We're Hiring! Administrative Research Assistant

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Term Employment Opportunity: Administrative Research Assistant

Job Description

The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research is currently seeking a full-time, term Administrative Research Assistant.

This position will contribute to the work of several ongoing projects, with a focus on administration, coordination, logistics, and financial tracking, in collaboration with staff and other partners. Main theme areas of the research related to this administrative position include climate change, community-based research and youth engagement and leadership.

Tasks include: maintaining good communications with project partner; notetaking during meetings; drafting project updates for AICBR team and partners; assist with  planning events and workshops; maintaining records and keeping files and communications organized; managing logistics for youth training (i.e. completing travel arrangements and tracking, booking accommodations, assisting with coordinating training session for up to 30 youth and speakers from across the North, etc.); perform administrative assistance tasks related to office and research affairs, as well as assisting with financial tracking and reporting, where necessary. This position will be working closely with the Director of Indigenous Collaboration and Project Coordinator at AICBR, along with the rest of the organizational team, as projects require.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in health, public administration, social sciences, environmental sciences (or related field) or equivalent education and/or work experience may be considered.

Key knowledge and skills should include: excellent proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive, and Dropbox; familiarity with other project management software; exceptional planning and organization skills; professional and timely communications and correspondence (oral and written – email and letter writing); strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure and within multiple competing timelines; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently; prior experience working with Yukon First Nations communities is an asset; solid understanding of climate change and youth engagement in the North preferred.



  • September 10th, 2018 to September 13th, 2019 (After a standard three-month review period; the position may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • 25-30 hours per week, hours dependent on funding and may fluctuate during peak times
  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience

Application deadline: August 24th, 2018

Please email resume and cover letter to info@aicbr.ca.


For additional information about AICBR and our current projects, please visit our website at: www.aicbr.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.