Up to 28 hours/week at $14-$18/hour (commensurate with experience)
Duration: July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020
Approved: June 19, 2020
Reports to: Director, Trent Centre for Aging & Society (Prof. E. McCrillis)
Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29, 2020, citing the position title in the subject line.
Under the direction of the Director, the Research & Communications Assistant provides research, communications, and some administrative support for the Trent Centre for Aging & Society (TCAS). This summer position will focus on developing a comprehensive membership report by soliciting interests, research, activities, and feedback from the TCAS membership. The position will also involve interviewing TCAS members and drafting stories and research profiles, and will provide support in planning a virtual knowledge mobilization event or campaign in August 2020.
- Work independently and complete multiple tasks under the supervision of the Director
- Manage data collection, storage, and entry
- Administer surveys and interviews over the phone and via email
- Prepare reports related to data collection and analysis
- Support TCAS knowledge mobilization activities, including but not limited to: newsletters, social media engagement, drafting relevant stories and student and researcher profiles.
- Support planning, marketing, and execution of a virtual event highlighting TCAS members as well as members of the community
- Other duties as required.
Knowledge & Skills
- Ability to liaise with stakeholders within an organization
- Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication, including editing
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and consistent monitoring of and quick response to email
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Demonstrated competency in working remotely, including strong organizational and reporting skills
- Understanding of and willingness to engage in knowledge mobilization and community engagement practices within research
- Education & Work Experience
- Bachelor’s University Degree preferred
- Academic, professional, and/or volunteer experience working with older adults or in the field of aging studies strongly preferred
Due to funding requirements, only full-time or part-time domestic undergraduate and graduate students who are returning full-time to Trent for the 2020-21 academic year, and have demonstrated financial need in the 2020 winter term (were TWSP eligible/in receipt of OSAP) will be considered. Students do not have to be registered in summer courses to be eligible.
This position requires that the successful candidate have access to a remote work space with reliable internet. A desktop computer can be provided if needed.
Community Based Research
Centre faculty are actively involved with the Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC), an independent facilitator of community-based research. With the TCRC acting as intermediary, Centre members regularly supervise students who earn course credit working on aging related projects in collaboration with local governments and community organizations. For example, Trent students contributed eight background reports that were then synthesized into Peterborough Council on Aging’s Age-friendly plan.