Job Title: Research Support Officer- Canada Summer Jobs
Reports to: Managing Director. Location: Montreal
Start Date: March 25th Status: Contract (12 Weeks)
Salary: $18/ hr Working Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM
BCRC is a growing, resource-based organization that strengthens community capacity by providing professional support to organizations and individuals in need. The Centre is committed to helping visible minority youth rekindle their dreams, and achieve their full potential. We provide and implement professional innovative support services to individuals, communities, para-public and public organizations. We also develop and run health, education, socio-culture, and community economic development programs.
Reporting to the Managing Director the Research Support Officer (RSO) will be responsible for helping build BCRC’s statistical knowledge and capacity. After attending a 1-week training program delivered by Statistics Canada, the (RSO) will work with a team of researchers on a project that seeks to capture the status and relative fitness of the English-Speaking Black Community (ESBC) in Quebec. They would work to create demographic profiles, infographics and analytical reports which will provide an evidence base for the organization to use in future endeavours. Additionally, they will learn about the community sector serving the English-speaking population of Quebec and may be asked to help with organizational activities over the summer.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in a 1-week training program with Statistics Canada.
- Conduct surveys and collect data, using methods such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, consultations and, literature reviews.
- Analyze data from surveys, old records, and/or case studies, using statistical software programs.
- Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets that describe survey techniques and results.
- Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary.
- Offer research-based briefings and advice, which may involve writing action plans
- Contribute to research and policy reports, as well as internal documents. This includes working with others to develop conclusions and recommendations.
- Develop and maintain relations with key stakeholders and interlocutors in order to build networks through which to learn and to share advocacy messages
- Manage project’s social media account
- Other duties as assigned
- Degree in a social-science-related discipline;
- Knowledge of study design, data management
- Knowledge of fundamental concepts of collecting and processing research data.
- Excellent economic / statistical / quantitative / qualitative research skills
- Ability to use quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis software packages
- (Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
- Proficiency in the preparation of publications, reports, presentations
- Experience in an applied social research environment
- Research skills including; document and literature reviews; supporting quantitative and qualitative data collection; data entry, coding and analysis; table/graphics; proofreading; technical report writing
- Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and age
- Knowledge and experience in community development and intercultural engagement
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written and comprehension)
- French language skills would be considered an asset
- Can work with a team and support project activities as needed
CSJ criteria state that candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years at the beginning of employment; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have refugee status in Canada; and must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
BCRC welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized, including, but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, members of the Queer community, and individuals with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify.
Interested applicants may email a résumé and two references by 11:59 pm, Friday, May 22nd, 2020 to email@example.com