Research Coordinator


Research Coordinator

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is hiring a Research Coordinator to join our Research and Government Relations team. The role supports the development & implementation of research projects and engagement communication activities for internal and external stakeholders.

The Key Responsibilities are:

  • Identifying potential research participants;
  • Proactively researching government policies and monitoring legislation to see what changes or trends could be advantageous or negatively impact Aboriginal business;
  • Supporting the collection of quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Working with Project Managers, Analysts as assigned to support the summarizing and analyzing of data;
  • Supporting the advancement of CCAB’s mission and goals with members, stakeholders and government officials and staff;
  • Ensuring CCAB databases are maintained and updated on regular basis;
  • Providing input into the creation and development of future research themes;
  • Following up with stakeholders, including strengthening relationships at all three levels of government, as identified by management;
  • Coordinating and tracking stakeholder engagement;
  • Assisting with government grant and proposal submissions; including project timelines, budgets and content development;
  • Coordinating marketing and communication of research projects/results;
  • Coordination and administration of research related events and travel;
  • Coordination of research vendors such as graphic design and printing;
  • Supporting department web presence, social and traditional media responsibilities; and
  • Supporting the efficient administration of the department including the maintenance of files, travel planning, internal operational forms and department records.

Skills & Work Experience:

  • Post-secondary diploma, degree or courses in a relevant field such as communications, political science or public relations;
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a complex and dynamic environment coordinating multiple functions;
  • 1- 2 years’ experience in a communication, advocacy, policy or research capacity would be an asset;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Superior customer service skills (including seeking new and innovative ways to solve stakeholder issues;
  • Strong leadership / relationship building skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience with Indigenous communities, stakeholder communications, and engagement programs/tactics/tools;
  • Expert software application proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and ideally, Mpower;
  • Event planning skills are an asset;
  • Project management / time management / financial management skills, problem solving / analysis skills.

This is a 1-year contract, full-time position based in Toronto. The position is open until filled. We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and all others interested in the position.

If you are interested in this role, please send your resume to HR@ccab.com.