Director of Research and Evaluation, The Leon Levine Foundation


Director of Research and Evaluation


Established in 1980, and now with over $700 million in assets, the Leon Levine Foundation (TLLF) supports nonprofits in North and South Carolina that specialize in education, healthcare, human services, and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, N.C., TLLF invests in nonprofits with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, TLLF intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth.


Every day, you will be surrounded by smart, motivated, collaborative teammates with varied life experiences who have been successful in other industries and decided to dedicate their working years to lifting up others. Come join some of the most dedicated philanthropists in the region in a traditional yet dynamic setting. After celebrating TLLF’s first 40 years of giving, join the team as TLLF looks forward to many more decades of impact at one of the largest private grantmaking foundations in the mid-Atlantic.

TLLF seeks employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join the team. It is critical to TLLF’s success that this diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. TLLF continues to work to create an equitable workplace where all good ideas rise to the top.

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This position will report directly to the Senior Vice President and will build and lead a team.


As a new role and function within TLLF, the individual who occupies this position will lead the design, creation, and development of the research and evaluation function, serving both internal and external stakeholders.

Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Identify, develop, and present the organization’s Key Performance Metrics in close cooperation with program/mission area leaders and investment teams.
  • Develop the organization’s modeling capability to convert the data sets into actionable business insights spanning all aspects of the business.
  • Manage technology and processes for data collection, data hygiene, data organization, and visualization for internal and external use.
  • Lead the recruitment, retention, and development of all departmental staff; conduct regular and professional performance management in partnership with TLLF talent practices.
  • Work cross-functionally with key leadership and staff members across the organization, including program staff, support functions, and investment team members to clearly measure and forecast community-level impact.
  • Lead the development and presentation of actionable data to external community partners and local/state officials.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the mission, vision, and values of TLLF and be able to express them clearly and represent them internally, to potential grantees and to the public.


  • 10+ years of experience in data science, insight, or research in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrated builder of data and insight capabilities – has championed and led the creation of distinct and significant capabilities within organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in a quantitative field preferred.


  • Highly analytical and data-driven with an ability to translate data into actionable plans.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Strong internal drive for achievement in all endeavors, typically supported by adaptability to changing circumstances and the resiliency to overcome setbacks.
  • Objective and logical decision-maker with an ability to find creative and impactful solutions to challenging problems.
  • High degree of personal integrity, along with curiosity and humility to learn about and from others.
  • High commitment to service and a passion for driving the mission of TLLF.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.




Jonas Hedin, Managing Partner