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Africentric Researcher / Project Writer

  • The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) is an Africentric based Institute committed to excellence in Africentric education and research. Its activities are centered on connecting with and serving African Nova Scotian communities. The DBDLI identifies and addresses the gaps and educational equity issues through research, publishing and educational resources. The DBDLI is committed to community engagement and to working with youth. We receive core funding through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and from project grants. To learn more about us, please visit

    Job Description
    With the input and oversight of the DBDLI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and an assigned supervisor, the Africentric Researcher/Project Writer will chronicle through written, video and oral documents the contributions made to the history, heritage and culture of our province and  country by African Nova Scotians. The Africentric Researcher/ Project Writer will utilize and build upon the current DBDLI resources to create “easy to access, user-friendly” learning resources and information packs about African Nova Scotian history and heritage.   The expectation is that the position will lead to the production of an information booklet (print and web) of Africentric professionals. The Africentric Researcher / Project Writer will also work with the DBDLI staff team to support the successful implementation of DBDLI projects and initiatives.

    Education and Experience
    Enrolled in a post-secondary institution pursuing education in the social science, education or related field and returning to a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2017
    Experience with social media and office suite
    Experience with developing and delivering presentations (power point, interactive sessions) to a variety of audiences
    Experience with report writing and editing


Transform the current DBDLI educational resources into formats suitable for school and community based education initiatives
Create social media education materials
Gather demographic and professional information on graduates of Africentric Cohorts and Researchers in the Researchers of African Descent Network
Visit African Nova Scotian communities (as assigned) to collect stories and share the work of DBDLI
Support DBDLI events such as book launches and community outreach events/programs
Contribute information / fact points for the various media used by DBDLI, such as but not limited to Twitter, FB, website and print materials
Maintain work log/time sheets and produce monthly reports for immediate supervisor
Attend team and general meetings, as needed
Deliver presentations on the project, via technology, to community
Provide a written synopsis of community research findings, of developed resource materials for multi-use e.g. in the DBDLI community newsletter
Produce Meet Our Graduates – Africentric Leadership and Policy; Meet Our Africentric Researchers of African (Black) Descent Network Booklet (print and web-based)

Application Details


  • A knowledge of issues related to African Nova Scotian communities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals with a range of knowledge/skills as relates to social media use and application
  • Demonstrate leadership and be a self-starter
  • Pride in attention to detail and accuracy
  • Willing to work flexible hours
  • Reliable transportation

Preference will be given to candidates of African descent.

Wage – $15/hour

Office Location – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Email –
Mail – Attention Sylvia Parris
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
5539 Cornwallis Street,
Halifax, NS B3K 1B3

Close date: Friday, June 30,  2017 at 4:00 pm

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.