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Saturday, February 24, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region www.mapsab.ca is seeking a Community Engagement & Research Specialist to work with diverse community groups. About: Mapping and Planning Support (MAPS) Alberta Capital Region facilitates collaborative social service planning within Edmonton and region to enhance services available to children, youth, individuals, families/communities. MAPS is funded by the City of Edmonton and the United Way of Alberta Capital Region. The Candidate: Someone skilled in facilitation and research. As a qualified candidate you enjoy working with community partners to identify needs & design projects to answer questions. You're highly collaborative and experienced in qualitative research methods.

Responsibilities | Facilitate groups of stakeholders/partners to work together respectfully & effectively | Collaborate with community groups to identify needs for information, plan for information gathering/generation, and interpret results | Assist in the development and implementation of innovative approaches to conveying social information | In a highly collaborative manner, support research by: Identifying existing research; Writing funding applications; Design research, including surveys/qualitative studies; Ensure community-based research is conducted ethically, using community resources such as ARECCI; Coordinate research projects; Conduct research analysis, including qualitative analysis; Write research reports & summaries; Develop knowledge translation products - draft posters, presentations/summaries to ensure research results are accessible & user-friendly; Identify and communicate alignment between community initiatives; Represent MAPS and related projects at community meetings and events.

Qualifications | Post-secondary education in a related field and/or related experience | Excellent written/verbal communication skills, highly organized & self-directed | Facilitation skills, ability to work well with teams, and diverse community groups is required | Experience with community development approaches and human services is a strong asset | Comfortable with public speaking is an asset | Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Forms). Position: 20 to 40 hours per week | Compensation is $24 to $28 per hour, dependent on experience and qualifications | Occasional evening/weekend work is required | A vehicle and valid driver’s license is required. Benefits: Employer share of Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance; 3 weeks paid holidays; Paid statutory holidays; 3 - 5 paid personal days (dependent on hours worked).

TO APPLY | Please submit CV/cover letter in confidence by March 10th to:

Deborah Morrison, Executive Director
10220 - 121 St., Edmonton, AB | T5N 1K7

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