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The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity is a network of more than 30 faculty members and their University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University teams committed to shared goals of advancing gender equity and sexual health for all. Below are current UBC and SFU job postings and graduate trainee opportunities at UBC/SFU to work with one or more of our CGSHE faculty members. Opportunities to join the core CGSHE operations team at UBC Faculty of Medicine will also be posted here, when available.

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POSTINGS

Knowledge Translation / Communications Specialist

Starting Salary: $28.05 – $32.95 CAD Hourly

Status: 3-month term, part-time

Job Summary

The KT/ Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and executing knowledge translation activities of the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) in alignment with the centre’s mission and values of advancing gender equity and sexual health equity for all across research, policy and practice. Housed under UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, CGSHE includes over 30 faculty members and their research teams and trainees. As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the KT/Comms Specialist works under the UBC Communications Lead at CGSHE to develop, manage and execute KT and communications goals of the CGSHE. The KT/ Comms Specialist designs and executes designated KT projects to support both overall centre goals and project specific KT of faculty members/their teams, including project/report design/layout, creation of audiovisuals, graphic visual design, event KT, and social media campaigns, but may also provide design and implementation of comms tasks as needed (e.g. media and digital engagement, including website, social media and digital account support).

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Under the supervision of the Communications Lead, this UBC position works as part of the core Comms/KT team at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Work independently under general direction from the Communications Lead on specific KT/ Comms projects and in collaboration with CGSHE senior leaders, faculty, and external experts to promote CGSHE’s brand (e.g., newsletter and web copy, blogs, interviews, marketing materials, social media KT content, presentations and reports).
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the CGSHE Communications Lead regarding KT activities.
  • Provides KT/comms specialist support to events and roundtables (e.g. co-host webinars, KT design/layout for promotion).
  • Works with Communications Lead to oversee the tracking and monitoring of relevant KT/ comms activities and outputs.
  • Strategizes and provides support to faculty on integrated and end-of-grant KT activities.
  • For project-specific KT work, consults with relevant faculty leads to determine visual/design needs and executes KT project design.
  • Develops and implements KT projects that serve stakeholders
  • Creates simple language copy and final visual design of KT/comms projects including infographics, social media visuals, and visuals for websites, posters and policy briefs..
  • Strategizes and manages the dissemination of research findings through various KT activities.
  • ies gaps and opportunities for improving existing KT activities.
  • Performs other duties as requested by CGSHE Communications Lead and senior leadership team.

The incumbent will work from the CGSHE/UBC offices at 1190 Hornby St. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Implications of decisions or advice may result in restricted operations and legal and/or financial liability. Poor judgment or failure to act in a professional, tactful manner will have an adverse effect on the image of the CGSHE. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre, PHC/PHCRI, and the University.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervised by and reports to the UBC Communications Lead at CGSHE. Works under general direction. Work is reviewed in terms of conformance with established standards and specific objectives.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

May provide supervision of KT/comms activities contractors/third parties, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism, digital media or related field.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a communications or graphic design role; four years of hands-on experience working with digital communications including social media.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Intermediate knowledge of multimedia practices (online video, podcasts, animation)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in social media, including best practices, tools and tracking.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide total website management, including advanced editing skills using WordPress, content strategy, U/X and information architecture skills, search engine optimization and web analytics abilities.
  • Solid understanding of HTML, content management systems (e.g. WordPress), knowledge of CSS.
  • Comprehensive computer literacy including demonstrated intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Project management experience, including responsibility for developing project plans and timelines, and managing external suppliers or contractors.
  • Work experience in a research, academic or health care setting an asset OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Familiarity and commitment to gender equity and sexual health equity issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with a demonstrated ability to write in a variety of styles for a range of audiences, and to translate complicated scientific concepts into plain language.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical communications plans, coupled with excellent copy-editing and proof-reading skills.
  • Organized, with a proven ability to identify priorities, complete multiple tasks and deliver results on deadline; demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Team player with ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse groups and be flexible in response to evolving organizational needs.
  • Resilience around working in a fast-paced environment and flexibility to learn.
  • Experienced in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across diverse contexts, various levels and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and willing to learn.
  • Superior English-language written, editing, and oral communication skills with proven ability to write for diverse audiences.
  • Understanding of marketing and branding principles.
  • Experience in developing and managing social and/or digital engagement campaigns.
  • Experience in copy-editing, proofreading and preparing content for publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution.
  • Experience in conference/event planning, including via Zoom.
  • Experience giving presentations to diverse audiences.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please click here to submit your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Research Assistant, AESHA Qualitative

Starting Salary: $3,777 – $4,501 CAD per month

Status: 1-year term, part-time

Job Summary

The AESHA project is a community-based research project that includes a quantitative cohort and qualitative/ethnographic arm. As part of the quantitative arm, AESHA operates a community-based prospective cohort that involves semi-annual questionnaires and sexual health research visits with our community-based staff. The qualitative arm is focused on documenting the lived-experiences of sex workers of all genders, and third parties who provide services for sex workers, like receptionists, venue managers, owners and security personnel.

Working with the AESHA project while being supervised by the PI, and also reporting to the PI, the Research Assistant operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team.

The Research Assistant, working under the Principal Investigator, assists the research team in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research and research related activities, including literature reviews, data analysis and drafting of manuscripts for peer review. Assists with routine tasks in data collection, sampling, transcription, and analysis. Provides support with protocol submissions to Institutional Review Boards (IRB).

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads is based at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE), a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE is a network of over 30+ UBC and SFU faculty, their UBC/SFU research teams, and affiliated trainees with shared mission and goals.

WORK PERFORMED

  1. Drafts, edits and reviews manuscripts for peer review publication based on AESHA data.
  2. Performs other duties, as required to support the work of the AESHA project research team, in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.

The incumbent will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s offices located at 647 E Hastings St. The incumbent will work from home when this is mutually agreed on between supervisor and incumbent. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre. Work may involve simple techniques and methods requiring knowledge and/or procedures that are readily acquired, requiring little judgment; the nature of work is routine and clearly defined; all problems are referred to supervisor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under direct supervision in accordance with detailed oral or written instructions; routine duties are carried out under general supervision. Reports to the Principal Investigator.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None but may explain work sequences to others.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation and a minimum one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings.
  • Knowledge of basic health research design and protocol development and research methods.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager or related software.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Research Project Coordinator

Starting Salary: $47,792-$56,446 CAD per annum

Status: 1-year term, full-time

Job Summary

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Research Project Coordinator provides program support to the faculty member(s)’ research programs at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity.

Reporting and supervised by the faculty member(s), the Research Project Coordinator provides coordination and research administrative support for ongoing observational and qualitative research projects with marginalized communities. This position will work with a range of stakeholders including trainees, faculty members and staff working with the faculty member(s).

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre based in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE consists of over 100 staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students and frontline research staff, working out of our administrative offices as well as our Community Office in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  1. Provides research administrative coordination for ongoing observational and qualitative research projects led by the Faculty Member(s).
  2. Promotes and prepares copy for relevant to the faculty member(s) research program (e.g. newsletters, blogs).
  3. Assists in writing reports and assists in writing funding and KT applications.
  4. Conducts literature and policy reviews.
  5. Coordinates meetings with diverse stakeholders and develops supporting materials and summaries.
  6. Oversees the research and academic affairs of the faculty member(s) (e.g., CVs, scheduling, travel, teaching dossier, manuscript submissions, research grants).
  7. Facilitates effective triaging of internal and external correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow-up as appropriate.
  8. Monitors the budgets and tracks expenses for research grants of the relevant to the Faculty Member(s) research program.
  9. Develops and executes team correspondence, assists in preparation of presentation materials, and resources.
  10. Edits and finalizes reports for accuracy and formatting.
  11. Liaises and communicates in a professional and courteous manner with faculty, collaborators, partners, staff, funding agencies, and the public to gather and disseminate information.
  12. Manages logistics relevant to the faculty member(s) research program, including preparation and dissemination of supporting materials and reports.
  13. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s Hornby St administrative office as well as some time spent at CGSHE’s Community Office in the Downtown Eastside. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

DECISION MAKING / ACCOUNTABILITY

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the CGSHE/ UBC, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the CGSHE and UBC.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervised by and reports to the faculty member(s).

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social or public policy, sociology or related discipline or relevant combination of experience.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in academic/research settings, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Content knowledge of sexual health equity, community-based research, anti-oppressive practice, and/or intersectional feminist approaches an asset.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers and Microsoft for Macintosh Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp and WordPress an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy, in dealing with a variety of work situations and liaising with departmental and organizational staff, academics, hospital staff, community partners and the general public.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and excellent communication skills to respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing.
  • Adaptability, a high level of judgment, considerable initiative, and ability managing issues, projects, and people.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detailed work and capability of decision making/problem solving within predetermined guidelines.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please click HERE to submit your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Coordinator, AESHA Qualitative

Starting Salary: $54,705 – $64,256 CAD per annum

Status: 1-year term, full-time; part-time candidates may be considered.

Job Summary

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project. Oversees recruitment and screening of participants, outreach and interview activities to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community and clinical connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and clinical collaborators and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules research-related appointments and meetings.

Supervised by and reporting to UBC faculty, the incumbent works closely with academic and clinical researchers, the Division of Social Medicine, the UBC Department of Medicine, PHC, and PHCRI support staff, CGSHE staff, trainees, peer researchers, and a variety of community stakeholders. The Project Coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation activities to build awareness of research and to facilitate and maintain research capacity.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 100 staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative offices and our community/clinical research hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  1. Responsible for the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. Act as a resource to project team and staff, including developing project actions, providing support, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
  2. Responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of research projects, including recruitment, informed consent, in-office and outreach interviews, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures.
  3. Assists in qualitative data collection, analysis and drafting of research reports as needed.
  4. Responsible for acting as a liaison between AESHA cohort and qualitative research arms.
  5. Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  6. Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project staff.
  7. Responsible for scheduling.
  8. Maintains an understanding of the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  9. Communicates project status and contributes to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including community partners, members of communities affected by the research, government officials, policymakers, and practitioners (e.g., healthcare providers).
  10. Prepares reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to the Principal Investigator and funder(s), as needed.
  11. Assists in the communication of findings and development of knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
  12. Plans and manages logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing research meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up with relevant stakeholders.
  13. Ensures project is administered according to research protocol, standard operating procedures, communication processes, and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects (e.g., secure data storage and transfer, confidentiality).
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/ UBC Gender Research Hub and/or CGSHE Hornby St offices. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE /UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and University.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports directly to the project UBC faculty lead. Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Provides supervision and training to research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Research Assistants, and Graduate Research Assistants).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters’s Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences, Sociology, Public Policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience or training in qualitative or mixed methods research an asset.
  • Minimum two (2) years recent, related work experience in project coordination, research or other relevant frontline work.
  • Community knowledge or direct experience with communities marginalized due to social and economic disadvantage.
  • Strong gender and sexual health equity and anti-oppressive lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Experience with conflict management and supervision of diverse staff.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, or naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License an asset for use of CGSHE / UBC outreach van.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, following project AESHA – Qualitative Project Manual.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression principles.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE/UBC offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Ability to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality.
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • We are prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQ/2S people, as well as other grounded expertise with human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Postdoctoral Fellow, AESHA

Starting Salary: $50,000-$60,000 CAD per annum

Status: 1-year term, full-time

Job Summary

This position is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the longstanding An Evaluation of Sex Workers’ Health Access (AESHA) project (https://www.cgshe.ca/research/community-based-cohorts-social-policy-research/aesha/). AESHA is a community-based, U.S. NIH and CIHR-funded study that includes a community-based prospective cohort study, as well as a qualitative arm focused on in-depth interviews and ethnography documenting the lived experiences of sex workers. Current project objectives are:

To evaluate the impacts of changes in system-level and community-based interventions and policies on sex workers’ sexual and physical health, overdose risk, and occupational health outcomes. To delineate the pathways through which law reform and renewed policy frameworks (e.g. federal law; municipal licensing and zoning, local policing, provincial workplace and occupational safety standards) can best support sex workers’ health and rights.

Under the supervision of and with the support of PIs and faculty leads Drs. Shira Goldenberg and Andrea Krüsi, the primary activities of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow include, but are not limited to: developing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, supporting leadership of community-based data collection activities, engaging in knowledge translation activities with community partners, writing reports, and developing and writing research grants.

The Fellow will work closely with and receive support from the PIs as well as other AESHA team members, including a highly skilled team of project coordinators, data analysts, interviewers/outreach workers, and trainees.

This position will suit recent PhD graduates in a health-related field with strong independent and community-based research skills who are seeking to advance an academic career in public health and health equity research. It is particularly well suited to those with experience and/or substantial interest in addressing structural inequities among marginalized women and sex workers.

Applicants are expected to apply for external funding (e.g., career development awards). Ample opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and academic and research leadership, publications, community engagement, and knowledge translation will be supported by the faculty leads.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads would be based at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Equity (CGSHE), a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE is a network of over 30+ UBC and SFU faculty, their UBC/SFU research teams, and affiliated trainees with shared mission and goals.

WORK PERFORMED

The successful candidate will:

  1. Contribute to a productive research program with a focus on health equity among sex workers;
  2. Support ongoing and planned community-based qualitative and quantitative data collection activities;
  3. Lead and co-lead the development of academic outputs, including peer reviewed journal manuscripts and conference and community presentations;
  4. Support the preparation of research reports and other knowledge translation activities;
  5. Support, develop, and evaluate strategies that encourage community, researcher, and other stakeholder participation in research activities;
  6. Assist with teaching and mentoring of students and trainees;
  7. Participate in other research and/or teaching activities that the PI’s and Post-Doctoral Fellow identify together;
  8. Keep current with developments in the areas of sexual health, substance use, and health equity research;
  9. Conform with ethical standards in research;
  10. Assist the Principal Investigators and Project Coordinators with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies (e.g., grant reporting);
  11. Perform other duties as required.

The Fellow will have flexible working conditions, and a laptop computer will be provided. Workspace will be offered at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity in downtown Vancouver.

DECISION MAKING / ACCOUNTABILITY

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the CGSHE/ UBC, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the CGSHE and UBC.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervised by and reporting to the Principal Investigators.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a PhD degree in Health or Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or a related field obtained within the last 5 years;
  • Strong knowledge and research experience in sexual health, sex work, substance use, public health, health services, housing systems or related research fields from a health equity lens;
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in designing, analyzing and interpreting qualitative and epidemiologic health data;
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience;
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant based research programs;
  • Experience in preparing peer-reviewed publications, reports, and communication materials;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and with diverse team members and stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the effects of colonization in Canada and ongoing structural inequities;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations in research activities;
  • Excellent organization, implementation, and networking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues;
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis software programmes.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic writing sample
  • Names of three references

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assistant Project Coordinator, AESHA

Starting Salary: $3,982.67-$4,703.83 CAD per month

Status: 1-year term, full-time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and supervised by the Project Coordinator, the Assistant Project Coordinator facilitates the recruitment of potential study participants, through direct in-person, phone and online outreach activities. The Assistant Project Coordinator will also support Community-Based Interviewers in carrying out outreach activities in their home communities, by providing necessary project resources. This position contributes to the development and maintenance of contacts with individuals, community-based organizations, service providers across the province of BC.

Organizational Status

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (www.cgshe.ca, www.gendersexualhealth.ubc.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 100 staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative offices and our community/clinical research hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

Work Performed

  1. Conducts outreach activities off-site in the community services setting and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting). Outreach activities will also include phone and internet-based communication (e.g. e-mail, online forums).
  2. Establishes contact and networks with provincial community organizations/services over the phone, by e-mail, or other means of communication as necessary.
  3. Facilitates participant recruitment activities and is point of contact regarding study information and questions.
  4. Pre-screens potential research participants according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  5. Responsible for assuring informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects is followed as per provided training.
  6. Trains Community-Based Interviewers on outreach and data collection protocols as needed.
  7. Supports Community-Based Interviewers with outreach materials, pre-screening prospective participants, provides questionnaires and resources required for conducting research interviews.
  8. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  9. Participates in presentations to community organizations as needed.
  10. Refers participants to appropriate services when required.
  11. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/ UBC Clinical / Community Research Hub and/or CGSHE/UBC Hornby St offices.

Consequences of Error/Judgement

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain research and program information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and the University.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to Principal Investigators and works under the supervision of the Project Coordinator(s). Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

Supervision Given

None.

Qualifications

  • A level of education equivalent to High School Diploma plus additional course work. Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field an asset. Plus two (2) years minimum experience in frontline/ community services or community organizing experience with underserved communities.
  • Community knowledge and/or lived experience working with relevant communities.
  • Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, and/or naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Class 5 Drivers License an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and within a diverse team environment
  • Familiarity with community services locally (Metro Vancouver) and provincially is an asset.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Experience with data entry is an asset.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Community Health Associate - Multilingual (Mandarin speaking)

Starting Wage: $3,982.67 – $4,703.83 per month (pro-rated)

Status: Part-Time, 0.4 FTE

Job Summary

The Community Health Associate (CHA) operates as a member of a diverse multidisciplinary and collaborative research team supporting the AESHA Project. The CHA recruits and prescreens potential research participants; conducts structured interviews; and supports point-of-care testing and self-specimen collection for HIV and STIs (swab or urine samples) and outreach activities connecting people with community services and supports. This multilingual position is dedicated to supporting im/migrant sex workers; it is supervised by the Project Coordinator and reports to the Faculty Lead.

About AESHA: An Evaluation of Sex Workers’ Health Access (AESHA) is a UBC/SFU community-based cohort study of the health and occupational rights of women (cis and trans) sex workers across diverse working environments in Metro Vancouver and is housed at the CGSHE.

Centre Affiliation

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads is based at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE), a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE is a network of over 30+ UBC and SFU faculty, their UBC/SFU research teams, and affiliated trainees with shared mission and goals.

Work Performed

  1. Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  2. Prescreens potential research subjects according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  3. Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  4. Conducts and processes specimen collection of HIV and STIs: both processing of self-collected swabs or urine-samples, under the direction and supervision of the STI-certified Sexual Health Research Nurse.
  5. Refers all positive or reactive results directly to the Sexual Health Research Nurse who oversees any follow-up testing, reporting of results, and treatment follow-up with the study physician, BCCDC, and in accordance with provincial STI and HIV guidelines.
  6. Conducts pre/post-test HIV counseling and rapid point-of care testing (in accordance with Point Of Care training for allied and non-allied health professionals by BCCDC).
  7. Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. massage parlours, drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options.
  8. Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  9. Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  10. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  11. Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  12. Transports blood and urine samples to St. Paul’s Hospital as needed.
  13. Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  14. Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  15. Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  16. Performs other related duties as required.

This position is based at the CGSHE/UBC Gender Research Hub, a community/clinical research space in the Downtown Eastside. Travel within the Lower Mainland is also required (as public health allows).

Consequences of Error/Judgement

Works within well-defined guidelines and procedures, but exercises judgment in establishing priorities and carrying tasks through to completion; new or unusual problems are referred to supervisor.

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain research and program information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre, PHC/PHCRI, and the University.

Supervision Received

Supervised and reports to the Project Coordinator. Work may involve techniques and methods requiring knowledge and/or procedures that are readily acquired and used generally in repetitive applications; the nature of work is routine and clearly defined; all problems are referred to supervisor.

Supervision Given

None but may explain work sequences to others.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent training required. Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in frontline/ community services experience with marginalized communities we serve.
  • Completion of basic sexual health training, including STI/HIV knowledge, for allied and non-allied health professionals (e.g. Options for Sexual Health; BCCDC; or CATIE; HIV pre/post testing counseling and point-of care training for allied and non-allied health professionals (BCCDC); and Transfer of Dangerous Goods training. Multilingual (Mandarin) skills and Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.
  • Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with marginalized and stigmatized populations (e.g. Indigenous and other racialized communities, homeless communities, migrant and refugee communities, gender and sexual minority populations).
  • Lived experience of relevant affected communities a strong asset.
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques an asset.
  • Community-based research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR and naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management/crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently following SOPs, while taking supervision and direction from coordinators, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Flexibility in hours in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to sexual health, HIV and sex work.
  • Knowledge of services for youth an asset. Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and proficiency with data entry.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.

We are prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQ/2S people, as well as other grounded expertise with human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website or submit your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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