Job title: Outreach Worker, Research Study Project – Applied Research and Innovation – CPT
Job description: Find Your Spot at Humber
At Humber, our career paths open up a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Humber experience. Here, every day we work shoulder to shoulder to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in polytechnic education. Humber employees are a diverse group of committed, caring and fun-loving people. We take finding and growing the right talent very seriously. We strive to find and nurture extraordinary employees who bring their best each day.
If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.
Humber Applied Research & Innovation helps faculty and student research teams collaborate with industry and community partners in order to help solve specific problems. Whether it’s building a prototype, or coding a new business’s website, or discovering the most efficient method for a company to reach its clients – a team of student research assistants works with a faculty member and industry or community partners to create and innovate. Applied Research & Innovation works with faculty and students in all six of Humber’s faculties to provide opportunities for students to apply classroom skills towards measureable and practical outcomes.
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Position Title: Outreach Worker – Research Study Project
Status: Part-time Contract
Hours: 7 hours/ week
Faculty/Department: Applied Research & Innovation
Campus/Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus
Salary: Band 8 (Min $23.66 Max $36.41)
What you will do:
The Outreach workers will be responsible for assisting with confidential outreach and administrative activities for a research study on affordable housing in South Etobicoke, and supporting a wide range of research projects and initiatives. Outreach workers have previous professional experience in community development, outreach and research, and so will prove to be conscious of equity-based, community outreach best practices. Having insights and first-hand knowledge of what effective engagement is with marginalized groups is a qualification, how advocacy works on the ground, and how change is achieved through groups, beyond setbacks. You will be working on a research study out of Humber College, funded through the College and Community Innovation Program – College and Community Social Innovation Fund, by The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) with Humber College and the community partner, LAMP Community Health Centre. This is a three-year project, and there is the possibility of extension beyond the first year.
What you bring to the role:
The successful candidate will have a 3-year degree in social service worker, community development, community services, or social services.
The successful candidate will have 2 years of community outreach, community engagement and/or development work experience. In addition, the successful candidate will have:
- Experience working with marginalized and equity seeking groups;
- Experience or strong interest in working with residents of Toronto;
- Fluency in other languages is an asset (particularly Russian, Albanian, Polish, Ukrainian, Spanish);
- Experience working with people from various cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and developmental backgrounds;
- Experience in research processes an asset or willing to learn – such as data gathering; data coding & analysis.
- Attention to detail
- Problem Solving
What’s In it for you?
- An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
- Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
- Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
- Amazing perks
- Highly supportive work culture
At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!
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