Position Type: Full-time, indefinite term
Annual Salary: CAD 53,500
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hour)
Start Date: September 16, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote within Canada
Reports to: Community Based Research Training Manager
Application Deadline: August 12, 2022, 09:00 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.
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, 2S/LGBTQ+ 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 in the course of their work.
We are seeking a passionate Mental Health Research Coordinator to support CBRC’s Canada wide community-based research and knowledge mobilization on mental health and COVID-19 impacts for 2S/LGBTQ+ communities. This position will coordinate and conduct community consultations, literature reviews, and research reports related to mental health and COVID-19 impacts in collaboration with Investigaytors (and related) community-based research and leadership training programs in several sites across Canada. This position will be a core member of the CBRC research team, working closely with other staff at CBRC, our affiliate university-based researchers, and our community partner organizations across Canada
Primary Job Responsibilities
Approximate percentages of time spent on each activity (averaged over 1 month) are provided as an estimate only, but this may vary or develop over time.
- Prepare research reports synthesizing various data sources (e.g. literature reviews, consultations, survey data analyses) on mental health topics such as social isolation/connection, service barriers and navigation, coping measures and substance use, and impacts specific to QTBIPOC communities (40%)
- Conduct literature reviews related to mental health and COVID-19 impacts on 2S/LGBTQ+ communities (30%)
- Design, conduct, and synthesize 2S/LGBTQ+ community and stakeholder consultations to identify key COVID-19 impacts on 2S/LGBTQ+ mental health and to garner feedback on draft research outputs (20%)
- Collaborate with CBRC staff and external partners, and participate in team meetings and training program events (10%)
- 1-3 years conducting literature reviews of academic and public materials related to mental health, 2S/LGBTQ+ health, or other health equity topics
- 1-2 years of experience applying values of equity, social justice, decolonization, Indigenization, anti-oppression and/or community-based research in community consultation or knowledge mobilization settings
- Undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Education, or a related field. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Intermediate knowledge of mental health issues pertaining to 2S/LGBTQ+ communities
- Intermediate knowledge of relevant theories and frameworks in community-based research and population health equity work (e.g., intersectionality, minority stress theory, social ecology, syndemics, social determinants of health)
- Understanding of diverse 2S/LGBTQ+ community health issues and perspectives, including by way of lived experience
Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)
- Knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit communities
- Awareness of 2S/LGBTQ+ social, cultural, and political values and sensitivities
- Excellent communication skills including writing
- Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
- Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a dynamic and complex team setting
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic and community agencies
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
- French language capacity is considered an asset
- Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
- Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability (LTD), life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
- 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 (Mental Health Research Coordinator). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, a resume, and writing sample demonstrating skills in literature review and/or consultation synthesis.
We acknowledge the copyright of your work submitted, and your work will stay only within our hiring procedure solely for the purpose of screening and selection.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Mental Health Research Coordinator or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is August 12, 2022, 09:00 pm PT.