Data Entry Assistants

The Opportunity: The Rural Development Network is seeking full time or part time Data Entry Assistants  to support the Estimations team inputting paper survey data into SurveyMonkey.

The estimation process coordinates a network of partner organizations in each community to administer surveys to their clients over a 30-60 day period. The roughly 45-question survey covers topics such as basic demographic information, housing situation, migration patterns, and the kinds of services respondents access in and out of their community. The survey can be completed by clients in person, on a paper copy of the survey, or online via a SurveyMonkey link. Data collected in these surveys will be analyzed and collated into a customized community report detailing the housing and service needs of participating residents. 

Position Details: You will be provided with electronic copies of the paper survey data and be asked to enter the data as it reads on paper surveys into the online SurveyMonkey link. Candidates should be able to work at least 10 to 15 hours per week with preference given to candidates who are able to work more. Flexibility in hours so that this work can coincide with other obligations. The candidate must have their own computer equipment and internet access. 

Location: We will consider applicants located anywhere in Canada who are willing and able to work remotely. RDN’s office is located in Edmonton, Alberta for candidates who prefer to work in person. Please indicate in your cover letter where you are located.

Salary: $15 dollars per hour 

Anticipated Start Date: This position will begin Mid April 2023 and last until approximately the end of May 2023.  


  • Data Entry Assistants will be responsible for inputting paper survey data into SurveyMonkey

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • The Data Entry Assistant role requires someone who is familiar with Survey Monkey.
  • Experience working on google drive with strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong computer skills  

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to and indicate which position you are applying for. We recommend applying by March 26, 2023 as we will start reviewing applications on this date. Applications will still be accepted and reviewed after this date until a suitable candidate is found.

About Us

About the Rural Development Network:

RDN is a non-profit organization that supports the sustainability of rural communities. We collaborate to identify and bring focus to rural issues, build local capacity, and find innovative, rural-based solutions to unique issues. Some of the key things RDN does are: managing and delivering projects and initiatives,  helping to identify and access funding to support projects, performing services on a cost-recovery basis, identifying, creating, and sharing tools, information and expertise, and partnering with other organizations on projects to compliment their skills & expertise, and boost their capacity. 

RDN is a very entrepreneurial organization with a diverse team of over 45 staff, and a unique work environment. We have a team-oriented and inclusive culture, we strive to help our staff grow, and encourage team members to explore their interests and develop new opportunities. This position can offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to take initiative and create something unique, enhance their profile, meet many amazing people and apply their skills to positive social change throughout Canada.

RDN is committed to and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We respect diversity amongst our staff, board members and volunteers. RDN works to ensure and promote inclusivity, recognizing and actively supporting the different needs of our diverse staff, clients, and stakeholders. RDN recognizes that diversity is, and will always be, a key component of rural Canada’s future success, and we strive to ensure that our staff is diverse. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover​​ letters. 

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