Social Research Assistant – Canada Summer Job Position

Community Links is seeking a detail oriented, self-starter with strong writing skills and the ability to work in a multi-project environment. The Social Research Assistant will provide research support by reviewing, updating, or modifying Community Links’ current programs, presentations, and resources to be used on a virtual platform, and to be published on our website and in other communications to the membership and public across Nova Scotia.

Community Links is a provincial non-profit dedicated to ensuring older adults can age well in their communities. Members include senior-serving organizations, clubs and individuals who address aspects of aging well including physical and mental health, active living, social connection, transportation and appropriate, affordable housing; our regionally-based Aging Well Together Coalitions offer members opportunities to increase their collective impact.

The assistant may also provide communication support including creating, editing, and managing content for print materials, e-newsletter and social media. The candidate will have experience in MS Office Suite, digital communications, media relations, writing in various forms (e.g. profiles, features, news releases, online, etc.) and editing.

Position: (280 hours) to be completed by January 1, 2022. Located at Community Links Provincial Office, Halifax and/or from home. $18.00/hr.

Description of duties:

Research and Communications:

  • Review and update current Community Links’ resources and materials
  • Develop and curate educational, informational, and best practice materials for older adults about issues including social connection, agism, and wellbeing.
  • Develop promotional materials or resources for Community Links
  • Help develop an education campaign for Seniors Week October 1-7

Aging Well 2022 Calendar:

Coordinate Content for our 2022 Aging Well Calendar, including:

  • Curate information and resources
  • Develop written content

Other: Assist with administrative support activities for both Community Links Provincial Office and Aging Well Together Coalitions

Supervision:  Supervision by Executive Director

Qualifications: Training in Communication, Social Research, Life-long Education, or a related field. Proficiency with MS Office Suite. Excellent communication skills, including social media.  

Applicant is between 15 and 30 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada; must meet all requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Please apply by email to by midnight August 15, 2021. Individuals selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

Approximate start date is early September 2021.

Community Links gratefully acknowledges the support of Employment and Social Development Canada and the Canada Summer Jobs program for funding to make this position possible.