81 Prince Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
Phone: (902) 894-4573

The Reverend Vincent Murnaghan Memorial Scholarship

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.


Position: Community Researcher and Facilitator

Duration: 8 weeks, full time

Start Date: June 20

Location: Charlottetown

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