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Evaluation Assistant – Temporary, Full Time – Canada Summer Jobs

MAY 4, 2021| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO. 21-050
Position: Social Impact Evaluation Assistant-Temporary- Canada Summer Jobs Program (8 WEEKS DURATION)

Location: Home Office with visits to sites

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Wage:  $ 17.20/ hour

We are looking for a Social Impact Evaluation Assistant to join our Sources Quality department! This individual must have strong computer skills, be empathetic and able to engage groups.

This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position. The applicant must meet all eligibility criteria and be between the ages of 15 and 30.

About Sources

Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We touch the lives of 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, advocacy, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

About the position

As the evaluation assistant, you will be trained to support the Service Quality Manager with the developmental evaluation of a new employment program for people without housing. The Peering into Employment program is set up to help clients identify their strengths and aspirations to pursue meaningful supported employment in the area of their choosing. The student will support the lead evaluator in engaging staff and clients to create a program that truly fits the needs of clients. The goal is to have clients define how the program should be evaluated and how it should operate.

Responsibilities:

Support the lead evaluator in the following tasks:

  • 1.      Develop the principles to guide the evaluation and create the evaluation plan.
  • 2.      Engage the evaluation team (composed of staff & clients) in defining the program’s values & theory of change.
  • 3.      Develop an evaluation framework to measure the program’s impact in real time.
  • 4.      Define & develop data collection tools (for example: survey, focus groups, ethnographic observations, interviews, photovoice etc.).
  • 5.      Collect data and support staff in collecting data.
  • 6.      Analyse data.
  • 7.      Report on a biweekly basis to help the evaluation team adjust the program according to client’s feedback & program impact.
  • 8.      In cooperation with the evaluation team, make recommendations to further align the program to clients’ needs and goals.
  • 9.      Other duties related to monitoring & evaluation, as required.

Qualifications:

  • Background in Social Work, Social Sciences or Counselling
  • Evaluation or research experience
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Understanding of social service and community-based non-profit organizations
  • Strong computer skills mandatory – capable of working with Microsoft suite and an information management system.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively work with others. Empathy, active listening, interviewing, cooperation & collaboration skills.
  • Self-motivated with well-developed planning, organizing, time management, problem solving and decision-making skills essential.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with facilitation & social engagement experience, as well as candidates with strong presentation design skills (Adobe InDesign, Canva etc.).
  • We are striving to build a diverse team that has lived experiences of the marginalization our clients face. Preference given to applicants who have a lived experience of poverty or housing struggles or who have worked with people without housing. Preference will also be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC).

Start Date: Asap or June 2020.  The position ends after 8 weeks.
Closing Date: Sunday the 9th of May

This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada (i.e., Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada such as via a work permit) and be between the ages of 15 and 30. Employment is contingent upon continued eligibility to work in Canada.

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Allison Zentner, Service Quality Manager at  servicequality@sourcesbc.ca