Summer Student Job Available
Community Researcher/Facilitator for the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income
Posted: Tuesday 24th May 2016 17:35
The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income is looking for a student to work on its Basic Income Guarantee campaign. The student will be responsible for organizing community-based research among other things.
STUDENT SUMMER JOB
Position: Community Researcher and Facilitator
Duration: 8 weeks, full time
Start Date: June 20
Deadline for Applications: June 10
Download the job description here.
Tasks and Responsibilities: The individual will support the work of and report to the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Working Group of the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income.
Activities may include:
- Community-based research, for example organizing focus groups addressing questions related to Basic Income Guarantee
- Research related on basic income guarantee (BIG) initiatives in Canada and abroad
- Preparing a literature review and synthesis report of promising and best practices in BIG in Canada and abroad
- Engaging and increasing awareness of the general public and other key stakeholders of the BIG initiative in PEI
- Assisting with creating educational materials and communication tools for the general public and other stakeholders
- Organizing and coordinating a planning/consensus meeting of key stakeholders on the 5 year PEI BIG initiative/proposal
- Establishing a directory/network of key stakeholders
- Making updates to the C-BIG website Prepare meeting notes, presentations, arranging and participating in meetings and working groups as required
Eligibility: To be eligible for this position, you must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
- have been registered as a full-time student in the 2015-16 academic year and intending to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have official refugee protection status in Canada
- be legally entitled to work in Canada
Skills/Experience/Education: This position will be of particular interest (and benefit) to students considering careers in community development and social justice. A person with excellent communication, research and writing abilities in any post-secondary program, combined with a strong personal interest would be considered.
The successful candidate must:
- be comfortable working with a group of people in a community setting
- have good writing skills
- have good organizational skills
- understand the basics of research
- be a good communicator and be comfortable facilitating group discussions
Other things that would be helpful are:
- access to a vehicle
- fluency in french
- experience working/volunteering in the community sector
Terms: 8 weeks, 37.5 hours per week; 15.00 per hour
The working day is generally from 8:00 to 4:00, during weekdays. There may be some (infrequent) evening and weekend work involved.
Apply by mail or email to Cooper Institute, 81 Prince St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R3