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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.


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


  • 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

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