Canada Council for the Arts - Data, Measurement, and Impact Analyst

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Deadline: Feb 9, 2023 - 11:45 pm

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian artistic creativity and cultural life. The Council for the Arts (the “Council”) is a dynamic, highly respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and a considerable benefits package. For more information about the Council, please visit our website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

The Council has launched a project to implement an integrated Customer Relationship Management and Grant Management System (CGMS) from 2021 to 2023, to support the modernization and transformation of the Council’s granting processes and client relationship management, and to improve its strategic capacity and core business capabilities.

More precisely, CGMS has the objectives of supporting the effectiveness of funding opportunities in achieving their intended outcomes, streamlining workflows and accelerating processes related to granting programs delivery, elevating the user experience throughout the granting lifecycle, and improving data and analytics capacity to drive business decisions. This position will support the development and implementation of the projects under the CGMS project.

About the role

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, the incumbent conducts measurement, impact and evaluation studies related to the Canada Council for the Arts granting and non-granting activity to support business optimization projects and leverage data to inform new grants delivery approaches.

As the Data, Measurement and Impact Analyst, you will:

  • recommend, conduct and monitor data collection, validation and dissemination projects and processes for the Canada Council;
  • develop approaches for impact and program evaluation;
  • support activities related to the strategic analysis of data, identification of trends, and performance measurement;
  • undertake analysis and research concerning the activities of the Canada Council and the arts milieu in Canada and abroad;
  • monitors policy, impact measurement and evaluation issues and trends in the national and international arts, culture or social fields;
  • coordinates the dissemination of impact and evaluation projects’ results;
  • assists and supports in the management and development of measurement and impact measurement, and evaluation methodologies, tools and reports;
  • provides assistance to Council staff related to data collection and validation methodologies, evaluation and impact measurements, etc
  • and perform other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to 10 days per year and, on occasion, work irregular hours.

This position is located in Ottawa. The Council provides eligible employees with financial assistance to help offset specific moving expenses associated with relocation to the National Capital Region (NCR).

Requirements of the position

*Important: Please submit your resume and a cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications for Education and Experience. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information provided in your cover letter, resume and application form.

Education

  • An undergraduate degree in social sciences, economics, program evaluation or related field of training or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience related to the responsibilities of the position.

Experience

  • Five (5) years’ experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position in a research or policy department, or in an arts or social sciences organization including three (3) years’ progressive experience in research methodology, quantitative and qualitative analysis, principles, methods and impact measurement
  • Experience in extraction, validation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, data analysis
  • Experience in program evaluation or impact measurement
  • Experience in project management

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups)
  • Strong knowledge of the best practices and methodologies used in impact measurement and evaluation.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and good knowledge of data software (such as SPSS, NVivo, or PowerBI for data visualization).
  • Knowledge of the best practices in the national and international arts impact research sector would be an asset
  • Knowledge of justice, equity and inclusion and accessibility, or Indigenous research and evaluation methodologies would be an asset

Skills and competencies

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Strong time and priority management skills
  • Demonstrated administrative, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data, to recognize significant factors, relationships, and trends, and to integrate the findings in reports and presentations
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews and prepare research summaries
  • Ability to communicate credibly about research results and data
  • Strong report building skills using business intelligence tools
  • Strong skills of data analysis (e.g., financial, statistical, demographic, public participation, economic, qualitative impact)
  • Excellent judgment, analytical and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Bilingual requirements

  • This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.

How to Apply

In addition to filling out the application formplease submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to competition@canadacouncil.ca. Please address them to the attention of Chantal Riendeau, Talent Acquisition Specialist. Please ensure you submit both components of your application before the deadline indicated on the job posting.

Accommodation

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

For people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or TTY users, please use your preferred MRS (Message Relay Service) or IP service to contact us.

Employment equity

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the individuals and communities we serve. We invite applications from individuals with any combination of backgrounds, origins, identities and forms of self-expression. The Council is committed to enhancing representation of the following groups within its workforce: Indigenous people, Black people, racialized people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, women, and members of 2SLGBTQI+ and gender diverse communities.

Self-identification

We encourage you to include information on how you identify in the Voluntary Self-Identification section of the application form. This information is used during the recruitment process to enhance representation of historically underserved and marginalized communities, as per the Employment Equity Act and the Council’s ongoing commitment to equity. This information is also used for reporting at an aggregate level.