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Research Coordinator

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is a national Indigenous, non-partisan association. Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness.

The Research Coordinator is responsible for performing administrative and project support, outreach and writing for the department. These include support the organization of research projects and events, travel, finance and scheduling. As well as provide support as needed to research proposals and planning, stakeholder engagement and writing.

This is a 1-year contract, full-time position with hours from 9am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Key Responsibilities:

Administration Functions

  • Provide administrative support to management for the convening of a range of meetings on short- or long-term projects
  • Perform administrative functions such as processing receipts, travel documentation, department calendar, events coordination, participant engagement and organization, interview and meeting transcription
  • Compile research outreach material, ensure timely delivery of reports to stakeholders and participants
  • Support Associate and Project Manager in the development and maintenance of the research database
  • Assist in the development of department’s annual work plan and budget


  • Identify potential research participants
  • Support the collection and organization of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Support the summarizing and analyzing of data for research reports
  • Provide input into the creation and develop future research themes and project proposals

 Business Development

  • Administrative support for strategic relationships
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement
  • Engage stakeholders directly to maintain and foster strong relationships

Marketing and Communications

  • Coordinate marketing and communication of research projects/results
  • Providing support for grant and proposal submissions
  • Coordination and administration of research related events and travel
  • Coordination of marketing vendors including graphic design, video and photographer for events


Formal Education and Experience

  • B.A university or college degree with at least 2 years’ experience in similar environment
  • Certification and/or Diploma in Project Management considered an asset

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Evidence of strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong data and research analysis methodology knowledge
  • Familiarity with issues affecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples
  • Strong MS Office knowledge including Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and under pressure of deadlines
  • Demonstrated capability in managing project tasks
  • Comfortable dealing with senior executives and government officials
  • Flexible approach to addressing stakeholders concerns and/or issues
  • Experience working with various teams within an organization
  • Able to work with limited supervision

How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to hr@ccab.com, with Research Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls or agencies.

We would like to thank all applicants for applying for this position, however you will only be contacted if your candidacy is being considered. CCAB is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. If you are invited to attend an interview and require an accommodation, please advise us in advance of our meeting.

This position is open to Indigenous candidates (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) who reside within the Greater Toronto Area. The successful candidate must be registered or be eligible to register with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.