The Women’s Economic Council (WEC) is a national organization advocating for women-centred community economic development (CED) in Canada. We are the only non-profit that supports networks of like-minded organizations that help women-centred CED flourish across the country. Our mission is to 

The Newcomer Mentorship Coordinator will support WEC’s new project, Her Mentors, which aims to develop the economic security of racialized newcomer women settling in Canada by researching the impact of mentorship and understanding the factors that contribute to its success. 

Job Summary

Supervised by and reporting to the project manager, the researcher works closely with the Mentorship Coordinator, Outreach team, volunteers and peer researchers to gather the research data. The researcher facilitates and maintains research capacity, uses qualitative research methodologies, helps design the research framework, methodology, analyzes the collected data, and writes the research report.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs the research methodology and research questions. 
  • Designs surveys, polls, interview questions etc., specific to research requirements.
  • Ensures that the research methodology and procedures are ethical and do not cause harm to participants.
  • Tracks the research project progress, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. 
  • Identifies and supports resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects completion.
  • Executes research protocols and implements study procedures for enrolled participants
  • Conducts intakes to assess the baseline for new participants.
  • Performs fieldwork and interviews to gather data.
  • Organizes and maintains research material.
  • Compiles and organize findings in graphs, charts and diagrams
  • Documents, reports, drafts and present research findings to the management team
  • Participates in monthly team meetings as well as the steering committee’s meetings. 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or above in public policy, immigration or other relevant fields.
  • Knowledge of critical theory, feminist theories and immigration issues.  
  • Experience working with equity-seeking groups is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender equity and commitment to anti-oppression principles.
  • Experience using research analysis software.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Must have research experience or training.
  • Excellent time management skills, including prioritizing work and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality.
  • Computer skills, including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Lived experience as a racialized immigrant is preferred.
  • Preferably, is a post-grad student at a Canadian university. 

Working Conditions

Works remotely with minimal supervision. However, a limited number of in-person meetings might be required depending on COVID restrictions. Since this is a contract position, the candidate will not be required to dedicate a number of hours/week; rather the focus will be on the outcomes and deliverables. 


  • Operates as part of a team and is flexible about the boundaries and functions of the job
  • Maintains open and professional communications with co-workers, members, and all others who do business with WEC.
  • Ensures that all internal and external deadlines are met.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information seen, heard, or obtained in the role; and
  • Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity.


This is a contract position, preferably for a post-grad student at a Canadian university. The total value of the contract is $ 28K. We can help the successful candidate apply to Mitacs as well to enhance the researcher’s academic career and increase the compensations. 

Start date 

As soon as possible

How to Apply

  1. Please send your resume and cover letter to attn. Serah Gazali. 
  2. The name of the files containing your resume and cover letter should include “your name-Researcher.” 
  3. The title of the email should include the “Researcher Application”.

Only potential candidates will be contacted.