Position Type: Part-time, Temporary
Annual Salary: $21,000 (pro-rated to the duration of employment)
Schedule: 16 hours per week
Start Date: June 16, 2022
End Date: March 31, 2023
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: English, French language skills are an asset
Reports to: Peers Coordinator
Application Deadline: May 24, 2022 09:00 AM PST
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders 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, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
The “2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Hub” will be a national platform for training, mentorship, networking, and capacity-building for diverse early career researchers, 2SLGBTQQIA+ patients and community members, healthcare professionals and service providers, and government and community-based stakeholders. The aim of the Hub is to tackle a major training and capacity gap in intersectionality- and community-informed 2SLGBTQQIA+ health and community interventions, such as stigma reduction programs and health promoting interventions with and for Indigenous, Black, and other 2SLGBTQQIA+ People of Colour communities. CBRC is the key national partner on the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Hub, and this work aligns with all four CBRC pillars: community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development. There are four 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Advisor, Community Engagement positions available. These Advisors will help develop a comprehensive training and mentorship platform focused on “patient-oriented” and community-based interventions to support the health of 2SLGBTQQIA+ people across all ages.
This position may require 1 trip to CBRC’s national Summit in Vancouver for 2 days in Fall 2022. Travel expenses will be covered.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Approximate percentages of time spent on each activity (averaged over 1 month) are provided as an estimate only, but this may develop over time.
- Participate in the first training cohort of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Hub, alongside academic- and government-based fellows, to help to develop training materials, curriculum, and activities, including participation at an in-person Summit in Fall 2022 (50%)
- Each position will be assigned to support one of four planning committees for the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Hub (e.g. Fellowship Review Committee, Summit Planning Committee, Curriculum & Pedagogy Committee), which will include attending and co-facilitating meetings, representing the interests of 2SLGBTQQIA+ community members, drafting and reviewing documents for committee review, and considering and integrating feedback from committee members (30%)
- Meet regularly and work collaboratively with the other three Advisors to review, provide input, and revise central documents and processes of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Hub (10%)
- Collaborate with CBRC Research department team members, and participate in department and organization trainings and meetings (10%)
At CBRC, we recognize the value of a variety of educational experiences, including but not limited to academic, career-based, and personal learnings. No one’s application will be ignored due to having not met a formal educational threshold. However, an undergraduate degree/diploma in one of the following areas would be an asset:
- Sexuality or Gender Studies
- Other relevant fields
Core Competencies (critical to succeed in this role)
- 1-3 years of experience advocating for 2SLGBTQQIA+ health and community issues
- Understanding of diverse 2SLGBTQQIA+ community health issues and perspectives, including by way of lived experience
- 1-3 years of experience participating in 2SLGBTQQIA+ group planning and processes that involves a diversity of stakeholders
- 1-3 years of experience applying values of equity, social justice, decolonization, Indigenization, anti-oppression and/or community-based research in 2SLGBTQQIA+ education, health, or community setting
Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)
- French or other language capacity is considered an asset
- Awareness of 2SLGBTQQIA+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities
- Excellent oral 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
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- Inclusive workplace
- Remote and hybrid work arrangement
- Flexible working schedule
- Kind and supportive team
How to apply
Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Advisors). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume. Please indicate in your cover letter which 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Hub Committee(s) you are interested in supporting.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Advisors, or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is May 24, 2022, 09:00 AM PST.
CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, 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 expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.