Christian Interfaith Reference Group

The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has an opening for a temporary position as Researcher. The purpose of this position is to establish a database of inter-faith resources in Canada and a report on interfaith work in other countries.
A Bachelor’s degree in theology, religious studies or other relevant study, along with demonstrated experience in research and some knowledge of interfaith work is required. This is a contract position for 4 hours per week over 30 weeks at $20.00 per hour.
To be considered, please send your letter of application and CV to Thomas Hentrich, Assistant Coordinator for Faith and Witness, ac.sehcruhcfolicnuoc@hcirtneh. Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2013. Only successful interview candidates will receive a response.

Position Description

Position Title: Researcher for Christian Interfaith Reference Group (CIRG)
Status: 4 hours per week for 30 weeks, non-exempt
Reports to: Chairperson or Designate of CIRG

Purpose/Summary:

The purpose of this position is to establish a database of inter-faith resources in Canada and a report on inter-faith work in other countries.
Role of the CIRG Researcher:

The Researcher will:

  • Work with the CIRG, Canadian Interfaith Conversation and other appropriate bodies to identify already existing databases. (Other sources may include: Scarboro Missions Interfaith Office; The Interfaith Observer Canada; Canadian Centre for Ecumenism; Religions for Peace Quebec; Interfaith Kit prepared by CIRG; North American Interfaith Network.)
  • Confirm and update information contained in these databases.
  • Research groups not included in existing databases.
  • Integrate this research into one usable, sustainable database for CIRG, Interfaith Conversation, and others.
  • Research national interfaith organizations in several other countries or regions and report on how they are organized; how representation is established; their mandate and activities.
  • Work with the CCC Communications Officer to prepare, develop and maintain interfaith page on the CCC website.
  • Report regularly to the CIRG on progress through the delegate supervisor.
  • Collaborate with other CCC staff as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong research skills
  • Competence and interest in interfaith work
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of The Canadian Council of Churches

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in theology, religious studies or other relevant research and study.

Language Skills:

Proficiency in English and French is required.

Physical & Mental Demands:
Attention to detail, an ability to communicate well and meet time-sensitive deadlines is required.

Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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