Job Posting: Project Assistant/Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Job Title: Project Assistant/Research Assistant
Organization: CAPSA
Location: Onsite – Ottawa, Ontario
Position Type: Part-time (21 hours per week)
Salary range: $22-25 per hour, commensurate with experience

About CAPSA:

CAPSA actively collaborates with organizations, communities, and systems, resulting in
substantial improvements in people’s health concerning substance use. CAPSA’s team of
educators, researchers, and policy experts, informed by their professional expertise and lived
experience, are dedicated to eliminating systemic stigma. By delivering evidence-based
solutions, CAPSA works to ensure equitable access to knowledge and services for all individuals.
This unique approach removes systemic barriers for people and brings positive change to
organizations and systems to become inclusive, effective, and compassionate while improving
Substance Use Health.

About Position:

CAPSA is seeking a dynamic and highly organized Part-Time Project Assistant/Research
Assistant to join our team and support our mission.

Job Responsibilities:

Event Coordination and Planning:

  • Assist in planning and coordinating major CAPSA events, including conferences,
    workshops, and seminars.
  • Coordinate logistics, such as venue selection, catering, audiovisual equipment,
    and participant registration.
  • Assist in developing event agendas and materials.
  • Provide on-site support during events, ensuring smooth operations.

Research Assistance:

  • Collaborate with CAPSA’s research team to conduct literature reviews and gather
  • relevant research materials.
  • Assist in data collection and analysis, using diverse platforms to pull data.
  • Compile research findings into clear and concise reports.
  • Maintain organized research databases and documentation.

Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative support as needed, including scheduling meetings, managing email correspondence, and preparing documents and presentations.
  • Assist in grant proposal development and reporting.

Team Collaboration:

  • Work closely with CAPSA team members, fostering a collaborative and
    supportive work environment.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute ideas and solutions to improve


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Professionalism, with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Capacity to complete tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team context.
  • Strong analytical skills and a solid understanding of diverse platforms for data retrieval
    and analysis.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to Please mention “Part-Time Project Assistant/Research Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until Friday July 12th, 2024.

CAPSA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming environment for all employees. We encourage individuals with lived or living experience of substance use disorder to apply.

We appreciate all applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.