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Research & Evaluation Coordinator, Pathways to Education, Rexdale Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 23, 2013

1 Permanent Full-Time Position

The Rexdale Community Health Centre provides primary health care, community development and health promotion programs to diverse communities in North West Toronto.  The primary goal of the Pathways to Education program is to address the social determinants of health by providing programs and services to enhance the educational and employment success of youth in the Jamestown community. We work with high-school students to keep them in school, improve their academic success and help them move on to post-secondary Education.  We are seeking to hire a Research and Evaluation Coordinator to oversee Pathways’ research and program evaluation responsibilities.


  • Develop and administer data collection instruments such as questionnaires, surveys, focus groups and individual interviews (including staff, students, parents, teachers, mentors and tutors) involved in the Pathways to Education program
  • Analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative techniques to track, summarize and report student attainments and progress; and to understand and describe patterns among participants in the Program and perceptions of students, parents, teachers, administrators, mentors, tutors, program partners, staff etc
  • Draft reports and resources incorporating the range of program data,
  • Oversee the recruitment and supervision of any staff, volunteer or placement student data entry or research assistants
  • Ensure documentation of all data sets (i.e. database with information on students, as well as on volunteer tutors and mentors) is complete and current
  • Research issues and create resources and databases of use to Pathways and Centre clients and staff (for example: local youth resources, funders, community statistics, education issues etc)
  • Support the Pathways programs in community and client outreach
  • Contribute to other Pathways and Centre projects such as maintaining partner databases; researching and writing proposals, reports, articles or policies; or researching and creating workshops for students, parents and staff


  • A graduate degree from a recognized university in a relevant field.
  • At least 4 years progressive research experience with qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methodologies (creating surveys, running focus groups, analysing quantitative and qualitative data etc.)
  • Experience and knowledge of community development, youth programming, education, research and evaluation
  • Experience with supervising and recruiting practices an asset
  • Ability to work in a manner that preserves confidentiality of information about students, staff and others
  • Ability to work in a diverse atmosphere with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours with some evenings
  • Must be able to provide a security clearance

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