LGBTQ2+ Health Research Manager or Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours/week) for 12 months starting October 2020, with possibility of extension
Yearly Wage: $45,000-$65,000 (depending on experience) plus extended health benefits
Location: Flexible within Canada, ideally at one of CBRC’s offices (Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax)
Language: Primary working language is English, French language skills are an asset
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of sexual and gender minority populations 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; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.


We are seeking a passionate and organized research manager or coordinator to support several new and ongoing research projects with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer, and Two-Spirit people (LGBTQ2+) in Canada. We especially encourage people with lived experience as a queer womxn, women, trans or non-binary person, or as an Indigenous Two-Spirit person or person of colour to apply for this role. Strong existing connections to these communities is an asset for this role. We encourage you to share your relationships to these communities in your cover letter.

The LGBTQ2+ research manager or coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and supporting various CBRC research activities, including community consultations, qualitative and quantitative studies (development, implementation, data collection, and analysis), budget tracking, grant reporting, ethics and biosafety approvals. They will also be responsible for diverse and creative knowledge translation activities, including sharing study results with community and public health audiences. The research manager or coordinator will work with the CBRC Research Team to organize LGBTQ2+ health research activities; their level of responsibility for these tasks will align with their experience and be reflected in their salary.


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
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Project Management


  • Collaborate with CBRC’s other research staff to implement various research activities, including developing protocols and recruitment materials, data collection, and analyses
  • Uphold and embody community-based research and applied ethics principles by working with community and organizational stakeholders to implement the research
  • Organize and coordinate team meetings and community consultations
  • Manage and ensure research timelines and deliverables are met
  • Manage research budgets and all financial processes
  • Maintain organized study files and ensure all necessary reporting is completed
  • Maintain internal communications between and across CBRC staff team and volunteers


  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g., surveys, statistics, interviews)
  • Awareness of LGBTQ2+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with queer womxn, women, trans and non-binary people, and Two-Spirit people
  • Knowledge of or experience with health models (e.g. social determinants of health)
  • Excellent written communication skills including writing and/or editing documents
  • 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
  • Ability to provide strong leadership to personnel from the research team
  • Functional knowledge of financial budget and tracking systems
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Research Ethics Boards and biosafety protocol approval is an asset
  • Bilingual (English and French language) skills are an asset

How to Apply

Please email your application to CBRC’s Research Manager, Ben Klassen at [email protected]. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume. Please indicate your preferred job title (Coordinator or Manager) in your cover letter.

We will begin reviewing applications on September 22, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

CBRC believes in work led by and for community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people with disabilities, gay
and bisexual men, queer womxn or women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.

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About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
LGBTQ2+ Health Research Manager or Coordinator
LGBTQ2+ Health Research Manager or Coordinator
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