[Sust-mar] GPI Atlantic Job Posting

Clare Levin clevin at gpiatlantic.org
Thu Mar 29 14:40:52 EDT 2007

GPI Atlantic
Position: Researcher
Reports to: Executive Director and Managing Director
Start date: as soon as possible
Contract term: 4 months
37.5 hours per week
Salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary

GPI Atlantic is seeking a researcher to work on the completion of our
headline indicators report. This project is a product of the ten years of
research work that GPI Atlantic has completed to date. The headline
indicators from each subject area have already been selected, and
considerable data collection has already been undertaken. The researcher
will be responsible for collecting new and updated data for the key headline
indicators (focusing first on the environmental and natural resource
indicators), organizing the data in spreadsheets for incorporation into the
GPI database, reviewing the original analysis contained in each report, and
then reporting on new trends and changes in the data since the last report
was issued.


Founded in 1997, GPI Atlantic is an independent, non-profit research and
education organization committed to the development of the Genuine Progress
Index (GPI) - a new measure of sustainability, wellbeing and quality of

GPI Atlantic's vision is that decisions made by governments, businesses and
other organizations in Nova Scotia, Canada, and around the world, are based
on criteria that properly value social, economic and environmental assets. 

GPI Atlantic's mission is to conduct research on the Genuine Progress Index,
which measures environmental, economic and social progress and wealth, and
to assist leaders in business, government and communities in using the GPI
perspective in their decision-making.

For more information about GPI Atlantic, please see our website,

*	Find appropriate data for each selected indicator
*	Organize data in spreadsheets for incorporation into the GPI
*	Interpret, synthesize, and analyse data and information
*	Prepare summary reports of research results
*	Write and edit materials for publication and/or presentation
*	Create charts and graphs
*	Prepare presentations of research results
*	Other research tasks as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:
*	Post-secondary degree (completed or in process) in the social and/or
environmental sciences or equivalent experience
*	Demonstrated quantitative research skills and experience; a
demonstrated understanding of the relationship between the environmental,
social and economic aspects relevant to the Genuine Progress Index is an
*	Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable; demonstrated ability to
meet deadlines under pressure is an asset
*	Excellent written and editing/proofreading skills
*	Strong interpersonal communication skills
*	Proficient with computer use and applications (e.g. MS Word and
Excel, online research, etc.)
*	Professional presence and demeanour
*	Able to work well both independently and with others
*	Able to work from home

Application Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2007

Electronic applications strongly preferred. Please send applications to:
Clare Levin
Managing Director
GPI Atlantic
535 Indian Point Rd.
Glen Haven, NS  B3Z 2T5
clevin at gpiatlantic.org

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Clare Levin
Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Atlantic
(902) 489-2524
clevin at gpiatlantic.org
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