Evaluation Specialist, Foundry

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Base Site: 
1045 Howe
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union


Reporting to the Evaluation Lead, Foundry, the Evaluation Specialist, Foundry supports the development and coordinates the 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 Specialist is responsible for providing input into the development of evaluation plans and framework. Once developed, the Specialist will play a key role in implementing the plans at the Foundry Central Office and at the Foundry centre level, in part through coordinating the work of the Research and Evaluation Associates embedded at local Foundry centres. Coordinates the implementation of Foundry’s Performance Measurement Framework working with Foundry centre leaders, staff and young people. Provides consultation to Foundry centres regarding evaluation activities, coordinates multi-site data collection and supports the development of reports on evaluation activities to meet plan requirements and user needs. The Evaluation Specialist works with Indigenous partners to ensure the principles of data collection are respected from persons of Indigenous decent. The Specialist supports the development and maintenance of Foundry’s Minimum Data Set and an up to date dictionary. Implements Foundry’s data systems such as Toolbox and other data platforms, supports the implementation of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, data usage and maintenance. The Specialist works in partnership with Foundry centres and the Foundry Central Office team to implement evaluation activities that occur at Foundry centres across British Columbia.


Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology, principles and procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge of outcome measurement tools.

Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation processes including Logic Models and Performance Monitoring frameworks.

Demonstrated ability in coordinating evaluations at an organizational, community and systems level.

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

Experience supervising staff, including staff working remotely.

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 verbally and in writing.

Ability to problem-solve and make decisions independently.

Ability to work with Microsoft Office software (including Excel) and competency with data collection platforms such as Survey Monkey.

Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Strong interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation skills.

Ability to work independently and manage a geographically distributed team.

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


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, or Public Health with specialization in evaluation. Minimum of three (3) years’ recent related experience organizing, coordinating, and managing evaluation projects. Experience in youth engagement and/or knowledge of best practices and principles in youth engagement is an asset.


In collaboration with Foundry’s Evaluation Lead, supports the ongoing development of Foundry’s evaluation plans through actively participating in reviews and providing feedback on plans that facilitates successful implementation.

Working collaboratively with local Foundry centre leaders, staff and young people, coordinates the implementation of Foundry’s Performance Measurement Framework and evaluation plans that evaluate projects and activities for various Foundry projects.

Provides ongoing consultation to local Foundry centres on the implementation of both local and provincial evaluation activities to ensure evaluation plans and frameworks are successfully implemented.

Coordinates multi-site data collection to meet the reporting requirements for the evaluation plan/ framework. Collates and summarizes various data elements in those frameworks as requested by Foundry’s Evaluation Lead.

Provides and/or supports the development of evaluation reports (written and verbal) related to evaluation activities and projects in formats as required by funders or tailors to the needs of the information user.

At the direction of Foundry’s Evaluation Lead, 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.

Supports the development and maintenance of Foundry’s Minimum Data Set, as well as the maintenance of an up-to-date data dictionary that can be utilized in both research and evaluation activities. Provides input into the ongoing assessment of Foundry’s Minimum Data Set.

Implements centre-level use of Foundry’s data collection systems, including the Toolbox system and other data platforms required by Foundry Central Office for data collection. Provides direction to local Research & Evaluation Associates who support the use of Toolbox and other data collection platforms within Centres.

Provides leadership and supervision to the Research & Evaluation Associates. Coaches and mentors staff; encourages staff development; monitors and evaluates staff to ensure effective performance of duties.

In consultation with the Evaluation Lead and working collaboratively with the Quality Improvement Specialist, supports the implementation of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles and data use in ongoing development and refinement of the integrated services model at the centre level.

Participates in provincial evaluation activities including educational learning sessions, conferences, meetings, etc.

Attends local and provincial evaluation related meetings as well as meetings on behalf of the Evaluation Lead to provide support to others undertaking evaluation processes.

Performs other related duties as required.