Research Assistant 1

Office of Sustainability
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 17:00
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Job description: 

The Office of Sustainability (OS) at Royal Roads University is seeking an informed and dedicated individual to work as a Research Assistant (RA) on the development, implementation and promotion of university sustainability projects and programs.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop your research, presentation and writing skills. As an RA1 within the Office of Sustainability, you will be expected to:

  • Lead the 2015 RRU Campus Waste Audit
  • Maintain the Sustainability Website
  • Coordinate sustainability events on campus and within the community, in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Collect data related to the university’s sustainability performance reporting standards
  • Research various topics to create first drafts of reports, notes, and papers as directed
  • Present information on RRU’s sustainability initiatives at orientation sessions
  • Provide a first point of contact within the OS for routine information requests
  • Assist with student-led major projects and case study projects

Required Qualifications/Competencies (education, skills and abilities):

  • Excellent organizational and communication abilities,
  • Technically proficient and passionate about creating positive change.
  • Familiar with the implementation and monitoring of corporate sustainability initiatives and techniques to inspire behaviour change would be considered an asset.
Application submission information: 

For questions please contact Jordan Kummerfield at until November 20th and after that date please contact Nancy Wilkin at

This is a temporary, part-time position 3 days a week (22.5 hours), starting in December 2015 and ending on July 31, 2016 with the possibility for extension depending on funding.  The hourly rate is $17.00 per hour. Due to its limited term nature, this position is not eligible for enrolment in the University’s Benefits Plan, but you will be provided with 4% vacation pay. Please forward your cover letter and resume (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

15-126 – Last name, First name


Competition #15-126-R0005



Human Resources - Career Opportunities

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road

Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2

Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on November 19, 2015 and will close on December 3, 2015; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.  

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.