Senior Research Associate, Workplace Inclusion

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Conference Board of Canada
  • Research
Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-07-122019-09-10

Senior Research Associate, Workplace Inclusion

Employment opportunity: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director

Location: Ottawa, ON, remote agreement possible

Workplace inclusion is foiled by intention-evidence gaps. While there’s no shortage of policies and practices aimed at tackling organizational disparities, there’s very little empirical support for what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to behaviour change. This means that we might be designing things that don’t matter at all, or at worst, investing in things that have the opposite effect of what we intended. Inclusion is an empirical opportunity space that demands an empirical response. Good intentions are simply not enough.

Our Ideal Candidate…. Has the ability to lead multiple research projects and shape our future research plans, delivering ground-breaking new research in areas such as women in leadership, gender earnings gap and work-family nexus, and communicating insights and findings to Canadian business leaders. As the primary researcher for Inclusion and Diversity, the successful candidate will draw on deep understanding of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity as it relates to the workplace and extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Now About the Job…

About the Role

Some of the things you will do every day:

  • Lead Inclusion and Diversity research projects of varying complexity and scope, applying knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Analyze and translate complex research results into clear, key messages for senior leaders and decision makers.
  • Produce high quality, well written reports and research proposals.
  • Develop and maintain systems to track progress of research projects and stakeholder outreach.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, colleagues, research advisors, external stakeholders and customers.
  • Participate in internal and external stakeholder meetings and presentations.
  • Identify high-quality speakers/presenters and develop compelling meeting agendas for research dissemination events.
  • Chair and facilitate advisory groups for research projects and stakeholder networking meetings.
  • Actively contribute and participate in a dynamic and highly productive team environment.
  • Demonstrate our core values in all interactions with colleagues, stakeholders and customers.


About You

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant social science discipline.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience in a professional applied research capacity.
  • Extensive experience with quantitative research methodologies (complex survey analysis, multiple regression modeling, simulation and agent-based modeling, designing and analyzing longitudinal panel surveys and behavioral data analysis) and/or qualitative research methodologies. Experience with mixed methodologies is preferred.
  • Proficiency with relevant software such as Stata, EViews, R, Python, SPSS SAS, NVivo.
  • Demonstrated ability for leading complex research projects from conceptualization to dissemination of results.
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to clearly, concisely and quickly capture complex findings in a user-friendly way.
  • Capability for setting priorities, working under pressure, delivering high-quality products and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated success in handling multiple responsibilities and deliverables.
  • A strong sense of teamwork, professionalism and customer focus.

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted through our Careers’ page.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require a specific accommodation because of a disability, or a medical need, in order to participate in any aspect of the selection process.

No phone calls, please. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in The Conference Board of Canada. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.