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Research Coordinator-Healthy Immigrant Study, The Wellesley Institute

The Wellesley Institute's mission is to advance urban health. We act as
a catalyst for change through supporting community based research,
informing public policy and building alliances and organizational

The Wellesley Institute is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from residents of St
Jamestown, those with personal experiences of migration, visible
minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may
contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; Wellesley Institute is an equal
opportunity employer.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will coordinate a 5-year study examining the
social determinants of newcomer health in St Jamestown.  This
position oversees the day-to-day operations of the project, providing
appropriate leadership and liaising with multiple community and
university partners.

Under the direction of the CEO, this position organizes and supervises
day-to-day activities of the St Jamestown Newcomer Study. These
responsibilities include: collaborating with community and academic
partners to develop appropriate methodological approaches and
protocols; working with partners to collect, analyze, synthesize and
share data; managing the project budget; collaborating with other
members of the Wellesley staff; drafting regular reports; organizing
community forums; supervising research assistants, interns and
students; and organizing and supporting an advisory committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research Tasks

  • Collaboratively develop data collection instruments and protocols with a variety of stakeholders
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data
  • Develop and maintain appropriate data collection and management protocols
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Synthesize information and write regular reports

Administrative tasks

  • Supervise and work in collaboration with community interns, academic partners, students and support staff
  • Manage project budget
  • Develop and oversee execution of work plans, goals, objectives,
    priorities and timeframes in collaboration with the CEO and advisory
  • Develop regular reports and updates for board and CEO, and community at-large
  • Develop and implement effective dissemination and knowledge
    exchange strategies to communicate with St Jamestown residents, elected
    officials and academics
  • Spearhead appropriate ethical review applications

Partnership tasks

  • Facilitate effective partnerships with community-based
    organizations, academics, practitioners, policy makers and funding
    agencies engaged in work related to urban health; newcomer issues; and
    St Jamestown.

 Qualifications Required

Preference is for a PhD in a relevant urban health field or a Masters
with several years of experience. Ideally, the candidate will have
research management experience or a background relevant to the position
with administrative experience. Experience in building relationships
with a broad range of stakeholders in diverse communities and
organizations is considered an asset.

Expert use of Internet technology and networked computer systems,
including email, web browsers, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and
Access); Experience with qualitative (Nudist) and quantitative
(SPSS/SAS) analysis software

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and competitive with similar projects.

Please send resumes and cover letters no later than June 15 to the attention of

J.Richard Blickstead
CEO: Wellesley Central Health Corp
Adj. Professor: University of Toronto
45 Charles Street East, Suite 101
Toronto, ON  M4Y 1S2
Tel: (416) 972-1010 x224
Cell: (416) 953-6523