Statement of Intention
Preference for this role will be given to candidates who identify as African-Nova Scotian or Nova Scotians with African ancestry.
We respect the intersectional identities that make-up Nova Scotia’s population. If you also identify as racialized or Indigenous / Mi’kmaq, 2SLGBTQ+, or People with Disabilities, we are eager to hear from you. If you are a member of a group that has been historically excluded from opportunities, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter or resume and to share your pronouns. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and accommodating those with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process.
The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) focuses on excellence in Africentric education and research. DBDLI’s primary objective is to connect with and provide services to the African Nova Scotian communities to improve their educational experiences. Through Africentric lens, DBDLI works through sponsorship, research, youth and community engagement, and publications and educational resources to identify and address the racial achievement gaps and other educational equity issues.
To learn more about us, see www.dbdli.ca
Delmore “Buddy” Daye was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1931. As a young man, he moved to Halifax and became a merchant mariner. He first came to public attention as a champion boxer. Always a popular and prominent member of Halifax’s African Nova Scotian community, he was involved in the formation of the city’s Neighbourhood Centre where he became Program Director for Youth.
A firm believer that violence gets you nowhere, he negotiated with scores of bitter and frustrated young African Nova Scotian leaders and followers to seek solutions to their very real employment and living problems. In 1971, he was appointed Manager of Province House and on January 1, 1990 “Buddy” became the first African Nova Scotian to hold the post of Sergeant-at-Arms.
Outside of his responsibilities, he was a Director of the Black United Front, a member of the Halifax Athletic Commission, a member of the Mental Health Association, and a member of the Company of Young Canadians. After his death in 1995, Halifax renamed Gerrish Street between Gottingen and Maynard Streets, to Buddy Daye Street.
The DBDLI is an Africentric institute that creates educational change for learners of African ancestry to empower them to reach their full potential.
Improving educational experiences, opportunities and outcomes for Nova Scotian learners of African ancestry.
Integrity: We are committed to demonstrate integrity through being ethical, honest and transparent in all that we do.
Community: We hold the interest of the African (Black) community at the forefront of our vision and mission.
Africentricity: We are committed to reclaiming and delivering African derived world views and values.
Social Responsibility: We are committed to ensuring our research and activities effectively support and benefit community. We promote engagement & empowerment that leads to societal transformation.
Access & Equity: We are committed to advancing our vision/mission by creating pathways towards opportunities that strive to ensure inclusiveness and equity.
Anti-Oppression: We are committed to challenging, educating and raising awareness about oppression in all its forms.
Excellence in Africentric Education and Life Long Learning: We are committed to supporting and advancing the highest qualities and standards in academic achievement and on-going learning and development for the community utilizing an Africentric orientation.
Excellence in Africentric Research: We are committed to providing research that is informed by data (quantitative and qualitative), understands the community as central, and is grounded in the values and traditions of the African (Black) community.
This Moment, This Position
DBDLI is involved in several exciting research projects and is seeking a new Research and Projects Coordinator to join the team.
The Africentric research approach entails active involvement and participation of African Nova Scotian Communities, including data collection, analysis and the dissemination of research findings. The Institute is looking for an experienced and committed researcher to help coordinate and manage these research projects and coordinate engagement with our communities.
The Research and Projects Coordinator will also provide general administrative, operational, coordination and technical support required for the conduct of research and projects. With the oversight of the Director of Research, the research projects coordinator will engage in research development and dissemination
- Maintain documentation of relevant policies, procedures and reports as relates to DBDLI research protocols
- Prepare materials for granting agencies and foundations
- Manage and respond to project-related communications including email
- Prepare, maintain and update website materials
- Monitor the project budget
- Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected
- Conduct literature reviews and assist in research ethics applications
- Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
- Attend project meetings and research seminars and other meetings as necessary
- Summarize project results and prepare progress reports
- Assist with the preparation of articles and presentations
- Develop communication updates for the Director of Research and the Research Committee
- Provide administrative support to the general management of DBDLI research projects
- Provide editing support, including proofreading and copy editing
Support data collection and analysis
- Work with DBDLI community data collectors to recruit research subjects
- Maintain accurate records of interviews safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects
- Assist with preparation of educational and training workshops and evaluation strategies
- Help develop assessment and evaluation tools
Education and Experience
- A graduate degree, diploma, or equivalent experience.
- At least four years of experience working in a research and projects management environment.
- Effective verbal and written communication in English
- Experience with Office 365
- Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience with utilizing social media to disseminate information
- Excellent organizational skills, time management, and strong attention to detail
- Basic skills using research software such as Nvivo and SPSS for data analysis
The ideal candidate is:
Passionate about research and its impact and loves the way research can tell a story.
Enjoys cultivating relationships.
Has a keen eye for details.
Committed to engaging and supporting the African Nova Scotian community.
Thrives in a fast-paced and responsive work environment.
Compensation and Perks
Salary: $65,000 – $70,000/ year
Group Benefits and EFAP
Growth and Educational Opportunities
Applications will be accepted until noon on October 21, 2022.
Please be sure to include a cover letter that speaks to your experience, but we also want to get a glimpse of your personality.
Don’t be generic, be yourself.
What to Expect
- We closely review all applications and read each cover letter (we promise).
- If you’re selected as a top candidate, expect to hear from a Lead Placemaker from P4G (this is someone who treats the recruitment process non-traditionally). We want to get to know what inspires you.
- Selected candidates will proceed to a virtual interview with the Lead P4G Placemaker and 2-3 organization representatives.
- Finalists may participate in a second-round interview or skills activity (virtual or inperson).
- P4G will check employment references and assist in presenting an offer to the successful candidate.
To apply for this job please visit p4g.ca.