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Evaluation Coordinator - Hincks-Dellcrest Institute

The Hincks-Dellcrest Institute is seeking an Evaluation Coordinator for 3-4 days per week position with a national project aimed at enhancing existing early intervention programs to foster language and cognitive development in infants (aged 0 to 6 years). This is a contract position for two years with the potential for a two year extension.

Job Description: The Evaluation Coordinator will work with the Director of Research in monitoring and evaluating activities in 7 sites across Canada. The specific duties include participating in interviews with sites to monitor activities, maintaining ongoing collaborative communications with site staff and with the designated site project coordinator, supervising the project research assistant, making site visits, helping to maintain records regarding process of program formation, maintenance, and outcome, participating in planning and implementing key informant interviews and a participatory evaluation plan.

Qualifications include: A masters degree or equivalent in the social sciences and experience in working with complex multifaceted community based projects. Excellent communication, planning, organizational, time management, and computer skills are essential. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team and some knowledge of infant and preschool development are also important. The candidate must have an understanding of the rigor required in carrying out a program evaluation and be familiar with both quantiative and qualitative approaches. Travel within Canada is an essential requirement for this position. The ability to speak and/or write in French and comfort with data analytic techniques are assets.

Send Resume to: Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto Ontario M4Y 1E1 to the attention of Ms. Mirvana Kimball, Administrative Assistant or e-mail to

Start Date: Summer, 2000. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.