Analyst - Part-time

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Analyst - Part-time Position

Hours of Work: Up to 30 hours per week. You will occasionally be required to work outside of core hours and on weekends (3-4 times per year) to support organization-wide events & programs.

Location: Work from home option, Head office in Toronto, ON.

Openings: 2-3

Please also complete PLUM assessment:

Application deadline: January 4, 2022

Students Commission of Canada (SCC) is a charitable organization that purposefully works with others to ensure that young people are valued, heard and their ideas for improving themselves, the lives of their peers and communities are put into action. We are the lead organization for the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement (CEYE) which is a network of youth, organizations, and academics focused on generating evidence and best practices on youth engagement programs, initiatives, and interventions. CEYE has developed a youth engagement definition for the Canadian context as well as a comprehensive youth engagement framework. The SCC is grounded in our four pillars: Respect, Listen, Understand, Communicate™.

What is the opportunity?

Reporting to the Lead Analyst and working closely with the Sharing the Stories team, the Students Commission of Canada (SCC) is looking for an Analyst to support the quantitative analysis of data we collect through our Sharing the Stories (StS) platform. The Analyst will also be responsible for knowledge gathering and authoring/reviewing reports. As a research and evaluation platform, Sharing the Stories collects participant data through surveys, focus groups and arts-based methods. Some data is collected through our online platform, and some through the use of paper surveys, art, audio and video.

The SCC is a small but committed team, where everyone jumps in to help with other projects and tasks as required for the success of the organization and the betterment of young people’s lives.

About the Role

What will you do?

· Analysis: Conducting quantitative analysis using SPSS/Jamovi software; conducting analyses of primary and secondary sources of data, for example to develop literature reviews, environmental scans and strategies.

· Interpreting data: making sense of the data and capturing the meaning of the story that the data is showing.

· Knowledge gathering: Conducting article searches, interviews and environmental/practice scans, often in partnership with other SCC team members, CEYE members, and members of government ministries and institutions.

· Quality assurance: Reviewing reports for quality, specifically accuracy and accessibility, and editing/proofreading documents for release to clients.

· Authoring research reports and grant applications, literatures reviews, and practical toolkits for public distribution and/or client products.

· Sharing Learning: Engaging with the StS team, CEYE, and other Students Commission colleagues, as well as external stakeholders, to share your learnings, which may include facilitating at events/meetings.

Key Competencies

What do you need to succeed?

· CES Credentialed Evaluator (CE) Designation considered an asset.

· Basic understanding of research and evaluation within the context of program delivery.

· Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis with exposure to SPSS/Jamovi software.

· Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word etc.).

· Tech-savvy - comfortable learning, navigating and troubleshooting new technology and graphics software.

· Excellent writing skills, to be able to explain complex information in a clear and concise way. Bilingual is an asset.

· Self-driven, organized and able to multi-task and context-switch, excited about being a part of a team and motivated by team success.

· Excellent communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills. Looking for someone who believes that Respect, Listening, Understanding and Communication (our 4 Pillars) are inherently valuable to meaningful and lasting work.

· Adaptable, with a great sense of humour. We want someone focused and driven, but also able to take the hiccups and challenges of a dynamic workplace in stride.

What’s in it for you?

Join a talented team and make a lasting impact on a growing organization in the youth-serving sector. We strive to generate sparks for positive change and amplify the voice of youth by helping to ensure that their stories are valued and heard. We turn knowledge into action, and action into knowledge, by strengthening a network of partners dedicated to youth thriving. We are inclusive and supportive, and work with vision and passion and strive to integrate head, heart, feet and spirit in all that we do.

We invite applications from across Canada. We welcome all applicants for this position regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, age, marital status, pregnancy or family commitments. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free virtual job experience, starting with the job application process. If accommodations are needed during the job selection process, please let us know. All information received will be kept confidential.