Evaluation Associate

Position Title: Evaluation Associate
Division: President’s Office
Manager: Director, Research and Evaluation
Level: Committee
Type: Ongoing
Hours/Week: 3-7 hours/week
Deadline: September 3, 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 engaged more than 400 volunteers on over 70 projects — delivering more than $5 million in pro bono consulting to local, national and international non-profits based in Canada. 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

The Evaluation Associate will provide support to the Director of Research and Evaluation. The goal of the Evaluation unit is to measure and improve Endeavour’s impact with nonprofit clients, volunteers and partners. To help with those efforts, Endeavour is looking for an Associate to focus on qualitative data collection and analysis.

Responsibilities

Under the Director of Evaluation, the Evaluation Associate’s main tasks will include:

  • Following-up with clients after their projects have been completed, and interviewing them to assess the impact their Endeavour project has had on their clients and organization
  • Drafting case summaries on Endeavour projects’ long-term impact
  • Analyzing and reporting on qualitative feedback from the interviews, as well as from client surveys and volunteer consultant surveys
  • Attend team meetings

Additional tasks may include:

  • Revising data collection tools
  • Writing blog posts
  • Assisting in presenting results to Endeavour Executives and other stakeholders

Qualifications

Required:

  • University degree in the social sciences or management (e.g. sociology, psychology, nonprofit management, business, etc.) and completion of a course in evaluation or performance measurement
  • Experience collecting primary data (both qualitative and quantitative is preferred)
  • Experience analyzing data (both qualitative and quantitative is preferred)
  • Experience in writing literature reviews
  • Experience collaborating and delivering results in a virtual work environment (e.g. Google documents, Google pools/surveys, Skype meetings, etc.)
  • Availability to attend meetings in downtown Toronto
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Great organizational and time management skills

Assets:

  • Membership in an evaluation society
  • Consulting experience
  • Experience working with small nonprofits
  • Volunteer experience
  • Experience with and access to qualitative analysis software

Benefits

  • Gain applied experience in all aspects of conducting research to increase an organization’s impact
  • Gain insights into what results in successful consulting engagements with small nonprofits, ranging from local grassroots groups to established national charities
  • Opportunities to present and publish on Endeavour’s research
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of professionals and leaders in consulting, industry, the social sector, and academia.
  • Make an impact while having fun!
  • Flexible schedule

Applications

Application Deadline: September 3, 2016
Documents Required:

  • Cover Letter, briefly highlighting your interest in the position and relevant qualifications
  • Resume (PDF format preferred)
  • Employment and Volunteer references will be requested for those interviewed for the position.

Subject Line: First Name Last Name – Research and Evaluation Associate

Email: recruitment@endeavourvolunteer.ca