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Research Coordinator, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline May 19, 2016

Job Title: Research Coordinator (I) (program/volunteer coordinator)

Location:  Hamilton, OntarioDepartment of Family Medicine, McMaster University (David Braley Health Science Centre, 5th Floor, 100 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON)
Job ID: 8186
Expected Start Date: June 6, 2016 (12 month contract)
Project Description: Reporting to the Managing Director of Research, the Research Coordinator (I) will work with the project leaders, volunteers, and stakeholders within communities as part of the Teams Advancing Patient Experiences:  Strengthening Quality (TAPESTRY) research project for the Department of Family Medicine. 
The overall goal of the Health TAPESTRY project is to keep citizens healthy at home and out of the hospital as we enter an era of aging in Canadian society. The Research Coordinator (I) will be responsible for 1) managing the Health TAPESTRY project which includes working with the team to ensure deliverables and milestones are realized, and 2) advancing the planning and implementation of the volunteer component locally, provincially and nationally. 
Deadline: May 19, 2016
The full job posting (In English), including additional details and instructions to apply, is available on the McMaster University website:  Research Coordinator (I) Job ID 8186
Competencies of particular include:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement volunteer programs
  • Knowledge of research evidence related to effective volunteer recruitment, training and retention strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community stakeholders to achieve program objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate community based initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer recruitment, selection, training, scheduling.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary research teams working on topics related to community based primary healthcare


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Requires 4 years of relevant experience.

Graduate degree in Health Promotion, community health or similar related field would be a definite asset.
Applicants must have reliable transportation that allows them to travel between sites and to McMaster campus, as required to fulfill work responsibilities, and must obtain a valid vulnerable sectors police check.
Flexibility is necessary, as the position may require the incumbent to work occasional early mornings, evenings, or weekends.