PolicyWise is a charitable, non-profit corporation established in 2003 to support the development of effective policies, programs, and services to benefit the well-being of children, families, and communities. We have a reputation for collaboration, inclusion, and broad stakeholder engagement approaches and strategies.
Our research and policy team has an in-depth understanding of the domains of well-being, the child and youth serving sector, provincial and local service delivery contexts, and the application of knowledge across these sectors and systems.
Children, youth, and families thrive in respectful, safe, and supportive environments shaped by wise decisions.
To inform, identify, and promote effective social policy and practice to improve the well-being of children & youth, families, and communities.
For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.policywise.comAbout the Role
PolicyWise currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research & Policy Associate to join our team on a full-time basis in either Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta. This is a full-time, permanent position with a 6-month probationary period.
Reporting to a Research & Policy Manager, you will contribute to ongoing research and evaluation projects conducted by PolicyWise. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in developing professional training resources for Early Childhood Educators, facilitating training, and community engagement.
PolicyWise is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and recognizes that those ideals are embedded in governance and organizational performance. As an essential element of their culture, PolicyWise welcomes the unique contributions that candidates can bring in terms of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences, and encourages applications that represent the diversity of the community they serve.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
In order to qualify for this role, you will have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a health- or social science-related discipline (e.g., social social psychology, public health, social work) with a minimum of 5 years of related work experience.
You must also have a good understanding of research and evaluation processes and methods, knowledge mobilization, and of research ethics, along with specialized experience and understanding of policy practice areas related to child, family, and community well-being.
You will also possess:
Preference will be given to candidates located in Calgary or those with the ability to travel to Southern Alberta.About the Benefits
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive annual salary plus a great host of benefits, including:
After the 6-month probationary period, you will also receive the following:
And that's not all! You will be welcomed into a supportive and highly collaborative environment. If you think you've got the skills to take on this rewarding and challenging role, apply today! We ask that all candidates include a cover letter.
Please note that the closing date of this role will be the 21st of March 2023.
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