Position: Researcher (Summer Intern-Paid)
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Outward Bound Canada
Eligibility: Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (see below)
Location: remote, from home anywhere in Canada (preferably close to one of our operating areas: Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Canmore, Toronto, Minden)
Outward Bound Canada is committed to inclusion and strives to have broad representation that reflects the diversity of Canada. We encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour or People of the Global Majority, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups.
WHO WE ARE
Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a charity that equips youth for the future through adventures in nature. These experiences develop resilience, social and emotional intelligence, and environmental leadership to prepare youth with skills to contribute to a better, more compassionate, and resilient society. Read about the impact of our work and our statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
The Researcher will support the Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager to conduct and analyze data gathered through evidence-based research, in order to articulate the value and power of Outward Bound Canada programs. Specific research topics include the benefits of nature, climate change (and links to eco-anxiety), and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will also involve literature searches and report writing to add and compare to public bodies of research.
This will be accomplished through the creation and analysis of surveys and questionnaires, and literature reviews. The Researcher will have a keen attention to detail, strong knowledge of organizing data in spreadsheets (excel/gsheets) and editing using word processing tools (word / gdoc), and will be resourceful in conducting research and curating articles.
WHAT WE OFFER
OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT
WHAT YOU BRING
OBC recognizes relevant skills and knowledge can be gained through volunteer and life experiences as well as professional and educational backgrounds. Please outline in a brief cover letter how you have gained the following experiences, and how you would apply them to this role:
Degree or diploma in Education or related field; environmental education or conservation.
The position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program and has eligibility criteria including:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 14 2022 ID: 64813