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1 Jan 2021

Full-Time Research Ambassador (HSS) – Student Research Assistant

Douglas College –  New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

The position is located at the New Westminster/Coquitlam campus but this position will require you to temporarily work remotely to comply with the current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.

Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week. The work terms for this position are:
1. Winter 2021: January 4, 2021 – April 22, 2021

This position will be located in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. When on campus, most of the work will take place at the New Westminster campus.
What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.
The Role

The research ambassador will be responsible for promoting and supporting research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The research ambassador will collaborate with the SRA supervisory committee, students, and faculty members.
Responsibilities

• Organize and participate in regular collaborative planning meetings with the supervisory committee.
• Communicate with students currently involved in research and provide support and as needed.
• Organize events aimed at promoting HSS undergraduate research, including honours project defenses.
• Advertise research opportunities within the HSS faculty and assist in the recruitment of volunteer research assistants when needed.
• Liaise and participate with relevant College-side associations and committees, where appropriate
• Create online research resources and videos.
• Participate in departmental honours committee and faculty-wide meetings as the student representative of undergraduate research in HSS.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

Students in their third or fourth year of their program will be considered for this position. Applicants will need:
• Interest in undergraduate research in Humanities and Social Sciences
• Demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks and projects effectively
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and experience of public speaking
• Familiarity with college scholarly resources
• Strong problem-solving and time management abilities
• Detail oriented and thorough
• A strong ethic of responsibility and accountability
• Willingness to initiate projects and consult broadly
• Experience with database and/or spreadsheet software preferred
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, & staff
• Previous experience with research is helpful, although not required.

Domestic students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the work term; OR

2. The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the term immediately preceding the work term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term; OR

3. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in British Columbia throughout the work term

International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The international student is enrolled in full-time studies at Douglas College, throughout the academic year; OR

2. The international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit that has the notation – “May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (F), (V) or (W). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.” Proof of enrollment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.

An original copy of a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and an original Study Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.

Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.
Link to Full Position Profile
Diversity Statement

Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No
Open Date 12/18/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include the following:
– Douglas College Student ID number or indicate if you are enrolled in another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C.
– Domestic or International student status
– Being eligible to work please indicate the work terms you are applying for:
1. Winter 2021

– If selected for an interview please bring one of the following:
1. Proof of enrollment for work term from Douglas College OR
2. Proof of enrollment for work term from another post-secondary institution OR
3. Domestic students only: proof of registration for the term immediately preceding the work term and indication of intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term

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