Community & Stakeholder Engagement Lead

By | June 13, 2021


Job Description:Overview The Ribbon Rouge Foundation, NorQuest College, and the University of Alberta are recruiting a Junior Fellow to join the Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest Initiative. This position will be part-time for one academic year. Eligible candidates must have been enrolled full-time in school in 2020-21 academic year and must be returning to full-time studies in the fall 2021. Role and Responsibilities The Junior Intern is an important part of the BEAR team. With support from the principal investigator, Dr. Erika Goble in the Research Office, and working within the project requirements’ bounds, the Intern will conduct stakeholder analysis and mapping. Specifically, over the 8 months and with the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Intern will:Conduct preliminary online searches to identify critical stakeholders within and networks within the ACB communityConduct short online surveys with critical stakeholdersAdminister semi-structured stakeholder interviews to understand the context of relationships, connections, and collaborations.Prepare a stakeholder analysis report, including mapping stakeholders within the larger ecosystemCreating an engagement matrix showing stakeholder risks, influences, and interests.Complete an intersectional analysis of relevant ACB community with analysis on ACB people in rural Alberta, sexual identity, gender identity, religious affiliation, immigration status and people living with HIV.Support stakeholder engagement using a mix of community events, phone calls, emails, consultations, conferences and meetings, and monitor and document responses.Present results to the larger BEAR team and potentially at conferences.Connect stakeholders to other BEAR project leads and interns for further collaboration Qualifications and Education Requirements The ideal candidate isA diploma or post-diploma student in Health and Community Studies at NorQuest College. ORA master’s level student or hold a master’s level degree and is pursuing further post-secondary education. The candidate should also have experience with or a strong interest in learning community-based research. Required SkillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to multitaskAnalytical skillsStrong web searching skillsAbility to follow ethical guidelines, research consent, and data handling processesStrong collaborative skills Preferred Skills & ExperienceExperience leading groups discussionsExperience conducting interviewsKnowledge of ecosystem mapping and intersectionalityStakeholder engagement skillsProject Management & OrganizationResearch & Information ManagementEvent planning experience Personal CharacteristicsPeople personSelf-motivated individualAgile and goal-getterStrong interpersonal & leadership strengthsCollaborative Application Procedure Submit a resume and 250-word cover letter with a brief statement of your background and interest in the project. Terms and Conditions The contract will be for one academic term. Of Note: Based on the Ribbon Rouge Foundation’s preferential hiring practices, candidates are reviewed for their fit to job criteria, and also considerations are made to hire preferentially including people who identify as people of African Descent, People of colour, Black, immigrants, queer, women, transgender, non-binary folks, people living with HIV, neurodivergent persons and people living with disabilities.Company Description:The Ribbon Rouge Foundation is a grassroots organization that focuses on health equity and facilitates social justice through the Arts. The Ribbon Rouge Foundation facilitates storytelling, community-engaged arts and intentional meaningful community conversations to change perceptions, stir social conscience, educate the public and create positive social change.We remain committed to raising the voices of people who experience poorer health outcomes as a result of racialized health disparities. In particular, we focus our service provision on issues related to gender and issues related to race. We believe in the liberating power of the arts to promote self-expression, build community and facilitate positive social change. Job ID: 27896898
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