Salary: $59,449.17 to $67,894.79 annually
Utilize your research expertise to support the Office of the Seniors Advocate
The Office of the Seniors Advocate serves as an independent voice for seniors, monitoring and advising on a range of seniors’ services in British Columbia. This includes advocating in the interests of seniors and analyzing issues important to the welfare of seniors generally. The advocate works with seniors and key stakeholders (governments, community agencies, private organizations and advocacy groups) to identify and understand systemic issues (i.e. those challenges that affect a large number of seniors) and make recommendations to government and those who deliver seniors’ services.
The Research Officers role is to support the Office of the Seniors Advocate through the development and delivery of research studies, and communication of findings through various forums including working groups, committees, and briefings for the Executive Director, Deputy Advocate and Advocate. The Research Officer plans, manages and conducts quantitative and qualitative research studies and analysis and produces interpreted reports on the provision of seniors’ services in the areas of health care, personal care, housing, transportation and income supports. The Research Officer will be responsible for planned and ad hoc research and reviews assigned on a day to day basis involving emerging issues. The position is also responsible for managing various projects including projects related to monitoring the provision of seniors’ services, managing consultation processes, conducting surveys, and identifying and analyzing systemic challenges facing seniors. The Research Officer will be working with BC ministries, academics, consultants and other jurisdictions as appropriate. The work is carried out in a small and busy office and when required, the Research Officer will be involved in duties associated with communications, outreach and stakeholder relations functions.
To be considered for this position your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:
· Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, mathematics, public or business administration or social science field, or related field and a minimum of 3 years recent related direct work experience in each of the four areas listed below (if Master’s Degree is held then 2 years of recent related direct work experience in each of the four areas is required).
- Experience in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research.
- Experience with data analysis including gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources.
- Experience in preparing written reports, briefing materials, recommendations, or reports for consideration by senior officials;
- Experience managing projects or components of major projects of varying complexity;
· Preference may be given to applicants who have experience with seniors care issues.