Community Programs Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time, indefinite term
Annual Salary: CAD 53,500
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hour)
Start Date: September 16, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote within Canada
Language: English
Reports to: Community Based Research Training Manager
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 Community Program Coordinator to support CBRC’s Canada-wide coordination of community-based research and leadership training programs for diverse 2S/LGBTQ+ community members. This position will support the adaptation and delivery of Investigaytors (and related) community-based research and leadership training programs in several sites across Canada. This position will also support the development and dissemination of effective community health knowledge products and/or interventions related to the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on 2S/LGBTQ+ people. This position will be a core member of the CBRC research team, 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.

  • Support the program delivery of Investigaytors community-based research and leadership training program at each local program site (30%)
  • Consult key stakeholders to develop national Investigaytors community-based research and leadership training program materials, and then support adaptation of these materials for each local program site (25%)
  • Support the development, adaptation and scaling of effective community health knowledge products and/or interventions related to 2S/LGBTQ+ mental health for each local program site (25%)
  • Collaborate with CBRC staff and external partners, and participate in team meetings and training program events (10%)
  • Support the recruitment and involvement of 2S/LGBTQ+ community advisory teams at each local program site (10%)

Minimum Requirements

  • 1-2 years coordinating community-based programs, services, or interventions with 2S/LGBTQ+ or other marginalized communities
  • 1 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
  • An undergraduate 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.
  • Introductory 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)
  • 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 community
  • Knowledge of mental health issues among 2S/LGBTQ+ communities
  • Awareness of 2S/LGBTQ+ social, cultural, and political values and sensitivities
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 Programs Coordinator). 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 Programs Coordinator 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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Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Community Programs Coordinator
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