The Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) is seeking full-time, permanent Researchers (IV) with relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: 1) accessibility and inclusion 2) income security and poverty reduction, 3) housing, and 4) other population health equity topics in BC. The successful candidate will join the Research, Planning and Consulting team and report to the Associate Executive Director and work closely with other team members.
SPARC BC is an independent, non-partisan, registered charity (not-for profit organization) established in 1966 with a mission to work with communities in building a more just and healthy society for all. Please visit www.sparc.bc.ca for more information.
As an applied Researcher at SPARC BC, you will leverage advanced specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in population health, evaluation, health economics, urban and community planning, and/or other applied research fields relevant to SPARC BC’s work with people and communities. This Researcher role requires comfort and experience designing and leading community-based, social policy research and evaluation initiatives as a recognized professional in their field of social policy research. This role also requires expert level project management skills and experience to lead research, planning, and consulting projects, while expertly engaging and fostering partnerships with key communities, organizations, and individuals.
Education and Experience
The annual salary for this position is between $74,017 - $81,576 commensurate with skills and experience. SPARC BC also offers an excellent benefits package.
To apply for this position, please forward letters of application and CVs/resumes to Dr. Alex Price at the following address: aprice[at]sparc.bc.ca. All applicants will be evaluated on their education, skills, knowledge, ability, and experience based on the requirements set out in the job description.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis until all positions are filled. All applications submitted for this position must demonstrate the different ways in which the applicant meets the requisite skills and experience. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Researcher IV position is part of the BCGEU bargaining unit.
SPARC BC is committed to attracting and retaining staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our organization strives to create and maintain a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. If you are an applicant who requires accessibility accommodation, please feel encouraged to apply.
SPARC BC also acknowledges that our office is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Halkomelem) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) speaking peoples. They have been custodians of this land for thousands of years and we would like to pay our respect to the Elders and knowledge keepers both past and present.
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