Job Posting: Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, Black Youth Service Access Experience Research Initiative

About Us:

Wisdom2Action (W2A) is a progressive consulting firm and social enterprise focused on facilitating change and strengthening communities. We work with non-profit organizations, community health and social services and governmental bodies across Canada in the areas of community engagement, knowledge mobilization and research, diversity, equity and inclusion, creative facilitation, and more. We are committed to embedding community leadership and anti-oppression in every aspect of our work.

About The Project:

In 2020, Wisdom2Action undertook a community engagement initiative with Black youth and Black service providers to explore opportunities and identify recommendations to address anti-Black racism in social services. W2A is continuing to build on this work through a national research project to better understand the experiences of Black youth accessing community, health, and social services, and how access and service-use experience impacts Black youth mental health and resilience in Canada. The Project Coordinator will be tasked with overseeing and guiding this research initiative, which includes significant community engagement, outreach, research, and resource development components.

Job Description:

  • Position Type: Part-Time Contract
  • Contract duration: January 2021 – October 2022
  • Hours and Compensation: up to a maximum of 8 hours a week at 35$/hour
  • Benefits: No benefits are available as this is a contract position
  • Job Term: January 2021 – October 2022

 

Responsibilities:

  • Convene and facilitate a project-based youth advisory committee (YAC)
  • In partnership with project partners and YAC, draft and disseminate national survey
  • Undertake community-led data analysis of survey findings in partnership with the YAC
  • Create, review and revise final report detailing key project findings, recommendations and next steps
  • Lead the development of knowledge mobilization resources to share key learnings and recommendations identified through the survey and community engagement modalities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a flexible team dynamic
  • Excellent writing and resource development skills, with a focus on creating resources for front-line service providers.
  • Experience working in community-based engagement initiatives, including but not limited to community-based qualitative research, front-line service provision, or advocacy initiatives.
  • Experience working with Black youth and Black service providers
  • Experience working virtually with a small team and alongside diverse partner organizations

 

Working Conditions:

Wisdom2Action team members work remotely, in either home or personal office settings.

This position has been designated for individuals who identify as Black, Afro-Indigenous, Mixed-Race or otherwise impacted by anti-Black racism.

Wisdom2Action is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals impacted by anti-Black racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression. Self-identification by candidates is completely voluntary.

Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume to info@wisdom2action.org by January 20th, 2021, with the subject line “Project Coordinator Application”. We welcome applicants using alternative forms of cover letters and CV/resumes, including audio files and video submissions.

Please contact info@wisdom2action.org if you have any questions about this position.