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Research Assistant Opportunity: Labour Studies Webinar Series

November 03, 2020

Simon Fraser University’s Labour Studies Program invites applications for a research assistant appointment for the Labour Studies Webinar Series titled, “Labour Unraveled”, to begin November 2020.

Research assistant responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with the organizing committee and other seminar partners
  • Organizing and scheduling webinars
  • Corresponding with guest speakers
  • Coordinating IT requirements with SFU IT Services
  • Providing support on the day of the scheduled webinars
  • Administering an evaluation designed by the organizing committee
  • Corresponding with attendees
  • Creating a marketing and communication strategy for advertising the webinars
  • Liaising with Labour Studies and University Communications staff to leverage the marketing for the webinars
  • Reporting progress of tasks to the organizing committee each week

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program at SFU
  • Experience with organizing events
  • Works well independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Skilled use of evaluation tools and platforms

Rate of pay:
$25/hr (excl. vacation and statutory holiday pay, medical or dental benefits)

Time commitment:
Fall 2020 – 20-40 hours; Spring 2021 – 20-40 hours; Summer 2021 – 20–40 hours. Possibility of additional hours. The contract will be for November/December 2020 in the first instance and will be renewed upon review for additional terms.

To apply, applicants should submit:

  •  a 1-page cover letter structured to address the qualifications, skills, and role responsibilities as listed above; and
  • a 1-2 page resumé with two references listed.

These two items should be organized as one PDF attachment and addressed to Dr. Kendra Strauss, and emailed to

Note: Letters of reference will only be requested from short-listed applicants.

Application deadline: Wednesday, November 11 at 4:30PM
Interviews will be conducted on Thursday November 12 and/or Friday November 13. We appreciate all replies to this position posting, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.