Position Type: Fixed term, part-time, flexible schedule (20 hours/week) for 15 weeks
Start Date: September 20, 2021
Wage: $22.00 per hour
Location: Calgary, Alberta (working virtually as per public health restrictions)
Language: Primary working language is English, French language skills are an asset (indicate language skills in cover letter or resume)
Eligibility: This position is funded in part by Canada Summer Jobs - applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age, and be legally eligible to work in Canada, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
Reports to: Prairies Regional Manager
Deadline to Apply: August 27, 2021, at 12:00PM (MDT)
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q) through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
The 2SLGBTQ+ Community Liaison will support and coordinate public information, employee support, and community education and organization efforts with Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities in the Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba). This includes distributing information to stimulate interest on the part of the community in the research and programs provided by the CBRC, as well as identifying existing and prospective needs for new or improved services or programs. The 2SLGBTQ+ Community Liaison will interact with community-based organizations, volunteer organizations, government agencies, various councils and boards, private businesses, etc., to improve communication and identify community interests and concerns to expand pre-existing networks and/or establish new ones. The 2SLGBTQ+ Community Liaison will work directly with the Prairies Regional Manager and contractors engaged in regional work in the prairies. As part of their onboarding process, the 2SLGBTQ+ Community Liaison will complete training on relevant health issues prioritized by the employer (e.g. HIV, Hep C, STBBI) and foundational knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ terminology, definitions, and cultural practices.
- Preparing summaries and reports of data gathered from program evaluation and other stakeholder engagements;
- Assist in the planning and implementation of the Alberta Regional Forum and other relevant knowledge exchange events;
- Assist in the implementation of various community-facing leadership programs (i.e., Pivot, Investigaytors) and other interventions;
- Collaborate with CBRC’s staff, contractors, and external stakeholders to implement all tasks; this includes coordinating meetings, acting as a liaison between stakeholders, and maintaining ongoing communications;
- Uphold and embody community-based research and applied ethics principles by working with community and organizational stakeholders to implement all tasks;
- Uphold 2SLGBTQIA+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities and anti-racist principles throughout all work.
Education and Prior Experience
At CBRC, we recognize that some applicants have experienced barriers to traditional educational and employment opportunities. We consider various combinations of education, employment, volunteer, and lived experience and encourage applicants to highlight these experiences in their cover letter and resume. However, an undergraduate degree/diploma in one of the following areas would be an asset:
- Social Sciences
- Public Health
- Project Management
Other Qualifications and Skills
- Awareness of 2SLGBTQ+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities;
- Experience with developing and delivering community-facing training or educational materials is an asset;
- Moderate experience with group facilitation;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines;
- Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a team setting;
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies;
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills;
- Bilingual (English and French language) skills are an asset.
This position supports hiring based on the following Canada Summer Jobs priorities:
- youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups, or having barriers to entering or staying in the labour market
- disabled youth/youth with disabilities
- new immigrant/refugee youth
- racialized youth
- 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
We encourage, but do not require, applicants to voluntarily self-identify which of these priority groups they belong to in their cover letter.
How to Apply
Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job title and the location you are applying for in the subject line: 2SLGBTQ+ Community Liaison, Alberta. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line “Access: 2SLGBTQ+ Community Liaison” or call us at 604-568-7478 to discuss alternative formats for applying.
The deadline to apply for this position is August 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. MDT.
CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people living with chronic health conditions, disabled people/people with disabilities, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not require that employees disclose them in the course of their work.