Community Based Research Training Manager

Position Type: Full-time, indefinite term
Annual Salary: CAD 65,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hour)
Start Date: September 16, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote within Canada
Language: English
Reports to: Research Director
Application Deadline: August 12, 2022, 09:00 pm PT
Status: Closed

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.

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, 2S/LGBTQ+ 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.


We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Community Based Research (CBR) Training Manager to lead CBRC’s Canada-wide coordination and support for community-based research curriculum development and training programs for diverse 2S/LGBTQ+ community members. The primary responsibility is supporting the long-standing Investigaytors training program, with related programs offered in several sites across Canada, and leveraging data from CBRC’s Our Health research study with all 2S/LGBTQ+ people to mobilize knowledge about COVID-19 impacts on our communities. This position will be a core member of the CBRC research management team, supervising and working closely with other staff at CBRC, our affiliate university-based researchers, and our community partner organizations across Canada.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Approximate percentages of time spent on each activity (averaged over 1 month) are provided as an estimate only, but this may vary or develop over time.

  • Oversee and manage a collaborative workplan that supports implementation of a series of community-based research training and knowledge mobilization interventions to address key knowledge and capacity gaps related to COVID-19 mental health impacts on 2S/LGBTQ+ communities (35%)
  • Create, adapt and enhance training curriculum and program delivery guides for a community-based research Investigaytors program for 2S/LGBTQ+ people (25%)
  • Supervise, train, and mentor staff (i.e., Community Program Coordinator, Research Coordinator) and contractors to support implementation of community-based research training programs and knowledge mobilization interventions (20%)
  • Collaborate with CBRC staff and external partners, and participate in team meetings and training program events (20%)

Minimum Requirements

  • 2-3 years project managing or coordinating community-based programs, services, or interventions with 2S/LGBTQ+ or other marginalized communities
  • 2-3 years of experience applying values of equity, social justice, decolonization, Indigenization, anti-oppression and/or community-based research in educational, community, or knowledge mobilization settings
  • 1-2 years of experience creating, adapting, or implementing curriculum for community-based research training (e.g. participatory action research, Indigenous research methodologies)
  • 1-2 years of experience with or capacity for staff supervision, training and mentorship
  • Master’s degree in education, Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Public Health, Sociology, Gender Studies, Women Studies, or a related field. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant theories and frameworks in community-based research and population health equity work (e.g., intersectionality, minority stress theory, social ecology, syndemics, social determinants of health)
  • Deep understanding of diverse 2S/LGBTQ+ community health issues and perspectives, including by way of lived experience

Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)

  • Knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit communities
  • Expertise in mental health, especially among 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities
  • Awareness of 2S/LGBTQ+ social, cultural, and political values and sensitivities
  • Excellent oral and written 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 dynamic and complex team setting
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic and community agencies
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • French language capacity is considered an asset


  • Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
  • Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability (LTD), life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
  • 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 (Community Based Research Training Manager). All applicants are required to provide a resume and a cover letter.

If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Community Based Research Training Manager or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.

The deadline to apply for this position is August 12, 2022, 09:00 pm PT.

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About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
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