Research Coordinator

Application Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5PM EST

Position Type: Full-time, 37.5 hours a week

Compensation: $20/hour (group benefits available)

Location: Apathy is Boring’s Head Office at 1514 Docteur-Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3G 1B9 OR possibility for remote work within Canada. 

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter and 2 references to Samantha Reusch, Research and Evaluations Manager at apply@apathyisboring.com

We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization Description

Founded in 2004, Apathy is Boring is a national, youth-led, non-partisan, charitable organization that supports our peers in being active citizens in Canada’s democracy. Apathy is Boring supports youth to take charge of the conditions they live in through both political and non-political processes. 

Job Description

Reporting to the Research and Evaluations Manager, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of Apathy is Boring’s organizational impact. They will be expected to make a meaningful contribution to the planning and execution of evaluations and impact-related projects as well as research projects. In addition to supporting with program and project development internally, the Research Coordinator will be expected to support in monitoring and briefing on broader research including trends in youth engagement and the youth sector, democracy and current events. 

Responsibilities:

Evaluations - 50%:

  • Collaborate with Evaluations Manager to ensure evaluations strategy is followed and monitor progress on organizational goals. 
  • Organize and monitor data collection for ongoing programs and campaigns including analytics, surveys and interviews  
  • Support with analysis and synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data collected.  
  • Support in drafting impact reporting for internal programs and activities development. 
  • Develop presentation deck content related to Apathy is Boring’s impact as needed. 

Research 30%:

  • Research and monitor trends and current events in Apathy is Boring hub communities and across the country.  
  • Research and monitor trends in broader youth and democracy sectors, particularly in Canada. 
  • Provide context and support around current events and civics to the broader team.
  • Provide research support on a project-basis as needed. 
  • Develop presentation deck content as needed.

Grant/ Donor Reporting 15%

  • Collaborate with Fund Development to complete regular grant and donor reports. 
  • Collaborate with Fund Development to ensure impact data is available for fundraising and donor relations. 
  • Track and monitor progress on grant deliverables and evaluations metrics.
  • Support team by ensuring that all evaluations-related grant deliverables are met within specified timeframes. 

Admin 5%

  • Ensure the achievement of expected timelines and deliverables, and the efficient use of human and practical resources. 
  • Take part in team-building and professional development activities.
  • Manage timelines and track tasks completed.
  • Track hours worked, maintain organized files.
  • Organize and update CRM database as needed. 

Skills/experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. Could include: Political Science, Anthropology, History, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies or another related field of study;
  • Demonstrable interest in and understanding of current events and political context within Canada. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrated experience with research (professional or academic);
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and synthesis (professional or academic);
  • Strong understanding of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheet/word processing software;
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment;
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities;  
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.