Experienced Researchers (skills, learning and employment)

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a non-profit organization that researches, designs, and evaluates social programs and policies. Since 1991, we have been building a base of knowledge and experience about what works in workforce development, education, health, immigration, income support and other areas of social policy. While SRDC is recognized across Canada and internationally as a leader in the design, implementation, and evaluation of experiments and demonstration projects, we also conduct research, program evaluation, and performance measurement for a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations.

We are currently seeking experienced researchers to contribute to studies evaluating innovative labour market program, immigrant integration and education initiatives in our Vancouver office. The successful candidates will have strong, demonstrated interest and experience in labour market programming and policies, especially in the following areas: workforce development, adult learning, provision of employment supports and services, youth employment programs, career development and labour market integration programs for new immigrants, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of new programs and pilot projects in collaboration with government clients, labour market partners, and service delivery partners;
  • develop logic models, evaluation frameworks, work plans, data collection and analysis plans, and project budgets;
  • develop research/survey instruments and protocols;
  • analyze quantitative and qualitative data;
  • develop research and evaluation proposals in response to specific client needs;
  • manage projects or components of projects, as part of a team of researchers and stakeholders; and
  • write/contribute to research reports; present research findings to various audiences.

Candidate qualifications:

  • a Master’s degree or PhD in a social sciences, with sound knowledge of evaluation methods;
  • strong knowledge of research methodology, including techniques for statistical analysis and qualitative analysis;
  • a minimum of three years’ experience carrying out advanced analytical or evaluation studies;
  • excellent writing and verbal communications skills in English; the capacity to work in both official languages is considered an asset;
  • organized, self-motivated, and capable of working effectively in a self-directed manner as well as collaborating in a team environment; and
  • past experience working with Indigenous people/populations is considered an asset.

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. Our reputation for professionalism, methodological rigor, integrity and ethics, objectivity, and exceeding clients’ expectations is based in no small part on our high-calibre staff. We offer our employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package as well as a stimulating work environment and a collegial approach to doing challenging and important work.

The successful candidates will work in our Vancouver office. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that provides a short description of research interests, experience, and skills, explaining how they relate to the required expertise and proposed responsibilities. Candidates may be required to complete a research assignment as part of the selection process.

We are prepared to fill these positions through an interchange program (minimum secondment of
two years) if potential candidates have access to such programs with their current employer.

Please submit applications by December 31, 2018 to:

Elizabeth Rodgers, Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
55 Murray Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON  K1N 5M3

Posted: December 10, 2018

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