Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Research Assistant


September 26, 2021

North Vancouver

Public Works

*This is a Full-time, Temporary position. (one year with possibility of extension) *

Job Summary:

 Project-based position working in the Lands Office to assist with ground-breaking research on land tenure. The research analyst will provide critical analysis of research material, support community outreach, prepare memos and presentation documents, and attend community events and focus groups.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the Manager of Lands in:

  • Conducting research and summarizing findings on land tenure and land use planning in a collaborative environment.
  • Providing comparative analysis of research and synthesizing findings in a coherent whole format.
  • Assist team in preparing variety of document and presentations including memos and presentations in PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Publisher.
  • Assisting in community events, focus groups, workshops and training sessions for committees, staff, and membership.
  • Maintaining and organizing project documentation, meeting notes, surveys, and other community input.
  • Drafting and designing community outreach material for social media, newsletters, community posters, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Completion of Grade 12, with supplementary certificate courses or diploma relevant to the field; and/or, 2 years proven experience in the role;
  • Bachelor’s degree related to project management, planning or community building an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Programs, the internet, social media, and other mediums of communication.
  • Strong researching skills.
  • Good listening, reading, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Basic understanding of land tenure and land use regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation values and culture.
  • Good fundamental mathematics.
  • Tech-savvy.
  • Ability to read maps, legal surveys, and plans.

 Work Conditions:

Physical demands

  • Significant deskwork with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing)
  • Talking, hearing, listening
  • Ability to effectively set up and operate audio visual equipment and venues.

Mental focus

  • Aptitude for critical thinking
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction and occasionally work under pressure
  • A constructive, flexible, open, cooperative and respectful demeanor

Working conditions

  • Primarily working in a business office environment with occasional venues engaging groups with multiple demands and interruptions.
  • Task oriented
  • Adherence to timelines
  • Periodic evening and weekend hours (approximately 5+ times a month)

If this role interests you, please click the link below to directly apply.

Research Assistant

Or send your Resume and Cover Letter to

We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.