The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to join our team for a six (6) month contract, with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices and RG+.
As a Research Assistant, you have an interest in supporting safer gambling practices across Canada and globally by contributing to responsible gambling research and best practices. You are comfortable in a fast-paced research environment and your excellent time management skills allow you to stay on top of project timelines and solve problems in a self-directed fashion. You possess a strong foundation in research processes and have the ability to learn and adapt as needs change.
RGC is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of problem gambling. RGC promotes the adoption of improved play safeguards through best practices research, standards development and the RG Check accreditation program. RGC also works to reduce gambling risks by creating and delivering leading-edge awareness and information programs. RGC recently launched a social enterprise, called RG+, to expand its reach in Canada and internationally.
Skills and Experience:
- Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and familiarity with SPSS or other statistical software
- Development of data collection tools (e.g., surveys, focus group discussion guides, interview questions, etc.)
- Ability to conduct literature reviews and synthesize large volumes of information
- Enthusiastic, adaptable team player with demonstrated ability to show initiative
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Comfortable working in a team and independently
- Able to multi-task and prioritize projects under tight timelines
- Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to high quality work
- Work collaboratively with team members as well as staff across the organization, and corresponding with external stakeholders
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Experience in gambling field an asset
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in public health, psychology, sociology, or social sciences; or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
Annual salary for this position is $45,500.00.
The Responsible Gambling Council is committed to providing an accessible recruitment process and workplace. Please let us know if you require accommodation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Resumes and covering letters must be received by Friday December 21, 2018 and directed to:
Responsible Gambling Council
411 Richmond Street East, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5A 3S5
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