Director, Evaluation

Position Title: Director of Evaluation
Division: President’s Office
Manager: President
Level: Director
Type: On going
Hours/Week: 5-10 hours / week
Deadline: March, 2016

Organization

Endeavour is a Canadian charity that recruits, trains and matches teams of skilled volunteers with non-profit organizations in need of management consulting. Endeavour focuses on helping non-profits that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting to build capacity and improve community impact. Since 2007, Endeavour has recruited and managed more than 700 volunteers to provide management advice to over 100 non-profit organizations, helping communities in many areas, such as the arts, children and family services, disabilities, education, environment, healthcare, immigrant services, rural development, skills training, poverty relief, and youth development. Endeavour’s partnerships with leading corporations in Canada offer pro bono and skills-based volunteering opportunities that contribute to employee engagement, professional and leadership development, talent retention and corporate responsibility goals. To learn more, visit www.endeavourvolunteer.ca

Role

Endeavour is looking for a committed and passionate volunteer with experience in evaluation to lead the organization’s Evaluation unit. The Evaluation unit within the President’s Office plays an important role in contributing to the organization’s mission and success by using evaluation to demonstrate and grow Endeavour’s impact, inform strategic directions and programming, and foster a culture of learning, improvement and innovation.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the President, the Director of Evaluation is responsible for leading the implementation and refinement of the organization’s evaluation framework and systems with a focus on impact and learning. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Collaborate with the Consulting Division, Human Resources Division and President’s Office to implement and refine evaluation strategies, plans, methods and tools to assess and demonstrate the impact of Endeavour projects on clients (nonprofits and corporate partners) and volunteers
  • Build the evaluation capacity of the organization by managing and mentoring a team of evaluation associates to carry out evaluation activities, including but not limited to data collection and analysis (e.g. online surveys, interviews), and writing evaluation summaries/reports
  • Lead the implementation and refinement of a newly developed key performance indicator (KPI) framework to monitor the implementation of Endeavour’s strategic plan and to inform planning
  • Promote a culture of evaluation and learning for continuous improvement and innovation, including coordinating with the Executive Team to develop and monitor strategic KPIs and working with the Human Resources Division on the annual internal volunteer engagement survey
  • Prepare semi-annual/annual reports/presentations on client and volunteer impact, and communicate/present results/findings/insights in meaningful ways to internal audiences (e.g. Board of Directors) and external stakeholders (e.g. partners/potential funders)
  • Support the Marketing & Communications Division to publish data and case studies/impact stories that demonstrate and promote Endeavour’s impact and insights through a variety of channels
  • Document and refine monitoring and evaluation processes and systems to support ongoing evaluations activities, internal knowledge transfer and organizational sustainability
  • Stay abreast of new publications, standards and trends in evaluation to inform Endeavour’s strategies and practices

As a member of the Executive Team, you will also be responsible for the following::

  • Recruit, orient and train evaluation team members, and organize and lead evaluation team meetings
  • Participate in and occasionally lead quarterly Executive Team meetings
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team in developing and achieving strategic goals, including occasionally participating in Senior Leadership Team meetings as required
  • Present evaluation reports/activities to the Board of Directors, as required
  • Manage the Evaluation unit’s budget
  • Ensure the Evaluation section on the corporate portal is complete and up-to-date

Qualifications

Required:

  • Relevant university degree
  • Professional experience in evaluation
  • Leadership and project management experience
  • Excellent communications, presentation and teamwork skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data and research to derive insights and make recommendations
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different departments and with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, lead, collaborate and deliver results in a virtual work environment
  • Availability to attend meetings in Toronto
  • Commitment of at least 2 years to the position

Preferred:

  • Evaluation experience in the nonprofit sector, especially with small nonprofits
  • Experience with Endeavour or similar volunteer consulting organization
  • Demonstrated passion for Endeavour’s mission
  • Volunteer experience
  • Consulting experience
  • Membership in an evaluation society

Benefits

  • Gain insights into what results in successful consulting engagements with small nonprofits, ranging from local grassroots groups to established national and international charities
  • Gain insights into small nonprofit challenges, including evaluation challenges
  • Opportunities to present and publish on Endeavour’s research
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of professionals and leaders in consulting, industry, social sector, and academia
  • Contribute meaningfully to the growth and success of a charity recognized as a Canadian leader in the skills-based volunteering/pro bono field
  • Make an impact while having fun!
  • Flexible schedule

Applications

Documents Required:

  • Cover Letter, briefly highlighting your interest in the position and relevant qualifications
  • Resume (PDF format preferred)

Subject Line: First Name Last Name – Director of Evaluation

Email: recruitment@endeavourvolunteer.ca