The Hub for Canadian Women in STEM

Public Engagement & Research Coordinator Posting

Public Engagement & Research Coordinator [CLOSED]

This placement is the perfect opportunity for an individual who is passionate about community engagement, working in an equitable manner, and helping alleviate gendered barriers to success for Canada's women in STEM, especially those who are visible minority, variously-abled, LGBTTQ+, Indigenous, immigrant or refugee. 

The Opportunity


  • Full time, 12 month contract position, starting August 2018

  • Requires travel within Canada (up to 30%)

  • Salary commensurate with experience: $46,000 - $61,000 per annum, plus benefits

  • Application deadline July 30, 2018 at 5:00PM EST



  • Coordinate a range of research, evaluation, and project planning/implementation activities with direction from research leads

  • Support engagement activities with stakeholders including recruitment of participants, in-depth interviews (face-to-face or over the phone), meetings, focus groups, workshops and surveys

  • Help create stakeholder lists; and do stakeholder + issue mapping to identify groups and people to meet with

  • Help create materials to support conversations and engagement

  • Lead and support communications with stakeholders

  • Input information from meetings, type up worksheets, and create meeting summaries - including both qualitative and quantitative inputs

  • Work with local partner organizations to support event planning activities such as volunteer coordination, booking space, childcare, transportation, food and beverages for participants, videographers and photographers

  • Support the creation of formal policy submissions and related materials

  • Prepare progress reports to project funders, respond to requests for information about the project from key stakeholders

  • Monitor project budget and track expenses

  • Coordinate travel and logistics for team

  • Coordinate requests for speaking engagements and related logistics for research lead and others

  • With guidance, work with external government relations and/or public affairs consultants if applicable

  • Perform other duties related to the operation and goals of the organization

Qualifications & Skills 


  • Post-secondary degree or comparable work experience in social sciences, communications, public policy, political science, gender studies or other related field

  • Experience in community engagement and research, advocacy work, and/or non-profit communications

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and relationship building skills to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all partners

  • Strong strategic thinking, research, and analytical skills

  • Fluent in English, with exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrable project management skills in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience in effectively managing multiple tasks through strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Keen interest in qualitative and participatory research methodologies

  • Commitment to learning about new intersectional issues with humility and enthusiasm

  • Ability to work independently, and from a computer and phone most of the day

Very nice-to-have:

  • Knowledge and experience of the immigrant and refugee sector - especially the workings of newcomer agencies and organizations, and federal/provincial/municipal governments

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in building strategy, stakeholder management, design and creation of platforms for collaboration and collective engagement

  • Working knowledge of additional language(s); including but not limited to Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Mandarin, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese.

We encourage applications from people of all races and faiths, genders and orientations, ages and stages of life. Applications for this position will close 5:00PM EST on July 30, 2018. We thank you for your interest!