Program Consultant (Regional Evaluation Coordinator) Northwest Region, Thunder Bay Provincial System Support Program
The Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Regional Evaluation Coordinator to work in our Thunder Bay office. The Regional Evaluation Coordinator will work as part of a mutli-disciplinary Regional Implementation Team that supports communities in implementing evidence-informed system changes to improve the health and wellness of Ontarians living with mental health and/or addiction issues. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in Evaluation within health initiatives and/or community development work and a strong background in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and frameworks.
Reporting to the regional manager, with further support from our provincial evaluation manager, the Regional Evaluation Coordinator will be committed to being respectful, ethical, culturally-sensitive, and mindful of necessary practices related to evaluation. The successful candidate will be familiar with and respectful of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) protocols specific to conducting such work in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. They will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is located in the CAMH Thunder Bay office and requires regular travel throughout the Northwest Region and occasionally to Toronto.
Responsibilities will include:
Building and implementing feasible, efficient, and sustainable evaluation plans for work connected to the implementation of system change initiatives using a variety of different evaluation tools (such as logic models, theories of change, frameworks, indicator development, data support systems and reporting tools) and approaches (such as developmental, formative and summative)
Using and/or developing culturally-relevant evaluation approaches, methods, and dissemination strategies –when working with priority populations ((e.g., First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, Francophone, racialized and marginalized communities etc.).
Facilitating group-based dialogue and decision-making with diverse stakeholder groups with various levels of evaluation literacy.
Linking evaluation findings with continuous quality improvement to inform implementation planning and coaching to sustainable system change
Engaging and working with key internal and external stakeholders
Preparing evaluation materials (e.g., information letters, consent forms, evaluation tools, final reports and presentations)
Coordinating the collection and management of qualitative and quantitative data (e.g., survey development, protocol development, data storage and quality assurance, coding, analyses, data visualization)
Providing and building capacity to sustain system-level and provider level evaluation
Participating in special projects and committees
The successful candidate will have:
Master’s degree in Health Services, Social Services or an equivalent combination of a University degree in a related discipline with a minimum of three (3) years’ related experience in the field of mental health or health services.
Experience developing, managing and conducting developmental, formative and summative evaluations in a variety of settings is essential
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
Demonstrated ability to manage, organize and synthesis large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data
Demonstrated project management skills
Strong group facilitation and presentation skills
The ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as collaboration and teamwork
Strong interpersonal communication (oral/written) and community engagement skills
Creative problem-solving abilities and organizational skills
Familiarity with Canadian Evaluation Society (or similar) evaluation planning guidelines
Familiarity with Implementation Science with strong skills in developmental evaluation preferred.
Fluency with at least one statistical package from among SPSS, SAS or STATA and experience with qualitative software (e.g., NVIVO) would be an asset.
Strong PC software skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel), Internet Search engines, and the ability to learn new programs quickly.
The ability to work effectively in a wide-range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset This position requires regular travel throughout the Northwest Region and occasionally to Toronto. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is NOT a part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities,
(including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.