Job title: Program & Fund Development Coordinator
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 per week)
Position status: This is an ongoing, 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.
The Program & Fund Development Coordinator (PDC) will create a vibrant and supportive learning environment for trainees and life-long learning and development for staff at CHÉOS and the CTN. The role will include raising philanthropic funds to support trainee programs and other special initiatives. With a strong sensitivity to and knowledge of the systemic barriers that underrepresented groups face in education and research, this position facilitates accessible and inclusive education and career growth opportunities for all within our organization.
Located at St. Paul’s Hospital, CHÉOS is an interdisciplinary collective founded to pursue excellence in health outcomes research. In addition to conducting its own research, the Centre’s other primary function is to offer methodological expertise to other researchers, including assistance with study design, statistics, health economics, data management, and grant facilitation for both health outcomes research and clinical trials. The Centre consists of 75+ faculty members and 130-150 staff and research personnel.
The CTN is an innovative partnership of clinical investigators, physicians, nurses, people living with HIV/AIDS, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and others that facilitate HIV clinical trials of the highest scientific and ethical standards. Established in 1990 as a cornerstone of the federal AIDS Strategy, the CTN is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and jointly sponsored by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care) in Vancouver. The CTN National Centre is housed at CHÉOS in Vancouver.
The PDC administers and assists in the strategic vision of the CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) program, the CHÉOS Education and Trainee program, and facilitates and supports education and training opportunities for Centre/Network staff. This includes but it is not limited to developing targeted opportunities for those who have been underrepresented in academia and health research, such as educational award programs for BIPOC Canadians. The incumbent will also engage in fundraising efforts to support organizational needs for existing and developing initiatives; the PDC will do so by cultivating and stewarding relationships with appropriate partners, as well as identifying and facilitating appropriate grant funding applications.
The CTN PDF Program is a long-standing component of the Network and is an integral part of the CTN grant; the PDC will be responsible for the program’s ongoing administration. The CHÉOS Education and Trainee Program provides the incumbent an opportunity to formalize the program for existing trainees, as well as connect new trainees with faculty to expand it into a successful and well-established program with dedicated funding. The facilitation, tracking, and support of professional development and learning opportunities for Centre/Network staff and managers is an area of refinement for the organization and will benefit from an engaged and forward-thinking PDC. Specific responsibilities include:
CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
CHÉOS Education and Trainee Program
Training and Development Opportunities for Staff
Reports to the CHÉOS Director of Operations/CTN Chief Administrative Officer; works closely with and takes direction from the Chief Clinical Research Officer, Associate Director, Senior Operations Manager, and Human Resources Manager.
This position does not include supervision of other staff.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility. Errors in judgment could result in reputational consequences for the Centre and Network, undermining CHÉOS/CTN’s ability to meet commitments and achieve program objectives, including the inability to successfully meet award and granting agencies’ deliverables. 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, PHCRI, PHC, and University.
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/CTN 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.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of five years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience, with a minimum of two years’ educational coordination/programming experience. Previous experience working in an academic or research setting is an asset. In addition, the PDC qualifications include:
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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