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Research Coordinator, Leave The Pack Behind, Brock University

St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline May 5, 2017

Term Full-Time (12 months) with possibility of renewal

Deadline: May 5th  
 
A Day in the Life…
 
We are looking for an energetic, and outgoing person interested in mentoring and motivating young adults to identify new ways to reach out to smokers and those at risk for smoking. Join the Leave The Pack Behind team and be part of an innovative tobacco control program that offers young adults smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources. If you are enthusiastic about identifying creative ways to reach young people, then this position may be for you!
 
Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Programming, the Research Coordinator coordinates and implements the day-to-day activities of LTPB related to programming, communications, and research and evaluation on campus and within the community.
 
As the Research Coordinator, you will:

  • Oversee the implementation of LTPB on post-secondary campuses and in numerous communities across Ontario.
  • Facilitate regular teleconferences and/or webinars for student team leaders and community partners to provide guidance and ensure high quality programming.
  • Contribute to the development of new training methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of peer and community programming.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate training conferences for student-staff, health professionals, and community partners.
  • Develop training materials and assist with the development of print and online programming resources.
  • Contribute to qualitative data collection (such as focus groups and pilot testing) as it pertains to LTPB’s social marketing campaigns, cessation interventions and evaluation activities.
  • Coordinate and conduct quantitative data collection and perform preliminary analyses to summarize data.

What you Need to Succeed…

  • An undergraduate degree in health science, psychology, sociology, or a related field.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license or reliable means of transportation.
  • Related experience and knowledge of health promotion programming/social marketing, community engagement, tobacco control, nicotine addiction and behavior change theories.
  • Understanding of social marketing principles, health education/promotion theories, community engagement principles and tobacco control strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience training and supervising young adults, with ability to oversee student staff, clearly define responsibilities, and delegate tasks.
  • Experience working with health care professionals and community health organizations.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs and web technologies.
  • Clear and open communication, consultation, and collaboration with stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.
  • Related research experience with an appreciation of the research process and ability to work within the parameters of a research project with the ability to interpret research protocols.
  • Ability to transmit ideas and information with clarity and brevity.
  • Excellent judgement, problem solving, and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Preferred or Asset Skills:

  • French language skills.
  • Training and certification in tobacco control (e.g., TEACH training, OTRU online courses).
  • Proficiency using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS).

This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver.  Applicants are invited to apply online by selecting the Career Opportunities (Administrative-Professional Staff) section of Brock’s website at http://brocku.ca/hr and attaching a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by Friday May 5th 2017.
 
Experience the Benefits of Working at Brock.

Learning and career development are natural elements of an academic environment. At Brock, career development is ingrained in our culture. On average, 45- 60% of our hires are a result of internal movement**. Our Senior Leadership, Staff, and Faculty help drive our collaborative culture. Learn more about how our employees feel about their employment experience at Brock University by visiting http://www.brocku.ca/careers/testmonials.