Website Mothercraft

We’re Hiring!


Job Title: Research Assistant
Duration: 8 weeks – 35 hours per week
Pay Rate: $20/hour
Job location: Hybrid – Remote/Robertson House, 32 Health Street West, Toronto, ON

A little about us
Hi, we’re Mothercraft, and we’re so excited to meet you!

For nearly a century, we’ve been a trailblazer in promoting healthy child development and supporting families in our community. We’re dedicated to excellence and constantly exploring innovative concepts and ideas related to child care and education.

Our approach is grounded in the latest research, which guides every aspect of our work. This includes everything from our high-quality child care and enrichment programs, to our specialized services for children and families with unique needs, and our comprehensive training programs for childcare providers and other professionals.

At Mothercraft, we celebrate diversity and strive to cultivate a warm and inclusive environment that welcomes everyone. Join us in our mission to help children thrive and families flourish!

A little about our Strategy, Policy & Quality Assurance Division
The Strategy, Policy & Quality Assurance (SPQA) Division provides leadership to all aspects of Mothercraft’s ambitious 10-year strategic plan, “Vision 2031”. This includes the development of implementation plans, oversight of data collection and evaluation activities, and responsibility for measuring and reporting progress to the Board of Directors, and stakeholders. The Division oversees the ongoing review of existing policies, development of new policies and ensures compliance with the regulatory requirements of Mothercraft’s various service areas in collaboration with other Mothercraft Divisions. The Division will also identify and pursue opportunities that may arise through grant-writing, partnership development an/or new initiatives that align with the strategic plan.

Job Summary

As our Research Assistant, you will play a crucial role in assisting the SPQA team in developing a more complete record of the history of the organization. This will include reviewing, summarizing and cataloguing Canadian Mothercraft Society’s historical print and online material. The successful candidate will also research best practices concerning compliance and reviewing theoretical frameworks. Sound exciting? Here’s a little more…

As a Research Assistant, you will…

  • Assist the Director of Strategy, Policy, & Quality Assurance with responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Office administration, including filing and records management
    • Internal information gathering, and
    • Document creation and formatting
  • Assist in reviewing Mothercraft’s history by gathering material (print and online).
  • Create an overview of Mothercraft’s history.
  • Research and summarize best practices regarding compliance and the review of theoretical frameworks.
  • Support other administrative tasks required by the SPQA division.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential material strictly in accordance with Mothercraft’s policy and procedures.
  • Follow safe work procedures, report injury/illness and any unsafe conditions immediately.

This position is partially funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and the incumbent must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant Provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

You will be set up for success if you have…

  • Successfully completed the 2nd year of a diploma or degree program in Office Administration or related field.
  • Experience in office administration, research, and report writing.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and systems, such as filing and record keeping.
  • Knowledge of early learning and child care is considered an asset.

As the ideal candidate, you possess…

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A flexible and collaborative approach to teamwork
  • Strong organization skills and are detail orientated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Why you’ll love working at Mothercraft
Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Mothercraft, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to a comprehensive benefits package and a defined benefit pension plan, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it…

We’re a team of passionate individuals who are committed to supporting healthy child development and making a positive impact on families and communities.

Time off
Enjoy paid time off, including 4% vacation pay and 6 sick days per year, allowing you to take the time you need to recharge.

Life-long learning
We’re life-long learners here at Mothercraft. Grow your skills and knowledge through our professional development opportunities which will help you stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in the field.

Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume to [email protected] by May 24, 2024.
We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants for their submissions. However, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network.

Diversity and inclusion
Mothercraft is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we support. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Mothercraft strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are inclusive and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise the Human Resources Department in advance of attending an interview. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible.

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