ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Turning the Tide is committed to the evaluation of the effectiveness of this collective effort in order to support a
new culture of working together, taking action, learning, and adapting the way we work. We are seeking skilled,
experienced and committed professional support for the ongoing evaluation of this initiative.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Turning the Tide is seeking an Evaluation Lead to support ongoing evaluation work in Digby, one of three
Inspiring Communities sites. The Evaluation Lead works as an embedded evaluator with responsibility for the
following key tasks:
The Evaluation Lead will work primarily with the Turning the Tide Project Lead and Backbone Team, and will
report to and collaborate with the Inspiring Communities Director of Research & Evaluation. The Evaluation
Lead will also work closely with the Inspiring Communities Evaluation Team to support coordination and
alignment of evaluation and research work across all Inspiring Communities sites, as well as integration and
sharing of methodology and learnings that may be scaled in other communities across Nova Scotia.
The Evaluation Lead will be embedded with the Turning the Tide governance structures, including the
Advisory Group and various working groups. The Evaluation Lead will also be responsible to identify and then
work with other community, government and academic partners to support the collection, analysis and sharing
We are looking for an experienced candidate who is able to work independently in a small team and can demonstrate
that they meet the following criteria.
Desired Skills and Experience
• An undergraduate degree (Masters preferred) in a relevant area (e.g., social sciences, public
administration, community studies, management, etc.) with an emphasis on research, or equivalent life
• Minimum three to five years’ progressive experience in a research and evaluation capacity across sectors
(e.g., government, not-for-profit) is considered an asset;
• Understanding of social policy, government, business and community approaches;
• Experience and/or interest in Developmental Evaluation, theory and implementation;
• Demonstrated experience with basic qualitative and quantitative statistical analyses;
• Experience sharing knowledge with diverse audiences
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Energetic and critical thinker; innovative and pragmatic problem-solver;
• Empathetic and trustworthy with confidential information;
• Ability to work independently and take initiative;
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships;
• Ability to adapt and manage an emerging agenda, changing deadlines and priorities; and,
• Current Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector Checks.
Consideration given to an equivalent combination of skills and experience.
Please visit our website for more information about this position: Evaluation Lead | Inspiring Communities
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