- Full time
- Flexible working options: flexible start and finish times, work-from-home, and compressed hours
- Starting salary: $64,000 – $72,000 per year, plus benefits
- Based in: Canada
About the job
Passionate about behavioral science? Looking for a new opportunity at a successful organization dedicated to creating social impact? If so, we want to hear from you.
The Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) is a global leader in using behavioral science research to design services, policies, and interventions that improve people’s lives. Established by the UK Government in 2010, BIT is the original “Nudge Unit.” Today, we are a social purpose consulting firm with over 250 employees and offices around the world.
Our expert team partners with all levels of government, nonprofits, and the private sector to reach their goals across a wide range of areas—from health and education to sustainability. We design complex interventions, run mixed-methods evaluations, develop and inform policy, and help organizations build their capacity to use behavioral science and evidence.
What does an Associate Advisor do?
Your daily tasks support a large portfolio of work and can include a combination of:
- Intervention development: applying behavioral science concepts to communications, processes, programs, and policies
- Capacity-building: developing training materials, helping deliver trainings, and designing other tools and resources to help clients build skills over time
- Research and evaluation: supporting mixed-methods field and desk research, conducting statistical and qualitative analysis, helping synthesize findings, and designing trials and experiments
- Writing and speaking: drafting client-facing notes, slides, emails, and reports, as well as supporting facilitation in client meetings
- Organizational support: contributing to making BIT better by supporting various company initiatives and team needs, including organizing social events, helping with business development, or joining a team working group or committee
- Travel: periodically and on an as-needed basis for each project, to conduct in-person client meetings, workshops, field research, or gather with colleagues for learning and development
Note: Associate Advisors receive close supervision and guidance on these tasks to start. As Associate Advisors grow, they will be expected to take more ownership over their work.
What makes a great Associate Advisor?
We’re looking for curious and collaborative people who understand what we do and share our values. As a successful candidate, you should be able to:
Note: We provide support in some of these areas—you don’t need all of them to be hired.
- Explain and apply key behavioral science concepts (e.g., defaults, social norms)
- Identify what makes some policies and services effective vs. ineffective with a focus on the people who are affected by them most
- Communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, in-person or remotely, to different audiences (e.g., partners across sectors, service users, etc.)
- Manage your time and tasks efficiently to produce high-quality work – whether traveling, working remotely, or working from one of our offices
- Collaborate with coworkers and support their success and wellbeing
- Seek out a diverse range of perspectives to understand problems and develop new solutions
- Be humble and treat all partners as equals while building your knowledge on solid evidence
- Show professional fluency in French and/or Spanish (this would be a plus)
What can we offer you?
Positive social impact is at the center of everything we do at BIT. It’s how we make strategic decisions and judge the quality of our projects. Here, you get to apply behavioral science to real world issues and see your work improve lives. We have helped Tuberculosis patients take their medicine, helped organizations narrow their gender pay gap, and more. Other perks we can offer you:
- Amazing colleagues who are kind, intelligent, and fun to be around
- Trust and flexibility in how, when, and where you do your work
- An IT set up that allows for easy remote working options
- Supportive culture that values work/life balance
- comprehensive health, dental, and vision coverage
- $104 cell phone stipend per month
- 15 vacation days with the option to purchase an additional 10 days at the beginning of each year
- office-wide holiday week off in December
- 7 sick days
- 9 public holidays per year
- 5% RRSP match with no waiting period
- life insurance
- flexible work arrangements
- discretionary annual bonus (dependent on company performance)
- and 12 weeks paid parental leave
- We’re a social bunch and have a variety of interest groups.
How to apply
We use the Applied platform to reduce bias in our recruitment. Rather than us looking at your resume, you will answer a few questions that will be anonymously scored against a rubric.
Candidates with top scores will be invited to a structured interview. In addition to answering questions, candidates will be asked to complete a work-based task so that they can demonstrate their skills. It’s at this stage that we first see your resume. We always give applicants feedback, no matter what stage your application reaches.
To learn more about what it’s like working at BIT, check out this FAQ.
- Role closes: Thursday, November 30
The Behavioral Insights Team is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or because an employee or applicant is a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
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