12th January, 2022
At the Y our vision is simple – Amplify Your Voice. Shape Our Community. Challenge Our World.
YMCA Victoria is committed to delivering high quality, evidence-based programs and initiatives to support people and communities to grow in mind, body and spirit.
YMCA Victoria is recruiting for a Senior Social Impact and Evaluation Coordinator. Join a team implementing an innovative and ambitious strategy to understand and communicate the social value that our work creates.
About the Role
The Senior Social Impact and Evaluation Coordinator role is responsible for planning how to measure impact, leading and supporting data collection and analysis, communicating results and learning from those results.
Key responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:
About the Team
- Developing and supporting the implementation of Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plans for key organisational business units (e.g., Camping, Recreation or Youth & Action Sports), including the continuous improvement of those plans.
- Synthesising, disseminating, exchanging and applying knowledge to support the achievement of desired impacts (i.e., knowledge translation).
- Building MEL capabilities to support a strong research and evaluation culture characterised by data-driven decision making.
- Liaising with industry partners, as required, to test and refine MEL approaches and methodologies and undertake joint data analysis.
- Reporting on progress toward or achievement of desired impacts.
- Supporting the development of winning proposals and the growth the Social Impact Team.
The Social Impact and Evaluation team supports the organisation to understand and communicate the social value that our work creates. We are responsible for implementing and continuously improving a Social Impact Measurement Strategy across the organisation.
The team provides tailored, responsive and practical advice and support to business units (such as Recreation, Camping and Children’s Programs) to ensure programs and services have a robust approach to measuring and reporting impact and are evaluated to a high standard. We work with external research partners to develop and strength our impact practice. About You
The successful candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge and attributes:
Mandatory Pre-Requisite Qualifications include:
- Extensive knowledge of measurement, evaluation and learning (MEL) theories and methods, and program logic/theory of change and related approaches, including practical and adaptable methods, for use in busy and dynamic service delivery organisations.
- Two years plus experience leading or supporting measurement, evaluation and learning for programs/ projects in the not for profit sector.
- Experience building the capacity of staff at all levels in the use of measurement, evaluation and learning approaches.
- Proven ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Great verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to positively build effective working relationships with stakeholders.
- Proven ability to communicate goals, set clear targets prioritise resources, and demonstrate personal accountability for performance.
At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au/about-us/safeguarding In keeping with current Victorian health directions it is a requirement that staff attending our facilities are fully vaccinated. Please be aware that you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status as part of the recruitment process. About the Y
- Tertiary qualifications in Public Health, Social Work, Human Services or a related discipline and/or previous skills and experience in social impact and research
- Current Full Victorian Driver License
At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 6,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises. Benefits
At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as:
How to Apply
- Flexible working and rostering arrangements
- Opportunities for career development and growth
- Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state
- Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness
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Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Applicants must address their qualifications and how they possess the identified experience, knowledge and attributes in a covering letter when applying. Please note: We will interview as soon as we identify a suitable candidate. The role may be filled before the closing date.
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