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17.20 Research Assistant Position

Job Number: 17.20 

Position:          Research Assistant 

Closing Date:   September 10, 2020 

Location:  This is a remote work position 

Hours of Work: 20 hours per week 

Salary Range: $23 an hour  

Reporting: Reports to Research Lead, Emily McIntyre 

Contract Timeline: Part-time until April 31, 2021 (subject to change based on approval) 

Scope and Purpose: 

CCRW is testing the idea that a balanced approach of services to both employers and job seekers with disabilities will result in an employment landscape that is more accessible. As a result of working with CCRW through this project, employers will report feeling more confident to hire employees with disabilities. CCRW will engage with local businesses to profile their staffing challenges and develop talent pipelines that respond to those issues. We will implement an ‘action research’ based approach engaging our local stakeholders through service delivery. Research questions will emerge throughout the lifespan of the project and will be articulated in our project reporting.We want to be able to unpack the ‘journey’ of our services and articulate why our interventions work, or don’t work. We want to be able to pull out best practices based on data points identified collaboratively between CCRW and our Researcher. The Research assistant will support the Lead Researcher in the execution of all research related duties.  

Who Are You: 

The Research Assistant will be a mixed methods researcher and critical thinker who applies qualitative approaches to disability research.  You have demonstrated experience in using NVivo to code the data.  You are able to contribute to coding, analysis, report writing and dissemination of research products.   

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Experience coding and analyzing data in NVivo is a must  
  • Supporting data analysis and creation of a polished final report 
  • Ability to clearly explain actionable insights and recommendations to staff in both written and spoken communication 
  • Work with management to continually refine research and reporting processes 
  • Development of knowledge translation materials  
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Lead Researcher 

Essential Qualifications:  

  • Currently enrolled in or completion of a Master’s degree in a related field 
  • Demonstrated Technical skills with NVivo 
  • Over 2 years of experience on a research team conducting and carrying out community-based research 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills  
  • Demonstrated understanding/interest in disability, accessibility, inclusion and human rights (i.e. legislation, attitudinal, physical and systematic barriers faced by persons with disabilities) 
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (i.e., word, outlook email, excel, power point etc.

Other Expected Qualifications: 

  • Works independently without the need for direct supervision to manage own files and responsibilities 
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively as part of a team  
  • Well-developed analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational, administrative and prioritization skills 
  • Detail oriented  
  • Confident, professional, thoughtful, assertive, polished, enthusiastic, hardworking, team player with developed work ethics 

Important Notes: 

  • Cover letter with resumes are requested by Sept. 10, 2020 
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted 


Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and current resume in one document, clearly indicating how they qualify for the role, to:  Please quote Job # 17.20 

CCRW is committed to workplace inclusion. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation at any point in the application process for this position, please email  



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