Research and Evaluation Team Member

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking a 1.0 FTE Research and Evaluation Team Member for a one-year contract starting April 1, 2019.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization located in Saskatoon, SK. The Institute works to prevent disabling conditions in children through primary prevention efforts, including education and training, community capacity building, development and sharing of evidence-based information, and collaboration with communities and professionals to help us expand programming.

The Research and Evaluation Team Member will be responsible for ensuring the work of the Prevention Institute is based on current best evidence and community need and is evaluated according to best or promising practice. The Team Member will work closely with the FASD Prevention Program, as well as various other program areas at the Institute.

The Research and Evaluation Team Member will work with the Institute team to plan and manage research and evaluation activities, including but not limited to:

  • reviewing current evidence in program areas
  • conducting or coordinating the completion of research activities, including but not limited to literature reviews, evidence summaries, environmental scans, and needs assessments
  • development, implementation, and analyses of evaluations, including but not limited to pilot testing, focus testing, surveys, and completion of reports

The Team Member will also be responsible for:

  • collaborating with other agencies and professionals
  • contributing to funding proposals
  • participating in the quality assurance process at the Prevention Institute
  • participating in media events and presentations as requested
  • supervising contracts and student placements as required
  • participating in relevant professional development and training

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong research background, including the completion of environmental scans, literature reviews, and evidence summaries
  • Experience conducting evaluations, including the use of pilot testing, focus testing, and surveys (development, implementation, and analysis)
  • An understanding of, and experience with, the use of social media and technology-based tools in health promotion
  • A working knowledge of the healthcare system in Saskatchewan, including barriers to access for remote and rural communities
  • Knowledge on program areas at the Institute, specifically alcohol related harms and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Experience working in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including experience in knowledge translation
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • Experience writing funding proposals and reports
  • A university degree, preferably a Masters, in psychology, nursing, community health and epidemiology, public health, social work, or a related field

The position is available until March 31, 2020, with the possibility of extension.

  • To apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references by 9:00 a.m. on March 25, 2019 to:

    Joelle Schaefer, Executive Director
    Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
    1319 Colony Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z1
    Phone: 306-651-4300
    Fax: 306-651-4301

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We may contact candidates and hire the position prior to the end date of this job posting.