Join CWP: Summer Research Associate Needed

Calling all university students interested in poverty issues in Canada! Canada Without Poverty has a great opportunity for summer employment. Do you want to work with good people in downtown Ottawa on meaningful issues? Read on! 

Job Title: Research Associate

Anticipated Start Date: June 9, 2014

Anticipated End Date: August 1, 2014

Remuneration: $15 per hour for 30 hours per week

Canada Without Poverty is a charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada. We are looking for a Research Associate who is passionate about poverty issues with a strong background in research and report writing. The Research Associate will be primarily responsible for researching, writing and updating our Poverty Progress Profiles for 2014. The profiles analyze poverty strategies and programs across Canada and offer a critical look into best practices as well as current regional policies. We suggest that all applicants review our Poverty Progress Profiles prior to applying for the position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Research poverty initiatives in select provinces using government websites, news releases, academic and civil society reports, and news articles
  • Update Poverty Progress Profiles with relevant statistics, new information and recent funding announcements for specific thematic areas
  • Write new sections of the profiles to offer a fresh perspective on what is happening within the region as it relates to poverty and provincial/territorial strategies
  • Contribute ideas on how to strengthen the profiles and work with a supervisor to adjust layout

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Desire to learn about poverty
  • Research experience (at the university level)
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Ability to synthesize research into brief statements
  • Ability to work independently
  • Confidence to ask questions
  • Strong self-editing capacities
  • Full-time university student

Application Deadline: May 20, 2014

Application Process: Please send your cover letter and CV to Michele Biss at michele[at]

*Since this position is funded by Service Canada’s Summer Work Experience program, students must be returning to university in September 2014 and must be 30 years old or younger

**Aboriginal students and students who are members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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