Junior Social Scientist

Integral Ecology Group Publié : le 5 Sep 2020
Lieu
Remote from an Indigenous community, Victoria, Montreal or Calgary, Alberta
Échelle salariale
$40,000 - $48,000 per year ($20,000 – $24,000 for six months)
Heures par semaine
37.5
Date de début
2020/10/05
Date de fin
2021/03/31

Description

The successful candidate will be ready to join of a small interdisciplinary sub-team at Integral Ecology Group (IEG). Working predominantly with Indigenous communities (but also government and industry), the successful candidate will be encouraged to broaden their skill sets through a diverse, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates located in an Indigenous community, Victoria, Calgary, or Montreal. The position is for 6 months with the possibility for extension.

The role will focus on supporting our team in all aspects of cultural, social, and ethno-ecological research. This will entail project planning, data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Tâches et responsabilités

Research:

  • Support qualitative data analysis for cultural, social, Indigenous knowledge and ethno-ecological studies.
  • Assist with qualitative data collection including interviewing, focus groups, town halls, and surveys.
  • Support literature reviews focused on both scholarly and grey literature.
  • Work closely with IEG researchers to support field studies including: Indigenous knowledge studies, cultural studies, land use studies, land use planning, rights-based studies, and watershed planning.
  • Conduct physically demanding activities while on the land, including, walking moderate distances and traveling by off highway vehicles on rough and wet terrain in summer and winter environmental conditions.

Data management:

  • Assist with data entry and information management of cultural, social, Indigenous knowledge, and ethno-ecological data.
  • Support the capture of spatial data in google earth or on field data forms.

Reporting:

  • Support regular reporting and documentation of field results.
  • Assist with drafting and finalizing project reports and presentations and provide support with visual content.

Travel:

  • The position may require travel to remote communities with limited access in Canada, predominantly western Canada.
  • Travel is determined on a project-by-project basis with each trip ranging from 1-5 consecutive days and dependent on Covid-19 protocols and restrictions.

Connaissances et compétences

The successful candidate should demonstrate:

  • Computer skills, including use of Word, PowerPoint, emailing, teleconferencing (e.g. Zoom, Teams, Skype, etc.), etc.
  • Effective communication skills, including writing skills to communicate complex social and cultural ideas clearly and succinctly to a variety of audiences (e.g., client, community, industry, and government).
  • Some experience with qualitative, community-based research.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Be hardworking, fun, flexible, and organized, with a positive attitude;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and as a team player;
  • Desire to achieving high levels of technical excellence;
  • Demonstrate interest in our work at IEG;
  • Have enthusiasm for personal and professional development; and
  • Be a self-starter.

Scolarité requise

Enrolled or recent graduate of a post-secondary institution (e.g. college, cegep, university - undergraduate, or masters) in the field of Geography, Environmental Resources Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Public Health, or related fields will be also considered, based on team fit and complementary past relevant work experience

Certifications requises

None

Eligibility criteria

Les Stages lancement de carrière sont financés par le gouvernement du Canada dans le cadre de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse. Pour des renseignements sur les critères d’admissibilité du programme visitez leur site Web.

 

Les stagiaires admissibles :

  • Sont âgés entre 15 et 30 ans (inclusivement) au début du stage
  • Sont citoyens canadiens, résidents permanents ou détenteurs du statut de réfugié au Canada*
  • Sont légalement autorisés à travailler en vertu des lois et règlements provinciaux et fédéraux applicables
  • Sont disponibles à travailler pendant au moins six mois
  • N’ont pas déjà participé à un programme fédéral d’emploi pour les jeunes
  • N’ont pas été employés par l’employeur avant le début du stage (ne s’appliquent pas aux placements ou stages étudiants antérieurs)

*Le statut de réfugié doit être conféré aux termes de la Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés. Les personnes en attente du statut de réfugié et celles qui détiennent un visa de séjour temporaire, visa d’étudiant ou permis de travail, ne peuvent participer à une initiative de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse.

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