Job Posting 84874

Outward Bound Canada
Work From Home - Southern Alberta, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & ...
closed 5 days ago (Tue, 28 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $17.50/hour

Researcher (Summer Intern-Paid)


Outward Bound Canada is committed to inclusion and strives to have broad representation that reflects the diversity of Canada. We encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour or People of the Global Majority, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups. 


Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a charity that equips youth for the future through adventures in nature. These experiences develop resilience, social and emotional intelligence, and environmental leadership to prepare youth with skills to contribute to a better, more compassionate, and resilient society. Read about the impact of our work and our statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion



The Researcher will support the Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager to conduct and analyze data gathered through evidence-based research, in order to articulate the value and power of Outward Bound Canada programs. Specific research topics include the benefits of nature, climate change (and links to eco-anxiety), and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will also involve literature searches and report writing to add and compare to public bodies of research.

This will be accomplished through the creation and analysis of surveys and questionnaires, and literature reviews. The Researcher will have a 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.



Location: Remote (preferably close to one of our operating areas: Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Canmore, Toronto, Minden)

Starting Rate: $17.50/hour

Term: 8 Weeks Contract Term (35 hours per week)

Benefits: Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Employee Assistance Plan

Supervisor: Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager

Application Deadline: 2 weeks from the posting date (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Anticipated Start Date: July 2022



  • Initial analysis of research findings for draft reports and deliverables to managers and/or clients.
  • Liaise with various team members, networks, and organizations as needed for specific data needs.
  • Prepare and assist with the development of reports including content review and preparation, formatting, and presentation enhancement.
  • Collate and organize testimonials and program reviews for feedback and marketing.
  • Research existing data collections, compilations, and/or reporting methodologies.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.



OBC recognizes relevant skills and knowledge can be gained through volunteer and life experiences as well as professional and educational backgrounds. Please outline in a brief cover letter how you have gained the following experiences, and how you would apply them to this role:



  • One of the goals of this position is to diversify and strengthen Outward Bound Canada. As such, the Researcher position is only available to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.
  • This position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program, see eligibility criteria below.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector check
  • Experience in education and/or conservation.
  • Experience publishing documents with ePublication software and eReaders.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, etc., and Google platforms (gdoc, gsheet etc.)
  • Excellent presentation skills, ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Effective time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines, and achieve targets in a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Strong interest in connecting with nature, experiential education, and environmental issues.
  • Good understanding of and interest in the outdoor industry.
  • Passion, personal alignment, and commitment to the mission of Outward Bound Canada.



  • Degree or diploma in Education or related field; environmental education or conservation.



The position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program and has eligibility criteria including:


  •   Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  •   A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee protection act.
  •   Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations


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