Position Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) Temporary position, beginning ASAP and ending around June 30, 2021 (with possibility of extension)
Wage: $25 per hour
Location: Anywhere in Canada, ideally Atlantic or Prairies.
Language: French and English bilingualism is an asset, but primary working language is English.
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.
CBRC is seeking a passionate and organized Test Now Community-Based Distribution Pilot Project Coordinator to support the overall success of our community distribution pilot of HIV Self-Testing kits across Canada. This pilot project will see CBRC partner with community-based organizations for the distribution of HIV self-testing kits to gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men (cis and trans), and Two-Spirit people (GBT2Q). This position will be online / virtual (primarily). The primary responsibilities are to support delivery partners (community-based organizations) of the Test Now Community-Based Distribution Pilot Project sites. As this position spans several time zones, some scheduling flexibility is required.
For the Test Now Community-Based Distribution Pilot Project, the Coordinator will facilitate communications and meetings between delivery partners across Canada and CBRC, as well as support the creation of relevant project materials and resources related to HIV Self-Testing in Canada. Appropriate training, equipment and procedures will be employed to ensure adequate infection prevention and control in relation to COVID-19. 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
- Public Health
- Public Policy
- Health Promotion
- Social Sciences
- Facilitating all communications and meetings with HIV Self-Testing delivery partner organizations and liaisons across Canada.
- Collaborating with CBRC internal team members, including regional staff.
- Creating and disseminating relevant print materials and resources related to HIV Self-Testing in Canada among delivery partner organizations and liaisons across Canada.
- Implementing Test Now
- Providing other administrative and communications support as needed.
Qualifications and Skills Required
- Experience coordinating or supporting projects related to health promotion, research/evaluation, 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.
- Competency of Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Awareness of GBQT2 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 ([email protected]). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, resume, and two references.
The deadline to apply is February 11, 2021, at 4 p.m. Pacific time.
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.