We are looking for a graduate (or upper-year/experienced undergrad) research assistant to join our team. The RA will work on average 5-10 hours per week (hours may vary). The rate of pay is as per CUPE 4163 rates (Grad: $25.63/hour, Undergrad:$15.54, plus 4% vacation pay). Access to a dedicated space in our research offices and a workstation is provided.

In this position, the RA will work closely with the Project Manager on a variety of duties, depending on project needs at any given time, including but not limited to:

  • Contributing to knowledge mobilization activities, including Partnership research documentation (in writing and via video) and developing content for the project website (direct website experience not necessary)
  • Participating in data collection, including phone interviews with Indigenous community members
  • Assisting with a variety of technical writing tasks, including media releases and Partnership newsletters
  • Various organizational and other duties related to the project, assisting with organizing meetings and local and national events, and as assigned by the Project Directors or Project Manager.

This position will be of interest to someone seeking to gain experience in community-led research, research project coordination, national research collaborations, and/or knowledge mobilization.

The position starts immediately upon hiring, with a commitment to the end of the second term (April 2019)and the possibility of a longer-term extension (to March 2020).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Lived experience in an Indigenous community and/or substantial competency in engaging in and maintaining intercultural affiliations
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Indigenous Language Revitalization & Maintenance
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with or aptitude to learn effective use of WordPress, Adobe InDesign and Premier
  • Experience or interest to learn creating videos to be published via YouTube or other channels
  • Effective time management skills and ability to respond to changing priorities
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a team environment and on UVIC campus
  • Candidate must be living in the Victoria area and able to meet with Project Manager in person on campus regularly

Application process

Please submit your application via email to netolnew@uvic.ca, combining the following documents into one continuous PDF file:

(a) 1-page cover letter(explaining your interest and suitability in the position)

(b) current curriculum vitae (highlighting research experience and/or training related to the position’s responsibilities and/or focus of the Partnership project)

 (c) contact information for two referees (including academic supervisor where applicable and most recent direct supervisor(s) of any positions)

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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