[LIR964] | Refood Research Assistant - Grant Writing

[LIR964] | Refood Research Assistant - Grant Writing

18 Nov
Refood Food Rescue Foundation

18 Nov

Refood Food Rescue Foundation


Refood Food Rescue Foundation – Vancouver

About Refood:

Based on the report by the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) about one in nine households (11.8%) in British Columbia could be considered food insecure.

Refood Food Rescue Foundation is a non-profit social enterprise that responds to this issue by reducing food waste, re-purposing ugly foods, and re-educating the public about food.

By partnering with grocers and local non-profit organizations we serve at-risk populations with surplus food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Despite all the challenges, proudly we delivered 216,000 meals to those in need during the second half of 2020.

Profile / Volunteering position: Grant Writer

No. of openings: 2

Estimated Time Commitment:

At least 3 hours per week, virtual

Immediate start date; minimum commitment of 3 months is required.

Scope of Work

The jobs consist primarily of indoor work on agricultural & logistic research.

The program is currently looking for a research assistant for the Refood Grant project.

- Assist the Grant Team in careful, thoughtful, accurate data study and research

- Assisting with the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data

- Assisting with the preparation of written materials: focus group/interview guides, research ethics board applications, consent forms, manuscripts, research reports, poster and presentation submissions

- Assisting Grant Team & relevant project team in preparing feasibility reports & grant submissions

- Responding to queries from funding bodies & Local Food Infrastructure Fund

- Engagement with Project, Grant, & Research teams

Desired Qualifications

- Knowledge and experience in conducting community-based research

- Experience in analysis of qualitative data

- Experience working with community groups and/or non-profit organizations

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Excellent organizational and time management skills

- Proactive attitude


- The research assistant volunteer will have end-to-end accountability on research & documentation deliverables, reporting to Project Lead/Grant Lead.


- Firsthand experience in community research ability & data analysis

- Refood will provide a letter of recommendation to the research assistant volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Freelance

Salary: Up to $1.00 per hour

Expected start date: 2021-12-01

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Volunteer

Pay: $1.00-$2.00 per year

Application question(s):

- Are you able to commit for three months?

- Do you have any experience writing grants?

Work remotely:

- Yes

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