A Contract Researcher

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 4:30pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary
COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org.
The Family and Mental Health Centre requires a consultant with a strong communication and research background to design, conduct, and submit a report on a research study on extremist narratives among posts on gaming sites as a pathway to the radicalization of Canadian youth.
This 9-week contract position is scheduled to work remotely online with some in-person meetings at the designated location as required.
DELIVERABLES
The researcher will provide invoices for the tasks completed according to the following timeline:February 28, 2023• Conduct an environmental scan and preliminary review of the literature• Conduct and record face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with at least five stakeholders (e.g. academics, service providers, parents), in accordance with predetermined interview protocol and data collection procedures • Complete transcripts/notes of interviews • Complete analysis of stakeholder interviews
March 31, 2023• Present about the study at COSTI’s Annual Gambling, Gaming, and Technology Use Conference • Produce a research proposal including a review of literature and methodology • Develop research and recruitment tools • Apply for research ethics approval
The researcher will also participate in group meetings with other COSTI team members and update meetings with the General Manager as negotiated.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• A combination of academic and work experience relevant to designing and conducting research• Organisation and time management skills• Interviewing and data collection experience• Excellent written communication skills (may need to provide a relevant writing sample)• Excellent verbal communication skills to present ideas and conclusions at a Conference
LOCATION: 1700 Wilson Avenue, # 105, North York, M3L1B2Primarily working remotely
PROJECT DATES: January 30th 2023 – March 31st, 2023
PROJECT REMUNERATION: $15,000 in two installments (including HST if relevant)POSTING DATE: 2023-01-20CLOSING DATE: 2023-01-27

How to apply: 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file, quoting Content Developer to Vince Pietropaolo, General Manager, Family and Mental Health Services at Vince.Pietropaolo@costi.org

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make a reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Contact: 
Vince.Pietropaolo@costi.org
Preferred contact method: 
Email
Email: 
Vince.Pietropaolo@costi.org