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