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The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity includes over 30 faculty and their University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University teams committed to shared goals of advancing gender equity and sexual health for all. Please see below for 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

Research Associate - Birth Place Lab

Job Summary

The Research Associate (RA) strengthens research capacity and outputs of the Birth Place Lab, a research lab that specializes in community-centered, health services research and knowledge translation projects that advance equity, safety, and respect in perinatal services. The RA will, in conjunction with the Lead Investigator and key stakeholders, develop and oversee all data management and analysis activities for the Birth Place Lab. The RA will collaborate with and liaise with external research partners, community leads and contractors to meet research and knowledge translation goals and deliverables.

The RA provides technical expertise for all research projects, and expands capacity within the lab to provide mentorship, supervision, and support to early career scholars and trainees.  Specifically, they collaborate with the Lead Investigator and community stakeholders to develop research plans and design studies. They are responsible for conducting quantitative, mixed-methods, and psychometric analyses of data generated by research projects in the Birth Place Lab. They will prepare data sets and provide oversight for such analyses by trainees, early career scholars, and community partners. This RA will also have an active role in development of grant proposals towards ongoing support of these projects and integrated knowledge translation activities, as needed.

Organizational Status

The Birth Place Lab (BPL) is a research unit within the Department of Family Practice, that facilitates transdisciplinary, community-based participatory action research aimed at improving access to high quality perinatal services, from preconception to early parenting. The BPL supports multi-national, multi-stakeholder teams as they collaborate on quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods provincial, national, and international research projects, and hosts trainees from midwifery, medicine, public health, and other disciplines. The BPL internal team includes the Principal Investigator, Research Associate, Equity Strategist, Administration and Operations Manager, Knowledge Translation Specialists, Research and Communications staff. All team members liaise with Co-Investigators, external partners, and community partners who co-lead projects.

The BPL currently holds several grants that support research and knowledge translation projects that center the lived experience of perinatal services, especially among historically marginalized populations. These novel research projects are poised to inform health policy, system and service leaders about pragmatic, community-responsive modes of increasing accountability for rights-based, high quality health services for all childbearing families. Current research studies are funded by various Tri-Council agencies and foundations, and are institutionally supported through the Division of Midwifery, Department of Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine, the Women’s Health Research Institute, and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. The core research team is located in Vancouver, though our transdisciplinary research and community partners are spread across North America, Europe, Africa, India, the UK, South America, and Oceania.

Work Performed

The RA co-leads analyses and oversees data management for the BPLs ongoing core projects currently including

  • provincial research projects: Changing Childbirth in BC and Decolonizing Birth Research (2 Indigenous Co-PIs, 2-6 Elders, 6 First Nations communities);
  • national projects: RESPCCT (60 transdisciplinary Co-Is, Community Steering Council and Partners);
  • international projects: Giving Voice to Mothers (30 transdisciplinary Steering Council members and 15 Co-Is); Birth Includes Us (Co-PI UW, 15 SC);  AIMM Mapping Study (15 Co-Is); and
  • international implementation projects: MADM, MORi, MIST measures (23 countries); Undisturbed Labour and Birth Index (80 hospitals); Dialogue and Decisions Interprofessional Course, and the Quality Perinatal Services Hub.

The Birth Place Lab maintains a wide network of national and international research collaborators and organizational partners including US leaders, involved in the Birth Summits I-IV; the White Ribbon Alliance; the WHO; AlignMNH; the BC Support Unit; and regional quality improvement programs like OBCOAP and OBI.

Strategic Role

  1. Develops strategic research and KT plans, in collaboration with the Lead Investigator, to implement best practices to support the program of participatory and transdisciplinary research, external partnership relationships at the Birth Place Lab.
  2. Supports PI and external stakeholders, to develop funding proposals including government and non-government agency, and philanthropic foundations grants to support research, policy and knowledge implementation projects.
  3. Collaborates with the PI, Co-PIs and BPL team to identify and develop strategies to expand capacity, within the BPL, for research, knowledge translation, and mentorship of early career scholars especially from historically under-represented communities.
  4. Collaborates with PI to respond to requests and develop relationships with external partners and policymakers. Participates in exploratory and ongoing co- investigator and partner meetings.

Research Activities

  1. Collaborates with PI to oversee research activities, and research teams.
  2. Collaborates with research partners to implement and deliver study protocols.
  3. Provides leadership and direction related to the data collection, analysis, and the interpretation phases of projects.
  4. Provides technical expertise during the planning, development, analyses, data management, and evaluation phases of research projects.
  5. Works with Administration and Operations Manager (AOM) to operationalize project management plans and allocate research tasks across staff and trainees, for the BPL’s 8-10 ongoing core projects, to meet deliverables in a timely manner.
  6. Facilitates sharing of tools, datasets with external stakeholders; develops data sharing agreements and communicates with stakeholders about this process.
  7. Oversees the implementation of research projects to ensure that ethical requirements, ORS, OCAP and equity principles, and external sites are approved and met.
  8. Drafts mid term and end of term reports for funders.
  9. Works with the PI and trainees to prepare manuscripts, articles, abstracts, posters and presentations for academic journals and conferences.
  10. Engages in communications, project management, and team meetings to support ongoing collaboration, learning and networking.
  11. Works with external Communications Specialist to prepare written representations and communications regarding significant BPL outputs, including press releases.
  12. Represents the BPL team as requested by the Lead Investigator in public, policy, and academic presentations including public relations, communications and fundraising.

Mentorship and Support of Research Staff and Trainees

  1. Facilitates a respectful, strengths-based workplace culture at the BPL for trainees and early career scholars.
  2. Works with the PI, Equity Strategist and BPL team to support trainees, early scholars, and research partners from historically underpresented and equity seeking communities to thrive within the academic unit and university.
  3. Meets with trainees, early career investigators and NGO leads, to discuss their data needs, co-create analysis plans; directly supports analysis and data visualization, reviews draft presentations and manuscripts, etc.
  4. Facilitates orientation, integration, and technical support for graduate and postgraduate scholars in the lab including introduction to datasets and data management systems.
  5. Designs, provides and/or oversees training and direction to undergraduate and graduate students, community researchers, and new technicians in the research approaches used at the lab; analyses methods, and iKT activities.
  6. Supports the PI and AOM to develop human resources projections, job description development and review, recruitment, hiring, training, onboarding and off boarding.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

They will make recommendations on BPL research projects and plans that will be relied upon by the Lead Investigator. Rigor of research procedures, analyses, accuracy and completeness of the information will support the reputation and credibility of the BPL. It is of the utmost importance to maintain confidentiality, diplomacy, integrity, and security of study data. Errors or omissions in research procedures, analyses, or ineffective mentorship could lead to loss of partner relationships, funding or decisions that adversely affect the effectiveness and reputation of the BPL, Midwifery Program or the Department of Family Practice.

Supervision Received

The position works independently under broad directives from the Lead Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators.

Supervision Given

The Research Associate, in consultation with the PIs and Co-PIs will provide general direction to and supervision of research assistants, trainees and scholars at the Birth Place Lab.

Qualifications

  • PhD and/or professional degree in a relevant discipline, preferably post-graduate level (Public Health, Epidemiology, Sociology, Psychology, Health Policy, etc).
  • Work experience relevant to Health Services (global health policy, midwifery, public health, health services, community health, reproductive justice, sociology, etc.). Minimum of six years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to health human rights and/or reproductive justice and equity in perinatal services research.
  • Experience leading quantitative research projects, analyses, and knowledge translation.
  • Experience with survey research, mixed-methods analysis, intersectional analysis, evaluation, and/or instrument development & psychometric analysis preferred.
  • Experience writing and preparing research proposals and developing grant applications for regional and national funding agencies (CIHR), including proposals, budgets, project work plans, and timelines.
  • Experience with using quantitative data software (SPSS, R, or Stata) and Excel.
  • Experience with survey data collection software (Qualtrics, RedCap, etc), innovative KT and/or digital data display would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated competency in academic or technical writing and communication.
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, governance and administrative systems for research conducted in a university setting, including ethical requirements.
  • Experience with strategic planning and implementation of health research projects in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
  • Knowledge of OCAP principles for respectful and decolonized research methods.
  • Ability to successfully foster and maintain relationships with diverse external stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate with diplomacy, tact, and unconditional positive regard both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage effectively in a dynamic environment which requires multi-tasking, and working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

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 B.C. 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website. Review of applications will begin on November 5th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is November 15, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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

Project Coordinator - SHAWNA

Starting Wage: $54,705 – $64,256 per annum

Status: Full-Time

Job Summary

The SHAWNA Project is a community-based research project focused on the experiences of cis and trans women living with HIV in accessing and navigating care, housing, social and legal supports. In particular, the SHAWNA Project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV and AIDS.  Working with the SHAWNA cohort project while being supervised by the Principal Investigator, and also reporting to the PI, the Project Coordinator operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team, responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project including recruitment of study participants, communication and collaboration with community and clinical stakeholders and participants, and in-person or remote interviews on surveys with women living with HIV and AIDS.

The Project Coordinator works with community partners, participatory advisory groups and oversee informed consent, recruitment and screening of participants for both survey and any qualitative research as well as knowledge translation to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. The Project Coordinator is responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). They document, track and report on key activities; maintain an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; and work with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. They communicate project status to all stakeholders and prepare reports, briefing documents and presentations; and coordinate and schedule research-related appointments and meetings.

Supervised by and reporting to a UBC faculty member, 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

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads is based at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Equity, a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. 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, and a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally.

Work Performed

  1. Responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the project, including remote and in-person surveys and qualitative in-depth interviews with women living with HIV and AIDS.
  2. Oversees recruitment, informed consent, and conducts in-office and outreach interviews, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures.
  3. 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, identifies and supports resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  4. Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project interview/RA staff.
  5. Oversees and responsible for project budget and reconciliation of project finances for project, as needed.
  6. Manages 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.
  7. 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).
  8. Writes reports and develops project knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
  9. Together with faculty lead, plans and manages all logistics for community advisory and partner meetings, including preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing research meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up with relevant stakeholders.
  10. Oversees administration of research protocol, standard operating procedures, communication processes, and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects (e.g., secure data storage and transfer, confidentiality).
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/ UBC Community Research Clinic and/or CGSHE Hornby St. offices. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time (as public health orders allow).

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 CGSHE, 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 CGSHE 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 UBC.

Supervision Received

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

Supervision Given

Provides supervision and training to research staff (e.g., Interviewers, 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 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 Standard Operating Procedures.
  • 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 a human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

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, 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.

HR/Operations Manager

Compensation Range – $5,063.67 – $7,294.50 CAD Monthly

Job Summary

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the HR/Operations Manager manages the financial, administrative and HR matters of faculty, staff, and trainees at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity. With day-to-day supervision by the Director of Operations, the HR/Operations Manager is responsible for managing the Centre’s human resources, finance, and other administrative/operational functions (IT, facilities). This position requires a broad and extensive knowledge of the University of British Columbia as well as organization, and operation of the CGSHE.

The Manager also liaises with various Human Resources and Finance Departments (PHC, PHCRI, UBC, SFU, St. Paul’s Foundation), UBC Office of Research Services, the University Industry Liaison Office, Research and Trust Accounting, Health Shared Services BC, Communications, and other central Health Authority and University units and departments, as well as with external agencies.

Organizational Status

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, this UBC position works as part of the core operations team at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE), a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. 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, and a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally.

Work Performed

  1. Under the Director of Operations, provides Centre-wide operational and HR management and supports the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives.
  2. Acts as a resource to the operations team and program staff, including developing project actions, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
  3. Tracks progress of various projects according to Centre-wide plans, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered.
  4. Manages human resources and related issues for CGSHE including: writing job descriptions, setting up new employees on the PHC, PHCRI and UBC systems; reviewing submission of HR forms; payroll issues and time sheets; liaising with PHC, UBC and PHCRI HR staff; and conflict resolution for CGSHE staff.
  5. Provides first-line of guidance on HR and labour relations issues to faculty and staff.
  6. Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  7. Manages all CGSHE-UBC/SFU Human Resources requests and corresponds with relevant UBC and SFU HR to facilitate position classification, recruitment, onboarding, appointment renewals, payroll, and terminations.
  8. Manages the acquisition, procurement and monthly reconciliation of all UBC and PHC accounts for CGSHE, in conjunction with UBC FoM finance. Develops, manages, and monitors multiple project budgets under the Centre Directors.
  9. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to relevant PIs, Directors, and funder(s).
  10. In collaboration with the Directors, identifies and supports resolution to problems or barriers for successful program projects/change initiatives.
  11. Facilitates effective triaging of internal and external correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow-up as appropriate.
  12. Maintains HR and financial reports and develops correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets, and memos. Edits and finalizes reports for accuracy and formatting.
  13. Liaises and communicates in a professional and courteous manner with PIs, collaborators, partners, staff and the public to gather and disseminate information.
  14. Manages IT requests and IT onboarding for new staff, liaises with UBC IT, and follows through on requests.
  15. Under the Director of Operations, manages the use and allocation of research space across two facilities.
  16. Ensures appropriate dissemination of information such as Centre procedures and processes and the status of issues to internal and external stakeholders.
  17. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s Hornby St. office as well as some time spent at CGSHE’s Community Clinic Research Hub 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 the Director of Operations.

Supervision Given

Manages staff and is responsible for hiring, discipline, evaluation and termination.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in HR and/or administration in an academic setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in research administration and experience in managing Human Resources or Finance in an academic setting is preferred.
  • Ability to use Word processing, Excel spreadsheet, presentation (PowerPoint or other), desktop publishing, and database software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers and Microsoft for Macintosh Office Suite.
  • 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 multitask and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently.

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, 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.

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - Multilingual (Mandarin speaking)

Starting Wage: $ 3,777.25 – $4,501.17 per month (pro-rated)

Status: Part-Time, 0.4 FTE

Job Summary

The Interviewer/Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team supporting the AESHA Project. The Interviewer/ Outreach Worker recruits and prescreens potential participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in relevant project; and assists in data collection, data cleaning, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer/Outreach Worker also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as needed. This multilingual position is dedicated to supporting interviews, follow-up, and support needs of im/migrant sex workers enrolled in AESHA. It is supervised by and reports to the Project Coordinator.

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 & Sexual Equity, a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. 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. It has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally.

Organizational Status

Reports to and is supervised by the Project Coordinator.

Work Performed

  1. Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  2. Prescreens potential research subjects in person 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 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.
  5. Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  6. Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  7. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  8. Processes participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  9. Transports blood and urine samples to St. Paul’s Hospital as needed.
  10. Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  11. Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  12. Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  13. Performs other related duties as required.

Provincial health orders allowing 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 by and reports to the Project Coordinator. Work may involve simple techniques and methods requiring knowledge and/or procedures that are readily acquired and used generally in repetitive or simple 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.
  • 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, sexual health, and naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. Multilingual (Mandarin) skills required.
  • 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.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.
  • 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

Apply 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.

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

  • Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  • Prescreens potential research subjects according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  • Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  • Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  • Transports blood and urine samples to St. Paul’s Hospital as needed.
  • Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  • Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  • 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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