Director (Behavior Change and Social Art)

One Drop

Montreal, QC, Canada 🇨🇦



Permanent full-time position


One Drop, an ambitious, agile and entrepreneurial non-profit organization created in 2007 by the Founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. As an emerging leader of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), One Drop significantly and sustainably improves the living conditions of communities within developing countries worldwide through innovative water-access projects. To learn more,


Such an ambitious mission calls for extraordinary measures delivered by exceptional people, and the men and women who lead at One Drop are those who step up to the plate. Charting paths through unfamiliar territory and inspiring everyone around them, they are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities within today’s challenges. You are one of these leaders. With your energy, passion and determination, you motivate and inspire those around you to use their clarity of vision, their enthusiasm and their will to succeed to turn dreams into reality. And you get results.


One Drop seeks a visionary, results-oriented and entrepreneurial Director Behavior Change and Social Art who is prepared to take on challenges in a stimulating and fast paced environment. The chosen candidate will have solid experience in the application of behavior change theories and models. In collaboration with our Social Arts Manager, our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director and our regional Project Managers, they will develop strong WASH-related behavior change programs that will strengthen One Drop’s leadership in behavior change using social arts.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Director Behavior Change and Social Art:

  • Takes a leadership role in the continued development of One Drop’s behavior change strategy through the use of social arts and helps to position One Drop as a leader in the fields of Behavior Change using Social Arts, Entertainment Education and Social and Behavior Change Communication;
  • Acts as an expert advisor in the design of the behavior change using social arts component of One Drop’s WASH programs;
  • Consolidates and disseminates the know-how developed by One Drop on the operationalization of behavior change using social arts in WASH projects and its impact on sustainability;
  • Represents One Drop at international forums, conferences and seminars related to Social Arts, Entertainment Education and Social and Behavior Change Communication;
  • Works closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director to reinforce One Drop’s theory of change supporting social art as an instrument to trigger behavior change, and to develop tools to monitor and  to evaluate the impact of social arts activities on the sustainability of One Drop’s WASH programs; 
  • Supervises the development, implementation and monitoring of effective, culturally anchored and scalable social arts activities in One Drop’s WASH programs;
  • Collaborates with the Social Arts Manager to organize an international event focused on social arts as an innovative and effective tool to raise awareness, mobilize communities and change behaviors;
  • Performs all other related tasks.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree: behavioral science/ psychology, public health, international development, communication or other related field
  • 7-10 years in a similar position and significant professional experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions aimed at triggering behavior change;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the application of principles and theories of behavior change in applied fields (health, water and sanitation);
  • Demonstrated experience in the identification of obstacles to behavior change and in the development of innovative strategies to overcome them;
  • Experience in community organization, specifically in rural areas;
  • International field experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of artistic staff.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, understanding of French and/or Spanish an asset;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Passion for behavior science and international development;
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning;
  • Interest in art as a vector for social change;
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious, motivated, collaborative, responsible, detail-oriented and results-orientated personality;
  • Ability to work in an environment based on multiple partnerships;
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • International travel required (approx. 20% of work schedule).


 : Corporate Services (HR, IT, Finance, Administration, etc.)

Primary Location

 : Montreal (Canada)  

Job Posting

 : Jun 3, 2016, 10:19:56 AM

Unposting Date

 : Jul 3, 2016, 11:59:00 PM