Hiring: Student Researcher!

The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) and Regina Green Ride Transit Network are working together to facilitate a community-based action research project with our local community. RPIRG is a student-run, student-funded non-profit organization dedicated to community-based research, education, action and awareness in the public interest. RPIRG exists to provide its members with the resources to be active citizens on the University of Regina campus and in the greater community. Regina Green Ride Transit Network is a working group based at the University of Regina that exists to facilitate the increased usage of sustainable transportation in Regina.

Project: U-Pass Research Project

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: The student researcher will be working closely with university and community partners involved in discussion about bringing a Universal Bus Pass to the University of Regina. Partners involved in the project include the University of Regina Students Union, the City of Regina, and Regina Green Ride. Duties will include compiling information about the U-Pass program in other cities and creating a cost-recovery analysis and social return on investment forecast for a potential U-Pass program in Regina.

Qualifications: Open to qualified University of Regina undergraduate or graduate students. Required skills include strong research and written communication skills, experience or education in policy and financial analysis, the ability to work independently, good interpersonal skills and basic computer skills. Interest in transportation issues and experience working with community organizations is an asset. Travel in Regina may be required. The successful candidate is expected to attend a training course on Social Return on Investment from June 11-12, 2014.

Schedule: Approximately 10-15 hours/week during the period of May-August 2014. Start date of May 20, 2014.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience and student seniority.

To apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested to: info[at]rpirg.org, phone: 337-2420.

Deadline: May 2, 2014

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