Community & Stakeholder Engagement Lead
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Ribbon Rouge Foundation, NorQuest College, and the University of Alberta are recruiting a Junior Fellow to join the Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest Initiative. This position will be part-time for one academic year. Eligible candidates must have been enrolled full-time in school in 2020-21 academic year and must be returning to full-time studies in the fall 2021.
Role and Responsibilities
The Junior Intern is an important part of the BEAR team. With support from the principal investigator, Dr. Erika Goble in the Research Office, and working within the project requirements’ bounds, the Intern will conduct stakeholder analysis and mapping. Specifically, over the 8 months and with the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Intern will:
- Conduct preliminary online searches to identify critical stakeholders within and networks within the ACB community
- Conduct short online surveys with critical stakeholders
- Administer semi-structured stakeholder interviews to understand the context of relationships, connections, and collaborations.
- Prepare a stakeholder analysis report, including mapping stakeholders within the larger ecosystem
- Creating an engagement matrix showing stakeholder risks, influences, and interests.
- Complete an intersectional analysis of relevant ACB community with analysis on ACB people in rural Alberta, sexual identity, gender identity, religious affiliation, immigration status and people living with HIV.
- Support stakeholder engagement using a mix of community events, phone calls, emails, consultations, conferences and meetings, and monitor and document responses.
- Present results to the larger BEAR team and potentially at conferences.
- Connect stakeholders to other BEAR project leads and interns for further collaboration
Qualifications and Education Requirements
The ideal candidate is
- A diploma or post-diploma student in Health and Community Studies at NorQuest College.
- A master’s level student or hold a master’s level degree and is pursuing further post-secondary education.
The candidate should also have experience with or a strong interest in learning community-based research.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to multitask
- Analytical skills
- Strong web searching skills
- Ability to follow ethical guidelines, research consent, and data handling processes
- Strong collaborative skills
Preferred Skills & Experience
- Experience leading groups discussions
- Experience conducting interviews
- Knowledge of ecosystem mapping and intersectionality
- Stakeholder engagement skills
- Project Management & Organization
- Research & Information Management
- Event planning experience
- People person
- Self-motivated individual
- Agile and goal-getter
- Strong interpersonal & leadership strengths
Submit a resume and 250-word cover letter with a brief statement of your background and interest in the project.
Terms and Conditions
The contract will be for one academic term.
Of Note: Based on the Ribbon Rouge Foundation’s preferential hiring practices, candidates are reviewed for their fit to job criteria, and also considerations are made to hire preferentially including people who identify as people of African Descent, People of colour, Black, immigrants, queer, women, transgender, non-binary folks, people living with HIV, neurodivergent persons and people living with disabilities.
We remain committed to raising the voices of people who experience poorer health outcomes as a result of racialized health disparities. In particular, we focus our service provision on issues related to gender and issues related to race. We believe in the liberating power of the arts to promote self-expression, build community and facilitate positive social change.
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The Ribbon Rouge Foundation is a grassroots organization that focuses on health equity and facilitates social justice through the Arts. The Ribbon Rouge Foundation facilitates storytelling, community-engaged arts and intentional meaningful community conversations to change perceptions, stir social conscience, educate the public and create positive social change. We remain committed to raising the voices of people who experience poorer health outcomes as a result of racialized health disparities. In particular, we focus our service provision on issues related to gender and issues related to race. We believe in the liberating power of the arts to promote self-expression, build community and facilitate positive social change.
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