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Junior Social Science Specialist

Vancouver, British Columbia
Location: Vancouver, BC

With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, Hatfield’s work culture focuses on scientific excellence, professional development, and a fun and inclusive environment. We provide flexible work arrangements including hybrid work options, a biweekly earned days off program, a group retirement plan, and comprehensive health benefits. We have a flat organizational structure, and a friendly, accessible, and down-to-earth management team.

Hatfield’s Human Environment Group is a small, tight-knit team of social science specialists with a broad range of interests and experience in social impact assessment; Indigenous interests and engagement; land use planning; social determinants of health; gender studies; and climate change risks and resilience.

We are seeking an early-career professional to join our team. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills in the social sciences and/or related disciplines. We seek an individual with excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills and sound ability to communicate and liaise effectively with existing and prospective clients, regulators, and Indigenous groups.

A master’s degree or equivalent education and experience in social science or related disciplines is expected although equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered. The role is responsible for technical support and delivery of a variety of projects both within Canada and in collaboration with our international offices. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background or experience working in one or more of the following areas:
  • Indigenous interests and engagement
  • Social and economic impact assessment
  • Social determinants of health
  • Gender based analysis (GBA Plus) methodologies
  • Land use, resource, or community planning
  • Social statistics and quantitative analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Work independently and with teams of social and environmental specialists and technicians on a variety of projects, across multiple sectors and with a broad range of clients;
  • Deliver high quality research and reports;
  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and delivery of stakeholder and Indigenous engagement or consultation activities;
  • Research design, implementation and analysis;
  • Support preparation of proposals; and
  • Networking and business development.
Desired education, attributes, and experience:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in social science or related field;
  • 2+ years’ of related work experience;
  • Background or experience in one or more social science or interdisciplinary fields (e.g., sociology, land use planning, geography, public health, gender studies, anthropology, natural resource management, international studies, economics, or similar); 
  • Technical ability in the preparation and delivery of social science research including research design, data collection, compilation and analysis;
  • Excellence in technical report writing and other forms of written communication (e.g. training materials or community outreach);
  • Excellent oral communication skills (e.g. networking, facilitation, and community engagement skills);
  • Experience operating in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility and teamwork;
  • Experience working to deadlines and within budgets.
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills;
  • Open to periodic travel, including internationally, and to work in remote locations and communities as required.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit resume describing your experience through the online form or email: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com. Please indicate “Junior to Intermediate Social Science Specialist” in your subject line. 

Salary: $53,000 - $65,000. We extend an invitation to applicants of all levels to submit their candidacy for this role. Please be advised, that in the course of our assessment of your qualifications, we retain the right to adjust the seniority classification of the position accordingly.

Please note that we will only consider candidates who are authorized to work in Canada at the time of application. Proof of eligibility to work in Canada may be required prior to employment.

Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness and diversity, irrespective of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability.

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