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Community Based Researcher, Faculty of Social Work

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Job ID: 14632

Updated: March 8, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a Community Based Researcher. This Full-time Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 5 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to a Collaborative Lead and two Co-Leads, and will primarily work in collaboration with numerous community partners in Calgary and High River Alberta in order to undertake, facilitate, and assist with the research project.

This position is part of a grant-funded research project entitled 'Alberta Resilient Communities Research Project: Engaging Children and Youth in Community Resilience Post-Flood in Southern Alberta'. This research project examines the lived realities of children, youth, and their communities in order to inform and strengthen child and youth health and well-being, and enhance disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction, and resilience in Southern Alberta in the wake of the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Work closely with the Collaborative Lead, Co-Leads, and community partner members in carrying out the overall research project and supporting three research streams
  • Assist with the planning and organizing of knowledge dissemination activities, including a community event to share research findings, organize meetings with stakeholders, and facilitate research outputs and publications
  • Engage in ongoing efforts to develop, strengthen, and support current and new relationships and communications between the collaborative leads and co-leads and the local community partners
  • Ensure the representation of the project in the community, and fostering awareness of the project
  • Participate regularly in research team meetings
  • Support project management and administrative functions
  • Participate in mixed methods data collection and analysis with the co-leads and research assistants

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Graduate Degree in Social Science discipline (for example Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, etc.) preferred
  • Experience working in a community setting and establishing contacts and relationships within the communities of focus (e.g., Calgary and High River)
  • Research and project management experience is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research
  • Experience with research ethics applications and renewals
  • Demonstrated skills in report writing and ability to translate research results into plain language content suitable for diverse audiences
  • Experience in training research personnel and students
  • Demonstrated strong engagement, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict negotiation, and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Deadline:  January 19, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Social Work visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work.

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