Current Opportunities

  • Evaluations Specialist

    POSITION:  Evaluation Specialist
    TERM: Full Time Permanent (37.5 hours a week)
    START DATE: Immediately
    CLOSING DATE: Open until position filled

    The Position:

    The Evaluation Specialist will support the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives within the Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre (CCAC).  This will include working collaboratively and negotiating with stakeholders, leadership, and staff throughout all phases of complex multi-disciplinary evaluations, as well as providing support to leadership in relation to strategic reporting and data-driven decision-making.  This role also involves leading the grant writing and reporting as part of the CCAC’s evaluation strategy and working in research-related activities as required.   The Evaluation Specialist will report into the Director of Programs and Services.

    Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Excellent relationship and collaboration skills within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Knowledge and experience using evaluation methodologies
    • Strong statistical, analytical and interpretive skills
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
    • Strong skills in drafting evaluation framework and reports
    • Ability to present evaluation information and interpretation to both professional and lay audience
    • Taking a leadership role in formulating the evaluation framework for programs within the CCAC and across the multi-disciplinary systems
    • Developing new program evaluation plans as required, including program profiles, logic models, design and methodology, project timelines and deliverables
    • Implementing refinements to evaluation processes to align with new research and program changes
    • Executing and effectively managing evaluation plans within the agreed-upon timelines for project tasks and deliverables
    • Developing and implementing quantitative and/or qualitative data collection instruments and procedures to measure the implementation and the outcomes of programs where necessary
    • Coordinating the collection of a range of data using multiple methods (e.g. surveys, focus groups, interviews, administrative data) from multiple sources as required
    • Ensuring evaluation activities are implemented in compliance with ethical requirements
    • Interpreting results and writing evaluation reports and recommendations, memos, and summaries for use by leadership and decision-makers
    • Assisting in the preparation of metrics/key performance indicators for the purposes of measuring strategic plans, supporting evidence-based decision making

    Grant Management

    • Ensuring that grantors and donors are provided with accurate information regarding funded programs
    • Writing grant proposals
    • Contributing to annual reports and other public documents related to evaluation activities, including regular statistical reporting
    • Researching and recommending grant opportunities that align with the work and vision of the CCAC
    • Maintaining records management of active grants and grant proposals
    • Monitoring and reporting of individual grants

    Skills and Abilities: 

    • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
    • Commitment to data collection and database management
    • Passion for research and the ability to create strong funding proposals through the integration of relevant research
    • Strong oral and written communications, group facilitation, problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • Strong administrative, analytical, organizational and planning skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent organization and time management skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office, MS Excel and advanced database skills

     Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a research oriented social science field (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Minimum of 5 years’ related experience in program evaluation, grant management and database management
    • Other credentials supporting evaluation experience are considered an asset (e.g., SROI certifications, Evaluator designations etc.).

    Security Check:

    • The successful candidate will require an enhanced security check

    What is in it for you:

    • A competitive salary and benefit package
    • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
    • A great team and culture
    • Career experience and learning

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are qualified for this position, please submit your resume to:

    Christine Fowler
    Director of Administration
    Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre

    About the Child & Area Child Advocacy Centre:

    The CCAC is a Calgary based not-for-profit organization. The CCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner organizations to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The CCAC is a physical site, where more than 125 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the CCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.

    We thank you for your interest in this position, but only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.