Sex Now Research Program Manager

Position Type: Full-Time, 18-month contract

Compensation: The salary for this position is based on $60,000 per year

Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay men through research and intervention development. We are inclusive of bisexual and queer men (cis and trans) and Two Spirit people. 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’s vision – A Better World for Gay Men.

We are seeking a passionate and organized full-time research manager to plan and implement the national Sex Now 2020 (SN20) study. SN20 is a bilingual cross-sectional bio-behavioural study about sex between men, including trans men, from across Canada. This manager will be responsible for overseeing and supporting all activities necessary to support the success of SN20. The manager will work with the CBRC Research Team to organize in-person recruitment from major LGBTQ2+ Pride Festivals across Canada, where participants will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire and provide a dried blood spot sample for HIV and Hepatitis C testing. They will also be responsible for an online recruitment phase of participants from sociosexual networking websites and mobile applications. History and background on the study can be found at

Other responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a central point of contact for the SN20 team, collaborators, partners, and funders
  • Uphold and embody community-based research principles, by working with community and organizational stakeholders to implement SN20
  • Organize and coordinate team meetings and community consultations
  • Manage and ensure SN20 program timelines and deliverables are met
  • Develop and finalize study protocol and recruitment and data collection instruments
  • Secure Research Ethics Board and biosafety protocol approval from all necessary bodies nationally
  • Manage the research budget 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

We expect this Manager to possess a level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (minimum). Several years of experience managing large and complex projects and teams is required. Other qualifications and skills include:

  • Awareness of community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities;
  • Experience with quantitative research (e.g., surveys, statistics)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including writing and/or editing documents such as reports, facilitating meetings and training, and managing team communications
  • Capacity to multi-task and function under tight and/or competing deadlines;
  • Ability to recognize when to take initiative and when to seek guidance;
  • Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt within a large team environment and work in 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 with personnel from the research team;
  • Functional knowledge of financial budget and tracking systems;
  • Functional knowledge of regulations relating to the conduct of research (including research ethics) and tri-agency policies and guidelines;
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Bilingual (English and French language) skills are an asset


This is a full-time 18-month contract with a starting salary of $60,000/year plus benefits, including extended health. This position will be physically based at the CBRC offices in Vancouver or with Dr. Nathan Lachowsky who is based in Victoria, BC at the University of Victoria. We’re looking to hire an enthusiastic person from the diverse communities that we work with and help them advance their community-based and quantitative research skills in order to succeed.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to:

Rob Higgins, Sex Now Research Manager: [email protected]

Disponible en français.


About CBRC

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