Job Posting 88032

Policy and Research Analyst
AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Society and Service Agencies of BC)
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Thu, 13 Oct)
full time

Purpose:                      Provide settlement and integration policy and research supports to IRCC funded service providers. Enhance the capacity of the settlement sector to deliver settlement and integration programs effectively by creating and promoting capacity-building resources and trainings. The Policy and Research Analyst produces resources for and maintains connections with BC service providers.

Reports to:                  Director of Programs

Hours & location:        35 hours per week – combination of working from home and working from AMSSA’s office location at 4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, BC

Salary:                         $ 33 / hour – eligible for benefits after three months

Classification:              Full-Time Contract; October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2024 with the possibility of an extension pending funding

How to apply:              Please send your cover letter and resume to Sabrina Dumitra, Director of Programs at .                                 
Resumes will be reviewed starting October 14, 2022 but the posting will remain open until the position is filled and will be closed without notice.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that strengthens over 80 member agencies as well as hundreds of community stakeholder agencies who serve immigrants and newcomers, and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates.

  • We value EQUITYand strive to be the catalyst for change which disrupts systems promoting racial and social injustice.
  • We value INCLUSIVENESSand work with our members and stakeholders to place voices that have been marginalized in positions of influence, creating space for all perspectives.
  • We value INTEGRITY, striving to always work to the highest standards, encouraging innovation, risk taking and leadership; we are always open to new thoughts and maintain accountability in our work.
  • We value DIVERSITY, recognizing our own individual biases and engaging members and stakeholders in meaningful ways that promotes inclusion of all voices and perspectives.
  • We value MUTUAL RESPECTby respecting what everyone has to offer within their own context of life experiences, opening our hearts and minds to always listening and learning.
  • We value COLLABORATION, engaging in equitable partnerships, mindfully exploring old and new ideas to advance the work of AMSSA and our members.
  • We value SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION, engaging in continuous individual and organizational reflection and collaboration to build capacity and integrate what we learn into our culture and infrastructure.


  • Works closely with the Director of Programs to lead the research and writing of policy background documents and position papers for internal and external purposes.
  • Research, understand and organize solutions to and supports for the current and evolving needs of the settlement and integration sector.
  • Liaise with Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Advisory Committee members to inform of the needs, realities of Local Immigration Partnerships.
  • Support in curating and organizing of weekly Settlement Net content.
  • Leads with creating and writing the content for Migration Matters Info Sheets.
  • Consult with the Director of Programs and Settlement and Integration Program Manager to develop, facilitate and support meetings, workshops, events, and resources that support the Settlement and Integration sector.
  • Leads in the creation of evaluation reports and analysis of evaluations for settlement and integration support events and activities.
  • Coordinates and supports the logistics of the meetings, Advisory Committee meetings, workshops, and other AMSSA events (webinars, talks and conferences).
  • Write and prepare work plans, agendas, production schedules, evaluation surveys, reports, slide presentations and other documents to be used for meetings, events and resources.
  • Take minutes for committee meetings including the Immigrant Integration Coordinating Committee Steering Committee (IICC SC) and other settlement and integration support events and support the development of the reports.
  • Leads in creation, analysis, and reporting of the annual sector survey and results.
  • Promotes AMSSA’s engagement with researchers and academics.
  • Supports with overseeing AMSSA’s research and policy related volunteers and interns.
  • Participate in external working groups as relevant to the settlement and integration sector.
  • Work with the AMSSA team on additional and emerging projects as required.


  • University degree (graduate or undergraduate degree) in a relevant discipline, 3-5 years of experience; or a combination of education, training, and experience that is relevant to the field of work.
  • In-depth critical understanding of theoretical approaches to immigration and migration including: multiculturalism, diversity, social inclusion and social sustainability
  • Exceptional research skills and creativity in developing learning materials.
  • Ability to develop surveys then collect, analyze and report on results.
  • Capacity to research, review and assess various information sources including product information, academic articles, policy descriptions, legal information, media articles, sectoral materials and other related information sources.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write, proofread and edit reports, minutes, communication materials and proposals.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, synthesize, and adapt information to various audiences.
  • Critical understanding of discourses that relate to immigration, settlement, service delivery and management, policy and legal environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications to inform stakeholders about activities.
  • Experience in participating on committees and in meetings, conferences, and events
  • Experience in writing funder reports
  • Experience in committee meeting and event planning
  • Experience working with webinar platforms
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to respond quickly to new or changing work demands.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent active listening, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time and resource management techniques
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, database management tools

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