senior vice president, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience conducting policy-relevant quantitative research in a government or academic setting to include:
    • Demonstrated experience working with large, administrative datasets.
    • Demonstrated experience building relationships with government partners.
    • Demonstrated experience managing a team.
    • Demonstrated project management experience.
    • Demonstrated fundraising experience.
    • Demonstrated training in quantitative research methods, including randomized controlled trials.
    • Published policy relevant research in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Experience working in a direct public sector policy making or program administration context.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to engage individuals from broadly diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate research findings into concrete policy/programmatic recommendations for government partners.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, Public Policy, or related field.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions regarding this position please contact David Miller at David.