Community Programs Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time, permanent
Annual Salary: $57,500
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible work schedule)
Start Date: April 19, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote work, within Canada
Language: English, French language skills are an asset
Reports to: Program Development Director
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST
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 is seeking a Community Programs Coordinator to support the national implementation of sexual and reproductive health-focused adaptations of its Totally Outright and Pivot programs. These programs improve the health of 2SLGTQ+ communities through building social connections, enhancing health literacy, developing health promotion skills, and empowering participants to solve health challenges in community. The program commences with a capacity-building component. After completion, participants then design and deliver their own community health pilot interventions to respond to sexual and reproductive health challenges or opportunities facing their communities. The successful candidate will coordinate program implementation activities across six delivery sites across the country. This includes coordinating program material development and adaptation, coordinating collaboration between delivery partners, providing support throughout program implementation, and supporting project monitoring and evaluation.

A part of CBRC's programming team, the Community Programs Coordinator will collaborate with a number of CBRC departments, including our education team, communications team, and evaluation team. If you have skills in community program coordination and have a passion for 2SLGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, this could be the perfect role for you!

While this position is considered permanent, please note that the continuity of this role is contingent on sustainable funding. Currently, this role is funded for two years.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Project Monitoring & Administration (50%)

  • Helping develop internal program planning and implementation processes
  • Supporting the development of program implementation plans
  • Tracking program implementation progress
  • Keeping project progress up-to-date in project management software (i.e. Asana)
  • Helping develop project budgets
  • Communicating budget information to CBRC staff and project stakeholders
  • Collecting and submitting internal and partner-incurred project expenses
  • Budget tracking and support with financial reporting

Coordination (50%)

  • Scheduling internal project meetings with CBRC staff and partners
  • Scheduling external project meetings with advisory committees
  • Facilitating project meetings and taking meeting notes
  • Procuring and liaising with project contractors and vendors
  • Supporting delivery partners and program participants throughout participant-driven pilot intervention development and delivery
  • Helping delivery partners troubleshoot problems throughout the program implementation cycle
  • Working with evaluation team to develop program and intervention evaluation tools, collect evaluation data, and summarize findings


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:

  • Project Management
  • Business
  • Non-profit Management
  • Health and science
  • Other relevant area
  • Or equivalent experience, with one year of experience equal to one year of education

Core Competencies (critical to succeed in this role)

  • 2+ years’ experience working in community health or social services with sexual and gender minority populations and/or other minority populations is required
  • 2+ years’ experience supporting multi-stakeholder project coordination (i.e. coordinating meetings, soliciting and synthesizing stakeholder input, etc.) is required

Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)

  • Experience working with sexual and reproductive health-oriented projects or programs
  • Experience with cross-sectoral projects (i.e. partnerships between health system, schools, community-based organizations)
  • Understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ health, including sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and substance use
  • Understanding of key health concepts influencing the health and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ populations is an asset, including stigma and discrimination (racism, transphobia), minority stress, intersectionality, upstream determinants of health, risk and protective factors, and resilience.
  • Proficiency with common meeting and collaboration tools (i.e. Google Drive, Google Calendar, Doodle, Zoom, DropBox)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Excellent communication skills in English; French language capacity is an asset
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Research skills
  • Autonomous worker with the 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


  • Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
  • Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and Long-Term Disability
  • 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 Programs Coordinator). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.

Currently there is a similar position available within the same department:

If you wish to be considered for the above-mentioned role, please make sure to include that in your cover letter and your email, you are not required to submit a new application for each role, but you must clearly state in your email and cover letter which roles you would like to be considered for.


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

The deadline to apply for this position is March 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm 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.


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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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