Employment Opportunities

Community Research Coordinator

Short Term Position 

(May 9 to August 26th, 2022)

Social Planning Cowichan has a short term position available to research, update and redesign community indicator data for the Cowichan Valley Region, including our annual Community Snapshots, that assess everything from health and well-being to transportation and safety, and our ongoing COVID-19 Community Surveys, that regularly assess the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on individuals and households.


We are looking for someone who loves to do research, dig into statistical data and can use their creative gifts to share information with the community by developing graphic design materials for our website and social media that are accurate, interesting and concise. If you care about the health and social wellbeing of our community, have a great sense of humour and above all, have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to connect with people in diverse situations, then we hope you’ll apply!


Job Description:

The Community Research Coordinator will focus on updating and redesigning our Community Snapshots, analyze data and design a new set of COVID-19 Community Survey snapshots, and conduct research to support poverty and other social planning issues. Tasks will include:

  • Research, gather and review statistical data, community facts and stories including updated Census 2021 data, community reports, and survey results from various sources and websites.

  • Engage with local community organizations and the general public to complete community well-being surveys.

  • Track and maintain a database of accurate news and data sources.

  • Create and design interactive graphics for sharing the Community Snapshots on our website and for communicating through social media.

  • Develop, design, and promote the results of a third round of COVID-19 Community snapshot.

    • Collate and analyze survey results and present the results graphically on an interactive online platform as well as in a printable format.

    • Promote the release of the final results snapshots to the community.


Skills Required:

  • Strong research skills, and ability to track and analyze data and maintain accurate records. 

  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written; comfort with engaging the general public.

  • A willingness to dive in and learn.

  • Experience in designing and developing a variety of digital and print communications materials.

  • Proficiency with social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook), website design (Wix) and graphic design applications (Canva and others).

  • Able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

  • Strong digital literacy and social media skills.


Additional Criteria

  • Please note that this position is subject to confirmation of funding.

  • Preference may be given to students attending a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution and returning to University in the fall.


Work environment and compensation:

Work Week: Monday - Friday (Up to 35 hours per week). 

Compensation: $20 hr, plus statutory benefits.

Position Term: This position begins on May 9, 2022 and continues until August 26, 2022.

Work Location: Our office is located in Duncan but some work hours from home are possible. 

COVID-19 Precautions: COVID-19 protocols will be followed according to Public Health Orders. All Social Planning Cowichan staff are double-vaccinated. We require that all applicants be double vaccinated to do this work.

For more information about Social Planning Cowichan visit:  https://www.socialplanningcowichan.org/ 


How to Apply


  • Please send your resume and cover letter and/or any questions to infospcowichan@gmail.com

  • Applications are due by 9:00 pm PT on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022. 

  • Each applicant will be acknowledged however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

    Thank you for your interest!

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