Position: Research Assistant (12 weeks contract term)
Immediate Supervisor: Principal, Curriculum and Education Manager
Location: Toronto, ON (Remote)
Start date: October 2021
Outward Bound Canada is committed to helping Canadian youth change the trajectory of their lives. With young people desiring to thrive in an unpredictable and changing world, OBC, a registered charity, offers social-emotional education through experiential adventures in the outdoors. Since 1969, OBC has inspired over 150,000 participants, with a particular emphasis on providing greater access to those facing socioeconomic barriers, to discover their potential. These experiences develop resilience, social and emotional intelligence, and environmental leadership to contribute to a better, more compassionate, and resilient society. The impact of our work on young people in Canada is found in our recent case for support.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Research Assistant will support the Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager to articulate through evidence-based research, the value and power of Outward Bound Canada programs. The Assistant will also create tools to both improve quality and streamline efficient delivery of programs by field instructors.
This will be accomplished through the creation, analysis, and presentation of reports, surveys, and questionnaires. The Assistant will have keen attention to detail, strong knowledge of organizing data in spreadsheets (excel/gsheets) and editing using word processing tools (word / gdoc), and will be resourceful in conducting research and curating articles.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
$17.50/hour, 35 hours per week
READY TO APPLY?
This position is in collaboration with Nature Canada Work to Grow program and has eligibility criteria including:
One of the goals of Work to Grow is to diversify and strengthen the nature sector. As such, this opportunity is only available to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour.
Indicate “Research Assistant” in the subject line.
Application deadline: October 20, 2021, application will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Outward Bound Canada is an equal opportunity employer, we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience beyond the technical requirements of a job, if your experience is close to what you see listed, please consider applying. Outward Bound Canada strives to have a broad representation that is reflective of the diversity of Canada and values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to inclusion in our organization. We encourage applications from all individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, racialized people, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please let us know if you require accommodations at any stage during the hiring process.
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