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Research Coordinator – Optimum Talent Inc.


Optimum Talent Inc. is proud to be the largest Canadian-owned integrated talent management firm. With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has grown to over 260 employees operating in 13 offices from coast to coast.

Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of leaders and talent with the capability to achieve their business goals. We provide expertise in Executive Search, Leadership, Assessment and Development, and Career Transition.

Our Executive Search History

Our origins began 24 years ago as a firm called Conroy Ross Partners. Based in Western Canada, the firm provided retained executive and professional search to public and private organizations across all industries. Over the years, Conroy Ross Partners grew nationally, and in 2017 it merged with Optimum Talent. Under this new banner we continue to provide a boutique search experience, but now offer the added benefit of in-house leadership coaching and development expertise to support our clients.

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Job Title: Research Coordinator

Reports to: Managing Director

Location: Edmonton, Alberta



The Research Coordinator position is an entry level position within our Executive Search practice and will be based out of our Edmonton office.  Reporting to one of the Edmonton market Managing Director, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as a valued member of a high-performance team, providing administrative and occasionally, research support.

This role provides excellent exposure to the recruiting industry.  For an individual that demonstrates initiative, team, a solid understanding of our business, and other competencies required to succeed in our organization, career progression to a recruiting position is supported.



The position will include the following responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute their strong organizational skills to enable our team to deliver an outstanding experience to our clients and candidates. He/she will apply their exceptional writing and editing skills towards creating client deliverables that may be required throughout the life cycle of an

Executive Search engagement.  They will interact with other staff, clients, prospective clients, and candidates in a variety of situations, always while managing competing deadlines.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating documents that are “client ready” such as proposals, fee agreements and correspondence
  • Editing, proofing and formatting a variety of written correspondence for grammar, style and clarity
  • Performing background research for business development and aiding with preparation of client proposals, under the guidance of one of our senior practitioners
  • Scheduling appointments and managing other administrative tasks as required
  • Managing the logistics for client and internal meetings

Hours for the position will be Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.



  • To gain recruiting industry experience while working in Canada’s leading integrated talent management-based firm
  • To contribute to a firm poised for dynamic growth
  • To thrive in an entrepreneurial culture that rewards initiative and results
  • To serve in an organization that not only supports your giving back to the community, but models and expects it, and
  • To join a collegial and supportive work environment



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to: 

  • Preparing visually stunning client deliverables that clearly and concisely communicate their purpose
  • Demonstration of service orientation and attention to detail in document preparation
  • Calmly managing and prioritizing multiple projects and requests in a deadline drive environment
  • Demonstrating outstanding research skills and an ability to quickly comprehend a wide variety of businesses, industries, and roles
  • Consistently demonstrating the firm’s core values and a commitment to its future



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • University or college diploma/ degree / certificate preferred in Human Resources, Business or Communications


  • Previous experience in high level administration and/or customer service preferred
  • Strong technology literacy and skills
    • Highly developed skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat
    • Comfortable with Web 0 applications
  • Excellent creative writing skills required
  • Willingness to learn, experiment and problem solve


  • Professional and detail oriented, highly organized with strong administrative skills
  • Initiative, coupled with a strong work ethic and a calm, positive attitude
  • Outstanding communicator, including superb writing and verbal skills
  • Resourceful, tenacious and the ability to think creatively and problem solve
  • A high regard and respect for confidentiality
  • A commitment to “team”



A competitive industry compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AVYK-335024 Research Coordinator – Optimum Talent Inc. - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.