Job Posting: ESCLM Research Project Assistant

Posted

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:00am

By

WIL Employment Connections

The Employment Sector Council London-Middlesex (ESCLM) is a collaborative network of employment-related organizations in the London-Middlesex region. ESCLM coordinates employment sector planning across its membership, and promotes community labour force growth and development

ESCLM is a community partnership project of WIL Employment Connections (WIL), a non-profit community-based organization with over 25 years of experience providing specialized employment supports for immigrants and newcomers in London Region. Together, ESCLM and WIL are inviting applications for a Research Project Assistant who will provide support to ESCLM, its Steering Committee, members and volunteers.

POSITION:     ESCLM Research Project Assistant
Part-time (28 hours/week)
48 week contract
$18 per hour

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY:  

The successful candidate will report to the ESCLM Project Manager and Steering Committee, as well as to the Project Sponsor, WIL Employment Connections.  

POSITION SCOPE:

The Research Project Assistant will participate fully in the design, execution, analysis, and evaluation of ESCLM’s “Community Collaboration Approaches to Job Development” Research Project:

• Efficient and effective support for ESCLM and all research project activities
• Research, data collection, analysis, evaluation, and reporting
• Project administration and logistical duties including managing budget, timelines, supplies, communications, deliverables, and strategic planning

SUCCESS FACTORS AND OUTCOMES EXPECTED:
A strong customer service ethos will maintain ESCLM and WIL’s reputation with members and partners for providing excellent value for their services.  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Liaise with ESCLM member agencies and community partners
• Develop research protocols including identification and use of evaluation tools and metrics for project monitoring and evaluation
• Use of appropriate methodology and techniques for facilitating research
• Quantitative and qualitative data collection, integration, and analysis, including literature review, surveys, interviews, and focus groups
• Post-research reporting and development of project presentation materials
• Coordinate and attend project-related events and conferences
• Manage project correspondence and communications
• Maintain all records on ESCLM project deliverables and outcomes
• Maintain website and social media presence as required
• Assist with design and delivery of training courses
• Assist with project marketing strategy
• Assist with information-sharing, marketing and communication materials
• Manage multiple tasks, under tight deadlines

COMPETENCIES AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Post-secondary or post-graduate degree in Social Science, Public Administration or similar
• Direct experience in qualitative and quantitative research
• Demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis and software
• Previous project management and research experience considered an asset, including budgeting, planning, execution, delivery, quality assurance, and reporting
• Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision
• Capacity and will to learn quickly and work under dynamic conditions
• High personal motivation, self-management, and detail orientation to engage in and manage a wide-range of intellectual work
• Well-developed organization, time management and planning skills
• Issue analysis, problem solving, decision-making skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong coordination and leadership skills
• Results-focused work ethos
• Knowledge of and skills in applying common office computer software
• Knowledge of local employment agencies and services
• Knowledge of local labour market conditions and current economic trends
• Demonstrated experience in (and an understanding of) the employment and social services sectors, particularly in areas of community awareness and community economic development
• Able to work independently and take initiative
• Maintain accurate records and safeguard confidentiality
• Approachable and collaborative style that supports trust and integrity

Please forward applications no later than 12:00 pm Noon on Thursday, November 27, 2014 to:

Hiring Committee/ESCLM Research Project Assistant  
c/o WIL Employment Connections @ The Skill Centre
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London, Ontario N6A 1G3
Fax: 519-663-5377

Applicants may also choose to submit their applications electronically to careers@wil.ca. Please reference Hiring Committee/ESCLM Research Project Assistant in the Subject Line.