Data & Evaluation Specialist
Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1d ago
source : Reach Hire

The Data and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for data integrity and managing, monitoring, and evaluating program data.

This position reports directly to the Senior Manager-Grants, Program Evaluation and Operations.

  • Lead the implementation of the Program Evaluation Framework and dashboard development
  • Develop, facilitate and monitor the use of the Outcomes Tracker database, HMIS and FSII
  • Collect, monitor, extract and report on data (narrative and visual)
  • Provide data analysis and evaluation to improve program quality and design; identify gaps in agency programs, services and procedures;
  • and to ensure correct metrics are in place to track client progress towards stated objectives / outcomes

  • Conduct, as needed, a review of program data collection tools, logic models and processes to ensure data integrity
  • Work in conjunction with other agency staff to review evaluation activities to ensure they meet funder requirements, agency and professional standards, and support the case management process
  • Assist in reporting outcomes to funders and other stakeholders, and provide monthly updates to all staff
  • Support grant writing by providing timely and relevant data analysis and programmatic outcomes
  • Support internal pilot research projects and initiatives with timely research and data
  • Conduct, as needed, training on data entry and evaluation frameworks
  • Keep manuals and fact sheets updated
  • Facilitate the internal monthly Data Working Group promoting awareness of data and evaluations, and reporting on the impact of programs
  • Ensure a collaborative approach with agencies of similar purpose and / or clientele
  • Support other staff regarding data and evaluation activities


  • Bachelors’ degree in the Social Sciences with solid knowledge of social science research methods, both quantitative and qualitative;
  • ability to use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze data; and knowledge of various methodologies to gather data (surveys, interviews, focus groups, community forum, literature reviews, environmental scans;
  • situational analysis, needs assessment, etc.)


  • At least 3 years of experience in a data analysis role
  • Proficient with Outcomes Tracker and HMIS database
  • Strong facility with Microsoft Office, SPSS and data visualizations
  • Understands the knowledge base of evaluation (theories, models, types, methods and tools)
  • Strong ability to understand, maintain and address data quality
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate, comprehensible, professional-quality data analytical reports
  • Knowledge of analytics and data visualization software
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Strong analytical, coordination, problem- solving, group facilitation and collaboration skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to think and act strategically and work with minimum supervision

  • Knowledge of women’s shelters and Housing First
  • Understanding of domestic violence and homelessness as clinical and social issues
  • Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation

  • This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search
  • To apply, email your resume and cover letter to with subject line : Data and Evaluation Specialist. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Discovery House is a respected social profit organization providing a continuum of care for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

    We provide long-term safe and supportive housing for families to call home while they begin to heal and rebuild their lives.

    Families receive wrap-around support and are assigned an intensive case manager, children & youth case manager, mental health clinician and housing liaison.

    Children, youth and women have barrier-free access to our trauma-informed, inclusive and culturally appropriate continuum of prevention and intervention programs and services.

    Programs are evidence-based or promising best practice, responsive to the need of the family, and flexible to allow for proportionate and responsive delivery to the degree and level of presenting need.

    We have a robust evaluation system and use valid instruments to track client progress and program impact.

    Our mission is to end the traumatic cycle of domestic violence for women and children with the values of Safety, Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration and Urgency central to our services and operations.

  • We are a committed equal opportunity employer situated within the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy : Siksika, the North and South Piikuni Nations, and the Kainai Tribe, including other members of Treaty Seven First Nations the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the three Bands of the Stoney Nakoda Nations;
  • Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III, and all those who have made their home in this area.

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