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Project Director, CCPA Inequality Research Project

The successful candidate will be the driving creative and managerial
force behind this ambitious new project of the Canadian Centre for
Policy Alternatives. The project involves both research and
communications. The project¹s broad goals are

  • To foster greater understanding among Canadians of the importance
    of equality as a fundamental value in a civilized democratic society
  • To increase public awareness of the state of income and wealth
    inequality in Canada--its causes and consequences; and increase public
    support for, and promote measures that would reduce inequality
  • To humanize issues of wealth and poverty in a way that brings the
    reality of inequality home to people and makes it relevant to their own
    lives

We are searching for an individual with background in both research and
communications. The successful candidate will have most of the
following qualities and experience.

  • Outstanding research, writing and communications skills
  • A deep understanding of inequality and related social justice issues
  • An extensive understanding of policy research and how to communicate it in compelling ways
  • A thorough knowledge of and experience with conventional media (print and broadcast) and new (internet-based) media
  • A demonstrated ability to conceptualize and direct major research/communications projects
  • An understanding of social justice-oriented civil society organizations
  • An understanding of the CCPA and the role that it plays in the public policy arena
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively with, and coordinate the
    activities of researchers, academics, activists, staff colleagues
    andothers
  • A unique combination of vision, skills and experience, drive and
    commitment that is critical to realizing the goals of this project

Language: English (Ability to communicate effectively in French an asset)

Term: This is a two-year appointment, beginning in April, with renewal conditional on performance and continued funding.
 
Application Deadline: March 7, 2006
 
Inquire and/or send applications to
 
Bruce Campbell
Executive Director
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
410-75 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Tel: (613) 563-1341 x302
Fax: (613) 233-1458
brucec@policyalternatives.ca