Passionate about driving impact through data? Skilled at transforming data into compelling narratives? Want to join a fun team invested in social justice and substance use care in British Columbia? Keep reading to learn more about the Evaluation Specialist role with the Education and Clinical Activities team at the BC Centre on Substance Use! The salary range for this role is $65,000-$94,000. Cover letters are encouraged.


SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, and reporting to the Program Manager, BC ECHO on Substance Use, the Evaluation Specialist leads the development and implementation of the evaluation strategy for BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)’s Education and Clinical Activities Team. This work includes responsibility for developing and implementing evaluation plans and frameworks for the BC ECHO on Substance Use project, National Alcohol Use Disorder project, and others identified by the Director and Associate Director of the Education and Clinical Activities team. The Evaluation Specialist provides leadership and support to other staff regarding evaluation activities, coordinating data collection, and conducting data analysis. The Evaluation Specialist is also responsible for generating presentations and reports on evaluation activities to meet plan requirements, funder requests, and user needs. The Evaluation Specialist attends evaluation-related meetings and project meetings to communicate findings to funders and provide answers to questions.



ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Develops and revises evaluation plans, ensuring that evidence-based research is utilized, and evaluation plans and frameworks are successfully completed.
  2. Solicits and integrates appropriate feedback and suggestions from relevant stakeholders in the development and revision of evaluation plans.
  3. Designs, develops, pilots, and revises tools, questionnaires, interview guides, and other materials required to conduct evaluation activities. Provides direction and support to other staff utilizing the tools.
  4. Conducts and/or coordinates data collection.
  5. Conducts and/or coordinates data cleaning and analysis, and provides rapid input on evaluation results to project team members where appropriate.
  6. Provides and/or supports the development of presentations and reports (written and verbal) related to evaluation activities and projects in formats required by funders and/or tailored to the needs of the information user.
  7. Engages in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation of program outcomes, including peer-reviewed journals, policy reports, and infographics.
  8. Provides leadership and supervision to Research Assistants and other staff as needed.
  9. Attends project meetings and acts as a subject matter expert on all evaluation activities and projects.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree preferred in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, or Public Health.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ recent related experience organizing, leading, and supporting evaluation activities.
  • Experience working with substance use and/or knowledge of best practices and principles is an asset.
  • Knowledge of care delivery in a public health care system, government processes and health authority structures and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset.
  • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
  • An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology, principles and procedures, including logic models and implementation science frameworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and analytical principles and processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of creating and utilizing outcome measurement tools, including shared measurement frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and facilitate multi-stakeholder or multipartner evaluation initiatives.
  • Ability to supervise staff, including staff working remotely.
  • Excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent ability to work with Microsoft Office software (including Excel and PowerPoint) and competency with data collection platforms such as Qualtrics, and other relevant software.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make decisions independently.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively manage both urgent and long-term deadlines.


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Are you passionate about working with Indigenous peoples? Do you want to make meaningful change for Indigenous peoples who use substances? Do you spend time thinking about how our health systems could be improved to address racism and enhance cultural safety? We’re seeking a communicative, passionate, organized and reliable individual to join our new team as a Project Manager. This position can work remotely with periodic need to come into the office, applicant must live in BC. Cover letters are strongly encouraged.

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Indigenous Initiatives, the Indigenous Initiatives Manager is responsible for supporting the BCCSU’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Initiatives Manager manages BCCSU’s Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Training Program and the ongoing implementation of the BCCSU’s Indigenous Anti-racism and Anti-colonial (ARC) Framework under the leadership of the Director, Indigenous Initiatives, in a way that is relevant to the BCCSU’s commitment to the process of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and our ongoing work to fully adopt and implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 94 Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into our organization. The Manager facilitates the in-house ICS Training Program for staff, identifies and coordinates ongoing ICS training opportunities, and tracks progress and reports on status of the program. The Indigenous Initiatives Manager supports the development of culturally appropriate and culturally informed clinical care guidance, and works with Indigenous communities and Indigenous health partners to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally appropriate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.

The BCCSU is committed to actively working to ensure all products, communications, interactions, impact and influence of our work reflect BCCSU’s holistic anti-racism approach and our Declaration of Commitment for Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.



SKILLS
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples and histories in BC and Canada.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health for Indigenous Peoples.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated highly specialized skills in assessing and managing conflict in often cross cultural, emotionally charged, and complex learning environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Indigenous communities and partners, and build positive and meaningful relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and collaboratively in a work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with cultural issues sensitively.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate Indigenous Cultural Safety training.
  • Ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively including strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, coach, supervise and mentor all levels of staff.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, either related to deadlines or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including computer hardware and software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, or a related discipline and two (2) years’ recent, related experience in training, conflict resolution and provision of facilitation of Indigenous Cultural Safety curriculum.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working for an Indigenous organization/program that includes interacting and developing relationships with Indigenous communities, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience with government agencies and ministries and clinical experience in mental health and addictions working with Indigenous Peoples is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Manages all aspects of the BCCSU Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Training Program which includes organizing and setting training schedules, managing invoicing and processing, monitoring budget expenditures and reporting variances, preparing and sending staff communications and supervising Indigenous Initiatives staff.
  • Facilitates the in-house ICS Training Program along with ICS Facilitator staff for BCCSU. Supports ongoing activities to improve cultural safety at the BCCSU and PHC.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across all three pillars of the BCCSU, Research, Education and Clinical Care Guidance to support the development of ICS training and ensure appropriate staff development and participation in education.
  • Tracks progress of the ICS Training Program, monitors and reports on the status and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Director, Indigenous Initiatives, identifies and supports resolution to problems or barriers.
  • Participates in the development and critique of guidelines/policies, systems and instruments to achieve and maintain ICS and BCCSU’s Indigenous Anti-Racism and Anti-Colonial Framework (ARC) in all recommendations, strategies, and initiatives of the BCCSU.
  • Supports the development of education content for the provincial expansion of the ICS program, including creating new modules for BCCSU’s online clinical care modules.
  • Supports the development of culturally appropriate clinical care guidance (creating and developing written material, working with First Nations Health Authority and BCCSU clinical advisory and Provincial External Advisory of stakeholders).
  • Works collaboratively with Indigenous communities and Indigenous health partners and other internal/external stakeholders to support the BCCSU in the ongoing work to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally appropriate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction in a culturally safe manner.
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of the BCCSU’s ARC Framework across the BCCSU’s three core functions of Research, Education and Clinical Care Guidance.
  • Maintains an understanding of schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in the implementation of the Indigenous Anti-racism and Anti-colonial Framework. Executes according to plan ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of all components.
  • Prepares reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Communicates development and implementation status of the ICS Training Program, ARC Framework and contributes to positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Plans and manages logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including management of catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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Do you love education, knowledge translation and visual design? Are you known for making concepts easier to understand by creating visual or digital media that is fun, interesting and accessible? Or developing really engaging lessons plans/curriculum? Do you want to make meaningful change for people who use drugs? We’re seeking lovers of education, design and social justice to join the clinical education team at the BC Centre on Substance Use. Come join us! This position can work remotely with periodic need to come into the office, applicant must live in BC. Salary for this position ranges between $77,822 - $97,277. Cover letters are encouraged.

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Education and Clinical Activities and/or Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, the Instructional Design Lead is an innovator, knowledge translator, design thinker responsible for leading the development of provincially focused education design that extends to a suite of products required to improve uptake of learning (curriculum design, lesson planning, videos/digital, visual materials). Collaborating with the Clinical and Education teams, people with lived and living experience, families, interdisciplinary clinical staff, subject matter experts, external partners and leadership to plan, develop, design, evaluate and validate equity oriented substance use education.

In partnership with leadership and team, ensures educational programming meets all applicable clinical, organizational and regulatory requirements and policies, and utilizes the most effective delivery methods including but not limited to interactive, and innovative multi-media options. The instructional designer monitors and tracks project progress according to the educational project plans and makes recommendations to the Manager and Director on changes required to facilitate a successful outcome regarding major barriers encountered.



SKILLS
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and skill in educational theory, research, technology and related best practices as well as an understanding of health care disciplines and networking abilities to support enhanced educational practices.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset.
  • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
  • An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.
  • Familiarity with best practices in adult learning and education content design. (e.g. blended learning strategies such as online curriculum design, videos, interactive education delivery, and principles of gamification).
  • Uses superior group facilitation, team building, negotiating, conflict resolution skills for both development of education and for potential engagement in learning.
  • Fosters creativity and innovation in strategic planning involving learning and development and in the development of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Applies superior written and verbal communication abilities and proficient computer skills in the design and composition of creative high quality, interactive learning materials.
  • Advanced computer literacy including the flexibility to work with various work related software programs including Microsoft Office (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook, Internet, etc. Familiarity and comfort using social media for educational purposes.
  • Superior process design and project management abilities applied in the design and development of learning and development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, direction and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Education or in a relevant field, plus five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related experience in a complex health environment, including progressive education delivery and education program planning or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid.



DUTIES
  • Leads the creation of lessons plans/curriculum and learning materials/ tools for the clinical and education program.
  • Designs learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
  • Identifies opportunities for enhancing learner experiences through evaluation of existing content and assessment of evaluation data. Cultivates spaces and experiences for learning.
  • Brings creative energy to the ideation of potential education products and learner experiences.
  • Identifies and fosters space for collaboration with clinical and education team.
  • Creates a suite of education products that enhance existing clinical guidance products and designs a campaign in collaboration with team for dissemination and connection with wide audience.
  • Develops instructor’s manuals, rubrics, and other teaching tools.
  • Trains instructors, students, and employees in how to use learning technologies.
  • Focuses on lesson planning/curriculum design and the visual/interactive experience of the learner.
  • Develops, organizes and updates online repository to support dissemination of education focused materials to support easy access of provincial community access.
  • Works collaboratively with the Program Managers and Director or Associate Director of Education and Clinical Activities to strategize alignment of education and implementation initiatives with other provinces and territories to support the expansion of clinical guidance, education, and BCCSU initiatives.
  • Continues to assess impact and pivot on material design based on evaluation results.
  • Analyzes, updates, and refines existing content.
  • Writes scripts for video and audio content.
  • Works with technical staff to troubleshoot problems reported by users.
  • Maintains an advanced level of proficiency with substance use and addiction knowledge, adult education, instructional design, facilitator and change management skills.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Working under the Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, and reporting to the Program Manager, BC ECHO on Substance Use, with support from the Associate Director, Communications, this position leads knowledge translation (KT) and knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities for the BC ECHO on Substance Use program.

The KT Coordinator 1 supports the development and execution of multiple projects, with a focus on providing KT expertise to the development of the Addiction Practice Podcast, BC ECHO on Substance Use monthly newsletters, and other compelling KT products for the BC ECHO on Substance Use program. The position works with multiple stakeholders to identify and respond to knowledge needs by translating findings of evidence-based best practice and research into products that can be used and delivered through a variety of communications channels (e.g., streaming services, paper-based, funder reports). This role is also responsible for supporting evaluation activities related to the reach and effectiveness of these KT and KMb activities.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated understanding of KT and/or KMb approaches (e.g., networking, product development, engagement activities, dissemination, co-production, evaluation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to identify learning needs and develop knowledge products such as infographics, newsletters, fact sheets, web content, lay summaries, presentations and/or video stories.
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery, and communication.
  • Ability to incorporate project evaluation activities into the development and distribution of KT products.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize work.
  • Ability to apply decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills. Expertise in plain-language writing is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively manage both urgent and long-term deadlines.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, communications, policy, or related field plus three (3) years of experience in KT or KMb and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Additional relevant training or certification an asset.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience with podcast/broadcast media considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset.
  • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
  • An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.


DUTIES
  1. Acts as the lead on developing, executing, tracking and communicating all aspects of the Addiction Practice Pod, including: identifying podcast guests; scheduling podcast episode production; coordinating and developing podcast episode scripts; reviewing recorded content to revise and finalize podcast episodes; uploading podcast episodes; writing synopses; coordinating invoices; coordinating, scheduling, and chairing podcast Advisory Board meetings; and other duties as required.
  2. Develops and executes project plans, tracks project progress using established methods (including workplans and project management software), and monitors and reports to the project lead and/or clinical activities staff and communications team on status and major issues/obstacles encountered in execution of KT and KMb projects. Makes recommendations regarding any changes to project scope, including rationale for change, seeks approval and/or consensus from the project team, and proceeds as needed.
  3. Writes content and compiles relevant links for the BC ECHO on Substance Use monthly newsletter and other KT and/or KMb products, soliciting feedback and integrating input from the project lead and/or clinical activities staff and communications team.
  4. Liaises with internal and external stakeholders, experts, community members, and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  5. Navigates complex healthcare and social contexts and conflicting perspectives that may exist or emerge when working with interdisciplinary committees/working groups with professionalism and diplomacy.
  6. Participates in the development and dissemination of communications and promotional materials via the web, social media, and other digital and print channels to support the translation of evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge (i.e., website content, blog posts, social media assets, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries).
  7. Works with the BC ECHO on Substance Use team to monitor, evaluate, report, and communicate about the impact of KT and KMb strategies. Supports program and organization leadership in the identification of opportunities to improve service delivery through KT and KMb initiatives.
  8. Participates in regular meetings with project leads and management regarding progress and outcomes.
  9. Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 (Clinical Activities) works in collaboration with BCCSU’s education and clinical activities team to support accessibility and awareness of clinical resources for health care providers.

The BCCSU’s goal is to improve substance use outcomes and care through the development of clinical care guidance and professional education and training that is informed by science-based approaches and grounded in lived experience. The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 helps increase the reach of these resources.

The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 is a skilled communicator with a passion for public health and creating practice change based on evidence.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated understanding of communications, marketing, and knowledge exchange and mobilization approaches
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills. Expertise in plain language writing is an asset.
  • Ability to identify learning and knowledge needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies, activities or products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of content design, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, communications, policy or related field plus three (3) years’ recent, related experience in the knowledge exchange and mobilization and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics, preferably related to substance use and social determinants of health.
  • Experience with marketing, digital media, and/or media relations considered assets.


DUTIES
  • Develops, plans, and executes communications and knowledge mobilization (KMb) strategies in collaboration with education and clinical activities and communications teams, including web, social media, and other digital channels.
  • Participates in the development and dissemination of related communications and promotional materials to support awareness of various clinical resources and trainings offered by the BCCSU (i.e. website content, marketing materials, social media, reports, and plain language summaries).
  • Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate knowledge translations (KT) and KMb strategies. Supports education and clinical activities team in the identification of opportunities to improve awareness of various initiatives.
  • Liaises with stakeholders and experts internally and externally to meet information needs. Incorporates findings into policies, procedures, guidelines, reference materials and learning materials.
  • Liaises with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  • Tracks, monitors, and reports on KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy. Produces grant reporting as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 (Research) works in collaboration with BCCSU’s research team to generate and mobilize knowledge that helps advance policy and promote awareness of innovative programs and services.

The BCCSU’s foundation is built on research excellence that has transformed understanding of substance use and, in turn, how programs and services are delivered and how to best incorporate evolving knowledge in policy and practice. The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 helps build on that foundation through the development and execution of a KT plan to support practice and policy change.

The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 is a skilled communicator with a passion for science and creating change based on evidence.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated understanding of communications, marketing, and knowledge exchange and mobilization approaches.
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills. Expertise in plain language writing is an asset.
  • Ability to identify learning and knowledge needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies, activities or products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of content design, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, communications, policy or related field plus three (3) years’ recent, related experience in the knowledge exchange and mobilization and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics, preferably related to substance use and social determinants of health.
  • Experience with professional writing, digital media, and media relations considered assets.


DUTIES
  • Develops, plans, and executes knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in collaboration with research and communications teams, including web, social media, and other digital channels.
  • Participates in the development and dissemination of related communications and promotional materials to support the translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge (i.e. website content, social media, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries).
  • Completes knowledge translation and dissemination for research projects taking place with community, partners, policy-makers, and general public.
  • Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate KT and KMb strategies. Supports research scientists and leadership in the identification of opportunities to improve service delivery through KT and KMb initiatives.
  • Liaises with stakeholders and experts internally and externally to meet information needs. Incorporates findings into policies, procedures, guidelines, reference materials and learning materials.
  • Liaises with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  • Tracks, monitors, and reports on KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy. Produces grant reporting as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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Are you passionate about improving the lives of people who use drugs in rural, remote, and Indigenous settings? Do you want to effect systems level changes through community-engaged research? We’re seeking a Research Coordinator to join our team and help lead research on overdose prevention and access to opioid agonist therapy in the qathet region of BC. Come join us at the BC Centre on Substance Use. This position includes some remote work. The incumbent will need to live in close proximity to the qathet region (i.e., Northern Sunshine Coast). Salary for this position ranges between $54,000-$74,000. We strongly encourage individuals with a lived experiences of drug use to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with lived/living experience with drug use. We also welcome candidates who possesses high levels of empathy and understanding regarding drug use and related harms. Cover letters are encouraged. If you run into technical difficulties attempting to apply through the PHC Portal you can alternatively send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

SUMMARY

Within the context of a client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and working closely with other research staff and students, the Research Coordinator coordinates and conducts qualitative research activities associated with the Principal Investigator(s’) research program, in rural communities. The Research Coordinator will conduct qualitative and ethnographic data collection and analyses; assist in the efficient management of projects including budgets, ethics applications, scheduling, and other data collection activities; assign and check work of Research Assistants and/or Community Advisory Board Members; and coordinate research dissemination activities. The Research Coordinator will also assist the Principal Investigator(s) and their team with community partner engagement and undertake other general research duties as required. Some occasional travel may be required for research purposes.



SKILLS
  • Knowledge of substance use, harm reduction, and social determinants of health.
  • Knowledge of community health issues and experience with qualitative methodology.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite (including Excel), Endnote, and database management skills (NVivo).
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to conduct basic analysis of research data.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in event planning.
  • Strong critical and analytical skills required.
  • Experience coding qualitative data preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment is essential.


EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Health related field, with training and experience in qualitative methodologies, especially community-based approaches preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, writing and coordinating ethics proposals preferred.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary, multi-site research teams and collaborative community-based projects is an asset.
  • Familiarity with community-based services for people who use drugs.
  • Experience working in rural settings is preferred.


DUTIES
  • 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.
  • Assists Research Team with participant recruitment, conducts qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research, and collects data for ongoing projects.
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities.
  • Liaises with, and assists community research partners, research staff, and research participants around issues regarding study enrolment, study protocol procedures (e.g., paying honoraria, getting informed consent), and study participation.
  • Leads research projects, which includes strategizing and identifying goals, and works with other team members in the development of meaningful knowledge translation and exchange.
  • Supervises and mentors other research team members (e.g., Peer Research Assistants and/or Community Research members).
  • Coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Under supervision of the Principal Investigator(s), assist with updating project budget and forecasts.
  • Assists with the preparation of applications for academic research ethics boards and non-academic review committees (e.g., Community Advisory Boards) and communicating with committee representatives regarding research ethical issues, as required.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations for community members, health professionals, and other key stakeholders.
  • Assists with the preparation of consent forms, questionnaires and other research-related materials.
  • Supports the development, copy-editing, and proof-reading of manuscripts and other KT products.
  • Conducts other general research duties as required.


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