Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 12-month contract, with possibility of extension
Yearly Wage: $52,500, plus extended health benefits
Location: Flexible within British Columbia
Language: Primary working language is English
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of Two-Spirit, gay, bi, trans, and queer men (2S/GBTQ) 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 Two-Spirit Project Coordinator to support the work of our Two-Spirit Program Manager and the BC regional team. This position will involve both remote and in-person work (public health guidelines permitting) at CBRC’s office, located in Vancouver. If the successful candidate is located outside Vancouver, or if they cannot commute to the office, alternative arrangements can be discussed.
The primary responsibilities of this role are to support the Two-Spirit Program Manager and facilitate relationship-building within the community. This includes supporting a new HIV and sexually transmitted blood borne infection (STBBI) testing-based intervention for Indigenous communities. This position will be filled by someone who is Indigenous and Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with a demonstrated ability to build relationships and partner with local Indigenous groups, organizations, and leaders in BC.
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:
- Indigenous Studies or Governance
- Health or Social Sciences
- Support a broad range of project activities related to 2S/GBTQ health and wellbeing, with a specific Two-Spirit and Indigenous focus;
- Support 2S/GBTQ Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) activities for Indigenous and Two-Spirit communities;
- Provide administrative and communications support;
- Work alongside the Two-Spirit Program Manager, the BC Regional Manager and the Research Team to coordinate testing and linkage to care initiatives at CBRC for Indigenous and Two-Spirit community members, groups, organizations, and leaders;
- Support the organization, implementation, and evaluation of a pilot HIV self-testing program (e.g., finger prick and/or oral HIV self-tests, dried blood spot mail-home testing kits) within Indigenous communities in BC;
- Coordinate the sending and receiving of samples for the HIV self-testing program;
- Support the dissemination of Indigenous and 2S/GBTQ specific resources in collaboration with the CBRC team and its partners; and
- Assist CBRC’s Two-Spirit Program Manager in other duties as required.
Other Qualifications and Skills
- Has lived experience as an Indigenous and Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer person;
- Knowledgeable and understanding of Indigenous and Two-Spirit culture, history, and the impacts of colonialism, as they relate to the approaches of reconciliation and decolonization;
- Experience coordinating or managing service delivery, research studies, program development, or outreach programs;
- Personal experience or direct knowledge of STBBIs, including HIV and Hep C, as it pertains to 2S/GBTQ and Indigenous communities;
- Experience supervising a team of volunteers or employees;
- Experience working with community or non-profit organizations, and/or public health agencies is an asset;
- Experience in public speaking about and/or advocating for 2S/GBTQ health or Indigenous health in diverse contexts;
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors, including academic, government, public health, and community agencies;
- Flexible and adaptable to a changing work environment and multiple shifting demands; and
- Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English, additional languages are an asset.
How to Apply
Please email your application to CBRC’s Two-Spirit Program Manager, Jessy Dame, at [email protected]. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.
The deadline to apply for this position is March 8, 2021.
CBRC believes in work led by and for community. As such, this position will be filled by someone who self-identifies as Indigenous and Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer, or trans. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we will prioritize people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people with disabilities, trans and non-binary people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.