-- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: There are multiple opportunities for a one-year full time position with the potential for extension.

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The Administrative Assistant provides confidential administrative support and secretarial support to the designated Director and/or designate and other staff of the BCCSU.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitates effective triaging of correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow-up as appropriate
  • Coordinates meetings ensuring well-defined and timely agendas, identification of and notification to interested parties, compilation of background information and supporting materials, and preparation of packages/summary documents to assist in decision making and meeting facilitation
  • Maintains a consistently updated and accurate appointment schedule for the Director or designate
  • Produces reports, correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets and memos
  • Manages travel for the Director or designate
  • Updates academic curriculum vitae (CV) and other professional affiliations and annual memberships
  • Submits manuscript submission and other related materials for scientific publications
  • Liaises in a professional and courteous manner with directors, staff and the public
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure administrative systems and processes are consistently followed and monitored for effectiveness
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a field related to education, health science, public health, is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an administration and/or coordination role, health/medical environment preferred
  • Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing, and database software skills, as well as excellent knowledge of Macintosh computers and Microsoft for Macintosh Office Suite is preferred
  • Able to provide support for grant submissions, including collecting signature pages, letters of support, uploading grant sections onto online platforms, and potential copy editing
  • Ability to type a minimum of 60 wpm and operate general office equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy, in dealing with a variety of work situations, hospital staff, board members, government representatives, community agency personnel and the general public
  • Demonstrated communication skills to respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing, flexibility to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities
  • Adaptability, a high level of judgment, considerable initiative, and both skills and experience in managing issues, projects and people
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal direction, and work under pressure with constant deadlines, using strong organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Demonstrate aptitude for detailed work, capability of decision making/problem solving within predetermined guidelines
  • Sensitivity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Understanding and sensitivity to issues around substance use

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Experience and interests
  • Salary Expectation and availability

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Senior Program Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- HEAD, IT SERVICES --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a one-year full time position with the potential for extension.

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Reporting to the Director, Administrative Services, the Head, IT Services is a key member of the administrative core for the BCCSU, providing leadership and guidance in IT service delivery and operations management, IT support (both hardware and software), and service management for the BCCSU. Leads in the management of IT infrastructure services working collaboratively with external service providers to support the BCCSU.

The Head, IT Services acts as both umbrella management for IT support services, as well as management of IT service delivery both internally and externally facing. The Head, IT Services builds the strength of the administrative core supporting and managing the IT infrastructure of the BCCSU; develops, promotes and maintains effective relationships; and ensures consistency and adherence to privacy policies, practices and service delivery within the BCCSU in conjunction with Providence Health Care (PHC).

Collaborates with other Managers and Directors within the administrative core to ensure an integrated and seamless service delivery model. Must demonstrate exceptional ability to support the expertise and commitment of the BCCSU to the highest professional standards.

ORGANIZATION:

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support and provision of internal and external facing IT infrastructure, services and support including computer networks and user connectivity, email, database access, and support services
  • Manages external relationships with technology, software, and security vendors and IT equipment including servers, computers, laptops and cell phones
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures
  • Provides client assessments and recommendations for cost-effective IT equipment and service packages
  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions
  • Maintain databases of equipment purchases and work closely with finance on the purchase process
  • A good understanding of Cloud and Digital Transformations
  • Good senior stakeholder management and reporting skills
  • Commercial control and management of the delivery of outsource providers
  • An understanding of compliance of privacy policies in the research and clinical sector
  • Ensure the availability and reliability of all critical IT systems
  • Collaborate with directors to ensure the IT roadmap is supporting the organizational strategy
  • Provide support with video recording, projectors, monitors, computers, phones, webinars and related items

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline supplemented by seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively more senior experience preferably in an academic health sciences environment
  • Solid understanding of service management, IT support, IT infrastructure services and IT service delivery and operations
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Solid understanding of IT security, data security, and privacy policies
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to communicate with and deal effectively with all levels of staff
  • Sensitivity to working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest, your ability to fulfill the role as described, and your salary expectation and availability to start in the position
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Senior Program Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- PEER ENGAGEMENT FACILITATOR --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: Casual position (22.5 hours per week)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The role of the Peer Engagement Facilitator includes providing support across a range of BCCSU research, education, knowledge translation, and community engagement activities. This includes providing advice on research and knowledge translation activities and assisting with the training and supervision of Peer Research Associates working on BCCSU community-based research studies. The Peer Engagement Facilitator will also be asked to participate in educational and community engagement activities, including participating in healthcare provider trainings, facilitating community consultation meetings, and engaging in public education efforts. The Peer Engagement Facilitator is expected to work closely with departmental and organizational staff as well as internal and external stakeholders in a positive and respectful manner.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in the development and review of BCCSU clinical activities, education and training programs
  • Provides input to BCCSU research staff on study activities and the impacts on participants
  • Aids in the development of community knowledge translation materials and the sharing of study findings with healthcare providers, service providers, community members, and other stakeholders
  • Builds and maintains relationships with community partners and groups of people who use drugs, across British Columbia, with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples
  • Liaises between communities of people who use drugs and health system partners, including other BCCSU staff, health authority and government representatives (federal, provincial, municipal, First Nations), and academic communities
  • Works with other BCCSU staff to facilitate peer consultation meetings (including setting agendas, eliciting and coordinating input, reporting on outputs)

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in peer leadership positions
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, including people who use drugs and homeless individuals
  • Sensitivity and understanding of addiction, substance use and recovery-related issues, including drug policy and harm reduction
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the health and social concerns of people who use drugs in local communities
  • Must have experience working with Indigenous peoples, including those who use drugs
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Public speaking and group facilitation skills an asset
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

The BCCSU welcomes applicants from people with lived experience of substance use, as well as Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Experience and interests
  • Salary Expectation and availability

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Senior Program Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use

tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 13, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- PROJECT COORDINATOR - CRISM --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a full time (1.0 FTE) position (3 year contract with the possibility of extension)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The Project Coordinator will provide coordination and support for the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM), a national research network funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. CRISM research focuses on interventions for substance use disorders, with a mission to translate the best scientific evidence into clinical practice and policy change, at the local, regional, and national levels. This position will provide project coordination and administrative support for CRISM research and implementation projects. The CRISM Project Coordinator will work under the direction and supervision of the CRISM Node Manager and the Director of the BCCSU.

ORGANIZATION:

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

The CRISM network operates through four regional Nodes, representing British Columbia, the Prairie Provinces, Ontario, and Québec/Maritimes. The British Columbia CRISM Node is housed at the BCCSU and is comprised of a network of research scientists, service providers, policy makers, community leaders, and people with lived experience of substance use disorder. The CRISM network is national resource for expertise in substance use disorder treatments and interventions, providing guidance to policy/decision makers on how to improve the quality of care for Canadians affected by substance use.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates and oversees the day-to-day tasks of CRISM research projects. This may include, but is not limited to: collaborating with research principal investigators, developing project proposals and summaries, coordinating research staff, developing and maintaining approval from applicable Research Ethics Boards, and communicating with project stakeholders and participants.
  • Ensures projects are administered according to research study and ethics protocols and study records are maintained properly.
  • Coordinates meetings, inclusive of managing logistics, agendas, meeting minutes, relevant communications, and action items.
  • Prepares manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations, and other written materials, such as white papers and policy reports.
  • Reviews and synthesizes scientific literature.
  • Develops knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation targeted for community members, health professionals, health policy decision-makers, academic institutions, etc.
  • Collaborates with BCCSU staff to conduct stakeholder engagement activities related to CRISM research projects and knowledge translation.
  • Provides administrative and other supports for the BC CRISM Node.
  • Manages the BCCSU and CRISM Affiliate program, inclusive of monitoring the email account, reviewing applications, and maintaining a membership database. Supports communications with members to ensure broad provincial reach, engagement, and activity updates.
  • Liaises and coordinates activities with project coordinators and research staff from other CRISM Nodes.
  • Performs other duties as required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a field related to education, health science, public health, is essential.
  • A graduate degree (M.Ed., M.P.H., M.Sc., M.BA. or M.A.) in a field related to education, health professions education and/or health promotion is desirable, but not essential.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an administration and/or coordination role, health/medical/allied health education environment preferred.
  • Experience on collaborative initiatives, including project management or event planning is an asset.
  • Understanding of the academic research environment and procedures involving human research is essential.
  • Experience with scientific literature databases (e.g., PubMed) and reading/analyzing literature is essential.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, homelessness, discrimination, etc.), understanding of broad structural and institutional influences, and commitment to addressing the needs of people who are marginalized and face barriers in accessing care for substance-related problems is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the structure of the British Columbia healthcare system and service delivery is an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Strong critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, professionalism, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, and manage overlapping deadlines is essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience in or ability to quickly learn computer programs/interfaces (e.g., Adobe Photoshop) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of online survey tools an asset.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest, your ability to fulfill the role as described, and your salary expectation and availability to start in the position
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Senior Program Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- QUALITATIVE RESEARCH COORDINATOR --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a one-year full time position with the potential for extension.

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Coordinates and conducts qualitative research, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Ryan McNeil). Will be responsible for conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research with people who use drugs. Will coordinate program activities, collect qualitative data, maintain research records, and contribute to the management and analysis of qualitative data. Focus will be on qualitative research projects with people who use drugs focusing primarily on advancements in HIV treatment and the management of co-morbidities.

ORGANIZATION:

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of qualitative research studies
  • Assists the Principal Investigators with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies
  • Recruits research participants, conducts qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research, collects data for ongoing projects
  • Codes and analyzes qualitative data using qualitative data analysis software
  • Participates in ongoing interviewer training and efforts to ensure data integrity
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, research staff and research participants around issues of study enrolment, study protocol procedures and study participation
  • Supervises and mentors other research staff (e.g., Students, Peer Research Assistants)
  • Coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff
  • Coordinates study transcription, evaluates the quality of transcripts, ensures quality control of data
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in the Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods, and experience collecting and reporting qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in addiction, public health, health services, housing systems or related fields
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous persons
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Senior Program Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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