Anywhere in Canada
- Vacancies: Two openings at CRE
- Job term: Full-time (permanent)
- Hours: 35 hours per week, inclusive of breaks
- Start date: Mid August, 2020
- Closing date: August 15th (6pm EST)
- Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000 + benefits
- Requirements: Experience with research and working with Indigenous communities
Who we are
Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous Peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.
At CRE, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization empowers youth (ages 13-29) to be changemakers in their community. Over the past decade CRE has hosted cultural exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and published research.
Reporting to the Policy & Research Manager and Director,, this role will support CRE’s research programming, which includes annual major research projects, assisting Indigenous youth researchers, providing support to community-led research, developing online content and other small projects. Ideal candidates will bring experience working with Indigenous Peoples and communities and knowledge of community-research methods and decolonial research practices. Based anywhere in Canada, the Research Coordinators will:
- Support the design and roll-out of CRE’s research and social innovation programming
- Coordinate with stakeholders on major research projects
- Lead small internal research projects by conducting literature reviews, surveys, and interviews on a variety of topics
- Lead the support research in collaboration with CRE Communications Team in developing online content
- Develop and maintain respectful and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities and partner organizations
- Mentor youth on how to conduct, analyze, and summarize research
- Promote CRE, our programs, and build relationships with community partners
- Provide logistical and budget tracking support to the Policy & Research Manager
- Report on programming for grant agencies and partner organizations
- Undertake other projects as assigned
- 2-3 years of relevant work experience in:
- Research (Qualitative. Quantitative, Exploratory, Decolonial)
- Analyzing Indigenous Policy & Current Events
- Social Media
- A clear and effective communication style
- A collaborative and inclusive approach
- A passion for knowledge and an inquisitive nature
- Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Suite & Google Suite
- Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving ability
- French/English bilingualism is an asset
Who you are
- You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. You have experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities/organizations and believe in using your skills and talents to advance reconciliation.
- You know decolonial research practices. Academic research has a problematic and extractive history with Indigenous communities. You know how to conduct research that is inclusive, respectful, and brings value to participants.
- You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love any opportunity to work with others.
- You are a facilitator and communicator. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can accurately interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and an Indigenous language to Turtle Island is an asset.
- You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are able to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work within Canada.
- You are calm and supportive. Whether you’re an energizer or a quiet soul, it’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
- You are a self-starter and leader. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who fixes it. You are accomplished at delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
- You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, speaking engagements, supporting youth, or office cleaning.
- Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 based on experience and education
- Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
- Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
- Phone: monthly cell allowance of $50
- Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary
As a part of your application, please provide the following documents as a single PDF file:
- Cover letter
- Research writing sample
Your cover letter should introduce yourself and share your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). Your résumé should cover your applicable employment, education, and demonstrate how you meet the technical requirements of this position. Your research writing sample must showcase your ability to analyze data and communicate your findings, and this can be a research paper, opinion piece, or written work product from a previous job. There will be a technical competency assessment as a part of the application process.
If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
You can submit a completed application (cover letter, résumé, and portfolio) to email@example.com as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:
- Ex: Research_Smyth.Tristan.pdf
- Contact for interview (TBD)
- Interview (TBD)
- Technical Competency Assessment (TBD)
CRE is an Indigenous organization committed to building a team that is reflective of the diverse populations that we work with, so we encourage First Nations, Metis, Inuit, People of Colour, and/or 2SLGBTQIA+ folks to apply.
As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.