Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a student enrolled in post-secondary social sciences, communications, project management, or nonprofit leadership who is interested in career-related work experience. In this role, we are looking for someone who will engage with different research and communications methods and platforms, and who is excited to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the nonprofit sector.

Who are we?
Ontario’s nonprofit sector is diverse, with over 58,000 organizations in communities across the province. The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) plays a unique role: developing and analyzing public policy, connecting nonprofits across the province with engagement opportunities and advocacy campaigns, and channeling collective expertise to find solutions to issues facing the sector. ONN works alongside its provincial network to create innovative ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector. ONN is committed to advancing racial justice in the nonprofit sector and encouraging nonprofits to play an active role in truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

What will the Research Assistant do?

  • Research and document potential resources to add to ONN’s Resource Centre (nonprofitresources.ca), an online hub for information and tools freely accessible to Ontario’s 58,000 nonprofits and charities
  • Communicate with other organizations about sharing their resources on the site (including obtaining and tracking permissions)
  • Assist with promotion of Resource Centre updates on social media and e-newsletters
  • Support ONN’s policy team in their work researching, writing, and disseminating relevant policy materials to Ontario’s nonprofits and charities
  • Assist with other research and administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in social sciences, communications, project management, or nonprofit leadership
  • Experience with different research and communications methods and platforms
  • Understanding and appreciation of the nonprofit sector
  • Ability to manage relationships with contributors and partners
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the broader team
  • Familiarity working with a range of design, content management, and general office applications including G Suite, WordPress, and Canva

To be eligible for this position, candidates must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

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Contract type: Full time Working hours: 35 hours/week for 8 weeks Compensation: $20/hour Location: Work from home/virtual position to start, may be able to work out of our Toronto office, pending public health guidelines.  

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF to info@theonn.ca by Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5:00pm (EST). ONN is committed to racial justice and reconciliation. We value diverse voices that reflect the communities nonprofits serve. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and other racialized candidates to apply for this position. We also encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN)

We are the independent network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, focused on policy, advocacy, and services to strengthen Ontario’s nonprofit sector as a key pillar of our society and economy.