Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 20/A/13
Hiring Range: $96,615 - $102,654
Reporting to the VP Inclusive Communities, the Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Projects, Assessment and Evaluation is responsible for designing, planning, and leading the implementation of a data-driven approach to assess and evaluate the progress, outcomes, and impact of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives across Sheridan.
Sheridan has made equity, diversity and inclusion institutional priorities. As such, strategic, meaningful and sustained improvements need to be supported by data and thoughtful analyses. The incumbent designs methodology, creates and compiles various primary and secondary datasets, and conducts analyses to both find areas that need to be enhanced and to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. The incumbent also provides ad hoc data analysis and insights to drive timely, data-driven and effective decisions in order to achieve operational excellence.
As the lead for evaluating EDI outcomes, the incumbent collaborates cross-functionally with colleagues and stakeholders at Sheridan and develops strategic recommendations. The incumbent will lead and support relevant project teams, conduct research, produce reports, facilitate workshops and perform other related tasks to meet EDI objectives.
Establishing an EDI assessment framework for Sheridan internal stakeholders to ensure that fostering inclusion remains a shared responsibility
Collaborating with IPA and the EDI team to design and maintain the infrastructure technology roadmap for the development of tools and data management platform, as well as some end-to-end reporting projects, from requirements gathering to operational support
Collecting, reviewing, assessing and exploring an array of data using a variety of statistical technologies, techniques, and methodologies, within the context of the evolving body of knowledge related to equity, diversity and inclusion generally, within the higher education sector, and at Sheridan
Researching and analyzing data to find and report insights to leadership to assist in identifying and achieving equity, diversity and inclusion goals
Collaborating with internal stakeholders to plan, develop benchmarks and evaluation for EDI
Developing plans for the implementation of the evaluation strategy and data development agenda in collaboration with internal Sheridan teams
Performing other duties/activities as required
Master's Degree in Program Evaluation, Equity, Education, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Social Services Research, Computer Science/Information Technology, Business, Economics, Political Science, Law, or a related field along with 5 years experience in conducting and supporting program evaluations and/or social services research. (Or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
Considerable experience with quantitative and qualitative evaluation/research methods, data collection, data manipulation, statistical analysis, and reporting
Proven track record of using evaluation and evaluative thinking to drive the understanding, improvement, and communication of outcomes
Extensive knowledge of computer security, knowledge discovery and statistical techniques
Experience extracting, manipulating and validating data, and experience managing large data sets (e.g., data governance, access and security, quality)
Experience and an advanced level of skills using Excel, databases, statistical software (e.g. SAS, SPSS) and BI or data visualization applications (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Google Studio Data, Looker, etc.)
Strong technical background, especially in process and program evaluation and applied mixed methods research
Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain inter-professional team relationships with multiple stakeholders
Ability to create and effectively present information and facilitate discussions with various audiences
Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.