Job and Volunteer Postings

Job Posting: Research Assistant - Faculty of Education

February 11, 2016
Print

The Faculty of Education is seeking a Masters or PhD student as a research assistant for their Art for Social Change (ASC!) Project.  This research project is a collaboration among multiple universities and community organizations across Canada; goals include building human networks and cross-sector awareness of the benefits of arts-infused practices in a wide range of social change contexts. 

Your tasks will focus on:

  • Disseminating research progress and project updates to the public via the faculty blog, Facebook and Twitter
  • Online community building and engagement with other social change organizations
  • Preparing communication materials and documents (press releases, blog posts, etc.)
  • Maintaining a database of international art for social change organizations
  • Populating, maintaining, and updating ASC!/ICASC website (both text and graphic content) via Drupal CMS
  • Providing monthly social media reports to the ASC team
  • Assisting with research on the art for social change field in Canada
  • Assisting other team members with administrative tasks and projects as necessary
  • Attending team meetings (schedule varies)

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent team communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite), Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar)
  • Familiarity with updating graphics and other content in websites
  • Ability to work with Photoshop and Illustrator to create and optimize graphics
  • Strong research skills and ability to effectively summarize complex information
  • Ability to work and problem-solve independently
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
  • Knowledge of art and culture sector and social change work across Canada preferred
  • Previous experience developing communications plans and social media strategy preferred

Start date: April 4, 2016 (possibly earlier)
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Hours: 12-16 hours/week

Please submit a cover letter, your resume and a copy of your transcript (an unofficial transcript is fine) to: 
Judith Marcuse, Principal Investigator

Recent Blog Posts

  • Call for Proposal: 17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning March 01, 2019
    The SFU Teaching and Learning Centre invites interactive and innovative proposals that demonstrate how your practice, research, or scholarly inquiry relates to the theme of Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning. Deadline: Mar 22

  • Tea Time Talk March 01, 2019
    Join the event on Mar 18 to enjoy afternoon tea while sharing with us a conversation on how SFU can foster a culture of fairness, belonging and diversity. RSVP now

  • Indigenous Events February 27, 2019
    Join the upcoming Indigenous Event on March 16 & 18.

View Posts by Category