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  ©2023 Canadian Journal of Emergency Management

Are you passionate about emergency management and eager to make a meaningful contribution to advancing the awareness, knowledge, and best practices in Canada? Our team is a diverse group of passionate individuals from across Canada and beyond dedicated to nurturing a national dialogue. Together, we form a dynamic group, each member lending their unique skills, experience, and knowledge to contribute to this evolving profession.

 View current positions below.

Open Positions (Contract - Paid)

Administrative Assistant – Targeted Engagement Grant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting coordination of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management’s (CJEM) Targeted Engagement Grant program in partnership with the Department of National Defence. The Administrative Assistant will be a key enabler to the project team, the senior management team at CJEM, and the successful delivery of the engagement program.

Duties

  • Drafts and prepares clear, professional correspondence on behalf of CJEM management in support of the Targeted Engagement Grant project.
  • Administrates positional mailboxes, flags priority issues for CJEM management, corresponds with partners, and triages messages.
  • Schedules virtual meetings across multiple time zones.
  • Corresponds in English and French or effectively utilizes a translation application to correspond in both official languages.
  • Updates administrative and management documents, particularly as they relate to the Targeted Engagement Grant project.
  • Prepares administrative and financial documents clearly and appropriately for approval and signature.

Competencies/Experience

  • Entry level, preference for >1 year of proven administrative experience in a volunteer or part-time work setting.
  • The ability to recognize financial or administrative matters of significance and escalate them to management.
  • The ability to recognize other priorities (or non-priorities) and triage them for management.
  • Strong, professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working virtually and/or across time zones is an asset.
  • No disaster and emergency management experience is required.

Engagement Type

The successful candidate will be engaged as a dependent contractor for a limited duration (no later than December 2024). The contractor will be responsible for delivering their scope of work within the allotted costs and times. Some terms of the contract are negotiable.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The contracted services will be delivered on an hourly basis, at $25.05 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours.
  • As a contractor position, there are no benefits associated with this role.
  • Non-salary benefits:
    • Asynchronous work hours – accomplish your work during your preferred hours.
    • Completely virtual/remote work – you will always work from home.
    • Recognition/reference – we will provide confirmation of your employment with our nationally recognized organization to your employer and/or academic institution.
    • Upskilling: we welcome true entry-level employees who display the competencies we are looking for and the willingness to learn.

Research Assistant – Targeted Engagement Grant

The Research Assistant is responsible for developing agendas and research inquiries, and producing internal and external reports, in support of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management’s Targeted Engagement Grant program in partnership with the Department of National Defence. The Research Assistant will contribute to and report on disruptive policy innovation in disaster and emergency management and climate adaptation in Canada.

Duties

  • Supports development and implementation of CJEM engagement activities.
  • Collects and collates data from multimedia sources and engagement materials to make sense of extensive engagement content.
  • Analyzes findings to produce short-term project recommendations and capture long-term policy recommendations.
  • Provides input into research questions/inquiries and engagement plans.
  • Writes briefing notes on key findings and observations after engagement sessions.
  • Will write a summary report of all engagement activities, their findings or outcomes, and make policy recommendations.

Competencies/Experience

  • Preference for third year undergraduate university completed, with experience conducting continuous and extensive research on a single topic or discipline. College graduates and students with relevant experience and competencies will be considered.
  • Experience with data collation, transcription, thematic analysis, or other methods.
  • Exposure to research design processes (experience is an asset).
  • The ability to make inferences and deductions from broad sets and values of qualitative data.
  • The ability to synthesize meaningful and effective policy recommendations.
  • Studies in, and ideally graduation from, a program in political science, public policy, risk management, or disaster and emergency management.
  • Familiarity with the National Emergency Response System, the Emergency Management Framework for Canada, and broad understanding of federal and provincial/territorial roles and responsibilities before, during, and after disasters.

Engagement Type

The successful candidate will be engaged as a dependent contractor for a limited duration (no later than February 2025). The contractor will be responsible for delivering their scope of work within the allotted costs and times. Some terms of the contract are negotiable. There is currently no plan to continue this engagement after the scope of work is completed.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The value of this scope of work is CA$3,750.50.
  • As a contractor, there are no benefits associated with this role.
  • Non-salary benefits:
    • Asynchronous work hours – accomplish your work during your preferred hours.
    • Completely virtual/remote work – you will always work from home.
    • Recognition/reference – we will provide confirmation of your employment with our nationally recognized organization to your employer and/or academic institution.
    • Upskilling: we welcome true entry-level employees who display the competencies we are looking for and the willingness to learn.

Open Positions (Volunteer)

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff are the engines that drive the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management (CJEM). They are the first, last, and most frequent authorities that manage all of our content, respectfully supporting prospective authors while diligently following our editorial process and achieving our mission.

Duties

  • Copy editing manuscripts for CJEM.
  • Proofreading text for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Fact-check statistics, dates, and references for accuracy.
  • Work with authors to clarify passages that may not read clearly or are misleading.
  • Make recommendations for sections that may require rewriting for style, clarity and/or flow.
  • APA review and finalization.
  • Arrange format of articles to prepare for publication.
  • Engage with authors using the Open Journal System to provide updates on the editorial process and to provide a positive experience submitting their work and partnering with CJEM.

Competencies/Experience

  • Enrolment in or completion of a graduate degree is an asset.
  • A minimum of two years of work or study experience in academia, research, or disaster and emergency management anywhere in Canada.
  • Strong competency with word processing and file sharing portals.
  • Strong competency in/aptitude for quality control or business processes.
  • Strong, professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working virtually and/or across time zones is an asset.

Engagement Type

This is a volunteer role with no compensation or benefits. We employ an internal strategy for volunteer management to add value to the volunteer experience. We ask for a long-term commitment (at least one year) from all applicants.

Fact Checker

The Editorial Staff – Fact Checker role is the one that takes authors and editors from “great” to “exceptional”. They are responsible for the rigour and excellence that defines the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management (CJEM) and its authors. These Editorial Staff take pride in leveraging their perfectionism to make Disaster and Emergency Management better, while being supportive and collegial to all of their colleagues and authors.

Duties

  • Fact-check statistics, dates, and references for accuracy.
  • Fact and reference check ensuring quality that citations, references and authors’ claims are: legitimate, accurate, and evidence-based; not taken out of context or mis-construed; from credible and current sources; and, cited and referenced using APA 7th edition.
  • Engage with authors using the Open Journal System to provide updates on the editorial process and to provide a positive experience submitting their work and partnering with CJEM.

Competencies/Experience

  • Enrolment in or completion of a graduate degree is an asset.
  • A minimum of two years of work or study experience in academia, journalism, research, or disaster and emergency management anywhere in Canada.
  • Strong competency with word processing and file sharing portals.
  • Strong competency in/aptitude for quality control or business processes.
  • Strong, professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working virtually and/or across time zones is an asset.

Engagement Type

This is a volunteer role with no compensation or benefits. We employ an internal strategy for volunteer management to add value to the volunteer experience. We ask for a long-term commitment (at least one year) from all applicants.

Why Join Us?

    • Part-time, asynchonrous work that is always remote.
    • Flexible volunteer and paid hours.
    • Support remotely from across Canada.
    • Professional development opportunities. 
    • Opportunity to connect and collaborate with a diverse community of scholars and practitioners, both on the CJEM team and with external partners.
    • Be part of a community committed to shaping the future of the emergency management field.

To apply...

  • Update your LinkedIn profile.
  • Submit a one-page PDF copy of your cover letter to info@cdnjem.ca outlining why you want this role, how you meet the qualifications and a link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Closing date: March 21, 2024. Cover letters and profiles will be screened based on how they match competencies of the role. All applicants will be contacted by the end of March.

  ©2023 Canadian Journal of Emergency Management

Roles

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Are you passionate about emergency management and eager to make a meaningful contribution to advancing the awareness, knowledge, and best practices in Canada? Our team is a diverse group of passionate individuals from across Canada and beyond dedicated to nurturing a national dialogue. Together, we form a dynamic group, each member lending their unique skills, experience, and knowledge to contribute to this evolving profession.

 View current positions below.

Open Positions (Contract - Paid)

Administrative Assistant – Targeted Engagement Grant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting coordination of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management’s (CJEM) Targeted Engagement Grant program in partnership with the Department of National Defence. The Administrative Assistant will be a key enabler to the project team, the senior management team at CJEM, and the successful delivery of the engagement program.

Duties

  • Drafts and prepares clear, professional correspondence on behalf of CJEM management in support of the Targeted Engagement Grant project.
  • Administrates positional mailboxes, flags priority issues for CJEM management, corresponds with partners, and triages messages.
  • Schedules virtual meetings across multiple time zones.
  • Corresponds in English and French or effectively utilizes a translation application to correspond in both official languages.
  • Updates administrative and management documents, particularly as they relate to the Targeted Engagement Grant project.
  • Prepares administrative and financial documents clearly and appropriately for approval and signature.

Competencies/Experience

  • Entry level, preference for >1 year of proven administrative experience in a volunteer or part-time work setting.
  • The ability to recognize financial or administrative matters of significance and escalate them to management.
  • The ability to recognize other priorities (or non-priorities) and triage them for management.
  • Strong, professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working virtually and/or across time zones is an asset.
  • No disaster and emergency management experience is required.

Engagement Type

The successful candidate will be engaged as a dependent contractor for a limited duration (no later than December 2024). The contractor will be responsible for delivering their scope of work within the allotted costs and times. Some terms of the contract are negotiable.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The contracted services will be delivered on an hourly basis, at $25.05 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours.
  • As a contractor position, there are no benefits associated with this role.
  • Non-salary benefits:
    • Asynchronous work hours – accomplish your work during your preferred hours.
    • Completely virtual/remote work – you will always work from home.
    • Recognition/reference – we will provide confirmation of your employment with our nationally recognized organization to your employer and/or academic institution.
    • Upskilling: we welcome true entry-level employees who display the competencies we are looking for and the willingness to learn.

Research Assistant – Targeted Engagement Grant

The Research Assistant is responsible for developing agendas and research inquiries, and producing internal and external reports, in support of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management’s Targeted Engagement Grant program in partnership with the Department of National Defence. The Research Assistant will contribute to and report on disruptive policy innovation in disaster and emergency management and climate adaptation in Canada.

Duties

  • Supports development and implementation of CJEM engagement activities.
  • Collects and collates data from multimedia sources and engagement materials to make sense of extensive engagement content.
  • Analyzes findings to produce short-term project recommendations and capture long-term policy recommendations.
  • Provides input into research questions/inquiries and engagement plans.
  • Writes briefing notes on key findings and observations after engagement sessions.
  • Will write a summary report of all engagement activities, their findings or outcomes, and make policy recommendations.

Competencies/Experience

  • Preference for third year undergraduate university completed, with experience conducting continuous and extensive research on a single topic or discipline. College graduates and students with relevant experience and competencies will be considered.
  • Experience with data collation, transcription, thematic analysis, or other methods.
  • Exposure to research design processes (experience is an asset).
  • The ability to make inferences and deductions from broad sets and values of qualitative data.
  • The ability to synthesize meaningful and effective policy recommendations.
  • Studies in, and ideally graduation from, a program in political science, public policy, risk management, or disaster and emergency management.
  • Familiarity with the National Emergency Response System, the Emergency Management Framework for Canada, and broad understanding of federal and provincial/territorial roles and responsibilities before, during, and after disasters.

Engagement Type

The successful candidate will be engaged as a dependent contractor for a limited duration (no later than February 2025). The contractor will be responsible for delivering their scope of work within the allotted costs and times. Some terms of the contract are negotiable. There is currently no plan to continue this engagement after the scope of work is completed.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The value of this scope of work is CA$3,750.50.
  • As a contractor, there are no benefits associated with this role.
  • Non-salary benefits:
    • Asynchronous work hours – accomplish your work during your preferred hours.
    • Completely virtual/remote work – you will always work from home.
    • Recognition/reference – we will provide confirmation of your employment with our nationally recognized organization to your employer and/or academic institution.
    • Upskilling: we welcome true entry-level employees who display the competencies we are looking for and the willingness to learn.

Open Positions (Volunteer)

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff are the engines that drive the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management (CJEM). They are the first, last, and most frequent authorities that manage all of our content, respectfully supporting prospective authors while diligently following our editorial process and achieving our mission.

Duties

  • Copy editing manuscripts for CJEM.
  • Proofreading text for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Fact-check statistics, dates, and references for accuracy.
  • Work with authors to clarify passages that may not read clearly or are misleading.
  • Make recommendations for sections that may require rewriting for style, clarity and/or flow.
  • APA review and finalization.
  • Arrange format of articles to prepare for publication.
  • Engage with authors using the Open Journal System to provide updates on the editorial process and to provide a positive experience submitting their work and partnering with CJEM.

Competencies/Experience

  • Enrolment in or completion of a graduate degree is an asset.
  • A minimum of two years of work or study experience in academia, research, or disaster and emergency management anywhere in Canada.
  • Strong competency with word processing and file sharing portals.
  • Strong competency in/aptitude for quality control or business processes.
  • Strong, professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working virtually and/or across time zones is an asset.

Engagement Type

This is a volunteer role with no compensation or benefits. We employ an internal strategy for volunteer management to add value to the volunteer experience. We ask for a long-term commitment (at least one year) from all applicants.

Fact Checker

The Editorial Staff – Fact Checker role is the one that takes authors and editors from “great” to “exceptional”. They are responsible for the rigour and excellence that defines the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management (CJEM) and its authors. These Editorial Staff take pride in leveraging their perfectionism to make Disaster and Emergency Management better, while being supportive and collegial to all of their colleagues and authors.

Duties

  • Fact-check statistics, dates, and references for accuracy.
  • Fact and reference check ensuring quality that citations, references and authors’ claims are: legitimate, accurate, and evidence-based; not taken out of context or mis-construed; from credible and current sources; and, cited and referenced using APA 7th edition.
  • Engage with authors using the Open Journal System to provide updates on the editorial process and to provide a positive experience submitting their work and partnering with CJEM.

Competencies/Experience

  • Enrolment in or completion of a graduate degree is an asset.
  • A minimum of two years of work or study experience in academia, journalism, research, or disaster and emergency management anywhere in Canada.
  • Strong competency with word processing and file sharing portals.
  • Strong competency in/aptitude for quality control or business processes.
  • Strong, professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working virtually and/or across time zones is an asset.

Engagement Type

This is a volunteer role with no compensation or benefits. We employ an internal strategy for volunteer management to add value to the volunteer experience. We ask for a long-term commitment (at least one year) from all applicants.

Why Join Us?

    • Part-time, asynchonrous work that is always remote.
    • Flexible volunteer and paid hours.
    • Support remotely from across Canada.
    • Professional development opportunities. 
    • Opportunity to connect and collaborate with a diverse community of scholars and practitioners, both on the CJEM team and with external partners.
    • Be part of a community committed to shaping the future of the emergency management field.

To apply...

  • Update your LinkedIn profile.
  • Submit a one-page PDF copy of your cover letter to info@cdnjem.ca outlining why you want this role, how you meet the qualifications and a link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Closing date: March 21, 2024. Cover letters and profiles will be screened based on how they match competencies of the role. All applicants will be contacted by the end of March.

  ©2023 Canadian Journal of Emergency Management