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Employment Opportunity: Inspiring Communities Digby – Evaluation Lead

Inspiring Communities Digby – Evaluation Lead



Inspiring Communities is a provincial non-profit organization that works with communities to achieve real and lasting change. Together with partners in the community, we find solutions to the challenges identified by communities through a collaborative approach known as collective impact. The work of collective impact is driven by the priorities and interests of the community. It is informed by research that helps us all to better understand complex social issues and ways to work together to resolve them. 

Inspiring Communities has the support of eight provincial government departments and is currently working directly in three communities in the province: Dartmouth North; North Sydney/Sydney Mines (and surrounding area), and most recently, in English-speaking Digby County. 

Inspiring Communities Digby – with the help of 27 community-based Research Assistants – recently completed a survey with over 800 residents about community strengths and concerns. The survey was the first step in an iterant community engagement process, which will include a series of community conversations and focus groups. The input form the community engagement process will help identify priority areas partners can work on collectively to improve life for people who live in Digby County. 

Evaluation Lead 

Inspiring Communities Digby is committed to the evaluation of the effectiveness of this collective impact effort in order to support a new culture of working together, taking action, learning, and adapting the way we work. We are seeking skilled, experienced and committed professional support for the ongoing evaluation of this initiative. 

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Inspiring Communities Digby is seeking an Evaluation Lead to support ongoing evaluation work in Digby, one of three Inspiring Communities sites. The Evaluation Lead will be responsible for the ongoing design and implementation of the Inspiring Communities evaluation framework, which uses a collective impact approach. There is unlimited opportunity to draw heavily from other more mature collective impact initiatives that are actively underway and communicating evaluation outcomes. Based on the developmental and innovative nature of this work, the Evaluation Lead will be comfortable working within this context and will be able to bring education, experience and expertise to this emergent work. 

See here for further details on reporting structure, key areas of responsibility, required skills/experience, hours of work and how to apply: IC Digby Job Posting – Evaluation Lead – Jan 2019

Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

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