Apply By: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 36 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Ontario Science Centre
Strategic Initiatives
Job Term:
1 Temporary (18 months with possible extension)
Job Code:
M1104H - Administrative Services71
$90,348.00 - $135,178.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Science Centre - one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned educational institution - and contribute to the organization's success by providing leadership and strategic oversight for the development and execution of the Centre's research and evaluation strategy.

We are looking for a collaborative results-driven leader to help create and lead our newly formed Research and Evaluation Department and be responsible for shaping and fostering an organization-wide culture of evaluation through communications, training, resourcing and the demonstration of evaluation's positive impact on advancing department and organizational goals.

At the Ontario Science Centre (OSC), we believe that science, technology and innovation will help us shape a better future for society and our planet. As an organization, we are focused on making a positive and enduring impact on the lives of individuals and communities and creating the lasting fascination for science that powers promising futures.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The successful candidate will manage a core team of staff with research, evaluation, economics and data analytics expertise and be responsible for the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of all research and evaluation efforts at the Science Centre, as they relate to understanding audience needs; assessing impact of OSC activities; evaluating processes and products; and decision making.

The Ontario Science Centre is looking for someone who will:

• Own and drive the roadmap, strategy, and thought leadership for the development and execution of a multi-year research and evaluation strategy that enables achievement of business goals
• Lead program and service delivery review and evaluation processes to assess and evaluate the success of OSC's initiatives
• Lead the identification of and participation in external research initiatives related to Ontario Science Centre strategies, goals, and business, such as local, national or international studies related to science capital, the economic impact of science centres, the impact of a science centre visit, and science centres as tourism drivers
• Foster, maintain and manage strong relationships with internal colleagues and external partners such as research institutions and peer organizations to assist in evaluation and research efforts

How do I qualify?

Leadership and Management Skills

• You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to staff and/or project teams.
• You have experience fostering an environment of inclusion, high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
• You can create and foster an culture of evaluation and drive the advancement of research as an enabling tool
• You have experience leading complex projects and high-profile initiatives, effectively utilizing resources and prioritizing tasks to deliver results.
• You can lead concurrent project teams, working groups and committees comprised of staff or external partners

Research, Analytical, and Data Management Skills

• You have experience developing evaluation frameworks, program and system level KPIs, and leading qualitative research (e.g., survey) design and implementation.
• You can analyze trends in emerging information and data to identify operational requirements, assess risks and impacts on client program delivery
• You have an understanding of of data science, statistical (quantitative and qualitative), and methods
• You can conceptualize, plan, and lead a range of analytics and statistical research initiatives to improve strategic decision-making and overall program accountability measurement

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can lead the research and development of reports and presentations to senior management while also recommending appropriate action
• You can establish and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate information flow and identification of issues
• You can provide consultative advice and information across teams and departments to ensure consistency and rigour
• You have experience presenting options and strategies, and providing sound, strategic advice and briefings to senior executives

Program and Business Development

• You can lead and manage the planning, development and implementation of analytical frameworks, strategies, plans, applications, and solutions for the organization
• You can prepare strategic business cases, feasibility assessments, and briefing notes
• You have knowledge of project management principles and methodologies to oversee and guide the overall delivery of mandates and strategies

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • T-SC-178816/22

    Safe Workplace Directive:
    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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