The Evaluating Inequities in Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Sexual Health Access (IRIS) project is a community-based study that aims to understand the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care needs and access to care of diverse immigrant and refugee women across Metro Vancouver. IRIS uses a mixed methods approach with qualitative interviews and routinely collected health administrative data to describe access to and experiences of SRH care, and evaluate the impact of policies, laws, structural and community-led interventions on im/migrant women’s health and human rights. Since inception, the project includes a diverse and multi-lingual team with people with lived migration experience represented across the project. For more information and summary of IRIS project to date, visit: cgshe.ca.
Reports to the Principal Investigator(s), as part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project. Oversees recruitment and screening of participants, outreach and interview activities to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules appointments and meetings; prepares agendas, records meeting notes.
ORGANIZATION: Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE community-based research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.
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 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 encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, immigration status, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Minimum two (2) years recent, related work experience in project coordination, research or other relevant frontline work.
Community knowledge and/or lived experience with marginalized communities we serve.
Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with migrant 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 Drivers License an asset
Experiential migration expertise strongly preferred, and fluency in a language other than English an asset (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Tigrinya).
Provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator as well as project staff in the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. Act as a resource to project team and staff, including developing project actions, providing support, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
Responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of research project, including recruitment, informed consent, in-office and outreach interviews, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures.
Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project staff. Responsible for scheduling and submission of payroll.
Acts as the custodian of and is responsible for reconciliation of petty cash for project, as needed.
Maintains an understanding of the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
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).
Prepares reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances, as needed. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to the Principal Investigator and funder(s), as needed.
Assists in the communication of findings and development of knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
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.
Ensures project is administered according to research protocol, standard operating procedures, communication processes, and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects (e.g., secure data storage and transfer, confidentiality).
Performs other related duties as assigned.