Reporting to the Senior Manager, Development and Communications, the Research and Public Policy Senior Coordinator is responsible for producing primary research and collating secondary research to inform and advance FoodShare’s public information campaigns, advocacy activities and policy development.
Duties (include but are not limited to):
Conduct research and analysis on a variety of issues relating to FoodShare’s work
Conduct environmental scans of emerging research, best practices, resources and issues relating to FoodShare’s work
Present results through clear and compelling reports, presentations, data visualizations, blog posts, briefing notes, op. eds, position papers, speaking engagements, etc.
Collaborate with the communications team in fact checking, and in the publishing of reports, as well as developing informational backgrounders, infographics, blogs, and other supporting materials
Stay up-to-date on trends and significant issues in food security
Monitor and fact-check public information regarding food security
Monitor citations of research in media, government, and publications
Develop information management system for tracking and storing archived material
Develop policy guidance and position statements from which to ground the organization’s intentional, strategic and coordinated approach to promoting good food for all
Coordinate externally conducted research studies and manage contracts with external researchers and consultants
Coordinate with partner organizations to harmonize FoodShare’s research and policy development efforts with like-minded groups
Demonstrated research accomplishments (memos, briefs, reports) using both qualitative and quantitative methods
Excellent writing (from reports to blog posts) and presentation skills (data visualization)
Demonstrated research and analytical skills, including working knowledge of qualitative research methodologies and quantitative statistical techniques
Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and constituent service skills including the ability to work respectfully and inclusively with a diverse set of constituents
Knowledge of current social, economic and policy research and public policy issues surrounding poverty and food security is an asset
High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning
Experience working in a not-for-profit and/or social justice environment is a strong asset
Reports to: Senior Manager, Development and Communications
Salary: $47,250 plus benefits
How to apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Deadline for applications: Friday, August 24, 2018
FoodShare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors.
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GoodWork ID: 47295 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Aug 10 2018