Evaluator, ARAISA & IC (half time)

This is a half-time (17.5 hours / week) term position to March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension. Review of applications will begin November 8th and continue until the position is filled.

To request a full position description, email Cari Patterson, Inspiring Communities Director of Research and Evaluation at cpatterson@inspiringcommunities.ca. Apply by sending cover letter and resume directly to Cari Patterson.

Project Overview

The Evaluator, ARAISA & IC will work on a 2-year social innovation project focused on improving sense of belonging for newcomers in Atlantic Canada and contributing to the resilience and adaptability of Francophone and Anglophone immigrant-serving agencies. The project is a partnership between Inspiring Communities and the Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ARAISA).

The Evaluator will provide evaluation support for this project. This role is based in Halifax Regional Municipality with the potential for remote work throughout Atlantic Canada. 

Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive team that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We encourage and prioritize applications from First Nations People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self-identify in your covering letter or your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Support and track the progress of the project
  • Participate in bi-weekly partner meetings
  • Work with the project Co-Leads to conduct baseline and follow-up assessments 
  • Conduct baseline and follow-up evaluations of the factors of collaboration present in project partnerships
  • Co-design and co-facilitate capacity building workshops 
  • Provide Developmental Evaluation coaching & supports 
  • Support settlement sector participants in evaluating their efforts
  • Participate in knowledge exchange activities (internal and external)
  • Liaise with third party evaluator in Years 2 and 3, for formative and summative project evaluations

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant area (e.g., social sciences, public administration, community studies, management, etc.) or equivalent work experience; 
  • Demonstrated experience in a research or evaluation capacity across sectors;
  • Demonstrated experience in Developmental Evaluation;
  • Experience in principle-based evaluation, theory and implementation (considered a strong asset); 
  • Strong project planning and organizational skills;
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals to support inclusion; 
  • Ability to excel in both team environments and independently; 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate community conversation;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills — the ability to communicate in French is a strong asset;
  • Empathy and trustworthiness with confidential information;
  • Strong critical thinking skills; innovative and pragmatic problem-solving skills; and
  • Passion about social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of skills and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have lived experience as a newcomer, immigrant, or refugee to Canada.

Benefits

The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience, to an initial annual maximum of $35/hour for 17.5 hours per week, up to $31,850 per year. The compensation package includes cost-shared medical and dental benefits, a professional development allowance, and a phone and computer allowance. 

There is a three month probationary period, after which a performance review will determine next steps. Following the probationary period, the individual will have semi-annual reviews, including a learning & PD plan.

Hours:

This is a half-time term position to March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension. The Evaluator maintains standard office hours with occasional evenings and weekends, as required, to accommodate meetings, training, and events. The position may require travel throughout Atlantic Canada.

Location

Halifax, NS

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