Research Coordinator Indigenous

University of British Columbia - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job ID:

Kelowna - UBC Okanagan

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Research & Facilitation

Classification Title:
Research&Facilitation, Level A

Business Title:
Research Coordinator Indigenous

UBCO-Provost & VPresident Acad

UBCO - Nursing

Salary Range:
$53,019.00 (minimum) - $63,647.00 (midpoint) - $76,374.00 (maximum)

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Funding Type:
Grant Funded

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Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

The Research Coordinator will be involved in research activities related to two funded projects focused on urban community based Indigenous diabetes/obesity research within the BC interior. Coordination includes working with a team of researchers from UBC Okanagan, Interior Health, and community partner organizations. The RC will have experience working with Indigenous communities, following local and collective Indigenous methodology and protocols. The Research Coordinator will have established relational local, national and international networks and familiarity with KT cycles and iKT processes. Conducting ethical research and program evaluation in collaboration with community partners is critical.

Organizational Status

The Research Coordinator will report to the Principal Investigators (PIs)Dr. Donna Kurtz and Dr. Charlotte Jones.

Work Performed

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Research Coordinators perform a variety of somewhat complex activities performed within a number of standard procedures and policies. Decisions involve selection of the appropriate procedures/techniques to follow among several standard alternatives.
Duties of a Research Coordinator may include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing, revising and adhering to study/ project timelines
  • Contributing to the content and writing of manuscripts and the preparation and revision of research publications
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of study protocols and procedures under direction of PI
  • Preparing consent forms, ethics submissions, renewals and amendments (Human Research Ethics Review Board)
  • Identifying, screening and recruiting study participants
  • Coordinating and contributing to the writing and submission of grant applications
  • Conducting qualitative and descriptive assessments of program evaluation
  • Monitoring for quality assurance
  • Management of research budget and fiscal duties
  • Providing direction and instruction to graduate students and/or research assistants
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with project collaborators internal and external to the university
  • Supporting knowledge dissemination including written reports, summaries and oral presentations
2. Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision Received

The Research Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator or their designate. It is imperative that the Researcher work collaboratively with minimal supervision. The RC will alert the Principal Investigator or designate to any unusual situations, and will keep them advised of problems as they arise or are anticipated.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Exercises professional judgment and initiative in all aspects of managing relations between investigator team and local and regional Indigenous communities and organizations. Errors in judgment could result in delays in the development of the research project, delays in the development of research partnerships and severed relationships with investigator team, local and regional Indigenous Communities, Indigenous organizations and funding agencies.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Graduate degree in a health, social science, or education discipline preferred Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous working with community led research, Indigenous committees /working groups, coordination or leadership as Chair an asset.
Experience in facilitating multisector diverse partnerships and community development, planning and organization. Work with Indigenous communities is preferred. Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and internet skills. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Excellent writing, editing, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Effective organizations skills and ability to manage projects from start to completion within strict deadlines. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Self-directed with the ability to set priorities and exercise initiative. Ability to work collaboratively with large multi-disciplinary teams and community groups.

Equity and diversity are essential to 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 status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.