Indigenous Two-Spirit Program Manager

Position Type: Full-time, initial contract for 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Location: British Columbia
Compensation: 1.0 FTE starting at $70,000 with competitive benefits package
Status: Open

Description

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay men through research and intervention development. We are inclusive of bisexual and queer men (cis and trans) and Two-Spirit people (GBQT2). 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 have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax. 

We are seeking a passionate and organized full-time Indigenous Two-Spirit Program Manager to lead CBRC’s continued efforts towards better health programming and community-based research for Indigenous and Two-Spirit people. The Indigenous and Two-Spirit Program Manager will work with the BC Regional Manager, the larger CBRC team, and provincial partners on projects focused on Indigenous and Two-Spirit communities across BC, including a new HIV and sexually transmitted blood borne infection (STBBI) testing-based intervention for Indigenous communities. This position will be filled by someone who is Indigenous and Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer, demonstrates the ability to build relationships and partner with local Indigenous groups, organizations and leaders in BC and ideally, has experience managing a project or program in the HIV or non-profit sector. This position will be based on unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-waututh, and Squamish nations or what is now referred to as Vancouver, BC.

Responsibilities

With an Indigenous and Two-Spirit focus, manage a broad range of project activities related to 2S/gbMSM (Two-Spirit/gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men) health and wellbeing including: formative research; community consultations; need assessments resulting in new intervention and/or program development, delivery, and evaluation, and community mobilization

  • Manage, implement, and evaluate the pilot of novel HIV testing technologies (e.g. point of care oral HIV tests, mail-home testing kits) in Indigenous communities in BC
  • Manage development and dissemination of Indigenous and 2S/gbMSM resources in collaboration with CBRC team and its partners
  • Assist BC Regional Manager in other duties as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • Is Indigenous and of Two-Spirit and/or gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer lived experience
  • Experience with coordinating or managing service delivery, research studies, program development, or outreach programs
  • Personal experience or direct knowledge of STBBI’s including, HIV and Hep C, as it pertains to 2S/gbMSM and Indigenous communities
  • Knowledge of HIV and STBBI testing technologies (new and existing) and related health services, policies and regulations, and care pathways
  • Experience with supervising a team of volunteers or employees
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous and Two-Spirit culture, history and the impact of colonialism, as it relates to reconciliation and decolonizing approaches
  • Experience working with community or non-profit organizations, and/or public health agencies is an asset
  • Experience in public speaking about and/or advocating for 2S/gbMSM health or Indigenous health in diverse context
  • Functional knowledge of financial budget and tracking systems
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government, public health, and community agencies
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing work environment and multiple shifting demands
  • Familiar with local Two-Spirit, gay, bi, trans communities and resources in BC
  • Comfortable in spoken, written, and verbal English; additional languages are an asset

How to Apply

Please email your application to CBRC’s BC Regional Manager, Darren Ho, at Darren.ho@cbrc.net. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, and a resume/CV.

Application deadline is June 1st, 2020 4pm.

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About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay men through research and intervention development. We are inclusive of bisexual and queer men (cis and trans) and Two Spirit people.
Indigenous Two-Spirit Program Manager
Indigenous Two-Spirit Program Manager
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