Senior Program Manager, Program & Impact Evaluation

Dalhousie University

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Position Title Senior Program Manager, Program & Impact Evaluation
Department/Unit OLCD
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S90-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $56,685 – $75,834 per annum
Classification ADM-05
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary The Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development develops and delivers innovative and diverse educational programs for more than 5000 students annually to help them navigate the changing world of learning and work. Across the spectrum, the Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development offers 300+ courses that help people prepare for undergraduate study or build new skills for career change or advancement. Reporting to the Dean, Open Learning and Career Development, the Senior Program Manager, Program and Impact Evaluation is directly responsible for program impact evaluation including but not limited to operations, policies, and procedures, funding and financials, research leadership, quality control, and communication.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensures the development and effective delivery of program impact and evaluation training and support programs. Acts as a resource, manager, and consultant on program impact and evaluation-related matters.
  • Responsible for the operationalization of the faculty’s program and impact evaluation strategic plan and has overall responsibility for the management and oversight of the day-to-day program and impact evaluation functions for the faculty.
  • Develops and implements faculty-level program and impact evaluation policies and procedures, as well as reporting and monitoring of program and impact evaluation activities.
  • Manages program impact and evaluation budgets and accounts. Actively seeks funding sources and acquires program impact and evaluation funding.
  • Communicates with external stakeholders to determine program impact and evaluation needs, and provides and promotes opportunities for program impact and evaluation dissemination for faculty and staff.
  • Reviews the impact and effectiveness that completed program impact and evaluation projects have on our faculty, the wider university, and our community.
Note The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree, with at least five years’ progressive research and/or program impact and evaluation experience in an education organization. (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated success in academic research and/or program impact and evaluation
  • Proven track record of operational oversight, including the operations, finances, and quality control levels.
  • Attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills, and highly developed reasoning to solve a wide range of intellectual or practical problems and provide strategic insight on research and program impact and evaluation initiatives.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Communication
– Accountability for Performance & Results
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

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Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/13/2023
Close Date 03/20/2023
Open Until Filled No
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