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Job Number:  46183
Research Associate
Job Posted: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
(54 days ago)
Old Brewery Mission
Region: Montreal Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Montreal Salary: (not entered)

The Research Associate is primarily responsible for data management and analysis and works collaboratively as part of the Old Brewery Mission (OBM) research team, comprised of the Director of Research (Georges Ohana), the project's Principle Investigator (Professor Katherine Maurer, McGill University School of Social Work), and the Research Coordinator (Hannah Brais). The Research Associate participates in the development and implementation of the long and short-term goals of the department, the primary aim of which is develop an evidence base to inform OBM’s overarching goal of ending homeless through improving their programming and informing policy and practice in Canada. The Research Associate’s primary responsibilities are the management of the internal data collection process, data analysis, and contributing to interpretation and dissemination of findings:

  • Managing the OBM’s administrative database, including liaising with the HIFIS community manager, upgrading systems, changing the structure of data collection as needs evolve.
  • Collaborate with the OBM research team on development, planning, and coordination of multiple concurrent research activities.
  • Participate in ongoing staff management as it relates to the use of data collection tools and informing on system upgrades.
  • Participate in writing reports, journal articles, and presentations related to project findings.
  • Communicating project progress to OBM administrators and board of directors.


HOURS: Full-time (40 hrs), contract position with flexible hours.



  • Degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years of related experience managing and analyzing large datasets.
  • Experience with quantitative data collection and analysis is an asset.
  • Experience working in service-oriented community organizations and with service user interactions, as is common in a shelter environment.
  • Strong communication/presentation, interpersonal, and relation-building skills with the ability to work in a team environment and autonomously.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with an ability to multitask efficiently, as well as establish and respond to priorities and an ability to innovate.
  • Familiarity statistical software (i.e., SPSS, Stata, R, HIFIS); intermediate level knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create elaborate documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written French and English in order to communicate effectively within and outside of the organization, for daily communications, drafting reports and journal articles, and to make presentations.Knowledge of programs and policies related to homelessness is an asset.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Email application including a cover letter and CV to: Hannah Brais (), Katherine Maurer () and Georges Ohana ()
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
More details on the project can be found at: http://www.mcgill.ca/socialdevelopment/projects/obm
Contact Details:
Hannah Brais (514 798-2244 ex 268) Research Coordinator, Old Brewery Mission
Katherine Maurer, PhD (514-398-7064) Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, McGill University Email:
Georges Ohana (514-687-1852) Director of Housing, Urban Health, and Research Initiatives, Old Brewery Mission Email:
www:   www.missionoldbrewery.ca

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