Research & Policy Analyst (Canada-Wide; Remote)
|Job Title:||Research & Policy Analyst|
|Job Type:||Full-time, Permanent|
Who is CCRW:Creative. Innovative. Inclusive. Our team of motivated professionals are paving the way to a fully inclusive nation because we believe that disability should never stand in the way of ambition. CCRW drives solutions-focused approaches from coast to coast, delivering hands-on programming in local communities and fostering inclusive business partnerships. As leaders influencing policy change from across Canada to the U.N., CCRW employees enjoy diversity and flexibility in their roles. Our welcoming culture recognizes the passion and optimism of our teams, and we know that a healthy work-life balance is key to personal and professional growth.
Who Are You:You are curious, collaborative, and looking to apply your mixed-methods research skills, deep knowledge of accessibility and employment policy, and commitment to disability inclusion. You have strong knowledge and experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Your expertise in designing and implementing surveys, interviews, and focus groups allows you to effectively gather insights from a diverse range of stakeholders, including jobseekers, employers, and advocacy groups. In addition to your research skills, you possess a comprehensive understanding of accessibility legislation, employment equity, and best practices in accommodations for individuals with disabilities in Canada. This knowledge equips you to critically assess existing policies and practices, identifying gaps and opportunities to enhance inclusive employment. Your ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information from policy documents and datasets, identify trends and relationships, think critically about complex issues, and draw logical conclusions will empower you to inform decision-making.
The Role:As part of our strategic plan to pursue innovative research in the area of disability and employment, the Research & Policy Analyst will support primary and secondary research as well as policy analysis. Reporting to the Manager, Research & Evaluation, the Research & Policy Analyst will contribute to the development and execution of research and policy analysis projects, conducting comprehensive literature reviews, data collection, and analysis to generate insights for evidence-informed policy recommendations. Working in close collaboration with our multidisciplinary team, you will play a pivotal role in generating evidence that informs policy recommendations and drives positive change in Canada’s employment landscape. In this role, you’ll build relationships with a variety of external stakeholders such as community organizations, government bodies, and businesses, and translate complex findings into evidence-informed policy recommendations by preparing comprehensive reports, whitepapers, policy briefs, and presentations. Additionally, you will be responsible for actively monitoring developments in the accessibility and employment landscape, legislative changes, and industry trends, and you’ll maintain up to date databases with this information.
- Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline such as social sciences, disability studies, public policy, political science, economics, law, or other related field, along with 2+ years’ experience working in a research and/or policy analysis role. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
- Comprehensive understanding of the landscape of accessibility and employment legislation and policy in Canada
- Strong knowledge of research operations and application of research protocols
- Experience using data analytic software (e.g., SPSS, R, PowerBI, NVivo) to conduct analysis for research and/or evaluation
- Proficiency in MS Office software (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Outstanding communication skills and the ability to clearly explain actionable insights and recommendations to staff through both written and spoken means of communication
- Strong organizational and time management skills and a keen attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with a team and multiple stakeholders
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to principles of disability, accessibility, inclusion, and human rights advocacy (i.e., legislation, attitudinal, physical, and systemic barriers faced by persons with disabilities)
- Professionalism, enthusiasm, and a keen sense of confidentiality and tact
- Self-motivated and comfortable working in a remote work model
- Access to high-speed internet at home
- A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) is required
- French language fluency
CCRW embraces and celebrates our country’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. CCRW is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse stakeholders, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.Employee Perks Included!
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Disability insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid time off
- RRSP/TFSA match
- Vision care
- Incentive based Referral Program
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