Thingery Job Posting – Social Impact Researcher

The Thingery is currently seeking a Social Impact Researcher to join our team.


About The Thingery

The Thingery Inc. is the parent organization of neighbourhood Thingery branches and is focused on the development of community owned lending libraries of things (a Thingery). We work with local community members to understand who wants to be involved, what items can be shared and what locations are available to host a Thingery. We then work closely with the local community group to establish a local branch (a non-profit co-operative), get site approval from local municipalities, and get the Thingeries up and running. More information is available on our website at


This is a contract position and approximately 35 hours/week. The contract will commence in May of 2018 and will be for at least 24 weeks.

Pay range: $25 – $28/hour depending on experience.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of the Thingery and its mission
  • Research the different ways to measure impact, what other organizations are doing and mainstream frameworks
  • Develop a framework to analyze the Thingery’s positive and negative impacts on our Thingery organizations, members, and communities
  • Select the metrics, building tools and a dashboard to collect data going forward
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data by surveying our 500+ Thingery co-operative members and 6+ Board of Directors
  • Validate and analyze data to shape take-aways and questions for further research
  • Develop an impact report, with presentation-ready take-aways and graphics for June, 2019
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Assist with report and proposal writing

Qualifications of the applicant

  • Self-starter who enjoys transforming a broad mandate into a workplan, soliciting client and stakeholder feedback along the way to deliver useful insights in a compelling format
  • Experience (practical or academic) with best practice in performance or impact measurement
  • Has experience in conducting market research, including: developing surveys, conducting focus groups and conducting interviews
  • At least 2 years experience in community engagement and facilitation
  • Curiosity and excitement about the challenge of digging into the tough questions in the social impact sector
  • Fluency with qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Ability to recognize significant trends, absences, and other patterns in data to identify significant take-aways and questions for further inquiry
  • A proven record for meeting deadlines

*You must be currently enrolled in a Canadian graduate studies program to apply. No exceptions, sorry! We will accept applicants from any program/department and any university in Canada.


  • Be a part of building an amazing new social venture
  • Grow your personal network by meeting and working with local sharing economy start-ups

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to by April 30th, 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!