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
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.
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.email@example.com. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, and a resume/CV.
Application deadline is June 1st, 2020 4pm.