March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is a federally registered national charity that offers a wide variety of programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities. Since 1951, March of Dimes Canada has been on the forefront of the disability movement with a mission that is dedicated to maximizing the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities. Our 2018-2023 Strategic plan is focused on a bold vision of enhancing services to an expanding constituency, financing the vision, building stakeholder partnerships and creating an appropriate and sustainable infrastructure.
The Research Assistant will assist to conduct research and quality improvement projects as they relate to the mission of our After Stroke service offerings which aim to support the 60,000 Canadians who are impacted by stroke every year in additions to their families and caregivers. The Research Assistant will assist and collaborate on a variety of research related tasks including project proposals and protocols, supporting team members in conducting data collection and data quality initiatives, supporting building quality improvement processes, knowledge synthesis and dissemination activities.
Summary of Job Functions
The Research Assistant will provide support for one or more of the following projects within their role:
- Creating an up-to-date repository of relevant knowledge on Canadians living with disability, and/or Canadians affected by stroke
- Supporting survey creation, dissemination, and analysis across the organization
- Value stream mapping and quality improvement education activities
Job Functions may include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with literature searches and reviews on topics related to stroke, Canadians living with disability (with particular focus on youth with disabilities), community reintegration in partnership with academic partners
- Schedule and prepare for data collection activities (e.g. surveys)
- Schedule and conduct interviews and/or focus groups as required
- Participate in the development of presentations, manuscripts for knowledge translation
- Some project coordination activities such as arranging team meetings/teleconferences, generating meeting notes)
- Other duties as assigned
- As per the Canada Summer Jobs requirements, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment, and 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.
- Health or Social Science Degree (completed or in progress) preferred
- Experience working within a team
- Understanding of research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
- Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Excellent communication (verbal, written) skills
- Strong project coordination skills
This position will be virtual / remote. Flexibility in working hours available. Must have access to own laptop.
Salary Range / Échelle des salaires: $16.00/hour
Applications accepted until / Candidatures acceptées jusqu’au (mm/dd/yy): June 11, 2021
March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible