Research and Communications Officer (8-week position)

We strongly encourage people with one or more disabilities, BIPOC people and 2SLGBTQQIAP+ people to apply.

THE ORGANIZATION

Regeneration Canada is a non-profit organization that promotes the regeneration of soil health across the country to mitigate climate change, restore biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support a more productive and fair food system.

We strive toward this goal by raising awareness and mobilizing Canadians about the potential of reversing climate change through soil management, and the ways in which each of us can contribute. Our activities include interdisciplinary networking through our membership, educational workshops, communications activities (social networks, web series, awareness campaigns) and presentations at events. We are committed to integrating principles of equity and inclusion throughout our activities and our organization, to foster belonging of diverse stakeholders in our movement. We consider that to regenerate the land, we must address the systemic cultural and social barriers that determine who has access to the land and resources to participate in the regenerative movement.

WORKING AT REGENERATION CANADA

We are a small, dynamic team from diverse backgrounds and personalities who share a passion for soil health. Non-violent communication, the spirit of collaboration, and inclusion are values that guide the way we work. At Regeneration Canada, we work in teams or by project, with each person contributing to the growth of the organization and to the accomplishment of our mission: soil regeneration and climate change mitigation! 

WHAT KIND OF TEAMMATE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a colleague who is driven by the cause of soil regeneration and the fight against climate change, and by the desire to make a difference. They are collaborative and enjoy working in a team environment, but are also happy to work independently. The candidate must also be committed to thinking about diversity, equity and inclusion issues at both the individual and organizational levels.

ROLE

The research intern will work on three main projects: the creation of an index of regenerative agriculture practices, the migration of internal data for optimal membership management, and a detailed survey of the respective needs of our multi-stakeholder membership. 

In order to lead the completion of an index of regenerative practices, the intern will research external academic and industry sources for general trends in the regenerative movement. Drawing on their synthesis skills, the intern will be responsible for compiling relevant data on the place of regenerative agriculture within the Canadian agriculture market and on regenerative principles and practices. The 2nd key responsibility will be to support the migration to new collaboration and database platforms, where the intern will perform data entry and management.  The candidate must be comfortable manipulating, extracting and migrating data from internal databases as requested. Finally, the intern will assist with data analysis and report compilation for ongoing market research and surveys aimed at understanding the organization’s current and potential membership base. The intern will also participate in team discussions at weekly meetings and assist the Operations Manager with any research and/or database management tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Conduct a literature review of various sources on the terminology of regenerative agriculture;
  • Popularize the data so that it can be used in our internal documents, external communications and reports;
  • Contribute to the management and upkeep of various databases;
  • Contribute to the migration of data between our various databases;
  • Contribute to the development of processes, systems and procedures to improve our organizational management;
  • Compile reports and create data visualization tools from market research and existing databases;
  • Contribute to the development, deployment and analysis of a market research study;
  • Respond to other day-to-day requests.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

We understand that candidates may not have all of the experience/qualifications listed below. We encourage you to apply if you possess approximately 80% of the essential experience/qualifications.

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Very good knowledge of issues related to regenerative agriculture in Canada;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
  • Fluency in French, including basic writing skills and good verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to manage several different and concurrent projects while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with database management programs such as Excel, Google Sheet and Airtable; 
  • High-quality data entry and management;
  • Autonomy, initiative, proactivity and curiosity.

Assets:

  • Experience using various online platforms, such as Google Drive, Zoom, Mailchimp, Slack, WordPress;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in French;
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 8 week contract ;
  • 35 hours/week;
  • Hourly rate of $23 per hour;
  • Work/life balance;
  • Flexibility in work schedule.

Start date: July 4, 2022

 

HOW TO APPLY

In order to fulfill the requirements for this Canada Summer Job position, eligible applicants must be 30 years of age or younger at the time of application and be a permanent resident of Canada. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should complete this form and send their resume and cover letter to info@regenerationcanada.org with “Research and Communications Officer” in the subject line by June 5th, 2022 at midnight.

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