Research and Project Advisor
The Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary (ISCC) is a cross-sectoral initiative representing organizations that bring expertise to the issues of immigrant settlement and community integration. ISCC seeks to make positive changes at the policy and systems levels by working collaboratively to create the conditions of success for immigrants and refugees.
The Council consists of senior representatives from immigrant-serving agencies, multicultural groups, funding bodies, and public sector service providers
The ISCC Research and Project Advisor will undertake research to help build an evidence-base for understanding and informing ISCC’s priority issues. The Advisor’s work will directly support the activities of ISCC Committees.
The Research and Project Advisor is accountable to the ISCC Director.
- Works on a wide range of research projects employing different research methodologies.
- Supports committees in identifying knowledge gaps and opportunities for committee work.
- Researches and analyses available literature on priority issues.
- Undertakes environmental scans.
- Identifies potential gaps in knowledge, services, and/or systems.
- Prepares both written and oral briefs/reports for consideration by the staff team, committees, and the Council.
- Develops literature reviews to help committees increase knowledge around priority issues.
- Analyses emerging issues to identify potential opportunities for engagement.
- Identifies potential strategic partners.
- Supports committees in developing priorities, executing work plans, and aligning activities.
- Helps to guide the vision and strategy of a committee.
- Participates, and in some cases, leads evaluation of activities to better understand activity outcomes.
- Explains complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood.
- Assists in preparing of reports to the Council, committees, and funders.
- Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in a related discipline with demonstrated research and coordination skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of cultural, socio-economic, and political issues related to settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees.
- Superior communication skills, with a strong emphasis on research and report writing.
- Superior abilities in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Able to work independently and in a collaborative setting.
- Sound judgment, tact, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary
Attention: ISCC Director
No phone calls please. Only suitable candidates will be notified of an interview. Review of applications will begin as resumes are received however the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.