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Manager, Data Strategy & Impact Assessment

This role offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact by leveraging data to drive positive outcomes in the charitable sector. The Manager, Data Strategy & Impact Assessment will play a pivotal role in shaping ECF’s strategic direction, fostering a culture of data-driven decision-making and supporting sector-wide practices that drive greater social impact.

The Organization

ECF is committed to building a vibrant city and enriching the lives of all Edmontonians. We do this by providing an average of over $33 million in community grants and scholarships each year, thanks to the generous support of thousands of donors. As the largest non-governmental funder of the charitable sector in our City, ECF is in a unique position to address long-term, complex community needs by working with donors, charities, volunteers, government and community partners.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Data Strategy & Impact Assessment plays a key pivotal role in capturing, reporting and leveraging information to drive data-driven decision-making and assessing the impact of initiatives both internally and externally. This position is responsible for overseeing internal data management, reporting, and strategic analysis, as well as supporting grant evaluation processes and fostering sector-wide data best practices.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Internal Data Management and Strategic Analysis:
    • Lead the development and implementation of data management systems and processes to capture key performance indicators (KPIs) and track progress towards strategic plan objectives.
    • Utilize advanced data analytics tools such as PowerBI and Salesforce to create dynamic dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights to support organizational decision-making.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure data integrity, consistency, and alignment with organizational goals. Create tools that allow departments and staff to monitor their own metrics.
  • Grant Evaluation Methodology and Support:
    • Oversee the methodology for assessment of grant applications, evaluating their alignment with organizational priorities and impact potential.
    • Support the development of rubrics and methodologies that guide decision-making processes. Work with internal teams to develop, implement, review, and optimize grant assessment processes.
    • Work closely with grantees to strengthen their capacity in program evaluation and impact assessment, providing guidance and resources to enhance data-driven practices and maximizing the success of funded initiatives.
  • Team Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Manage and mentor a team of data analysts and evaluation specialists, fostering a culture of continuous learning and excellence in data management and analysis.
    • Act as a subject matter expert and consultant, providing strategic guidance and support to internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Sector Support:
    • Serve as a thought leader and advocate for data-driven strategies within the charitable sector, participating in industry forums, boards, and working groups focused on advancing data analytics and evaluation practices.

The Ideal Candidate 

As the ideal candidate, you will have a university degree in data science, statistics, business analytics, or a related field; a Master’s degree preferred. You will have a minimum 7 years of progressive experience in data management, analytics, and strategic planning, preferably in the non-profit, philanthropic sector or public sector; equivalent combinations of related post-secondary education and directly related work experience will be considered. You will have a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of research and assessment including statistical analysis, database management and automation, survey design, and other forms of assessment and evaluation. You will also have demonstrated experience in both quantitative and qualitative impact assessment and program evaluation methodologies.   

Additional requirements include:

  • Ability to access, analyze, and convert data into strategic information.
  • Proficiency in data visualization tools such as PowerBI, Salesforce, Tableau, or similar platforms.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, including a demonstrated aptitude in communicating data findings and strategic information to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to work with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and external stakeholders.

If you have all these qualities and love the opportunity to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference, we would like to hear from you. 

What We Offer  

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package, professional development opportunities and a supportive work environment including:

  • A 35-hour standard work week.
  • Downtown work location with free parking available.
  • Extended Health, Dental and Short/Long Term Disability Benefits, Life Insurance and a Health Spending Account.
  • A 9% contribution to our group RRSP.
  • A hybrid work environment where employees have the opportunity to collaborate on site a minimum of 3 days per week with the flexibility to work remotely up to 2 days per week.
  • Vacation starts at three weeks per year.
  • 12 combined personal and sick days.

How to Apply 

We’re excited to partner with Involvi Human Resources! This Edmonton-based firm is assisting us in our search for top talent.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Recruitment@involvi.ca. 

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, review of applications will begin June 7, 2024.  Apply now to get the jump on a new career!

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