Research Coordinator: CAAT CHAMP Study


A very busy community-based, non-profit organization, serving a diverse community, and an equal-opportunity employer

The Regent Park Community Health Centre is a community based primary health organization.  It provides a mix of medical, nursing, social work, community health, community development and other services to a diverse community with complex health and social issues in downtown Toronto.

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment Research Project Coordinator

$50,000 per year + benefits

I year FTE contract position starting September 1st, 2011 (possible renewal)

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment is a network of service providers and immigrant/refugee PHAs working together to improve access and quality of care for marginalized PHAs.  CAAT is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to coordinate and implement activities on a CIHR funded research project titled: “CHAMPS: Community Champion HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project”. This project focuses on engaging community leaders from faith-based, media and social justice sectors as well as People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) from African Caribbean, Asian, and Latino communities to work collaboratively to participate in and evaluate the impact of two anti-HIV stigma reduction interventions.


Working in collaboration with and under the guidance of the CAAT Research team and project advisory committee, the coordinator will coordinate and implement all project activities including but not limited to:

  • Recruitment and training of peer research assistants from target communities
  • Recruitment of target group stakeholders to engage in research and project advisory activities
  • Recruitment of target community members to participate in project research interventions
  • Coordinate ethics submission for all research protocols
  • Coordinate all research training and intervention activities
  • Coordinate data collection from all project participants
  • Documentation of project data, meeting minutes, finances and evaluation activities
  • Development of research reports and knowledge transfer/exchange materials based on research findings for funders and different stakeholders.


  • Graduate degree in Health Sciences and 3 years research experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge and/or experience on issues faced by people living with HIV/AIDS from target ethno-racial communities
  • Knowledge of the effects of marginalization on health and strategies to promote health equity
  • Experience in community based research using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • Demonstration of understanding of anti-oppression, empowerment and capacity building frameworks
  • Demonstration of effective coordination of community based action research or equivalent projects
  • Demonstrated skill in working with diverse stakeholders in team work setting
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver timeline sensitive project outcomes
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills in preparing research reports and translating research findings into lay language and accessible formats for public dissemination
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook software
  • Fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in the research target communities an asset
  • Lived experience with HIV/AIDS an asset

Interested candidates should submit their resume including contact information of 3 references by email to:

Dr. Alan Li by: 5 p.m. August 10th (Wed) 2011



Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone inquiries please.

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