Job title: Events & Engagement Specialist
Departments: Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) & CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) at the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package including 20 days of paid vacation within the first year, extended health and dental plans, and membership in the Municipal Pension Plan
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Full/Part-time: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Position status: This is an on-going, regular-status Providence Health Care position (union-excluded); however, all research positions are dependent on grant funding
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Equity and diversity are essential to research and academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or a person who identifies as First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous. The Centre/Network welcomes a broad range of applicants, and accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
This position is responsible for developing, organizing, and facilitating virtual and in-person events, this includes executing meetings, webinars, workshops, and conferences. Part of the role will be enhancing virtual and stakeholder engagement for these events by ensuring the experience is exciting and interactive for attendees. The Events and Engagement Specialist supports the operations and communications teams, including the development of event advertising, and will have opportunities to work on other special projects as needed.
CHÉOS is an interdisciplinary collective founded to pursue excellence in health outcomes research. We produce and translate high-quality research evidence to inform health care and health outcomes and provide a wide range of support services for health outcomes research and clinical trial studies.
CHÉOS is also home to the CTN National Centre. The CTN is a Canada-wide collaborative and inclusive network committed to generating knowledge on the prevention, treatment, and management of HIV, other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and more recently, COVID-19 research through clinical studies and trials.
Engagement and Communications
Reports to the CTN Chief Administrative Officer/CHÉOS Director of Operations and CHÉOS/CTN Director of Communications. Works closely with and takes direction from the CHÉOS/CTN Chief Clinical Research Officer and CHÉOS Senior Operations Manager.
This position does not include supervision of other staff.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The incumbent must be able to operate independently and exercise sound judgment and decision making. Errors in judgment could have harmful consequences, including adverse public relations, negative media reaction, and significant financial costs. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CHÉOS/CTN, and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre/Network.
CHÉOS/CTN staff are largely working from home while COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing remain in place. The position is typically based at CHÉOS, located in St. Paul's Hospital, with the incumbent being provided appropriate workspace. Travel to meetings and conferences may be required from time to time.
Qualifications and Skills
Undergraduate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline. Minimum of four years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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