Researcher, Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP)
Kingston Community Health Centres
Kingston, ON

Job Description

Title: Researcher, *Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP)* *

Reports to: Director, Community Health

Position Type: Contract (ending March 31, 2020), Part Time (8.5 hours/week)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Wage: $28.77 - $33.86 per hour

Position Summary

Working closely with the Director, the Researcher will ensure that the ongoing delivery of KIP is effectively supported. This position will specifically focus on the collection and analysis of data to support local program improvement and conduct local research on the existing immigrant community in Kingston to define geographical, demographic, cultural, social and economic characteristics and integration experiences. Gather information on ‘best practices’ in other smaller urban centres for the development of a comprehensive approach.

The position will ensure that appropriate research methods, indicators and tools are employed; and that data, both quantitative and qualitative, are integrated to provide advice on the effectiveness of the supports provided and improvements in the delivery of the supports. This position will ensure that reporting requirements are achieved and that research relationships are enhanced.

*This position description is currently under review to incorporate core competencies. Final position description will be provided to the successful candidate when available.


Key Responsibilities

Detailed Responsibilities

Specific Research Components

· Develop and utilize data collection instruments such as questionnaires, surveys, interview guides for focus groups and individual interviews in the KIP program;

· Analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative techniques to track, summarize and report KIP attainments and progress; and to deepen understanding of matters related to settlement and immigration;

· Ensure documentation of all data sets is complete and current;

· Design research tools for eliciting the perceptions of community stakeholders;

· Integrate and analyze the data collected, and, together with program staff, identify opportunities to increase the effectiveness of program delivery;

· Communicate complex material in an accessible manner to a variety of audiences; disseminate information pertaining to program updates, highlights and overviews via website and newsletters.


· Responsible for the collection and analysis of data to examine the effectiveness and impact of KIP;

· Develop tools and indicators appropriate to the community and to the project (this includes cultural sensitivity and an awareness of the particular socio-economic and related barriers faced by newcomers) and to the needs of funders and program partners;

· Prepare reports under the direction of the Director;

· Participate as a member of the KIP team; work closely with Communications Assistant to create and disseminate evidence, promotional materials, and KIP strategy outcomes;

· Attend all relevant internal and external meetings as defined by the Director;

· Prepare reports and materials within timeframes specified by funders and for other project requirements;

· On occasion, perform other temporary duties as required.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Complies with all relevant legislation and KCHC policies, including privacy laws
  • Supports consistent application and development of KCHC policies and procedures
  • Supports KCHC’s student and volunteer placement programs
  • Promotes awareness of and participation in KCHC activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement

Basic Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum one year of graduate level coursework in relevant social science discipline (i.e. economics, sociology, psychology and business)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative methods and/or qualitative methods
  • Ability to understand and explain complex data, demonstrate attention to detail
  • Apply creative problem-solving and analytical skills to research projects
  • Function effectively in a team-based environment, as well as independently.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-starter with evidence of high levels of organization, attention to detail, and time management
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate well in a team based environment
  • Excellent written and average verbal communication skills. French language is an asset
  • Competence with MS Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to use other communication tools/platforms an asset
  • Awareness of, and ability to support, provincial and federal privacy regulations and KCHC policies
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work regularly and meet the physical demands of the position


Organizational Competencies: Accountability, Client Focus, Collaboration, Continuous Learning

Position Competencies: Communications, Attention to Detail, Teamwork, Time Management

Other Requirements

  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check

Application Instructions

  • Please include a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experiences correspond with the specific job qualifications along with your resume.
  • Save all documents as a single file using your own name (Last, First). A PDF format is preferred.
  • Email to hr(a) citing reference “2019-42-KCHC” in the subject line.
  • Applications must be submitted to Human Resources by Thursday, June 27, 2019.

All KCHC staff have a duty to understand and follow KCHC policies, uphold high ethical and professional standards, and maintain confidentiality and privacy, using tact and good judgment in all dealings with other staff and clients.

KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify Human Resources.

We are a proud Living Wage Employer.

Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. Kingston ON, K7K 2V4

Job Types: Part-time, Contract