Two-Spirit Research Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time, fixed-term
Annual Salary: CAD 54,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hour)
Start Date: May 1st, 2023
End Date: April 30, 2024
Location: Remote, within BC
Language: English
Reports to: Two-Spirit Program Manager
Application Deadline: April 13th, 2023, 11:59 pm PT
Status: Closed

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.

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, queer, trans and non-binary 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 we do not expect that employees will disclose this in the course of their work.


We are seeking a passionate Two-Spirit Research Coordinator to support CBRC’s multiple new and ongoing Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ research projects. This position will coordinate and support various community-based research activities, including community consultations, qualitative and quantitative studies (protocol development, ethics and regulatory approvals, implementation, data collection, data analysis), working with peer researchers, diverse knowledge mobilization activities (reports, infographics, manuscripts), and grant reporting. They will also be responsible for scheduling meetings and other events, taking notes, and maintaining organized study files. This position will be a core member of the CBRC Two-Spirit Program Team and work closely with the CBRC research team. This position will also work closely with other staff at CBRC, our external affiliate researchers, and our community partner organizations across Canada. A part of this role will include a close relationship with the national Two-Spirit Guidance Committee and other Two-Spirit partners.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Approximate percentages of time spent on each activity (averaged over 1 month) are provided as an estimate only, but this may develop over time.

  • Coordinate research activities (e.g., consultations, in-person data collection), research outputs (e.g., reports), and meetings (e.g., scheduling and note taking), ensuring adherence to project timelines (45%)
  • Support necessary grant and project reporting (15%)
  • Conduct literature reviews related to Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ health (15%)
  • Support and/or supervise community advisors and/or peer researchers (15%)
  • Collaborate with CBRC staff and external partners, and participate in team meetings and events (10%)

Minimum Requirements

  • 2-3 years of research coordination experience, ideally in an area related to Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ health or other health equity topics
  • 1-2 years of experience applying values of Indigenization, decolonization, equity, social justice, anti-oppression and/or community-based research in community consultation or knowledge mobilization settings
  • Undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies, Education, Health, Social Sciences, or a related field. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Intermediate knowledge of relevant theories and frameworks in community-based research and population health equity work (e.g., intersectionality, minority stress theory, social ecology, syndemics, social determinants of health)
  • Intermediate knowledge of diverse Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ community health issues and perspectives, including by way of lived experience.
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g., surveys, statistics, interviews)
  • Awareness of local, provincial and national Indigenous communities, collectives, and organizations

Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)

  • Awareness of Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ social, cultural, and political values and sensitivities
  • Awareness of current Indigenous advocacy within BC
  • Excellent communication skills including writing.
  • Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines.
  • Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a dynamic and complex team setting.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic 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 (LTD), life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Inclusive workplace
  • Remote and hybrid work arrangement
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Kind and supportive team

How to apply

All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume. Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (Two-Spirit Research Coordinator).


If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Two-Spirit Research Coordinator or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.

The deadline to apply for this position is April 7th, 2023, 11:59 pm PT.



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About CBRC

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