Research and Communications Assistant (a.k.a. Fancy Government Co-op Position)

Research and Communications Assistant – Co-op Student
Salary $1,324.91 bi-weekly or 18.93 hourly

Bring your fresh perspective and strong communication skills to this rewarding opportunity

The Immigrant Integration and Multiculturalism Branch is responsible for funding and managing immigrant/refugee settlement programs and projects that promote multiculturalism and the elimination of racism. The Branch contracts with third party service providers to deliver these programs and projects.

As the Research and Communications Assistant, you work closely with all units in the Branch. Your research and analytical skills will be applied to developing resources that focus on settlement, immigration, anti-racism and multiculturalism, including the production of a newsletter, research reports and communications products, and the delivery of public education materials. Utilizing you data collection and analysis expertise, you develop and collate information for high level presentations to staff and stakeholders using Microsoft Office Suite and graphic design software. Assisting with a wide variety of areas, you will be a key factor in event planning and meeting coordination as well as carry out minor general office duties and some financial data collection. If you have strong business communication skills and are computer competent, we look forward to your application.

For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached position description. Applications may be considered for other similar current and future vacancies, including permanent and/or temporary positions in various locations.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.

To be considered for this position, applicants must clearly indicate that they have the following:

Applicants must be registered in a related, recognized cooperative education program at a participating post-secondary institution and must be working towards a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree.

– Strong business writing and communication skills
– Research and analytical skills, ability to compile, manage and interpret data, and experience assisting with survey design
– Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task
– Ability to work under time constraints and self manage work duties
– Ability to maintain professional relationships with various stakeholders, and assist with consultation processes
– Computer requirements: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint (experience with Microsoft Access would be an asset)
– Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) is strongly recommended
– Event planning and meeting coordination/organization skills

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