Research Assistant, TIM Centre (2021-2022, part-time)

 Posted: Friday, August 6, 2021 | Student Employment Positions

Tyndale is a Christian university that prepares leaders for work in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, ministry and the global mission of the church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, there are over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Position Description

The Research Assistant, TIM Centre provides assistance and support to TIM Centre research and other special projects, as designated by the Executive Director of the TIM Centre.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Design, implement, create, and assist in project tasks associated with the TIM Centre and/or partner organizations.
  • Collect and analyze research data
  • Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research methods and results.
  • Perform statistical analysis on data.
  • Verify accuracy and validity of data entered into databases, correcting any errors
  • Use social media and other communication methods to broadcast reports and information related to research projects.
  • Assist with the organization of live events pertaining to projects, as needed.

Position Qualifications


Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts in related social sciences or related field


  • Previous research experience preferred
  • Experience in a non-profit and/or educational institution
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with field research
  • Interest in missions and interfacing with ethnic groups in the GTA Skills and Abilities
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly detail oriented and diligent
  • Very good computer proficiency (MS Office including word, excel & power point, data analysis software preferred)
  • Professional, adaptable, strong work ethic, positive and friendly
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with diplomacy, tact and professionalism
  • A Christian with a keen desire to serve family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to Tyndale’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement

Physical and Mental Demands

  • General office environment and equipment
  • Occasional lifting of heavy items (e.g. files and boxes, etc.)
  • May encounter challenging people and vendors from time to time. Important to maintain a clam and professional demeanor
  • Must be able to work with distractions and interruptions
  • Moderate stress level due to face-paced and detailed work, tight deadlines.

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

How to Apply

This position is for students only. Please refrain from applying if you are currently not a student enrolled in post-secondary education. Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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