Job Posting 87411

Project Coordinator
Creating Hope Society
Edmonton area
closed 12 days ago (Fri, 23 Sep)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Term: September 2022 – Winter 2024 Salary: $54,600.00 + benefits = $62,790.00

The Creating Hope Society is an Indigenous non-profit organization seeking to hire a project coordinator based in Edmonton, Alberta for a 3-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded research project titled “Remembering Right Relationships: Traditional Indigenous and Land-Based Intervention for Gender-Based Violence.” Led by Bernadette Iahtail, this project aims to develop, implement, and measure the effectiveness of Indigenous culture and land-based interventions in reducing gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by Indigenous women and gender-diverse people.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Build connections with community partners, community service providers and collaborators.
• Work with our diverse team of researchers, in collaboration with Elders and community advisors, to engage with participants to co-create an array of culture-based GBV interventions that are both land-based (spring/summer/fall) and urban-based (winter).
• Lead participant recruitment and obtain formal consent from participants. • Map out the logistics of the culture camps, gatherings, peer support program and digital storytelling program.
• Map out the logistics involving data collection sessions, which will be gathered through pre/post-test questionnaires and focus groups (talking, sharing circles). • Oversee all project communication, such as meeting facilitation and meeting minutes, monitor project email inbox, review letters, proposals, memos, and other documents.
• Write project progress reports and update project Gnatt charts accordingly.
• Complete research ethics board renewals and amendments throughout the project.
• Assist the project manager with administrative functions and processes.
• Work with the guided supervision of the project manager and Principal Investigator.
• The successful candidate will be required to take the OCAP Training Course
• Must attend all in-person and virtual meetings.

• Only applicants with a BA degree in a relevant field (health sciences, sociology, social work, population health) with 3+ years of experience or an MA degree will be considered.
• A research background in qualitative research is required for this position. A background in quantitative research methods is an asset.
• Knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous protocols and working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
• Training in and four or more years of experience doing collaborative community-based research, practice, and /or program evaluation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and communities.
• Understanding of GBV for diverse populations including Indigenous women and LGBTQ2SA+ individuals.
• Must have reliable transportation and current valid Alberta Driver’s License and 2 million insurance and liability coverage
• Driver’s Abstract required; Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Check required.
• Must live in Edmonton, Alberta or the surrounding and area.


Skills and Abilities Required:
• Must have sound knowledge of Indigenous communities in Alberta, be able to make connections and observe key protocols required for community engagement.
• Must be self-directed and able to work autonomously.
• Ability to work well in a team environment and direct others in a non-hierarchical manner.
• Solid written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Effective time management skills and adaptable to change.
• Skilled in computer programs, data entry and data analysis software.
• Must be non-judgemental and have previous experience working with diverse groups of people.
• Knowledge and familiarity with Indigenous research and research ethics principles is required.


Creating Hope Society’s policy and procedures prohibit any discrimination based on: Age; Ancestry; Color; Gender; Marital status; Physical or mental disability; Place of origin; Race or ethnic background; Religious belief; Sexual orientation or Source of income.



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