Educational Programs & Evaluation Manager
Free The Children - Toronto, ON

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Position Available: Manager, Educational Programs and Evaluation

Are you a person who enjoys challenges and making a difference in the world?

Free The Children is the largest network of children helping children through education in the world. Through our organization's unique youth-driven approach, more than one million young people have been involved in our innovative programs in more than 45 countries. Founded by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has an established track-record of success, with four nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and partnerships with the United Nations and Oprah's Angel Network.

Free The Children seeks a Manager of Educational Programs and Evaluation to lead the measurement and evaluation of Free The Children’s signature campaigns and programs, and to support in communicating impacts across the organization and to external partners. The Manager of Educational Programs and Evaluation will work in partnership with Mission Measurement, LLB, to define and implement measurement plans. Youth and Educational Programming Department, which develops and implements unique programming to engage youth in learning about social issues and taking action to support Free The Children’s sustainable community development work overseas.

Salary is commensurate of experience. There is a six month probation period and upon completion of a three month period, all staff members are offered a health plan (including dental) and Employee Assistant Program. The position is based out of Free The Children’s International office in Toronto (233 Carlton Street).

The position will begin as soon as possible, at a date to be determined with the applicant. If invited for an interview, candidates will interview twice (on average): once with Human Resources and Director of Youth Programming; secondly with our Executive Director. At times, this may amount to three separate interviews.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Manager of Educational Programs and Evaluation will report to, and consult with, the Director of Youth and Educational Programming. Core accountabilities include (but are not limited to):

Partnership management:

  • Work hand-in-hand with Mission Measurement, LLB, to define project scope and implement measurement plans for school and youth programs
  • Monitor projects to identify course-correction, work creatively to identify solutions
  • Inform Mission Measurement of organizational updates and priorities relating to school and youth programs
  • Represent Mission Measurement partnership to broader FTC team
  • Speak with FTC’s Educational Partners to identify reporting needs and desired impacts

Report Delivery:

  • Work with internal teams to ensure Free The Children’s reporting is developed, implemented and delivered according to existing agreements
  • Deliver annual reports to FTC’s corporate and foundational partners that support school and youth programs within Canada
  • Inform the direction of reports and lead the formulation of report outlines and writing

Develop and Implement Reporting Tools:

  • Contribute to the development of surveys and online forms
  • Inform regional FTC offices of reporting requirements, and monitor progress in achieving these objectives
  • Work collaboratively with other FTC departments to design reporting structures and reports

Ongoing evaluation of the Youth and Educational Programming Department:

  • Create quarterly reports updating senior leadership on trends in fundraising, donations, audience demographics and resource usage
  • Work with department managers to develop systems for collection of data for performance monitoring
  • Proactively develop new standards and tools on Salesforce to increase efficiency and adoption of this CRM across the department
  • Provide regular reports to department Director(s), and the Executive Director on the status of department activities

Other:

  • Attend and contribute to department management meetings
  • Participate in FTC’s annual We Day events by helping to manage or coordinate aspects of the event
  • Provide administrative support to the broader department, as necessary

Skills and Qualifications:

  • One to two+ of relevant professional experience
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree, diploma or certificate. Masters Degree an asset but not required
  • Prior experience working in the education sector an asset
  • Experience with program evaluation, some training in statistics an asset but not required
  • Experience working with online CRM systems, Salesforce in particular
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, experience in a report-writing capacity
  • Demonstrated inter-personal skills for speaking to external partners
  • Ability to work with senior level management to understand and carry-out vision and objectives
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated flexibility and initiative, particularly when faced with challenges
  • Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment
  • Positive and professional attitude, ability to work as a team player with all levels of management
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suites (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)

What makes Free The Children unique…

A Top Employer for Young People, Free The Children is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then
push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the
world.

If you are looking for a predictable 9-5 work environment, this won’t be the right fit.

If you are inspired and excited by collaboration, making friendships with the most incredible people,
unique additional responsibilities like working on our We Days, and your personal values align with our
core values, we would love to hear from you.

Free The Children sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview
will be contacted.


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