Position Type: Part-time, 14 weeks at 20 hours/week
Compensation: $18.00 per hour
Incorporated in 1999, Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) is a non-profit charitable organization aiming to improve the lives and health of gay men through research, learning and leadership development. We are inclusive of bisexual and queer men (cis and trans) and Two-Spirit people. We are part of Advance/Avancer, a national alliance of organizations that serve the needs of gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men (cis and trans), and Two-Spirit people (GBT2Q)
We are seeking a Health Promotion Assistant to work with our team to support our programming and interventions in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Funding for this position is through the Canada Summer Jobs program and is restricted to youth between the ages of 15 and 30.
This position is for 14 weeks at 20 hours per week for $18.00 per hour, starting as early as Tuesday, June 16. Hours will be flexible as this role will require some evening and weekend work. This position is based in Halifax. At the time of posting, it is assumed the successful candidate will work from home due to COVID-19 restrictions and will therefore need access to stable internet service and a computer. Should COVID-19 restrictions be eased, a shared office space is available at the Halifax Sexual Health Centre (7071 Bayers Road).
Funding for this position prioritizes those who have traditionally faced barriers to employment. As such, CBRC seeks to hire a sexual and gender minority youth who belongs to one (or more) of the following categories: black, indigenous, or persons of colour (BIPOC); youth with disabilities; those living with HIV; or recent immigrants (up to 5 years).
The Health Promotion Assistant will implement several projects under the guidance and mentorship of the Atlantic Regional Manager. Deliverables can vary based on the interests and aptitudes of the successful candidate but will likely include:
- Providing administrative support to the regional manager, other team members, and contractors.
- Working with CBRC’s internal teams, contractors, and external partners to support ongoing initiatives such as Sex Now 2020. This includes coordinating meetings, acting as a liaison between stakeholders, and maintaining ongoing communications.
- Developing (and potentially delivering) ‘turnkey’ presentations on GBT2Q combination prevention for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) based on existing resources developed by CBRC.
- Supporting ongoing CBRC programming in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada. This includes Pivot (a systemics change focus), Investigaytors (focused on health research and literacy skills), and Do You Mind (a mental health leadership program for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth). This will involve working with key community partners and aiding in related community-based interventions stemming from each program.
- Creating a self-guided intervention on GBT2Q health that meets CBRC funding requirements. As a community-based organization, CBRC values the voices of community members. The health promotion assistant will develop their own project related to their own interests in GBT2Q health.
- Access to laptop and stable internet connection.
- Passionate about health issues impacting GBT2Q community members
- Experience working or volunteering with community organizations
- Comfortable interacting with vulnerable and historically oppressed people
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office or Google GSuite applications
- Knowledge of GBT2Q health and research.
- Experience with event planning
- Excellent interpersonal and writing skills
- Social media savvy
- Research experience.
- Bilingualism (English & French) is desirable, although any second language skills will be considered an asset
How to Apply
This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program and is restricted to youth aged 15-30. Youth do not need to be full-time students to qualify for this program. Funding is restricted to Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
We recognize that some applicants have experienced barriers to traditional educational and employment opportunities. We consider various combinations of education, employment, and volunteer experience and encourage applicants to highlight these experiences in their cover letter and resume.
- Cover letter outlining why you want to engage in this work and how you fit in one of the identified priority populations.
- Resume (or CV) that highlights relevant skills and experiences
- References – at least two
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.