Job Posting: ESCLM Research Project Assistant

The Employment Sector Council London-Middlesex (ESCLM) is a collaborative network of employment-related organizations in the London-Middlesex region. ESCLM coordinates employment sector planning across its membership, and promotes community labour force growth and development

ESCLM is a community partnership project of WIL Employment Connections (WIL), a non-profit community-based organization with over 25 years of experience providing specialized employment supports for immigrants and newcomers in London Region. Together, ESCLM and WIL are inviting applications for a Research Project Assistant who will provide support to ESCLM, its Steering Committee, members and volunteers.

POSITION:     ESCLM Research Project Assistant
Part-time (28 hours/week)
48 week contract
$18 per hour


The successful candidate will report to the ESCLM Project Manager and Steering Committee, as well as to the Project Sponsor, WIL Employment Connections.  


The Research Project Assistant will participate fully in the design, execution, analysis, and evaluation of ESCLM’s “Community Collaboration Approaches to Job Development” Research Project:

• Efficient and effective support for ESCLM and all research project activities
• Research, data collection, analysis, evaluation, and reporting
• Project administration and logistical duties including managing budget, timelines, supplies, communications, deliverables, and strategic planning

A strong customer service ethos will maintain ESCLM and WIL’s reputation with members and partners for providing excellent value for their services.  

• Liaise with ESCLM member agencies and community partners
• Develop research protocols including identification and use of evaluation tools and metrics for project monitoring and evaluation
• Use of appropriate methodology and techniques for facilitating research
• Quantitative and qualitative data collection, integration, and analysis, including literature review, surveys, interviews, and focus groups
• Post-research reporting and development of project presentation materials
• Coordinate and attend project-related events and conferences
• Manage project correspondence and communications
• Maintain all records on ESCLM project deliverables and outcomes
• Maintain website and social media presence as required
• Assist with design and delivery of training courses
• Assist with project marketing strategy
• Assist with information-sharing, marketing and communication materials
• Manage multiple tasks, under tight deadlines

• Post-secondary or post-graduate degree in Social Science, Public Administration or similar
• Direct experience in qualitative and quantitative research
• Demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis and software
• Previous project management and research experience considered an asset, including budgeting, planning, execution, delivery, quality assurance, and reporting
• Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision
• Capacity and will to learn quickly and work under dynamic conditions
• High personal motivation, self-management, and detail orientation to engage in and manage a wide-range of intellectual work
• Well-developed organization, time management and planning skills
• Issue analysis, problem solving, decision-making skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong coordination and leadership skills
• Results-focused work ethos
• Knowledge of and skills in applying common office computer software
• Knowledge of local employment agencies and services
• Knowledge of local labour market conditions and current economic trends
• Demonstrated experience in (and an understanding of) the employment and social services sectors, particularly in areas of community awareness and community economic development
• Able to work independently and take initiative
• Maintain accurate records and safeguard confidentiality
• Approachable and collaborative style that supports trust and integrity

Please forward applications no later than 12:00 pm Noon on Thursday, November 27, 2014 to:

Hiring Committee/ESCLM Research Project Assistant  
c/o WIL Employment Connections @ The Skill Centre
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London, Ontario N6A 1G3
Fax: 519-663-5377

Applicants may also choose to submit their applications electronically to Please reference Hiring Committee/ESCLM Research Project Assistant in the Subject Line.