Research Coordinator - Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness (IMCW), Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

The University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Position Overview

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a Research Coordinator - Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness (IMCW) . This Part-time (21 hours per week) Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The incumbent will work out of the Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness (IMCW) office located at the University of Calgary, and will report to Dr. Jennifer Leason. The Research Coordinator will work in close collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Leason (Anishinaabek, member of Pine Creek Indian Band; Assistant Professor in Indigenous Peoples Health; and forwarded applicant for the CIHR Canada Research Chair Tier II in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness). The research team includes undergraduate and graduate students, Elder Co-Chair and Indigenous community collaborators and coordinators. The research includes collaboration with local, provincial, national and international Indigenous peoples, researchers, institutions, governments and non-government organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, Indigenous peoples, communities, Bands, Nations, and organizations including the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and various provincial health authorities.

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing day-to-day activities of the research projects of the Calgary-based activities, including administration (i.e. budget management and bi-annual funder reports), data collection analysis (i.e. leading measurement sessions, and coordination of contributions to grant and manuscript writing).

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Research Support

Coordinate the development, management and operation of complex research activities, including maintaining a large data set and oversight of participant recruitment and retention activities
Review, update, and participate in the development of data collection methodologies, instruments and databases
Provide support to staff or community members involved in data collection and analysis
Oversee, prepare and participate in data collection
Negotiate procedures and timelines with external agencies involved in data collection
Support the writing of reports, scientific abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts
Conduct literature reviews and summarize relevant literature
Prepare ethics application renewals and assist with grant applications

Community Outreach

Build positive relations with Indigenous participants, community and external stakeholders, as well as the resident Elder Co-Chair
Represent research team at meetings with community and external stakeholders


Assist with project budget management by processing financial requisitions, tracking and projecting project expenditures
Manage the administration and organization of all team and/or stakeholder meetings
Ensure currency of all modes of communication (website, social media engagement, email list servs, online newsletters, etc)

Qualifications / Requirements:

Undergraduate degree required, Graduate degree preferred
Minimum 2 - 4 years of related experience in a research setting supporting research activities
Demonstrated proficiency in budgeting, and resource planning
Effective oral and written communication
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including cultural safety and competency
Research analytical skills (data manipulation, analysis, interpretation)
Proven ability to exercise initiative in conducting research and ability to work both independently and within a team environment
Proven ability to synthesize information
Ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality in dealing with external agencies and researchers
Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely write reports, letters, and other materials
Effective time and project management skills, including the ability to meet timelines and deadlines
Proven organizational skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to set priorities and deadlines
Excellent computer skills, including proven experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Indigenous lived experience is preferred (self-identity as Indigenous and/or experience living /working with Indigenous peoples and/or communities)
Knowledge of University of Calgary core business systems

Application Deadline: December 17, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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