Project Coordinator: Test Now

Position Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours/week), permanent
Yearly Wage: $50,000
Location: Vancouver, BC
Language: French and English bilingualism is an asset, but primary working language is English.
Schedule: Regular office hours
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of sexual and gender minority populations through research and intervention development. Community-Based Research Centre’s (CBRC) 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.


CBRC is seeking a passionate and organized Project Coordinator to support the growth experienced by our research and operations teams. This position will be in-person (primarily) at the CBRC office on unceded Coast-Salish territory, in what is now commonly referred to as Vancouver. The primary responsibility is to support the Test Now research projects.

For the Test Now research projects, the Project Coordinator will maintain an inventory and database, as well as ship and repackage a high volume of HIV self-testing kits and/or Dried Blood Spot test kits to GBT2Q men/people and community-based organizations across Canada. This will involve carrying and lifting up to 20 kg.

Appropriate training, equipment and procedures will be employed to ensure adequate infection prevention and control in relation to COVID-19 and ergonomics related to lifting. Safety of employees is a top priority.


At CBRC, we recognize the value of a variety of educational experiences, including but not limited to academic, career-based, and personal learnings. No application is disregarded due to having not met a formal educational threshold. However, an undergraduate degree/diploma in one of the following areas would be an asset:

  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Business
  • Finance

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement a Supply Chain solution that will deliver HIV self-testing kits and Dried Blood Spot test kits across Canada.
  • Coordinate related projects that involve a logistics component and the handling of human biological specimens, ensuring the highest standards of inventory management to reduce discrepancies and sample invalidation.
  • Provide support on regulatory policies and procedures that involve the logistics and handling of human biological specimens, ensuring compliance with Federal and Provincial regulations. 
  • Conduct Operations assessments to determine key indicators such as capacity, efficiency, lead-times, inventory management accuracy and implement improvements if necessary.
  • Create accurate and detailed reports and coordinate the flow of information between different CBRC stakeholders. 
  • Plan, organize and oversee the operational logistics of the project, coordinating shipping and receiving of test kits, establish delivery schedules, monitor the progress and contact project participants and suppliers to resolve problems.
  • Compile data, statistics and other information to support research and project results, ensuring organizational risk management and the protection of personal/sensitive data. 
  • Provide other administrative, communications and training support as needed.

Other qualifications and skills include:

  • Training or experience in project management, administration, or communications
  • Experience coordinating or supporting projects related to health promotion, research, or a similar discipline specifically in a partnership context is an asset.
  • Being flexible and adaptable to a changing work environment and multiple shifting demands.
  • Experience working with community or non-profit organizations, and/or public health agencies is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills including writing and/or editing documents.
  • Tech-savvy considered an asset.
  • Exceptional administrative and organizational skills.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Awareness of GBQT2S community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Please email your application to Chris Draenos, RN, National STBBI Testing and Linkage Implementation Manager, at [email protected]. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.

The application deadline is September 13, 2020, at 4 PM, PST.

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, 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.
Project Coordinator: Test Now
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