Job Posting 73366

Evaluation Assistant
Volunteer Alberta
Work From Home, Edmonton area
Work from home (attend in person meetings) or Volunteer Alberta office
closed 3 days ago (Wed, 28 Jul)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $17/hour

Hours of Work: 20 hours/week with rare evening and weekend work

This is a temporary 14 week contract.

Organization

Do you want to work in an upbeat and vibrant organization focused on strengthening and creating pathways for volunteerism and civic engagement? Are you interested in developing innovative and creative ways of engaging, connecting and empowering communities across Alberta by providing services, sharing knowledge, and making connections?

Our values are:

Collaboration. Integrity. Learning. Responsiveness. Adaptability. Asset-based Approach.

Our collaborative principles inform how we work together and embody our values:

We are open by default.  We check our assumptions.  We are curious and don’t judge.  We practice active, empathetic listening.   We are in service of each other. 

If your values and principles align with ours, we invite you to submit an application to help Volunteer Alberta build strength and capacity in Alberta’s nonprofit/voluntary sector.

Volunteer Alberta is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.  We appreciate your interest in Volunteer Alberta; only those who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Role

The Evaluation Assistant-CSJ operates within a team environment in a hybrid work environment.   This role supports outcomes-based evaluation for VA as a whole and assists with the evaluation and reporting required for programs and services. The Evaluation Assistant-CSJ works with other VA team members as needed to help identify trends, find practical and timely solutions to manage issues/concerns from service providers and users, as well as provide coordination for relevant meetings.

While this position plays a role in all of Volunteer Alberta’s strategic priorities, it specifically advances Volunteer Alberta’s role as a catalyst – through feedback loops, adaptation and strengthening VA’s internal capacity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities for Volunteer Alberta to measure the impact of its work towards its mission, and create processes for tracking data and stories
  • Provide organizational support for evaluation and impact measurement strategies, resources, redesign, data tracking, and reviews
  • Provide evaluation support for Volunteer Alberta overall, including monitoring, tracking, and analysis of data and stories for high level reporting
  • Co-create resources and provide advice and training for VA staff on evaluation processes
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations for programs and services, including creating and redesigning measurement strategies, data tracking, feedback loops and monitoring:
  • Realign and collect reporting data for the Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP)
  • Create an evaluation plan and measurement tracking for the Intersectionality initiative.
  • Create an evaluation plan, support new evaluation mechanisms (surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.) for the Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) – Community Assessments
  • Participate in the creation and interpretation of surveys and other research projects
  • Conduct process research and data collection, and program trend monitoring/research
  • Assist with the drafting of evaluation components of proposals, reports, and updates for various Volunteer Alberta programs and initiatives

Qualifications

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment; and
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Currently in or having obtained Post-Secondary degree/diploma in business, evaluation, or other relevant field of study. Related experience will also be considered.
  • Practical experience with program-level and organization-level evaluation.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and synthesize it for others in brief and visual manners.
  • Project management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer/technology skills (ex. MS Office, Mural, online project management software)
  • Evaluation experience at both strategic and operational/program levels would be an asset
  • Experience working in a nonprofit/voluntary sector organization and as a volunteer

Application Deadline

July 28, 2021

Volunteer Alberta is not responsible for any moving/relocation expenses, should the successful candidate not live in the local area.

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