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Eco-Ethonomics is looking for ambitious, driven and talented people to join its dynamic and forward thinking team.  There are a variety of positions that Eco-Ethonomics is hiring for and we encourage applicants to submit a resume and cover letter to info@ecoethonomics.ca

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Research Associate Position

Duration: 1 year contract (with options for renewal or permanent position depending on performance)

Salary: commensurate with experience
Office Location: Pickering, ON

Travel: 20% to client meetings in the GTA

About Eco-Ethonomics:

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is a Greater Toronto Area based, private sector corporation that leverages cross-sector expertise to provide a suite of management consulting services that foster sustainability and social responsibility. The company and its dynamic team of associates bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the areas of social enterprise development, sustainability and social responsibility, governance and policy, organizational development, and program design and evaluation. We exist to maximize value for all stakeholders and promote the success, health and prosperity of businesses, organizations and communities.

What makes us different is that we combine business acumen with expertise in community/culture building and an authentic commitment to ‘social, economic and environmental impact’. We are committed to galvanizing community action and change around what people value most.

Eco-Ethonomics core services focus on the following areas:

  1. Social enterprise development
  2. Organizational and collaborative development
  3. Evaluation and impact assessment
  4. Community-based research and policy development

General Duties:

Assist in coordinating and conducting research activities for all projects.  The incumbent will report directly to the President and will be accountable for ensuring deliverables are met on time, project teams are well-coordinated and clients are satisfied.  To be successful in this position the candidate will need to have the leadership and communication skills to coordinate a team which may include researchers, associate consultants, interns and support staff.  The position will also require that candidates have the qualitative and quantitative research skills, and ability to analyze data and write research reports and learning summaries.  The candidate will also work closely supporting the President, liaising directly with clients to schedule meetings.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write evaluation reports, feasibility studies, business plans, research analysis and other research summary documents
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research as per project parameters
  • Assist in designing data collection tools and research methodology
  • Co-facilitate meetings with the project lead and other project team members
  • Coordinate teams of associates, support staff, researchers and interns on project and research related activities
  • Coaching and developing support staff, providing skills training, as well as developing processes and procedures for staff team
  • Provide regular progress updates through continuous communication on each project with the President and other staff
  • Liaise with clients and facilitate regular check-ins to keep them updated on project progress
  • Assist the President in business development (such as searching for relevant RFP’s, writing contract proposals, and networking with/pursuing potential clients)
  • Act as a liaise with clients to manage the President’s calendar and perform administrative tasks such as booking travel, hotel and conferences, when needed, as well as maintaining the current filing system
  • Ensuring high quality deliverables
  • Other duties as necessary

Ideal Skills and Qualifications:


  • A Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent level of experience 

Research Skills

  • Proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability to consolidate and analyze data
  • Grasp complex concepts and systems

Project Management

  • Proven experience in coordinating and conducting projects


  • Must be a self-starter and able to prioritize tasks efficiently/appropriately
  • Exceptional planning, organizing and multitasking skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines; be flexible and adaptable


  • Leadership and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative, be proactive and decisive
  • Ability to determine priorities and work accordingly

Commitment to Results

  • Action focused and results oriented
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality deliverables


  • Mature and highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Proficient and skilled at report writing
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information
  • Highly proficient at MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook


  • Eager to learn and advance in role and responsibility
  • Positive in nature and contribute to an affirmative corporate culture

Ideal Candidate:

  • Post-grad with a minimum of 1-2 years experience in conducting research for consulting contracts (at least 1 year of experience in coordinating research teams is preferred)
  • Must have successfully conducted research and coordinated/supported the successful completion of consulting projects
  • Must have experience in and intimate knowledge of the community benefit, social change, and social economy sectors
  • Experience working on multi-stakeholder collaborative projects considered an asset
  • Business development experience is an asset


  • Performance evaluations will be conducted on a semi-annual basis and reviewed with the President. Quarterly less formal check-ins will also be scheduled to monitor and support employee progress

Unique Requirements:

  • Some project work may be required outside of regular office hours to support critical time lines and/or critical deliverables
  • Some daytime travel may be required for client meetings