Research Assistant

Research & Innovation

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For 40 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

About the Role

Calgary Academy is looking for a Research Assistant to provide research support for the Alberta Education “Mental Health in Schools” pilot project at Calgary Academy. The role is accountable to ensure efficiency and support in the school-wide wellness research endeavours, which are in the initial phases of implementation.

This is a Term Contract position from August 24, 2023 – August 21, 2025, working 7.5 hours/week with an annual salary of $20,000, with no benefits provided. This position does not adhere to the school calendar and will be required for occasional onsite participation between the hours of 8AM to 4PM, Monday – Friday as well as will offer opportunities for off-site meetings and hybrid work. The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Research & Innovation.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Government of Alberta Mental Health in Schools pilot research project at Calgary Academy as a key part of the wellness grant team.
  • Responsible for making recommendations on data collected process for the pilot including identifying, collecting, interpreting, and analyzing data.
  • Contribute to the writing and preparation of research reports, publications, and presentations.
  • Advise on effectiveness of wellness initiatives including MindUp and Open Parachute, and make recommendations based on findings to ensure program fidelity and success.
  • Participate in sharing and disseminating research findings in Calgary Academy and externally.
  • Adhere to research ethics and protocols as per Calgary Academy’s Board of Ethics.
  • Develop and maintain a high regard for the importance and dignity of the work.
  • Collaborate and participate in the Wellness Taskforce at Calgary Academy.
  • Active support wellness initiatives in the school community.
  • Support the development of free micromodules on Social Emotional Learning with the wellness grant team.
  • Liaise with community to foster relationships and leverage community programs.


  • Master’s level or doctoral student.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience with or an interest in social-emotional wellness and mental wellbeing of staff and students.
  • Interest in working in a K-12 educational setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding for discretion in the use of confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, organization and high work standards.

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan.

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Our Application Process

Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and mission. After exploring the Headwater Learning and Calgary Academy websites, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and how you can help us achieve our goals!


Demonstrate your competencies, skills and experience.

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Please apply by May 31, 2023 to be considered for the role, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled however it is not guaranteed your resume will be reviewed after the apply by date closes.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.