Career Opportunities: Indigenous Youth Research Associate (34879)
Requisition ID 34879 – Posted – Non-Union – Full-time
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Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
Division & Section: Various
Work Location: Various
Job Type & Duration:Temporary (12 Months), Full Time
Start Date: June 28, 2023
Salary: $ 78,234, TM2589, Wage Grade 5.5 (2023 Salary Range)
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: Non Union
Number of Positions Open: 10
Posting Period: January 23, 2023 – March 15, 2023 (11:59pm)
Are you a skilled communicator looking for an opportunity to collaborate on various projects and initiatives to support the City of Toronto’s relationship with Indigenous peoples? If so, bring your research skills and innovative ideas to the exciting role of Indigenous Youth Reach Associate with the City of Toronto. There are multiple positions in a range of divisions.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Indigenous Youth Research Associate within our City Manager’s Office.
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a position and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve and promoting diversity at all levels in a dynamic and inclusive environment.
As an Indigenous Youth Research Associate, you will provide support to City divisions to provide research, analysis, and project support related to social, economic or public policy, urban affairs and government services. The City of Toronto encourages all applicants and employees to bring their whole self and allow your identity in Indigeneity to inform how you contribute to your work, daily practice and, ultimately, the success of the City.
We appreciate all interest in this role, however, this role is exclusively for individuals who identify as First Nations, Inuit and Métis Youth (between the ages of 18-35) in Canada.
As you review and analyze data, external reports and research studies, as well as existing and proposed policies, you will provide recommendations for changes and improvements to business processes and training and service standards. You’ll monitor current trends and issues in these areas, including conducting jurisdictional scans and other original research on urban Indigenous issues, while taking into account developments within the field, policies, programs and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government and the private sector.
As a strong communicator, you will track and develop responses to pressing community issues and implement educational strategies to create a receptive environment for change.
As a collaborative team member who is adaptable, accountable and organized, your understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies will contribute to your success in this role.
You will liaise with program areas and partners to support collaboration among divisions on projects and initiatives, as well as provide support in preparing background studies, reports, briefing material and presentations on Indigenous topics, and plan and organize related events as needed. In addition to this, there will be connection points and collaboration points with other program participants and Indigenous employees.
This is an exciting opportunity in which we encourage you to bring the many facets of your identity including your unique experience as an Indigenous person. As well, your considerable experience in collecting, summarizing, analyzing and reporting data and research findings will be a great asset.
Interested applicants are welcome to join for one of two info sessions, either February 8th at 12pm or March 1st at 12pm., register at https://bit.ly/3vYSlaB . You will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the position, working for the City of Toronto as well as the City’s application process.
A Qualified List of candidates will be established for the Indigenous Youth Research Associate position and will be in effect for 12 months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in this position.
Applicants are required to demonstrate in their resume/cover letter that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting.
If selected for a temporary position, employee’s placement is conditional on the approval of his/her executive director/general manager or designate
In accordance with the City’s Acting Assignment policy, if the posted non-union temporary position becomes permanent, it may not be reposted
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity .
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) . Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .
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