Job Posting 101109

Research Assistant
Job Skills
Toronto Metro area
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 17 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students


Research Assistant

Full-time Canada Summer Jobs Opportunity

8-Week Contract

York Region


Who we are:           Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.


What we need:     The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* for the duration of the employment and,
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*Foreign Students are not eligible


Applicants should also have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Have excellent communication skills (written, verbal)
  • Have excellent customer services skills with both internal and external customers
  • Have superior organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)

Preferred candidates will be enrolled in either a college and/or university level program, majoring in one of the following disciplines:

  • Social Service Worker/Social Work-Race and Ethnicity
  • Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
  • Arts and Contemporary Studies

What you will do: Support Job Skills’ by:


Funding and Proposal Development Research

  • Assisting in the research process related to potential funding sources (including all levels of government, charities and foundations) and, in collaboration with the Funding and Operations Associate leading, developing an ongoing database of potential opportunities
  • Researching, evaluating and collating regional statistical information to understand the demographics of each area served by Job Skills
  • Researching, evaluating and collating the current demographics of the clients Job Skills serves by reviewing the criteria for current client recruitment by location and program
  • Creating an online file for each region and develop a list of common statistical information in collaboration with the Funding and Operations Associate
  • Becoming familiar with the eligibility criteria for clients of Job Skills’ menu of programs and services by collaborating with Managers of each division

Database and File Maintenance

  • Becoming familiar with the Job Skills’ SMART database and assist in potential development of a database for prospective funding opportunities

Reporting and Documentation

  • In collaboration with IT, obtain reporting tools that will identify potential areas for funding opportunities and can create monthly reports, collaborating with management team relating to proposal development.

Special Projects - Proposal Development

  • Reviewing current and historical proposals developed and submitted by Job Skills
  • In collaboration with the Funding and Operations Associate, reviewing potential proposal components to develop as multi-use templates for future submissions
  • Participating in committee work, both with the Fund and Proposal Committee and Client Recruitment Committee to understand current and future activities that may be assisted by focused research

General Office Duties

  • Becoming familiar with Job Skills’ mandate, objectives and programs, through the review of available literature, involvement in staff meetings and site-specific virtual visits.
  • Developing and maintain a working relationship with all Job Skills’ departments, at all Job Skills’ offices.
  • Learning to operate basic office equipment if/when returning to an in-office environment (e.g. phone systems, printer, scanner, postage machine, desk top computer, including related computer programs, e-mail and directories).


  • Building Collaborations/Partnerships
  • Self-Confidence
  • Coaching
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Problem Solving


What you will get: In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary!


If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!


Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new Programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our staff, our community and our clients.


As a Research Assistant with Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to help clients find and maintain meaningful employment.


Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.


We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title, and job reference number in the email subject line and tell us how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.



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