Rural Development Institute – Rural Policy Student Assistant
Applications are to be received by 4:30 pm on September 14, 2018.
Classification: Research Assistant III or IV (based on the level of experience and qualifications)
Job Title: Rural Policy Student Assistant
Wage: RA III – $15.48 per hour; RA IV – $21.75 per hour
Start Date: October 1, 2018
Date Issued: September 7, 2018
Hours of Work: average of 20 hours per week
Number of positions available: 1
- Make regular contact with RPLC networks and faculty members to build relationships and supports related to the development of policy materials
- Report regularly to the Project Director and Project Coordinator and be a supporting member of the Mobilizing Rural Policy (MRP) committee.
- Gather research publications, presentations and related materials, organize it into useful forms, and exchange it among RPLC members, the MRP and participating students
- Coordinate dissemination of the policy materials developed through the MRP project with policy makers, related audiences and across the RPLC networks
- and other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and expertise in policy and rural research-related issues in one or more of the geographical regions of the RPLC partners (Canada, USA, Europe, other International)
- Preference given to a student enrolled in at least a Master’s program of a RPLC partner academic institution or equivalent
- Effective communications, written and verbal, to various audiences
- Highly organized, self-starter, takes initiative, and problem solver
- Experience with balancing priorities across multi-tasks while achieving timelines
- Some work experience, preferably within a research project and/or university context
- Highly effective in written and spoken aspects of English and working facility in French preferred.
- Able to travel internationally, e.g. North America and European countries
How to apply – submit your cover letter and resume to:
Dr. Bill Ashton, Director, Rural Development Institute, email@example.com
Wayne Kelly, Project Coordinator, Rural Development Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org