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Research Project Coordinator - Energy Poverty (15-month term position)

A researcher is required to provide project coordination and research support to the Canadian Poverty Institute in fulfillment of its mandate of contributing to the healing of poverty in Canada through teaching, research and practice. This includes a commitment to producing relevant research reports and briefs, facilitating access to information and resources, and supporting collaborative networks.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will coordinate a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at reducing energy poverty among low-income tenant households in Calgary. Specifically, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  1. Coordinating a multi-stakeholder energy poverty initiative, responsible for all aspects of project delivery including managing partnerships, project monitoring and reporting, ensuring achievement of contracted deliverables.
  2. Coordinating and facilitating quarterly meetings of the Energy Poverty Roundtable and managing communication among Roundtable members.
  3. Monitoring and reporting on the latest research and best practices related to energy poverty, as appropriate.




  • A university degree in a relevant discipline.

Skills and Experience:        

  • Demonstrated project management and coordination experience.
  • Strong group facilitation skills.
  • Solid understanding of poverty and the literature on poverty in Canada.
  • Experience in energy / energy efficiency and an understanding of the issue of energy poverty would be an asset.
  • Experience working with persons with a lived experience of poverty.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic research knowledge and ability.
  • Microsoft Office suite including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based setting.


Additional Information

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to on or before Friday September 9

The Canadian Poverty Institute is an inter-disciplinary institute within Ambrose University.

The Canadian Poverty Institute Ambrose University

150 Ambrose Circle SW

Calgary, Alberta,

T3H 0L5


Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at

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Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta