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: September 9, 2017


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


Endeavour is looking for a dedicated 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 and improvement.


Reporting to the President, the Director of Evaluation is responsible for the following:

  • Collaborating across the organization to implement, refine and document Endeavour’s evaluation framework, plans, processes and tools to assess and demonstrate the impact of Endeavour projects on clients (nonprofits and corporate) and volunteers.
  • Managing data collection and analyses (e.g. online surveys, interviews) for consulting projects, internal volunteer engagement, and other initiatives as required.
  • Preparing summaries, reports and presentations on client and volunteer data to assess impact, drive continuous improvement, inform strategic planning, support funding opportunities, etc.

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

  • Manage, recruit, orient and train evaluation team members
  • Organize and lead evaluation team meetings
  • Participate in and occasionally lead quarterly Executive Team meetings
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team in achieving strategic goals
  • 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



  • Relevant degree and 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


  • 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


  • 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


Documents Required:

  • Cover Letter and Resume (PDF format preferred)

Subject Line: Application for Endeavour-Director of Evaluation