Research and Communications Assistant Summer Employment - EndPovertyEdmonton

The Research and Communications Intern at EndPovertyEdmonton (EPE) works with the Secretariat team and stakeholders to support the strategy to end poverty in Edmonton within a generation and advance a vision of shared prosperity for all, where every Edmontonian has an equal opportunity to live, work, participate, and thrive.

Reporting to the Research and Evaluation Specialist and the Communications Officer, you will work with this team to engage Edmontonians in the movement to end poverty by providing communications, engagement, data-collection, and administrative support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide related support to Secretariat and community members, including administrative data collection and data entry work

  • Contribute to the planning, support, coordination, and execution of information and data acquisition initiatives

  • Review and coordinate communications (i.e. speaking notes, key messages, blog posts) materials as required, especially pertaining to information requests and internal record keeping

  • Research current organizations that provide social programs (includes face-to-face and telephone interviewing and use of survey tools)

  • Respond to external requests and inquiries, in relation to research/data-collection requests

    Enter data of research findings into SharePoint lists and other data capture tools

  • Create and update various forms, reporting systems, and templates

  • Maintain paper and electronic files and records

  • Champion EPE’s values and culture with EPE staff, Community Tables and other members of the public.

  • Support other areas as required

Qualifications include:

  • Post-secondary education related to social research, humanities, administration, communications, or public engagement

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office AND SharePoint skills. Familiarity with database or similar programs

  • Comfortable developing relationships and representing an organization

  • Experience working in a small office setting and operating office equipment preferred

  • Understanding of community collaboration and indigenous cultures an asset

  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to manage and synthesize large volumes of information accurately

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including note taking

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Authentic and effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Ability to anticipate team requirements and manage time proactively

  • Motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced ambiguous environment

  • Access to a vehicle is an asset

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, to be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection;

  • has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

This is a temporary position between June and August 2019. The fiscal agent for EndPovertyEdmonton is United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and this position works out of the United Way office at 15132 Stony Plain Road.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to by May 15, 2019.

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