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Research Project Coordinator, Committee for Accessible Aids Treatment, Regent Park Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 10, 2011

A very busy community-based, non-profit organization, serving a diverse community,
and an equal-opportunity employer

Internal / External Posting

The Regent Park Community Health Centre is a community-based primary health organization.  It provides a mix of medical, nursing, social work, community health, community development, early childhood development, youth support and other services to a diverse community with complex health and social issues in downtown Toronto.  

Committee for Accessible Aids Treatment (CAAT)
Research Project Coordinator
Full-time, One-year Contract starting September 1, 2011 (possible renewal)
Salary:  $50,000 per Year plus Benefits

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) is a network of service providers and immigrant/refugee PHAs working together to improve access and quality of care for marginalized PHAs.  CAAT is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to coordinate and implement activities on a CIHR-funded research project titled: “CHAMPS: Community Champion HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project”. This project focuses on engaging community leaders from faith-based, media and social justice sectors as well as People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) from African Caribbean, Asian, and Latino communities to work collaboratively to participate in and evaluate the impact of two anti-HIV stigma reduction interventions.

Responsibilities:

Working in collaboration with and under the guidance of the CAAT research team and project advisory committee, you will coordinate and implement all project activities including but not limited to:

  • recruitment and training of peer research assistants from target communities
  • recruitment of target group stakeholders to engage in research and project advisory activities
  • recruitment of target community members to participate in project research interventions
  • coordinate ethics submission for all research protocols
  • coordinate all research training and intervention activities
  • coordinate data collection from all project participants
  • documentation of project data, meeting minutes, finances and evaluation activities
  • development of research reports and knowledge transfer/exchange materials based on research findings for funders and different stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • graduate degree in Health Sciences and three years’ research experience or equivalent
  • knowledge of, and/or experience with issues faced by people living with HIV/AIDS from target ethno-racial communities
  • knowledge of the effects of marginalization on health and strategies to promote health equity
  • experience in community-based research using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • demonstration of understanding of anti-oppression, empowerment and capacity building frameworks
  • demonstration of effective coordination of community-based action research or equivalent projects
  • demonstrated skill in working with diverse stakeholders in teamwork setting
  • demonstrated ability to deliver timeline sensitive project outcomes
  • demonstrated strong writing skills in preparing research reports and translating research findings into lay language and accessible formats for public dissemination
  • computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook software
  • fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in the research target communities is an asset
  • lived experience with HIV/AIDS is an asset

Please send a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2011, to:
 
Dr. Alan Li
Email: alanl@regentparkchc.org

No phone calls please.   We thank all applicants for their interest in this position,
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.