Research Assistant – Outward Bound Canada

The Research Assistant will support the Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager to articulate through evidence-based research, the value and power of Outward Bound Canada programs. The Assistant will also create tools to both improve quality and streamline efficient delivery of programs by field instructors.
This will be accomplished through the creation, analysis, and presentation of reports, surveys, and questionnaires. The Assistant will have keen attention to detail, strong knowledge of organizing data in spreadsheets (excel/gsheets) and editing using word processing tools (word / gdoc), and will be resourceful in conducting research and curating articles.

Produce and manage data to support product and/or business development.
Data collection through reaching out to clients and stakeholders, including telephone interviews, one-on-one interviews.
Design and implement processes and systems for sustainable ongoing survey application.
Liaise with various team members, networks, and organizations as needed for specific data needs.
Prepare and assist with the development of reports including content review and preparation, formatting, and presentation enhancement.
Initial analysis of research findings for draft reports and deliverables to managers and/or clients.
Curate relevant research articles and keep abreast of new research and current trends through web and literature research.
Collate and organize testimonials and program reviews for feedback and marketing.
Research existing data collections, compilations, and/or reporting methodologies.
Support with the writing of detailed reports.
Assist in developing/maintaining/updating databases and periodical reports.
Update and edit activity descriptions and lesson plans for field use.
Translate documents into ePublications for use on eReaders.
Perform other duties as necessary.

University degree in a relevant field.
Minimum 3 years of experience in a research field.
Strong research and analytical skills with a desire to learn and advance.
Ability to anticipate and plan for the requirements of a particular task, execute the task in a timely manner.
Proficient with web and literature searches, synthesizing data, and analysis.
Candidates must be competent with all Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel.
Experience with ePublication software is and asset.
Experience in using electronic document/records repositories is an asset.
Good understanding of and interest in the outdoor industry.
Good interpersonal skills.
Excellent presentation skills – able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
Effective time-management skills with ability to meet deadlines, and achieve targets in a team environment.
Passion, personal alignment, and commitment to the mission of Outward Bound Canada.
Position requires a police background check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check.
$17.50/hour, 35 hours per week

This position is in collaboration with Nature Canada Work to Grow program and has eligibility criteria including:
Be between the ages of fifteen (15) and thirty (30) at the time they are selected to participate in the Project;
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
Be legally entitled to work in Canada according to the applicable provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
One of the goals of Work to Grow is to diversify and strengthen the nature sector. As such, this opportunity is only available to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour.

Please send cover letter and CV to
Indicate “Research Assistant” in the subject line.
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Application deadline: October 20, 2021, application will be reviewed on a rolling basis