Position Type: Full-time, permanent (two available positions)
Annual Salary: $57,500
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible work schedule)
Start Date: April 19, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote work, within Canada
Language: English, French language skills are an asset
Reports to: Education Manager
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST
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.
The Stakeholder Education Development Specialist leads the development of a range of 2SLGBTQ+ health education products in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and substance use. Examples of education products to be developed include online training modules for healthcare providers, policy briefs, practice guides, and more. These education products will be delivered nationally through CBRC's broad network of partners to key stakeholder audiences (i.e. healthcare providers, policymakers, community-based organization staff) across the country. Collectively, this work will help enhance the health and well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ communities and help to fill key provider competency gaps to improve health service access and cultural safety.
A part of CBRC's programming team, the education team will work closely with a range of CBRC departments, including our research team, communications team, and evaluation team. If you have skills in education development and have a passion for 2SLGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, this could be the perfect role for you!
While this position is considered permanent, please note that the continuity of this role is contingent on sustainable funding. Currently, this role is funded for two years.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Support development of education products, including online training modules, stakeholder education workshops, and other education products, including (80%):
- Consulting with partners to determine key stakeholder competency gaps in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and substance use
- Scanning and summarizing existing relevant literature and resources to support education product development
- Leading the development of stakeholder education products from inception through to delivery
- Provide direction and support to CBRC staff and partners who will be delivering education products to target audiences
- Work with other CBRC teams (i.e. communications) and contractors (i.e. graphic designers) to ensure products are completed and ready to public consumption
Project administration (20%):
- Participate in internal team meetings with other CBRC departments and partners to plan and monitor project implementation (collaboration)
- Ensure community education products are completed in a timely manner, at a sufficient quality, and within budget constraints (project coordination)
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 Sciences
- Other relevant area
We will also consider a combination of education and experience.
Core Competencies (critical to succeed in this role)
- A minimum of 2 years leading the development of high-quality community education products (i.e. healthcare provider training sessions, online professional development modules, practice guides, policy briefs)
- Basic knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ health, especially in the areas of sexual and reproductive health
- Excellent writing skills (in English); French language capacity is an asset
Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)
- Experience developing online modules for asynchronous learning using learning management systems (i.e. Teachable, Coursera)
- Experience collaborating with a diverse network of community members and stakeholders
- Experience adapting education products and activities for different geographic locations and audiences
- Experience developing and delivering education products and activities for continuous professional learning with key target audiences (i.e. healthcare providers)
- Research, needs assessment, and interpretation of data
- Understanding of key adult learning theories and principles
- Understanding of and experience leading the development of education products rooted in interactivity and experiential learning
- Understanding of key health concepts influencing the health and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ populations, including stigma and discrimination (racism, transphobia), minority stress, intersectionality, upstream determinants of health, risk and protective factors, and resilience.
- Excellent communication skills (reading and writing); public speaking skills are an asset
- 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
- Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
- Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and Long-Term Disability
- 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 (Stakeholder Education Development specialist). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume. We encourage applicants to include a sample of previous education products or resources they led the development of (i.e. online training module, provider training workshop).
Currently there are a few similar positions available within the same department:
- Education Manager
- Community Education training specialist
- Project Coordinator
- Community Program Coordinator
If you wish to be considered for any of the above-mentioned roles, please make sure to include that in your cover letter and your email, you are not required to submit a new application for each role, but you must clearly state in your email and cover letter which roles you would like to be considered for.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Stakeholder Education Development Specialist or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is March 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST
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, 2SLGBTQQIA+ 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.