Hours: 35 hours per week (1FTE)
Location: Victoria, BC
Application deadline: May 30, 2017
Desired start date: June
BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. We provide a range of services, programs, events and resources to support communities, local governments and multi-sectoral groups to collaborate around a shared vision for a common purpose.
We are seeking to hire a Community Liaison to join our innovative team in our Victoria office located at TheDock: Centre for Social Impact.
In this role the Community Liaison brings strong capacity building expertise, is a systems thinker, and has a passion for evaluation. The focus of this role will be two-fold: being the point person that supports communities in utilizing our capacity building grant programs as well as being the team lead for translating our evaluative data into valuable learning, outreach and reporting information to help demonstrate our impact.
This position is based in our Victoria office and you will act to provide phone and online supports to communities across the province through responding to inquiries and working to them to access and maximize our capacity building offerings. In addition, you will be the team lead responsible for overseeing our program and organizational evaluation and ‘making sense’: identifying patterns and themes, harvesting learning opportunities, and translating qualitative and quantitative data into vivid stories and informative reports. We are looking for someone who has a passion for, and experience with evaluation related to community development/public health.
Capacity Building Support
- Provide first point-of-contact support for communities, introducing and explaining the range of BC Healthy Communities’ capacity building supports (e.g. grants, workshops, webinars, etc.) to answering inquiries from community groups, local governments and health authorities;
- Help to connect community, local government and health authority needs with BCHC opportunities; Administer the grant programs, coordinate grant application review process including tracking reports, deliverables, timelines and payment schedules/preparing cheque requests, final letters, etc;
- Outreach to, and liaise with, potential and current grantees, providing support or ‘coaching’ to communities so they are well placed to apply for, utilize and achieve the intended outcomes from our capacity building grants; and
- Work closely as part of the BCHC team to connect information across programs and offerings, provide insight at provincial level based on interactions with communities, local governments and health authorities.
Evaluation and Reporting
- Provide overall support to build BCHC’s evaluative capacity (strategies, tools, processes-ie Development Evaluation lens, integrating evaluative outcomes into planning processes);
- Coordinate and manage data collection for all BC Healthy Community grant programs;
- Review mid-term and final grantee reports, identifying and harvesting patterns and emerging themes;
- Provide overarching ‘sense-making’ and pattern finding expertise to BCHC’s evaluative data;
- Compile data, statistics and other information from a variety of sources (event evaluations, mid-term and final reports, surveys, etc) that support programs and initiatives;
- Develop evaluative reports and updates (including qualitative and quantitative information) and present evaluation outcomes at meetings;
- Participate in evaluation planning sessions with BCHC team members and on partner/funder related committees (ie HFBC Evaluation Working Group, Developmental Evaluation); and
- Prepare regular reports and program updates for partners and funders.
- Monitor incoming communications from ie. info@ email sources;
- Track and respond to inquiries;
- Maintain/update contacts in CRM (Insightly);
- Providing key information from evaluation data to be shared as stories, quotes, statistics that are helpful for our communications (ie quotes for social media and our website, interesting statistics around patterns identified, etc); and
- Work closely with our Communications Specialist to translate data into engaging stories, infographics, reports and other communications tools.
- Provides overall supports for BCHC program and project activities and initiatives as needed, works closely with the BCHC team to support strategic planning, and overall organizational learning and development.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Strong knowledge of, and experience with, community capacity building, community development.
- Team player who works well in a collaborative team environment.
- Demonstrated organization skills, strong focus on detail and accuracy.
- Flexibility: able to adapt to changing timelines, different people and work assignments.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong project/time management skills.
- Self-starter, affinity for process improvements and problem solving abilities.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Ability to analyze complex scenarios, troubleshoot and make recommendations in alignment with the program and organizational vision.
- Values life-long learning.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Strong evaluation and analysis skills- “sense-making”
- Effective data management experience.
- Degree in related field
- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience.
- Strong computer skills -proficient using a Mac with experience using Excel and a knack for learning new programs.
- Good at trouble shooting/ (web) technically handy.
LIFE AT BCHC
BCHC offers a progressive workplace culture that encourages leadership and learning.
The benefits of working at BCHC include:
- Supportive, respectful team that ‘walks-the-talk’ around personal health and sustainability;
- Innovative workspace at TheDock: Centre for Social Impact in Victoria, BC;
- Opportunities for professional development to improve your existing knowledge and passion for healthy communities; and
- Health benefits package.
Compensation range is competitive and based on experience.
- Please title the subject line of your email: Community Liaison <First Name Last Name>
- Please include your last name in the title of your cover letter/resume- ie. <Smith Cover BCHC>
Send a cover letter and resume to: Jodi Mucha at Jodi at bchealthycommunities.ca
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017 at 4:30 PM PST
** Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted
** No telephone inquiries please