Research Assistant

Women Survivors of Domestic Abuse Initiative

This role exists to advance the initiative, “Changing the narrative for church‐going women survivors of domestic abuse in Quebec,” a women survivors of domestic abuse initiative  sponsored by Christian Direction.

This is a special initiative of Christian Direction Inc. (CDI), an urbanChristian ministry that partners with congregations and social service agencies for the social and spiritual transformation of youth, families, and their communities.

The research assistant reports to the ministry advancement  leader. 

Job Posting

Job Title – Research Assistant, Women Survivors of Domestic Abuse Initiative Projected

Starting Date – October 1st, 2021 

Work Schedule – 15‐20 hours/week; 1 year renewable 

Salary –Commensurate with experience and according to CDI Salary Scale.

Location – Hybrid work environment, remote work from home with available workspace in our  administrative office.

General Responsibilities  

▪Understand and articulate Christian Direction’s vision, mission and approach to ministry,  as well as the particular aims of the specific initiative;  

▪Collaborate with the initiative leadership team for the advancement of project  outcomes;  

▪Maintain a detailed action plan to chart progress of ongoing research and project  milestones;  

▪Provide support and collaborate with the initiative leadership team in grant writing and  fundraising.


Specific Responsibilities  

▪Overall administration of the initiative (includes organizing committee meetings, taking minutes, preparing an action plan, assisting in grant‐writing, and communicating with  stakeholders);  

▪Responsibility for the preparation and administration of a confidential, bilingual online  survey, and conducting semi‐structured interviews with women survivors (includes  collecting and collating survey and interview data, and assisting in the preparing the  report of findings);  

▪Collaborate with project partners and professionals who will advise the team on  research and overall project goals;

▪Creative use of social media as a tool for publicizing the initiative, recruiting participants, and increasing awareness of the issue of domestic abuse among church‐going women to  the wider church community in Quebec.


Qualifications, Education, and Experience required  

▪ Leadership  

▪ Strong Interpersonal Skills  

▪ Entrepreneurial  

▪ Communication & Public Speaking  

▪ Proficient in English, conversational in French, and bilingual an asset  ▪ Fundraising skills an asset  

▪ University Graduate (or equivalent level of experience, comprehension,  communication skills)


Other Requirements  

▪ Commitment to Christ and who affirms the Nicene Creed  

▪ Committed to a life animated by the Spirit and spiritual disciplines (i.e.  community, simplicity, and witness)  

▪ Strong sense of vocation and integration of faith and work  

▪ Team player and team builder, participating in the life and spirituality of the  team  

Please send your CV and a Cover Letter

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only applicants selected for an  interview will be contacted.





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