Project Coordinator, The Future of PrEP is Now

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Annual Salary: $50,000, prorated to start date
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (1.0 FTE) – regular working hours (approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5 days per week – flexible)
Start Date: August 2021 (exact date flexible)
End Date: While considered “permanent,” this position is dependent on future funding, so employment may terminate on March 31, 2022 (adequate notice will be provided as soon as possible).
Flexible within Canada, ideally at one of CBRC’s offices (Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax)
Primary working language is English; French language skills are an asset (please indicate language skills in your cover letter or resume).
Reports to: National STBBI Testing and Linkage Implementation Manager
Application Deadline: 
July 26, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time)

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q) 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.


The science of HIV prevention is advancing rapidly and a key feature of ‘next generation’ PrEP options is the emergence of long-acting technologies (e.g. injectables). The Future of PrEP is Now is an emerging community-based research team led by Dr. Darrell Tan (St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto) and CBRC to prepare for the arrival of long-acting PrEP in Canada. The Project Coordinator will work as a member of this research team and coordinate formative research and knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) activities, including virtual events (e.g. webinars) and the development of relevant plain language materials on both long-acting and daily/on-demand PrEP. A key priority for this project is to promote equitable access to both long-acting and daily/on-demand PrEP, especially among underserved GBT2Q in Canada (e.g. Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities, and people who use drugs).


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 Studies
  • Communications
  • Project Management

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development and organization of virtual KTE events (e.g., national/regional webinars) on daily/on-demand and long-acting PrEP.
  • Coordinate the writing of blog posts and other plain language KTE materials on oral and long-acting PrEP.
  • Coordinate project team meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the development of communications assets for the project (e.g., logo, branding, website).
  • Conduct an environmental scan of various aspects of daily/on-demand and long-acting PrEP.
  • Support development of grant proposals related to long-acting PrEP for research/KTE funding.

Other Qualifications and Skills

  • Postsecondary education is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of health research processes is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Understanding of health as it relates to GBT2Q communities (including and especially through lived experience).
  • Experience with community development projects or initiatives, including those that involve community engagement.
  • Awareness of GBQT2 community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit, and queer and trans Indigenous, Black and other racialized people.
  • Experience working or volunteering with health, community or social services.
  • Understanding of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and disability justice principles/approaches.
  • Interest in policy and advocacy related to health research and GBT2Q communities.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing and/or editing documents.
  • Capacity to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines.
  • Strong interest in self-reflection and continuous learning.
  • Comfort and familiarity with collaborative work in Google workspace (e.g., using Google Drive).
  • 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 Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (Project Coordinator, Future of PrEP is Now). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.


If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Project Coordinator, Future of PrEP is Now to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.

The deadline to apply for this position is July 26, 2021 4 p.m. ADT.

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people living with chronic health conditions, disabled people/people with disabilities, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.



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Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
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