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04 Feb 2020

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We are searching for the next person to assist with our agency’s evaluation and communication! This is a full-time position. Salary range is in-line with the non-profit sector. 

In your cover letter please outline:

  • community experience,
  • qualifications and experience with evaluation in community programs,
  • possible start date,
  • and salary expectations.

Posting closes February 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Submit resume to:
Sheryl Harrow-Yurach, Executive Director, READ Saskatoon
#2-706 Duchess Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0R3
 

Job Profile
Evaluation and Communications Officer


Job Purpose


The Evaluation and Communications Officer develops and implements all external and internal communication initiatives. As well, this role develops yearly benchmarks, creates forms, and maintains databases. They also cooperatively analyse results, write reports, and complete grant applications, under the direction of the Executive Director. As part of the senior management team, they play a key role in high-level strategic planning offering guidance, support, and resources to other community-based organizations in the province.


Major Responsibilities


1. Evaluation
  • Promote the value of evaluation, supporting evaluation standards, and leading methodological advances within the staff team
  • Monitor evaluation SOPs for each program area. Ensure staff has capacity to collect valid data, enter data correctly, and enter data in a timely manner. Consult with Program Manager to address any staff accountability issues
  • Coordinate and/or conduct internal evaluations of various types, building robust evaluation processes and providing quality assurance
  1. Apply a variety of research techniques to gather relevant information (document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews) 
  2. Ensure evaluations are carried out according to defined standards and READ Saskatoon Evaluation Framework, utilizing appropriate methodologies
  3. Analyze results
  • Coordinate and conduct process evaluations to ensure programming capacity is maintained year round
  • Present and disseminate results and recommendations based on results, to a variety of stakeholders
  • in cooperation with the Program Manager, refine and adapt program activities and outcomes based on evaluation results. This may include supporting program development and enhancements
  • Prepare all registration forms, evaluation forms, and databases prior to program start dates (by September)
  • Develop and test evaluation theories, researching current practice and connecting with local, provincial, and/or national evaluators (CES membership)
  • Market READ Saskatoon’s results and framework to stakeholders including clients, donors, government ministries, and literacy partners/hubs.
  • Provide consultation (benefits and challenges of outcomes identification, data collection and management, etc.), strategic advice, and analytical support, when requested
  • Apply for grants to assist in funding evaluation and research projects with like-minded organizations
  • Provide community workshops and leadership on evaluation, this may include fee for service support
  • Attend Adult, Family, Financial and Reading Guide Program meetings (monthly)
  • Attend weekly Resource Development and Communication meetings
2. Communications:
  • Manage READ Saskatoon’s website and its content. Monitor the effectiveness of the site using analytic software and make changes as required.
  • Strengthen READ Saskatoon’s social media impact. Provide status updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and drive traffic to the website and blog
  • Write e-newsletter, select photos, layout and send current updates.
  • Research and develop relevant blog and website content
  • Develop and implement a provincial and local communication strategy
  • Support marketing, sponsorship and fundraising initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the READ Saskatoon team to:
  1. communicate and advertise events
  2. communicate and advertise program
  3. recruit clients
  4. recruit volunteers
  5. builds awareness of literacy challenges and successes
  • Create video content (in partnership with a marketing company) that communicates the importance of volunteering, attracts learners, builds awareness of literacy issues, and promotes READ Saskatoon’s role within our community
  • Represent the organization to enhance the organization's community profile, with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. Agency Orientations, networking, fundraising events, partnership, relationships with partners and/or external contractors)
  • Coordinate and lead READ Saskatoon orientations
  • Manage READ Saskatoon’s ambassador program that incorporates a speakers’ bureau
  • Manage READ Saskatoon’s photo library ensuring content is relevant and reflective of the Saskatchewan community
3. Fund Development support
  • In cooperation with the Office Manager, Fund Development Manager, Executive Director, and Board of Directors:
  1. support a donor-centric organization
  2.  identify potential funding sources
  •  In cooperation with Office Manager and Fund Development Manager lead direct mail campaigns (May and December) including messaging, communication, and logistics


Qualifications


Education and Certification
  • University degree, education or related experience
  • Current criminal record check including vulnerable sector search
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, that ensure clear messaging, plain language, and consistent branding standards are met on all media outlets (including print and electronic formats)
  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural adaptation
  • Attentive to details
  • Able to develop positive and collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders (program participants, community-based organizations, partners, vendors, staff team, funders)
  • Able to develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with stakeholders
  • Previous experience with non-profit organizations and branding campaigns preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience with systems management preferred
  • Knowledge of current community literacy challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of READ Saskatoon
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for:
  1. Word processing/typing skills
  2. Adobe
  3. Database management
  4. Excel spreadsheets
  5. E-mail- Microsoft Outlook
  6. Internet
  7. Canva
  8. Social Media

Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience with communications and evaluation responsibilities
  • Facilitation experience with a variety of groups
  • Experience with project management

Working Conditions

  • Evaluation and Communications Officer works a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines
  • Valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle mandatory

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