Job Opportunity – Communications Officer

Communications Officer

“Indigenous Journeys through COVID-19: A National Indigenous Seroprevalance Cross-Sectional and Community Sentinel Cohort Study”

We are looking for a highly competent person with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail who shares our commitment to Indigenous health research and enjoys working independently as well as part of a team.

Duties will include:
− Liaise with regional co-investigators and coordinators to ensure regular communication and dissemination of project information
− Developing processes, protocols and procedures
− Assisting with data collection, sampling and identification
− Administering forms or questionnaires/ surveys and compiling data
− Maintaining research related records and databases, entering data according to established protocols
− Organizing research information (databases, spreadsheets, written reports, etc.)
− Assisting PI and Associate Director with report writing, results presentation, project compliance, and ethics reporting
− Performing assigned information and web management tasks
− Managing research related social media presence
− Maintaining research related inventory and distribute supplies
− Overseeing the progress of the project
− Orienting new employees into routines, procedures and protocols.
− Planning and coordinating research related meetings
− Overseeing fieldwork and/or other research-related logistics

This is a full-time position with flexible hours of work and a flexible start date, reporting to Dr. Angela McIntyre, Associate Director. There is also flexibility in being based at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver or working from home until COVID restrictions ease. The position is renewable annually for up to the end date of March 31, 2022, pending funding and satisfactory performance reviews.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree; the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; a strong track record of project administration, coordination, and management; stakeholder communication and coordination; budget monitoring, forecasting, and reporting; and project evaluation. Experience in a research/academic setting is preferred. Desired skills include personal initiative and experience disseminating information on multiple media platforms. Priority will be given to someone with interest/experience in the area of Indigenous health research.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ2+-identified persons.

How to Apply: Please direct inquires and/or send a cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your resume, and the names of two professional references to Barbara Sherman, Research Project Manager: barbaras@sfu.ca. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application deadline is November 20, 2020 (or until the position is filled). Annual salary is $78,263 inclusive of full benefits.