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Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst

Closing date: 27 January, 2020
Competition: 108008 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular Full-time
Section: Research, Measurement and Data Analyst
Salary Scale: $84,129 to $98,930
Location: Ottawa

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

About the role

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Research, Measurement and Data Analytics (RMDA) Section, the incumbent is responsible for analyses and reporting on Canada Council for the Arts granting and non-granting programs and activities, and the arts sector in general, the value of public investment in the arts, based on identified priorities in the Council’s Strategic Plan and operation plan of the RMDA Section.

As the Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, you will:

  • undertake research projects and analysis concerning the activities of the Canada Council and the arts in Canada and abroad (e.g. social impact studies);
  • manage the development/improvement of corporate data sets and methodologies used for the research, performance measurement, program evaluation and efficiency projects;
  • manage program evaluations;
  • develop and implement new methodologies and tools related to, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting;
  • advance research and data reporting partnerships that contribute to knowledge mobilization and innovation within the arts and culture sector;
  • assist and support the Director, Research, Evaluation and Performance Measurement in the management and development of research programs, strategies and proposals; manages research and evaluation contracts;
  • coordinate the dissemination of research projects findings; 
  • respond to complex research requests;
  • monitor policy research issues and trends;
  • contribute to the Canada Council’s national and international leadership related to performance measurement and social impact studies;
  • provide coaching and training to staff both within the section and across divisions;
  • and performs other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to 10 days per year and on occasion, work irregular hours. The duties of this position require the direct supervision of three (3) employees.

This position is located in Ottawa.

Requirements of the position


  • A graduate degree in one of the social sciences or related field of training or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in research or program evaluation methodology, statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis, principles and methods, and electronic data processing methods


  • Five (5) years of experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
  • Experience in statistical research, quantitative and qualitative analysis in the arts or social sciences, as well as project management
  • Three (3) years of experience in financial and human resources management


  • Extensive knowledge of research methodology, statistical and quantitative analysis and qualitative research methods, logic models, performance measurement, program evaluation, and efficiency methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of the Canada Council’s mandate, strategic directions, and programs
  • Knowledge of organizations in the arts and culture sector both nationally and internationally

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent analytical, judgment and research oriented skills
  • Demonstrated administrative, problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to communicate authoritatively and credibly about research and program evaluation, results and data
  • Ability to apply analytical techniques to statistical data and to write research reports
  • Ability to develop concepts and adapt research techniques and procedures and apply analytical techniques to statistical data
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement relevant, effective and efficient work processes and approaches that contribute to the continuous improvement of Council’s programs, policies and processes
  • Project management skills, with the ability to conceptualize, develop, implement and manage projects of a diverse nature, while meeting objectives, timeframes and budgets
  • Autonomy, strategic thinking, problem-solving abilities, excellent judgment and creativity
  • Strong ability to collaborate with colleagues across the organization and with external partners
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Management, leadership, team spirit and collaboration skills

Bilingual Requirements

  • This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.

How to apply

Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at competition@canadacouncil.ca.

For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at competition@canadacouncil.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview and/or a written exam will be contacted.


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The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous and persons with disabilities) when you apply.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Application Form

PDF Application Form [PDF, 149 KB] 

Send the completed form to:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca

Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.