Position Type: Up to full-time (37.5 hours/week) for 12 months starting as soon as possible, with possibility for extension (indicate preferred hours/week in cover letter)
Yearly Wage: $50,000, plus extended health benefits
Location: Flexible within Canada, ideally at one of CBRC’s offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax (indicate preferred location in cover letter)
Language: Primary working language is English, French language skills are an asset (please indicate language skills in cover letter or resume)
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 Our Stats data coordinator to support several new and ongoing research projects at CBRC. We especially encourage those with lived experience as an Indigenous Two-Spirit person or person of colour, a queer woman or womxn, or a trans or non-binary person to apply for this role. We encourage you to share your relationships to these communities in your cover letter.
The Our Stats Data Coordinator will be responsible for supporting access to CBRC research data by supporting expansion of CBRC’s Our Stats dashboard, an online, publicly accessible data visualization tool. This will include data cleaning and management, development of training and engagement materials, and direct support for individuals using Our Stats. Additionally, they will assist with the development of a data access portal and process for all CBRC research projects to enhance the impact of CBRC research data. The Our Stats Data Coordinator will work with the CBRC Research and Communications Teams to implement these tasks.
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 or Statistics
- Social Sciences (such as Sociology or Geography)
- Project Management
- Collaborate with CBRC’s other research staff to improve access to CBRC research data
- Uphold and embody community-based research and applied ethics principles by working with community and organizational stakeholders to implement all tasks
- Assist with internal and external consultation & needs assessments to identify gaps in data mobilization and enhance uptake
- Develop and pilot video and text-based tutorials for Our Stats, along with related launch materials to improve uptake of Our Stats
- Develop draft external data access policy, procedures, guidelines, and supporting forms and documentation (e.g., data request forms, analysis concept sheets)
- Implement new data access protocols across CBRC, including data access forms and analysis tracking document
Other Qualifications and Skills
- Experience with quantitative research and/or data (e.g., surveys, statistics); quantitative software skills are an asset (e.g. R Studio, Tableau)
- Awareness of 2SLGBTQQIA+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit people and QTBIPOC (queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of colour)
- Experience with developing and delivering training or educational materials
- Excellent communication skills
- 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
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
- 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 in your cover letter your preferred hours per week (up to 37.5 hours/week), preferred geographic location, and your language skills.
We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2021. 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, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.