Summer Research Assistant – Indigenous & Community Success

Role Overview

The Summer Research Assistant will be a status First Nations post-secondary student, returning to school in the Fall of 2021. 

The successful candidate will utilize their organizational and research skills in support of an upcoming project with HelpSeeker. This is a junior role that will provide opportunities for learning to gather, analyze, and summarize data with our Systems Mapping, Community Success and Research teams, with a focus on Indigenous research. This position will also work closely with Monique Fry, the VP of Indigenous Transformation & Diversity, to contribute to HelpSeeker’s internal strategic work of Sovereignty and Equity in Systems Transformation. 

This position is a temporary full-time, 40 hours/week, home-based (remote) opportunity, May 3- August 31, 2021.  

The successful candidate must have their own computer, cell phone, and access to the internet (Wifi).

About Us

We are a social technology company, dedicated to putting technology and insights together to resolve complex social issues. As a B Corp, we are obsessed with achieving our social purpose through a sustainable, successful business model. Join our growing team of high achievers in technology, systems planning, research, data visualization, and community engagement. 

When you join HelpSeeker:

  • You will be on the ground floor of an innovative startup environment revolutionizing the way people access help and how we design our social safety net.  
  • You will be part of an innovation-obsessed, high energy team made up of some of Canada’s top thinkers on social change.
  • You can be you: we believe we all do our best work when we are passionate about our work and can be ourselves: no big corporate culture, unnecessary rules and policies here! 


  • Work under the supervision of the Manager Community Success and the VP Community Success to conduct research from a Western and Indigenous perspective.
  • Analyze, evaluate and summarize findings of data gathered during research (qualitative and quantitative data).
  • Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Maintain accurate records of research, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects.
  • Maintain and create documents, ensuring material is categorized and filed into relevant sections.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders in order to complete research including on and off-reserve Indigenous community groups.
  • Open communication and coordination with colleagues is required


  • Status First Nations post-secondary student, returning to school in Fall 2021.
  • Previous experience in a research role preferred, other transferable skills will be considered.
  • Keen interest in learning more about the use of technology in the social innovation space.
  • A fast learner, with a high aptitude for precision and accuracy.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Effective communicator, both oral and written.
  • Ability to multitask when competing tasks arise.
  • Excellent overall computer and technology literacy.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as Google products. 
  • Applicants are responsible for providing their own computer with a camera and microphone, (video conference capabilities), cell phone, and access to Wifi (high-speed internet connection).

Our Commitment to a Diverse Culture & Reconciliation

 We value authentic Reconciliation and realize that restoring relationships is integral to systemic transformation. We acknowledge Indigenous people and perspectives as an asset to our work and teams, and therefore encourage applicants to self-identify as Indigenous.

We believe in a holistic, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants and encourage people of all visible minorities, and those of any religion, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to apply for our job opportunities.

We are committed to making HelpSeeker a more diverse and inclusive workplace. A part of this commitment is our participation in the 50-30 Challenge to increase representation of women and under-represented groups of people including visible minorities, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.  As founding peoples of Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis persons are under-represented in positions of economic influence and leadership.

 Learn more about the 50-30 Challenge here: 

Join Us

If you are interested in joining us at HelpSeeker, please forward your interest, quoting the job title, with an accompanying cover letter and resume. 

We thank you for your time and appreciate your interest in employment at HelpSeeker.