Job Posting – West Coast LEAF – Research Assistant
The BCCPD has received the following notice from West Coast LEAF:
West Coast LEAF
Research Assistant – 2014
West Coast LEAF’s mandate is to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of systemic discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform and public legal education. West Coast LEAF encourages applications from historically marginalized women. www.westcoastleaf.org
Job Title: Research Assistant
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Outreach, the Research Assistant will support qualitative research for our Mothering with Disabilities Project. Our project aims to understand the legal issues facing mothers with disabilities, how existing laws and policies impact these women’s rights as parents, and how such laws and policies can be reformed to ensure greater respect for the rights of mothers with disabilities.
Tasks will include:
Attendance at interviews and focus groups with mothers with disabilities
Transcription and summarization of recorded interviews
Data entry and coding
Participation in project team meetings
Additional research, as required by the project team
Qualifications and Skills:
Undergraduate degree completed or in progress
Familiarity with social science research methodology
Experience with data management
Excellent typing skills (70 words/minute or better)
Strong spoken and written communication skills
Sensitivity to the needs of diverse groups of women with disabilities
The position will be approximately 30 hours per week for 8 weeks between May and June 2014. The hours will be dependent on the amount of work required and may fluctuate.
Terms of position:
West Coast LEAF is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups including Indigenous women, women of colour, women with disabilities and queer women to self-identify.
$17/hour plus 4% vacation pay.
To Apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter by March 28, 2014, addressed to Shahnaz Rahman, Manager of Community Outreach. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.