Evaluation Manager - Foundry

REQ: 
PHC19-120483
Work Area: 
Foundry Central Office
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Regular Full Time
FTE: 
1.00
Category: 
Community
Corporate
Mental Health
Hours: 
0830-1630

Foundry delivers a health and wellness experience for youth from ages 12 to 24 by providing access to primary care, mental health and substance use services, peer support, and social services. This role is based out of our Foundry Corporate office in downtown Vancouver. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy creating and implementing new initiatives this is the team for you! To learn more about Foundry and the amazing work we do: https://foundrybc.ca/

Summary

Reporting to the Provincial Director, Evaluation & Quality Improvement, Foundry, the Evaluation Manager provides leadership in the development and implementation of the evaluation strategy for Foundry – an initiative with the goal of providing youth and young adults with enhanced access to integrated services, thereby easing transition points for youth and their families. The Evaluation Manager is responsible for establishing evaluation plans and identifying indicators, data analyses, and reporting. The Manager will create evaluation frameworks, as well as reporting requirements entailing the review of clinical and operational data. Prepares supporting documents, briefing papers, strategic and tactical reports for submission to the Foundry leadership team. Supports research activities for the initiative in consultation with Foundry’s Scientific Lead and the Provincial Director, Evaluation & Quality Improvement. Works in partnership with Foundry Centres and the Foundry Central Office team to support evaluation activities that occur at Foundry Centres across BC. Works collaboratively with Foundry’s evaluation and research partners, including the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Studies (CHÉOS), the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), national and international partners and other stakeholders in support of the initiative.

Skills

Demonstrated knowledge of health research methodology, principles and procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge of outcome measurement tools and psychometrics.

Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation processes including Logic Models, Performance Monitoring frameworks, impact analysis, and data analyses.

Demonstrated ability in developing, managing and conducting evaluations at an organizational, community and systems level.

Demonstrated ability to lead system initiatives, including project planning and management methodologies.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and facilitate multi-stakeholder or multi-partner evaluation initiatives.

Knowledge of the delivery of care in a public health care system, government processes and health authority structures and responsibilities.

Excellent ability to communicate both in writing and verbally.

Ability to problem-solving and make decisions independently.

Ability to work with Microsoft Office software and competency in a variety of data analysis and survey design software platforms (e.g. R, SPSS, NVivo, FluidSurveys).

Experience working with large data sets, and generating reports and materials that communicate findings to various audiences in an effective written, visual, and spoken manner.

Ability to interact effectively with internal clients and external stakeholders.

Ability to lead and manage responsively in an environment of change and redefinition.

Strong interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation skills.

Ability to work independently and manage complex multi-disciplinary teams comprised of internal and external resources.

Ability to plan, organize, and manage priorities to meet tight deadlines.

Ability to problem-solving and make decisions independently.

Ability to work with Microsoft Office software and competency in a variety of data analysis and survey design software platforms (e.g. R, SPSS, NVivo, FluidSurveys).

Experience working with large data sets, and generating reports and materials that communicate findings to various audiences in an effective written, visual, and spoken manner.

Ability to interact effectively with internal clients and external stakeholders.

Ability to lead and manage responsively in an environment of change and redefinition.

Strong interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation skills.

Ability to work independently and manage complex multi-disciplinary teams comprised of internal and external resources.

Ability to plan, organize, and manage priorities to meet tight deadlines.

Education

Graduate degree in evaluation, research-related science or a social science discipline, plus five (5) years’ experience working in a health care environment, managing evaluations, performance monitoring, or quality improvement, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Duties

Provides leadership in the development and implementation of Foundry’s evaluation strategy. Plans, coordinates, and executes Foundry’s Performance Measurement Framework to evaluate projects and activities as required for various Foundry projects.

Maximizes integration of Foundry’s evaluation work provincially, nationally and internationally, works collaboratively with various partners and key stakeholders that are currently involved in or informing Foundry’s evaluation initiatives including CHÉOS, (a key partner in the Developmental Evaluation), MSFHR, BC Centre for Disease Control, First Nations Health Authority, ACCESS Open Minds, YWHO, headspace, Jigsaw and other national and international partners.

Works collaboratively with indigenous partners to ensure that Foundry’s evaluation and data collection efforts respect principles related to ownership, control, access and possession of data that is identifiable as being from persons of indigenous descent.

Leads the development of evaluation plans by overseeing the review of evidence-based literature, identifying stakeholders, and supporting the creation of logic models and associated measurement plans. Grounded in the logic models and measurement plans, leads the identification of meaningful key performance indicators for structure, process, and outcomes, and the development of the evaluation designs and data collection methods, specification of data collection instruments, and develops data analysis plans for both qualitative and quantitative data.

Works with Foundry’s Scientific Lead and the Provincial Director, Evaluation & Quality Improvement and other partners (including Foundry Centres and indigenous partners) in support of establishing and sustaining a data governance strategy for Foundry.

Oversees the ongoing maintenance of Foundry’s Minimum Data Set, as well as the maintenance of an up to date data dictionary that supports both research and evaluation activities. Assesses Foundry’s Minimum Data Set making changes to improve the effectiveness.

Supports the ongoing development and maintenance of Foundry’s data collection systems, including the Toolbox system and other platforms required by Foundry Central Office for data collection.

Supervises the evaluation team and oversees evaluation activities of the Evaluators, Data Specialist, Project Manager and other support staff.

Monitors day-to-day aspects of evaluation including staff and stakeholder engagement and collaboration on evaluation development and implementation, data collection, collation, analysis and reporting.

Supports the development of budgets and monitoring of expenditures for evaluation and other grants received by Foundry, including monitoring compliance with funding requirements for grant administration and monitoring cost centres for relevant grants.

Conducts quantitative and qualitative data analyses, synthesizes and interprets data, develops written reports and presentations with stakeholder input, and presents final results to stakeholders as required.

Facilitates Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, data interpretation, and use, in ongoing development and refinement of the integrated services model.

Attends meetings on behalf of the Provincial Director to provide support, guidance and expertise to others undertaking evaluation processes.

Performs other related duties as required.