New job Intercultural Research Assistant in New Brunswick

Intercultural Research Assistant

Company : New Brunswick Multicultural Council
Salary : $15 an hour
Location : New Brunswick

Full Description

The New Brunswick Multicultural Council has an opening for an Intercultural Research Assistant.

Job details:

Duration: 8 weeks (estimated start date June 1, 2021)

Salary: $15.00 per hour at 35 hours per week

(Part-time hours for a longer span of weeks may be considered for suitable candidates)

Location: NBMC’s office is located at 494 Queen St, Suite 200, Fredericton, NB. However, as the work is primarily research-based, it is likely that the majority of the work will be completed remotely, with occasional in-person meetings as circumstances and quarantine protocols allow.

NBMC is the bilingual nonprofit, umbrella organization for established and emerging multicultural/ethno-cultural associations and immigrant-serving agencies in the province. Since 1983, NBMC has played a key advisory role to federal, provincial and municipal levels of government on issues relating to multiculturalism, immigration, newcomer settlement, retention and labour market integration. NBMC is also valued by the settlement and multicultural community as a central coordinating /capacity-building body that promotes efficiency, avoids duplication of services, and allows for an exchange of best practices and other resources through its network of organizations, contacts, partners, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Intercultural Research Assistant will conduct research specific to NBMC’s intercultural and anti-racism training programs. The primary areas of responsibility will break down into two main research projects, both of which are designed to enhance and refine NBMC’s core intercultural skills training program, Creating Inclusive Workplaces and Communities (CIWC):

Existing Materials Review: The existing materials supporting training program require revision. As such, the Assistant will research the most current approaches in curriculum development, adult pedagogy, and content layout needed for the next phase of the training program’s development, with an eye to creating the fundamental future framework for the training content. The Assistant will also be proofreading documents and website content related to these programs, with a particular focus on the editing and translation of the French version, and will therefore require standard-setting attention to detail in French translation and proofreading.

Toolkit Project

The end result of the Toolkit Project is to create a toolkit of information that can be given to organizations and individuals who participate in those training programs. The toolkit will be designed to continue the effect of the training content by providing the participants with a bank of materials to draw on in managing their own post-training development and systemic organizational changes.

NBMC has recently been approved for a formal project in conjunction with Mitacs and St. Thomas University to develop and produce the toolkit.The Assistant will therefore be heavily involved in researching information that might be useful for such a toolkit, combining materials such as:

· reading materials that discuss (in a manner understandable by laypeople, or that can be rendered as such) the academic concepts around intercultural skills, anti-racism, unconscious bias, and systemic discrimination;

· tools that can be used to guide organizational change (e.g. a practical guide to establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the organization, or to reviewing the employee recruiting process to eliminate unconscious bias);

· best practices in this field that have demonstrated positive results for other organizations.

· further training and development opportunities conducted by other reputable institutions that NBMC can confidently refer the participants to.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

To qualify for Canada Summer Jobs, the candidate MUST:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment,
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada.

The following skills are absolute requirements for the position:

  • Superior written, editing, and proofing skills in both official languages (particularly in French);
  • Understanding of how to independently conduct academic research on both theoretical and practical areas (ideally demonstrated through prior academic research beyond their regular studies, such as for a professor or a research project);
  • Prioritizing research results as an appropriate match to the project outcomes;

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following demonstrated abilities and experience:

  • Involvement in activities relating to multiculturalism, intercultural relations, and/or anti-racism.
  • Experience/training in translation between Canada’s official languages.

Reference ID: Intercultural Research Assistant

Contract length: 8 weeks

Application deadline: 2021-05-31

Expected start date: 2021-06-01

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: $15.00 per hour


  • Work from home


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • French (required)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

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