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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PROGRAM CONSULTANT

Evaluation Coordinator

Shkaabe Makwa

Position Description: 

Shkaabe Makwa at CAMH is the first hospital-based Centre in Canada designed to drive culturally-responsive systems initiatives to achieve health justice and wellness for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities through the advancement of research, workforce development and innovative healing models that harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.

Shkaabe Makwa is seeking to hire a full-time Program Consultant – Evaluation Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of Evaluation and Performance Measurement, the Evaluation Coordinator will support the collaborative development, coordination, and implementation of community-based evaluation frameworks and processes that are grounded in Indigenous worldviews. The incumbent will review and conduct literature reviews on a regular basis and ensure that evaluations are culturally-safe, and processes undertaken are relevant to participating communities, and local principles and protocols are upheld and respected throughout all evaluation phases. For this position, the Evaluation Coordinator will work collaboratively with community-based Researchers, First Nations community members, and CAMH colleagues to support the creation and implementation of evaluation plans. The successful candidate will have experience using and adapting a variety of evaluation approaches, such as developmental, formative, empowerment and summative evaluations.

Using and developing culturally-relevant evaluation approaches, methods, and dissemination strategies are a key component of the role. The Evaluation Coordinator will present evaluation findings, as well as facilitate and convene dialogues with a number of internal and external partners with various levels of evaluation literacy. The Evaluation Coordinator will also coordinate the development of relevant evaluation tools (e.g. surveys, focus group guides, arts-based methods, protocol development), and the collection, management, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. data storage and quality assurance, quantitative and qualitative analysis, data visualization, and report writing).

The Evaluation Coordinator will contribute to project administration such as coordinating data collection, including data coding and cleaning for various projects. The incumbent will provide support to evaluation and quality improvement activities which may include reviewing applications for the Research Ethics Board (REB) and for the Quality Programs Ethics Review (QPER). The incumbent will also prepare an array of evaluation materials (e.g., questionnaires, consent forms, letters, etc.) for internal initiatives and external revenue generating projects.  The incumbent will engage in evaluation administrative activities which could include scheduling and facilitating evaluation related events for Shkaabe Makwa, and perform other duties as required. The incumbent will participate in special projects and committees as assigned by the Manager or Director. The incumbent may be able to work from anywhere in Ontario with reliable and secure internet connection with the expectation to travel to the head office located at 60 White Squirrel Way, Toronto, ON occasionally. This position may require travel throughout Ontario, including remote First Nations communities. Participating in special projects and committees as assigned by Manager or Director.

Qualifications:

This position requires the incumbent to be First Nations, Inuit or Métis.
Education related to Indigenous knowledge, values, traditions, cultures and experiences; including formal (e.g. courses) and/or informal (e.g. community/ family teachings etc.), preferred.
Extensive experience facilitating community engagement, both in person and virtually with a strong understanding of principles and practices of Indigenous engagement is required.
Superior verbal presentation and written communication skills are required.
Demonstrated adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and tact and have proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the health, mental health and social service sector, government programs and current legislation that may affect Indigenous service users.
Ability to read, understand and analyze research and grey literature and explain findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
Excellent planning and time management skills, with ability to multi-task, produce and coordinate projects to tight deadlines.
Demonstrated success working and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams on team-based projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including extensive experience developing and maintaining partnerships and networks with varied internal and external partners.
Bilingualism in French/English or an Indigenous language would be an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, contract (4 years) position is NOT part of any Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Please click the link below to apply.

https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/camh/JobDescription.asp?SuperCategoryCode=15233&JobNumber=924940&lang=en

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

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.

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