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OPPORTUNITIES

Open Positions

Associate/Analyst

 The Opportunity

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Analyst or Associate to join our consulting firm in Halifax, NS. The successful candidate will lead and deliver exceptional client services necessary to design, plan, and implement lasting change and improvement in complex public sector environments.

We know a consulting firm is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values: integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Help foster client relationships within project environments
  • Assist in developing high quality project deliverables
  • Using user experience and user-design methodologies to inform project approaches
  • Facilitate client workshops and interviews
  • Employ innovative new methods and approaches to uncover rich citizen insights; use insights to develop strategic approaches to public sector transformation
  • Seamlessly integrate with client teams
  • Assist in developing tailored approaches to project delivery to ensure engagement outcomes are delivered in an undisruptive manner
  • Help with the creation of, or change to, business process, digital products and content across both digital and offline channels
  • Assist in helping clients design and implement technology changes as part of an overall business transformation
  • Able to listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders to document needs and requirements
  • Document how clients would use technology systems, data and processes

  

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Formal education in business, public administration, engineering, information technology, or service design
  • Previous experience in project settings in a professional services environment is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience of how to use technology as a business enabler
  • Is responsive to changes in technology and can adapt their approach accordingly
  • Possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Previous consulting experience would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the public sector, the social sector, or healthcare would be considered an asset
  • Experience designing and implementing digital change would be considered an asset
  • Experience in using service design methodologies including prototype development, UX/UI, and usability testing would be considered an asset 

Perks of Working with Davis Pier:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Four weeks of vacation annually
  • Hybrid working options after the first few months with the firm
  • Annual Health Living Allowance 
  • Profit-sharing incentives 
  • Regular social and team-building events
  • Peer Mentorship Program
  • Beautiful modern office located downtown in the Brewery Market building
  • Collaborative, welcoming, and supportive team

Please send your resume and cover letter to solutions@davispier.ca. 

 

Behavioural Science Associate

The Opportunity

We are seeking a full-time Behavioural Science Associate to join our team in Halifax, Canada. The successful candidate will play a key role in our Behavioural Science practice through delivering research and consulting projects focused on using behavioural science (i.e. behavioural economics, behavioural insights) that contribute to improving policy, programs, and services in the government, healthcare, and not-for-profit sectors.  We know our organization is only as good as its professionals and we pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values: integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact. 

Responsibilities

The Behavioural Science Associate will:

Lead and contribute to the application of behavioural science theories and concepts to research and consulting projects focused on improving government policy and programming;
Conduct a broad range of desk and field research-related activities, including developing research plans and experimental designs; conducting qualitative and quantitative data gathering through interviews, workshops, and surveys; and synthesizing and analyzing data;
Create deliverables, including research reports and slide decks, to communicate the status, findings, and results of research and consulting work;
Manage client relationships within project environments;
Facilitate client workshops and presentations;
Seamlessly integrate with client and project teams;
Lead and support the continued development of behavioural science assets and methodologies within the organization;
Regularly scan behavioural science literature specific to key policy areas to ensure the organization has an up to date understanding of leading research and practices;
Contribute to the creation of proposals to partners, clients, and funders to solidify resources for projects;
Participation in community involvement activities; and
Adherence to administrative processes and firm policies such as timesheet reporting, expense tracking, workplace safety, diversity and inclusion efforts, and sustainability practices.

 

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

Master’s degree in behavioural science, behavioural economics, economics, psychology, or other social science domains;
Experience applying behavioural science concepts to real-world problems;
Experience in completing field research, randomized control trials, quasi-experimental research projects, etc.
Strong statistical capabilities and ability to use statistical software;
Previous experience in project settings in a services-based or applied research environment;
 Focused on providing exceptional results to clients;
Possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills;
 Possess the ability to remain flexible concerning approaches to delivering solutions;
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; and
Knowledge of the public sector, the social sector, or healthcare would be considered an asset. 
 

Perks of Working with Davis Pier:

Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
Four weeks of vacation annually
Hybrid working options after the first few months with the firm
Annual Health Living Allowance 
Profit-sharing incentives 
Regular social and team-building events
Peer Mentorship Program
Beautiful modern office located downtown in the Brewery Market building
Collaborative, welcoming, and supportive team

 

Our social innovation focus includes:

Social science research – We use evidence-based policy approaches such as translating existing research, conducting qualitative research using new methods, developing field experiments and randomized control trials, and using other quasi-experimental and evaluation techniques.
Behavioural science – We have expertise in behavioural science and use the knowledge of human decision-making and common behavioural biases to design “nudge” projects to improve policies, programs, and services.
Human-centred design – We work with citizens, stakeholders, and government using a formalized design thinking process to develop innovative solutions.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to solutions@davispier.ca. 

Research Analyst/Associate 

The Opportunity

Pier Labs is seeking a full-time Research Analyst or Associate to join our non-profit organization in Halifax, NS. The successful candidate will deliver research and evaluation projects for public sector and partners. In alignment with our pursuit of evidence-based policy, the Research Analyst/Associate will work with our partners to identify and deliver rigourous research to design and evaluate policy and programming with the objective of improving the delivery of public services. The Research Analyst/Associate would work with not-for-profit, philanthropic, academic, and public sector partners to complete this work.

Responsibilities:

  • Design evaluation frameworks aligned with project objectives and requirements
  • Develop interventions to test - applying concepts from behavioral and social science to the design of communications, processes, and programs
  • Support the development of field experiments
  • Develop data collection plans and data analysis strategies to answer key evaluation questions
  • Create and test data collection instruments and protocols
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis for a range of research and evaluation projects
  • Work with clients and partners to co-design and implement evaluation activities, including training and technical assistance
  • Monitor data collection activities and conduct data quality assurance
  • Prepare effective communication materials to share with partners and stakeholders
  • Conduct jurisdictional scans, literature searches and evidence reviews to inform evidence-informed decision-making
  • Provide policy analysis and program design support
  • Write reports and prepare presentations to effectively communicate research results and recommendations to a range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Conduct project coordination activities including developing project schedules and work plans, organizing meetings, managing documents and tracking activities

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in behavioural science, economics, sociology, psychology, public administration, political science, population health or related field
  • Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Academic or job-related experience conducting evaluations of social programs is highly desired
  • Experience designing randomized control experiments is desired
  • Experience designing data collection instruments including surveys and/or interview protocols
  • Experience in research, public policy analysis and program design. Related research expertise in employment and skills development sector would be an asset.
  • Experience leading and managing the delivery of projects with proven ability in project planning, scheduling, and budgeting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with a strong ability to convey complex ideas and information to non-technical audiences
  • Strong motivation and commitment to research excellence, generating new ideas, exchanging and mobilizing knowledge, and continuous improvement
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions in the face of complexity or uncertainty, identify and manage risks, and act to address issues when necessary
  • Proficiency with statistics software (e.g. STATA, R, Python, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel 

Perks of Working with Pier Labs:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Four weeks of vacation annually
  • Hybrid working options after first few months with the firm
  • Annual Health Living Allowance 
  • Profit-sharing incentives 
  • Regular social and team-building events
  • Peer Mentorship Program
  • Beautiful modern office located downtown in the Brewery Market building
  • Collaborative, welcoming, and supportive team

About Pier Labs

Pier Labs, Davis Pier’s social innovation outpost, is a federally incorporated non-profit organization focused on social research and development. Its purpose is to work with government, community organizations, post-secondary institutions, charities, foundations, and private sector organizations to conduct and bridge research interventions that address complex societal issues impacting the wellbeing of Canadians. From poverty and healthcare, to education and employment, our approach is to use best available, contextual, and experiential evidence to develop policy and program improvements.

Pier Labs is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the Directors of Davis Pier Consulting and external members, ensuring transparency and mission-driven decision-making.

Please send your resume and cover letter to solutions@davispier.ca. 

 

Service Designer

The Opportunity

Davis Pier is seeking a full-time Service Designer to join our consulting firm in Halifax, NS. The successful candidate will join our growing Design team, focusing on service design principles and approaches to support the transformation of public sector service delivery and project delivery.
We know a consulting firm is only as good as its professionals. We pride ourselves on hiring the highest quality people who share our values of integrity, fairness, flexibility, fun, collaboration, and delivering impact.

 

Responsibilities

The Service Designer will:

  • Work with public sector clients in Atlantic Canada and Ontario to design policies, programs, services, and experiences;
  • Utilized human-centred approaches to service design, from research and insight generation to concept to deliverable
  • Employ innovative new methods and approaches to uncover rich citizen insights; use insights to develop strategic strategies for public sector transformation
  • Design, manage and execute projects using a variety of qualitative research methodologies
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams in the role of Service Designer, Researcher, Consultant, or Facilitator
  • Able to respond positively and calmly to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Champion and reinforce the value of citizen-led approaches and design thinking
  • Support the growth of our design practice internally and externally

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Experience and passion for solving complex problems in the public and social sectors
  • Formal education in design, business, public administration, engineering, or IT
  • Research background with an understanding and appreciation for qualitative insights
  • Demonstrable passion and expertise in design thinking methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience using rapid prototyping tools such as Sketch, Invision, etc.
  • Interest in designing applications, experiences, websites, products and services that balance user needs, business objectives and technological constraints
  • Previous experience in project settings, in a professional services environment
  • Professional with no ego – equally comfortable leading senior executives and being led by junior resources
  • Possess the ability to remain flexible concerning approaches to delivering client solutions
  • Previous consulting experience would be considered an asset
  • Visual design skills, including using a diverse set of software such as Adobe CS, Sketch, and OmniGraffle, would be an asset

Perks of Working with Davis Pier:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Four weeks of vacation annually
  • Hybrid working options after the first few months with the firm
  • Annual Health Living Allowance 
  • Profit-sharing incentives 
  • Regular social and team-building events
  • Peer Mentorship Program
  • Beautiful modern office located downtown in the Brewery Market building
  • Collaborative, welcoming, and supportive team

 

Contact

Email: solutions@davispier.ca
Attn:   Michelle MacAulay, Director of Professional Services

Who We Are

Davis Pier is a consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to complex government and social challenges. We work with public, not-profit, and private sector organizations in Canada and internationally to deliver the services necessary to improve society and the lives of others by designing, planning, and implementing lasting change. Our projects include work in a variety of domains, including healthcare, education, employment, social services, regulation, public safety, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.

The Davis Pier team includes over 50 professionals with several complementary backgrounds, including business consultants, project managers, business analysts, change managers, engineers, service designers, and technical architects. Our core services are: Strategy & Analytics, Design, Transformation, People, and Technology.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and who are representative of the communities that we serve, in particular those with lived experience of the barriers individuals face to employment.

Davis Pier and Pier Labs are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and people with disabilities as we strive to build a more inclusive society.

If you will require accommodations at any stage of the selection process, please state the nature of the accommodations in your cover note.

We would like to invite applicants to self-identify if they belong to an equity seeking group and disclose this information in their cover letter. Self-disclosure is completely optional.


Vaccination Policy

As part of Davis Pier's ongoing obligation to take reasonable precautions to provide a health and safe working environment, and in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, David Pier requires employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in accordance with the requirements to be considered fully vaccinated by the Province. The Province's requirements to be considered fully vaccinated can be found at: novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/#fully-vaccinated.

There may be valid reasons for an employee to no be Fully Vaccinated, including medical and religious reasons. Candidates requiring an exemption should include an accommodation request in their application.