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Posted on: January 15, 2021
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Grade: N/A
Campus: SGW


This posting represents a one-year full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Senior Director, Community Engagement and Social Impact, the incumbent leads the design and implementation of continuous improvement methods for members of the SHIFT ecosystem. He/she shapes program evaluation findings and other SHIFT learnings into accessible content suitable for dissemination to a diversity of audiences.

Primary responsibilities

  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of SHIFT’s major work areas over time including its funding program, in-kind support portfolio, events, and governance model, taking into account questions of efficiency, transparency, fairness, and overall alignment with SHIFT’s values and ways of working.
  • Provide concrete recommendations to SHIFT decision-making bodies to inform prioritization and programming adjustments rooted in evaluation findings.
  • Develop and execute effective participatory performance evaluation processes in collaboration with SHIFT staff.
  • Develop compelling knowledge products (reports, presentations, infographics, etc.) that make key SHIFT learnings accessible to a variety of academic, community and partner audiences.
  • Act as liaison to a portfolio of community partners and Concordia scholars that have received SHIFT funding. Support project teams to troubleshoot, make connections, and engage with the SHIFT ecosystem.
  • Recruit and coordinate the Program Evaluation hub, and engage them on topics of strategic importance related to SHIFT’s evaluation dossiers.
  • Provide technical guidance and strategic advice SHIFT’s funded projects to help them evaluate their impact using methodologies aligned with their values and purpose.
  • Enhance links between SHIFT and Concordia’s academic community via relationship-building, exploring new partnerships and potential research collaborations to advance topics relevant to the SHIFT community.


  • Bachelor Degree in a related filed with two to four years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in trends and dynamics in social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and social justice fields desirable.
  • Experience working within a university or other large institution is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and conducting evaluations, including identifying metrics, conducting research, analyzing results and developing feasible recommendations.
  • Familiarity with social impact assessment processes.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex information adapted to diverse audiences by leveraging a range of formats (e.g. written reports, visuals, oral presentations)
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings and collaborative processes, including working with diverse stakeholders
  • Understanding of academic contexts, from a teaching or research perspective.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of written and spoken English; good knowledge (Level 4) of written and spoken French.
  • Strong interest in working collaboratively in a horizontal structure that requires all team members to assume shared leadership responsibilities in addition to the coordination and execution of their own program areas
  • Highly effective listener.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships across differences in power, privilege and worldviews
  • Self-starter who takes ownership of projects and tasks with the ability to work quickly and efficiently with an excellent eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Able to analyze a problem and take initiative.


$ 67,314- $ 80,389 Per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by January 31, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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