Position Type: Full-time, Fixed-Term
Annual Salary: $57,500
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible work schedule)
Start Date: June 16, 2023 (flexible)
End Date: March 31, 2024 (possibility of extension)
Location: Remote work, within Canada
Language: English, French language skills are an asset
Reports to: Education Manager
Application Deadline: May 24, 2023 at 11:59 pm PT
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 Community Education Development Specialist is responsible for developing a range of 2SLGBTQ+ community and service provider health education products in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Examples of education products include: a community health leadership program capacity-building curriculum, community education workshops, online community health campaigns, and more. These education products will be delivered to 2SLGBTQ+ people, and providers who serve them, across the country by a broad and diverse network of partners and will help enhance the knowledge, capacity, health, and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
A part of CBRC's programming team, the education team will work closely with a range of CBRC departments, including our research team, communications team, and evaluation team. If you have skills in education development and have a passion for 2SLGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, this could be the perfect role for you!
Please note that this is a fixed-term position, ending on March 31, 2024. An extension may be possible, contingent on funding.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Support development of education products, including online training modules, community education workshops, and other education products, including (80%):
- Consulting with partners to determine key community education gaps in the areas of sexual and reproductive health
- Scanning and summarizing existing relevant literature and resources to support education product development
- Leading the development of community education products (especially community health leadership program curriculum) from inception through to delivery
- Providing direction and support to CBRC staff and partners who will be delivering education products to target audiences
- Working with other CBRC teams (i.e. communications) and contractors (i.e. graphic designers) to ensure products are completed and ready for public consumption
Project administration (20%):
- Participating in internal team meetings with other CBRC departments and partners to plan and monitor project implementation (collaboration)
- Ensuring community education products are completed in a timely manner, at a sufficient quality, and within budget constraints (project coordination)
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:
- Health Sciences
- 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)
- A minimum of 2 years leading the development of high-quality community education products (i.e. community workshops, program curricula, online health campaigns)
- Basic knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ health, especially in the areas of sexual and reproductive health
- Excellent writing skills (in English)
Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)
- Experience developing online modules for asynchronous learning using learning management systems (i.e. Teachable, Coursera)
- Experience collaborating with a diverse network of community members and stakeholders
- Experience adapting education products and activities for different geographic locations and audiences
- Experience with research, needs assessment, and interpretation of data is an asset
- Experience delivering community education activities is an asset
- Understanding of key adult learning theories and principles
- Understanding of and experience leading the development of education products rooted in interactivity and experiential learning
- Understanding of key health concepts influencing the health and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ populations, including stigma and discrimination (racism, transphobia), minority stress, intersectionality, upstream determinants of health, risk and protective factors, and resilience.
- Excellent communication skills (reading and writing); public speaking skills are an asset
- French language capacity is an asset
- 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
- 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 (Education Development Specialist). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume. We encourage applicants to include a sample of previous education products or resources they led the development of (i.e. online training module, provider training workshop).
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Community Education Development Specialist or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is May 24, 2023 at 11:59 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 this information in the course of their work.