Data Analyst and Evaluation Coordinator

Role: Full-time, one-year contract

Salary: $65,000 to 75,000, depending on experience

Location: Canadian Urban Institute’s central office is located in downtown Toronto; we also have team members working in cities across Canada. We are open to in-person, remote, or hybrid arrangements.


About Canadian Urban Institute (CUI)

We are the national platform that houses the best in Canadian city building – where policymakers, urban professionals, civic and business leaders, community activists and academics can learn, share, and collaborate with one another from coast to coast to coast. Through research, engagement and storytelling, our mission is to ensure Canada builds vibrant, equitable, liveable, and resilient cities.


Role Description

As the Data Analyst and Evaluation Coordinator, you will analyze and communicate key findings from CUI’s Community Investments and Applied Solutions Portfolios, including the My Main Street (MMS) Community Activator, Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI), and more. Drawing on your previous research experiences, you will develop reports and presentations that tell the story of CUI’s programs and help support bold policy leadership, public and private investment, and on-the-ground decision-making. Reporting to the Program Director, My Main Street, you will work collaboratively with the CUI team to build the organization’s capacity for comprehensive and innovative research.


You will focus on the following tasks and responsibilities:

Data collection and analysis

  • Collect, review, and analyze data from MMS and CHCI program recipients
  • Review and analyze economic, demographic, and geographic data from a variety of external sources
  • Review and analyze data from large datasets such as census information
  • Coordinate and implement plans to collect perspectives from community, public, and private stakeholders, using interviews, focus groups, workshops, surveys, or other methods
  • Track and evaluate the outcomes for CUI’s activities and provide recommendations for improving the potential impact of future programs

Research development and dissemination

  • Develop high-quality written reports, visual materials, and public presentations that highlight projects and successful approaches
  • Communicate research findings for audiences ranging from subject matter experts to on-the-ground practitioners
  • Organize project resources to ensure that all research deliverables meet requirements for scope, timeline, and quality
  • Incorporate strategies that improve accessibility and reduce research bias

Research Engagement

  • Advise CUI team on best practices and emerging trends for research collection and analysis
  • Position CUI as a leader for innovative program design and implementation
  • Identify research and funding opportunities that support CUI’s goal of linking city builders to the best urban development solutions and ideas from across Canada


You probably possess most of the following experiences and skills:

  • A degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • At least 4 years of experience in planning, policy, or research roles
  • Proficiency with quantitative research methodologies, statistical analysis, and data mining
  • Proficiency with qualitative research methodologies, stakeholder interviews, and meetings
  • Familiarity with the use of data visualization, mapping, infographics and other tools
  • A demonstrated ability to design, manage, and deliver complex projects
  • Knowledge of municipal, provincial, federal laws and policies related to urban planning and city-building
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to challenges experienced by equity-deserving communities living and working in urban environments
  • French-English bilingualism would be an asset
  • Proficiency with — or a demonstrated ability to learn — a range of digital platforms and programs:
    • Fluency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Proficiency with GIS software and databases would be an asset
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud would be an asset


All CUI employees demonstrate the following traits: 

  • Support for CUI’s mission to help Canada build vibrant, equitable, liveable, and resilient cities
  • Comfort working across multiple projects, building relationships with stakeholders, and doing what it takes to achieve project outcomes
  • A commitment to team success, shared knowledge, and ethical behaviour
  • Well-developed ability to effectively communicate with diverse, cross-cultural, and cross-sector audiences
  • Proficiency with collaborating across time zones, and the ability to work flexible hours from time to time


CUI believes that urbanism is for everyone, and urbanism must include everyone. We are committed to employing a team that reflects Canada’s diverse urban reality; we encourage applicants who identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities.

If you would benefit from accommodation and/or assistance during the application process, we invite you to contact us at

Here’s how you can apply for this opportunity:

  • Submit a cover letter and CV to by May 19, 2022
  • If applicable, submit a link to your portfolio or website