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Start Date: June 5, 2023
Summer (8-weeks)
Full-time (35 hours/week)
Pay Rate: $23/hr
Closing date is May 19, 2023
This posting is restricted to candidates who:
  1. Are between the ages of 15 and 30 on the start date of employment; and
  2. Self-identify as African Nova Scotian, Afro-Indigenous, African, Caribbean, and/or Black.
In order to be considered for the position, candidates are requested to self-identify through their cover letters.
The Research Assistant (RA) will report to the Program Manager. The RA provides a wide
range of support to the team. The RA operates with an exceptional level of professionalism,
confidentiality, efficiency, accuracy, and knowledge of priorities and risks, and will support
overall project and organizational success.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research for data sharing and partnership opportunities in collaboration with research team; apprise project team of findings and recommendations regarding needs of stakeholders (e.g. community members, potential partner organizations).
  • Assist in developing, writing, editing, and reviewing educational modules relating to anti-Black racism and health for healthcare trainees including reviewing and testing the platform.
  • Provide direct support for research projects as needed by performing various project duties including scheduling, documenting, researching and providing advice and guidance on project issues; work closely with project teams.
  • Support with drafting funding and ethics applications; analyzing data; reviewing and integrating feedback, seeking information and clarification as required.
  • Plan and coordinate events related to strategic initiatives.
  • Research and recommend participants, speakers, activities for research-related events.
  • Support project communications, including reporting, identifying, and carrying out knowledge translation opportunities and activities.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, external meetings as appropriate, taking minutes, and presenting progress updates of projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, manuscripts, workshops, presentations, marketing and promotional materials, social media posts, website content, and other knowledge translation products.
  • Perform other related tasks and provide research support as directed.overall project and organizational success.
  • Strong preference for background in health, health policy, public health, medicine, Black Studies, or social sciences.
  • Background and/or combined experience with financial, business and/or legal
    knowledge is an asset.
  • Direct and/or lived experience with African Nova Scotian, Afro-Indigenous, African, Caribbean, and/or Black communities.
  • Experience of community engagement/volunteer work is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with academic and non-academic writing (e.g. supporting course/content development) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with the practice and understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, anti-discrimination and other related issues at a systems level, including their intersectionality with other social determinants of health is preferred. 
  • Experience providing project, research and/or program support with proven research and analytical skills is an asset.
  • Experience with NVivo and SPSS or SAS is an asset.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills are required.
  • Fluency in a second language considered an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 is required.
To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter by email to:
Use the subject line: Research Assistant (CSJ #4266962) – [Your First and Last Name]
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