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Researcher Pathways to Education Program Salary: $22.50/hour, 35 hours/week Monday-Friday (some evenings/weekends) plus benefits package. Closing Date: All applications must be Post- marked on or before midnight on March 7th Start Date: April 1, 2016

Overview Reporting to the Program Director, the Researcher is responsible for the successful evaluation and data collection for the Pathways to Education Spryfield program. The researcher ensures that appropriate research methods, indicators and tools are employed to report on program effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements. This position ensures Pathways to Education Canada reporting requirements are achieved and that research relationships are productively maintained.

Qualifications: - Knowledge of issues affecting Spryfield’s diverse populations. - Knowledge of youth development programs and approaches, in particular, models and programs designed to enhance the academic success of secondary school students. - Masters level degree in community development, social work, health promotion, mathematical statistics, or related discipline, with at least one year of relevant experience. - Experience in Program Evaluation, specifically with Developmental Evaluation. - Knowledge of research methodologies, experience working with quantitative and qualitative data. - Knowledge of research ethics and potential concerns. - Knowledge of various databases and spreadsheets including SPSS, Excel and Microsoft Dynamics to manage complex data sets and conduct basic statistical analyses. - Years of progressive responsibility independently conducting social science or educational research. - Able to communicate complex material in an accessible manner through reports, articles, and presentations to a variety of audiences; integrating quantitative and qualitative data.

Demonstrated skills in: - Time management, prioritizing and organizing work and working as part of a team. - Efficient and effective written and verbal communication. - Community development and working in youth environments. - Building positive relationships with students, volunteers, parents and co-workers.

Responsibilities: - Develop program-appropriate data collection instruments such as questionnaires, surveys and so forth for use with focus groups and individual interviews. - Collect and analyze data to examine the effectiveness and impact of the Program; and make recommendations for ways to improve program outcomes. - Liaise with HRSB to collect quantitative data on Pathways’ participants and comparison groups. - Prepare reports for Pathways Canada and other bodies.

Mail resume and cover letter to 531 Herring Cove Rd B3R 1X3 NO DROP INS OR PHONE CALLS. Chebucto Connections recognizes the value of a representative workforce and is committed to the principle of employment equity. Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Indigenous peoples, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, persons of all sexual orientation and gender identities, and diverse populations are encouraged to apply.


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