Manager, Research and Evaluation

Position Title: Manager, Research and Evaluation
Division: President’s Office
Manager: Director, Research and Evaluation (Paul Bakker)
Level: Committee
Type: Ongoing
Hours/Week: 5-10
Deadline: Apr. 18, 2014


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


The goal of the Research and Evaluation unit is to measure and improve Endeavour’s impact with nonprofit clients, volunteers and partners.  In order to assess its impact Endeavour conducts various surveys and interviews.  The Manager of Research and Evaluation will work with the Director of Research and Evaluation to implement and monitor data collection and to process the information for use throughout Endeavour.


The position’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Contributing to evaluation planning
  • Collecting qualitative (e.g. interviews) and quantitative (e.g. closed-ended survey questions) data from nonprofit management and Endeavour volunteers
  • Coordinating with others to make sure data collection is occurring as planned
  • Guiding other team members regarding data collection and analysis
  • Analyzing data and providing recommendations
  • Writing results/research summaries and preparing presentations
  • Working with Marketing to support the development of case studies
  • Assisting in presenting results
  • Attending meetings



  • University degree in the social sciences or management (e.g. sociology, psychology, nonprofit management, business, etc.)
  • 2 years experience conducting program evaluation
  • Project management experience
  • Experience managing others
  • Experience writing reports
  • 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


  • Experience writing up research results for both rapid learning and promotion of an organization’s achievements.
  • Membership in an evaluation society
  • Consulting experience
  • Experience working with small nonprofits


  • Gain applied experience in all aspects of conducting research to increase an organization’s impact
  • Gain experience in volunteer and project management
  • 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


Documents Required:

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

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