Network Coordinator

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Network Coordinator


Status: Permanent Full-Time, Salaried

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday. This position does require a flexible work schedule, working evenings and weekends in order to participate in data collection onsite with the youth serving sector

Location: Toronto, Ontario (Yonge/Bloor area, temporary Remote during COVID-19 pandemic)

Openings: 2

Apply by: January 31, 2022


Reporting to the Sharing the Stories (StS) Team Lead and working closely alongside the StS team, the Students Commission of Canada (SCC) is looking for a Network Coordinator to manage relationships with our subscribers to Sharing the Stories.


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 Network Coordinator will develop evaluation plans and provide coaching on evaluation methods to our subscribers.


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

As the Network Coordinator you will be responsible for:


· Coaching of StS Subscribers: Leveraging your expertise to provide guidance and direction to StS subscribers. This includes supporting the development of an evaluation plan, selection of tools and methods, collection of data, exchange of knowledge, capacity-building and relationship-building.

· Building and maintaining relationships with StS Subscribers: In addition to the technical aspects of coaching StS Subscribers, it is also your responsibility to engage subscribers in meaningful ways in both the evaluation process and other work the SCC does, as relevant.

· Reviewing evaluation reports

· Participating in weekly all staff huddles and StS meetings.


As a SCC Team Member you may also be responsible for:

· Supporting or co-leading the development of systems/processes as required by a growing organization.

· Supporting organization-wide events and programs, including our annual conference and other related projects and events. This includes overnight events.

· Supporting colleagues and their learning, based on your skills and expertise and as needed.

· Participating in the general maintenance and upkeep of the SCC offices, when they re-open.

  • Supporting the collection and amplification of youth voice.


Key Competencies

The SCC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Ideally, the candidate will have the following skills and experiences.


· Program development and delivery experience.

· Working knowledge of youth programming and cultural awareness.

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

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

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

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

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

· 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.


About Us

The Students Commission of Canada (SCC) is the lead organization for the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement (CEYE). CEYE 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.


In 2011, the Students Commission of Canada identified a consistent gap in the capacity of Canadian youth-serving organizations to effectively tell their story, which led to the launch & creation of the Sharing the Stories (StS) research and evaluation platform. StS includes reliable and valid quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools. More importantly, it includes a team of coaches and analysts who support organizations to effectively tell the story of their programs. For more information, please visit the StS website: http://www.sharingthestories.ca/


As a member of our team you will enjoy a dynamic and supportive work environment. We have a dedicated staff team that care deeply about the young people and organizations we partner with. As a small organization, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at a number of tools and projects, ensuring diversity and breadth of work. We are known to work hard, but we have fun doing it!


Our Values

The Four Pillars: Respect, Listen, Understand and Communicate™ function as the spirit, heart, head, and feet of The Students Commission, representing both its core values and its foundational process. All staff, volunteers, and participants agree to use these pillars in all their work with The Students Commission, and we work to make them real and visible on a daily basis.


The SCC uses Plum.io as one method to increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the hiring process, please use this link to complete the Discovery Survey related to this position after applying through Collage HR to complete your application: https://bit.ly/3r7eQHo


We invite applications for this position 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.