McMaster University Research Communications Assistant Part Time in Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

Branch Hamilton ON CA

Research Communications Assistant
Hamilton, ON

Research Impact Canada is a pan-Canadian network of 12 academic institutions committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the social, economic,…

Main Responsibilities:
Contribute to the development of Research Impact Canada’s website
Conduct and analyze interviews for case studies according to the Research Impact method
Draft a multi-modal annual report
Contribute to digital and social media strategy and ongoing implementation
Liaise with communication committee members, and other Research Impact committees
Produce digital documents that are accessible, usable.
Facilitate the operations of the network

Skills and Qualities required :
PhD Student (upper year preferred)
Background in media and communication, writing for the web, communication strategy
Experience with website development and delivery
Experience conducting interviews
Experience developing multi-media communication
Bilingual – French and English (writing)
Creative, collaborative, and prepared to take initiative

Project Description: The McMaster Research Shop works with public, non-profit, and community organizations in and beyond Hamilton to provide plain-language answers to your research questions. The Research Coordinator works with requesting organizations to refine a research question, then leads teams of volunteer research associates to create rapid research reviews: short plain-language reports (10-20 pages) in response to that question. Reports can include a review of academic literature, a survey of existing practices, and interviews with a small number of identified stakeholders or experts.

Research Impact Canada is a pan-Canadian network of 12 academic institutions committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians. Founded in 2006 RIR is committed to developing institutional capacities to support knowledge mobilization by developing and sharing knowledge mobilization best practices, services and tools.

How To Apply

Please prepare a portfolio of documents in English and French which demonstrate your writing and digital media skills. These might include, for example: a knowledge synthesis (e.g. literature review); an example of plain language writing or writing for popular audience; an example of using visual and/or multi-media to communicate; an example of web page
Please submit portfolio, cover letter and resume to Ailsa Fullwood [email protected] by February 24, 2017

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Hamilton, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-07
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