About the job
Staff – Non Union
Non Union Technicians and Research Assistants
Non Union Salaried – Research Assistant /Technician 4
Project Coordinator – Drive for Change
Gender and Sexual Health Equity Research Program Division of Social Medicine | Department of Medicine | Faculty of Medicine
$4,558.75 – $5,354.67 CAD Monthly
Posting End Date
October 31, 2022
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Oct 2, 2023
This is a 0.6 FTE position.
“Drive for Change: A mixed methods project to address systemic racism in health care among African-Canadian people living with HIV in BC” is a community-based participatory action study funded by the Vancouver Foundation. The overarching project objectives are to: investigate the gendered experiences of racism, discrimination and HIV stigma in the health care system of African-Canadian people living with HIV; identify and evaluate the core components of a peer navigation program to address the effects of gendered racism and discrimination in the health care system. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV.
The Project Coordinator will work with community partners, participatory advisory groups and oversee informed consent, recruitment and screening of participants for both qualitative and quantitative research as well as knowledge translation to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Coordinates the development of qualitative focus groups interview guides and quantitative surveys. Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules research-related appointments and meetings.
Supervised by and reporting to a UBC faculty member, the incumbent works closely with academic and clinical researchers, the Division of Social Medicine, the UBC Department of Medicine, PHC, and PHCRI support staff, CGSHE staff, trainees, peer researchers, and a variety of community stakeholders. The Project Coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation activities to build awareness of research and to facilitate and maintain research capacity.
This UBC position/project working jointly under a UBC faculty co-Principal Investigator and community co-Principal Investigator would be based at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Equity (CGSHE).
Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), CGSHE is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members, hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and strives to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.
The incumbent will work out of the CGSHE/ UBC Gender Research Hub, a community/ clinical research space in the Downtown Eastside and/or in community office spaces in Surrey. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and University.
Reports directly to the co-Principal Investigators. Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.
Provides supervision and training to research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Research Assistants).
Completion of a university degree in a relevant discipline or technical program and a minimum four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions may require a graduate degree.