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OAC Research Assistant

Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

August 17, 2022

Title: OAC Research Coordinator
Start Date: Monday September 25, 2022 

Part-time Contract Position (2- 3 days a week)

$45 hour X 7 hours a day (up to $49,140

Term: Six month contract (and possible renewal based on funding)

Location: Ottawa
Preference would be given to First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates (please self-identify to receive preference).

The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition is made up of Executive Directors from the Ottawa Indigenous service organizations in Ottawa. The Coalition meets a number of times throughout the year to identify emerging issues and joint priorities based on their work in the community and provincial and national issues impacting urban Indigenous people. The Coalition works within a Relationship Framework that identifies the key relationships that are built and maintained to ensure that the needs of Indigenous people are addressed in Ottawa. The Coalition is engaged with the broader Ottawa Indigenous community and non-Indigenous partners including hosting a community gathering and Elders’ lunches each year.

Job Summary:

Provide research support for OAC research team.

The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition is currently working on three distinct COVID -19 Research

projects including: “What has been the impact of COVID 19 on the Ottawa Indigenous community?”


  1. Adhere to established Indigenous research methodology, gather and compile data for the research study or project.

  2. Modify and adapt research methods, techniques or procedures, based on direction from the OAC Research team

  3. Record, classify, and summarize research data according to established procedures.

  4. Conduct structured participant interviews and focus groups.

  5. Carry out intermediate level statistical analyses using SPSS and NVivo, and working within a working group structure.

  6. Contribute to the preparation of data for reports, journal articles, papers, etc.

  7. Conduct literature reviews and synthesize findings.

  8. Attend weekly OAC Research committee meetings and OAC staff team meetings

  9. Perform other related tasks as outlined by the OAC Research team.


Completed a relevant post-secondary degree.

Experience: Minimum of 6 months of related experience in a research environment. 


With Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, power points and email

With SPPS and NVivo or equivalents

Word, Excel, power points and email

Excellent verbal and written communication

Ability to work well under limited supervision (weekly meetings)

Interest in Indigenous health and community-based research

Additional Information:

- Flexibility of working hours at times

- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most work is being conducted through zoom, however there are

research workshops that are held in a hybrid approach (In-person and zoom)

- COVID Vaccines and boosters are required as you will be working with Elders and vulnerable

community members.

To apply:

Please submit your resume: 

Include a covering letter and a resume.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

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