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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

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - SHAWNA Project

Compensation Range $3,777.25 – $4,501.17 CAD Monthly

NOTE: This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.

Job Summary

The SHAWNA Project is a community-based research project focused on the experiences of women living with HIV in accessing and navigating care, housing, social and legal supports. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV.

The Interviewer/Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer/Outreach Worker recruits and prescreens potential participants; conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in the project; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer/Outreach Worker also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as needed.

Supervised by and reporting to the Project Coordinator.

Centre Affiliation

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads is based at the Centre for Gender and 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 offsite at community services 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) 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. Responsible for processing 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. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work out of the CGSHE-UBC Community Office, a community/clinical research space in the Downtown Eastside. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.

Consequence 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 CGSHE, undermining its 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation, some additional training in a related field and a minimum two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent training required. Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Minimum two  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 an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, 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.
  • 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 2SLGBTQ 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.

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

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - AESHA Project

Compensation Range: $3,777.25 – $4,501.17 CAD monthly

Status: Part-Time, 1 year                                           

Job Summary

The Interviewer/Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. As part of the AESHA Project, the Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in relevant project; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer/Outreach Worker also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as needed. Supervised by and reporting to the Project Coordinator.

Centre Affiliation

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.

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. 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.

The incumbent will work out of the CGSHE/UBC Community Office, a community/clinical research space in the Downtown Eastside. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.

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 CGSHE, 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 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 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.
  • 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

CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Research Coordinator - Indigenous Research

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

Status: Temporary, Full-Time 

Job Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified social and structural inequities and barriers for already marginalized populations, particularly the devastating impact of the co-occurring overdose and opiate crisis in BC, and widespread violence against Indigenous women and Two Spirit people. These impacts shape the needs, access, and utilization of health and social services for key populations, including precariously housed, 2SLGBTQ and sex workers. We are hiring a Project Coordinator for Towards Culturally Safe and Equitable Sexual, Reproductive Health and Justice for Indigenous cis and trans women, gender diverse and Two-Spirit peoples in the context of COVID-19: Amplifying Indigenous Voices.

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity, the project brings together an intersectional team of Indigenous people and allies, including an Indigenous Matriarch Council (IMC) and an Indigenous Community Guiding Council. The work will be guided by both an Indigenous lens and an intersectional feminist lens to conduct a mixed methods study that will examine the experiences of Indigenous women, gender diverse and Two Spirit people’s sexual, reproductive health access and utilization within the context of COVID-19. The goal of the project is to establish an empirical evidence base that is guided by and led by Indigenous ways of knowing and amplifies Indigenous community voices to directly inform equitable and culturally-safe reproductive, sexual health care, and justice for Indigenous cis, trans women, gender diverse and Two Spirit people within the context of COVID-19 pandemic policies and interventions. 

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project including the coordination and planning for research talking circles, and as COVID-19 guidelines allow, with Indigenous cis, trans women, gender diverse and Two Spirit people. The Project Coordinator will work with community partners and participatory advisory groups, overseeing informed consent, recruitment and screening of participants for both survey and qualitative research phases as well as KT to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships, the Project Coordinator functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). The Project Coordinator documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; and works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. They also communicate project status to all stakeholders; prepare and establish reports, briefing documents and presentations; and oordinate and schedule research-related appointments and meetings. 

Supervised by and reporting to UBC faculty, the incumbent works closely with academic and clinical researchers, UBC Division of Social Medicine, 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 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 Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the project, including roll out of online and in-person survey, qualitative in-depth interviews, and ethnographic research on court and justice systems. The Project Coordinator:

  1. Oversees recruitment, informed consent, and assists with talking circles, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures. 
  2. 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.
  3. Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project interview/RA staff.
  4. Oversees and is responsible for project budget and reconciliation of project finances for project, as needed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Writes reports and develops project knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
  8. Together with faculty co-leads, 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.
  9. 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).
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The incumbent will work in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE-UBC Community Office (647 Hastings St.) and/or CGSHE main office (1190 Hornby St.). 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 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 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

The Project Coordinator reports directly to the project leads, working under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work is reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards. 

Supervision Given

The Project Coordinator 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,anti-oppressive and Indigenous cultural safety 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, 2S/LGBTQ people and Indigenous applicants 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. Review of applications continue until the position is filled.

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

Research Assistant - Indigenous Research

 Starting Wage: $3,777.25 – $4,139.17- $4,501.17 (pro-rated) 

Status: Temporary, Part-Time – 0.6 FTE 

Job Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified social and structural inequities and barriers for already marginalized populations, particularly the devastating impact of the co-occurring overdose and opiate crisis in BC and widespread violence against Indigenous women and Two Spirit people. These impacts shape the needs, access, and utilization of health and social services for key populations, including precariously housed, 2S/LGBTQ+ and sex workers. We are hiring a Research Assistant for Towards Culturally Safe and Equitable Sexual, Reproductive Health and Justice for Indigenous cis and trans women, gender diverse and Two-Spirit peoples in the context of COVID-19: Amplifying Indigenous Voices. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity, the project brings together an intersectional team of Indigenous people and allies, including an Indigenous Matriarch Council (IMC) and an Indigenous Community Guiding Council. The work will be guided by both an Indigenous lens and an intersectional feminist lens, to conduct a mixed methods study that will examine the experiences of Indigenous women, gender diverse and Two Spirit peoples’ sexual, reproductive health access and utilization within the context of COVID-19. The goal is to establish an empirical evidence base that is guided by and led by Indigenous ways of knowing and that amplifies Indigenous community voices to directly inform equitable and culturally-safe reproductive, sexual health care and justice for Indigenous cis, trans women, gender diverse and Two Spirit people within the context of COVID-19 pandemic policies and interventions.

The Research Assistant, working under the Principal Investigator, assists the research group 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).

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 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 30+ UBC and SFU faculty, their UBC/SFU research teams, and affiliated trainees with shared mission and goals.

Organizational Status

The Research Assistant works directly with the Principal Investigator and various members of the research team.

Work Performed

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

The incumbent will work in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s Hornby St. office and may also work from the CGSHE-UBC Community Office (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.

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.

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 CGSHE. 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.

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.
  • 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.

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. 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.

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

CLICK HERE to 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

  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.

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY POSTINGS

Data Analyst - REAFFIRM Collaborative

Wage Range: $ 31-36 per hour

Status: Full-Time or Part-Time

Job Summary

The REAFFIRM Collaborative is seeking a Data Analyst to work as part of a team of researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity and the BC Centre for Disease Control. The REAFFIRM Collaborative uses mixed methods to describe and improve the health of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other gender- and sexual- diverse (2S/LGBTQ+) people. We use multiple quantitative data-sets relevant to 2S/LGBTQ+ health, including primary and secondary sources of data. The Data Analyst will work with the team to conduct statistical analyses, construct tables and figures, and manage project data in accordance with ethical and privacy protocols.

Work Performed

The successful candidate will:

  1. Manage quantitative data, including updating, cleaning, and editing for quality assurance;
  2. Monitor survey responses and generate regular monitoring reports, detailing characteristics of survey respondents by study intervals;
  3. Conduct and advise on statistical analyses of epidemiological data, in collaboration with other team members;
  4. Use statistical software (R and/or SAS preferred) to analyze and summarize data;
  5. Evaluate data quality and accuracy and check in with supervisor regularly about any issues;
  6. Maintain records of analytic procedures, including annotated statistical code and documentation for other team members;
  7. Prepare and revise tables and figures with results, as directed by supervisor and other team members;
  8. Contribute to manuscripts and conference abstracts/presentations;
  9. Adhere to ethics and privacy protocols; and,
  10. Complete other relevant tasks, as needed.

Work Locations

The Data Analyst will have flexible working conditions, and a laptop computer will be provided. Workspace will be offered at Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus, or the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity in downtown Vancouver. The Analyst must be able to access
a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre—at SFU, or elsewhere in Canada. Work location is otherwise flexible (e.g., work-from-home is allowable).

Qualifications

  • Master degree in statistics, epidemiology, or related field (an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered)
  • Minimum of two years’ recent experience in applied statistical analysis and/or data management
  • Strong proficiency with at least one statistical software (R and/or SAS preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large databases and multiple data sources
  • Ability to audit and validate data
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, as needed
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Received, or eligible to receive, security clearance for Statistics Canada microdata access (see: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/en/microdata/data-centres/access)
  • Knowledge or familiarity with 2S/LGBTQ+ health research is an asset, as is experience with Qualtrics and/or FluidSurveys.

We believe that research is strengthened by the equitable inclusion of voices from populations that have historically been silenced or absent in health research. We value the perspectives of, and strongly encourage applications from, Indigenous and Two-Spirit people, Black and other
People of Colour, queer people, trans- people, and people with disabilities.

Apply 

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter by January 25, 2022, to Sarah Watt at sarah_watt@SFU.ca.

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