5.25.2005

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR: ABORIGINAL TEEN GIRLS AND SMOKING

RE-POSTED: PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
ABORIGINAL TEEN GIRLS AND SMOKING
BRITISH COLUMBIA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH


POSITION TYPE: PART-TIME (Contract):

Description of Position:
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and participating in a research project that explores the roles of gender identity and ethnic identity in influencing tobacco use among Aboriginal teenage girls in British Columbia. This position will facilitate the research by coordinating communication among research team members, travelling between communities within British Columbia, assisting with the articulation of research plans, organizing focus group discussions, and ensuring timelines are met. The Project Coordinator will also be responsible for conducting interviews and focus group discussions within diverse Aboriginal communities.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
Education/Experience:

* Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and demonstrated experience working or volunteering within Aboriginal communities in British Columbia
* Preference given to candidate who has successfully completed or is currently pursuing a Masters degree
* Demonstrated interest in addictions, tobacco use or girls' and women's health
* Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, including use of Ethnograph, Nudist, SPSS, and/or other related analysis software
* Experience in conducting focus groups and/or interviews
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
* Experience in using word processing, database and Internet applications and tools
* Experience in the development and writing of research papers, grants and/or contracts will be considered an asset

Comments: Salary will be commensurate with experience and ability. This position is Part time, working approx. 10 - 15 hours week for five months (this is Phase I of an ongoing project, thus there is possibility of extension). The successful candidate must have access to a vehicle, as some travel within British Columbia is required.

REVISED Application Deadline: June 15, 2005

Please submit your cover letter and resume, stating salary expectation, by e-mail to:

Natasha Jategaonkar
Tobacco Research Co-ordinator
njategaonkar@cw.bc.ca
Website: www.bccewh.bc.ca

4 comments:

HDcanuck said...

The boys don't smoke? :\

Rick Barnes said...

Dear HD Canuck

I am afraid lots of us boys do smoke. I will post info about programs for them when I find them. As you know I have wanted a strong anti smoking campaign for gay men for some time. It has not happened yet.

Gay west has one that is targeting LGBTQ folks and focusing on the under 30 set. I am disappointed in that as I was expecting something a little more inclusive, getting to those men in their 40's too.

The other problem with the Gay west program in Vancouver is that it really has reach only there. Forget about the rest of us in the Interior.

HDcanuck said...

Great! you and i both know it's an epidemic among gay men...

Rick Barnes said...

I will keep pushing it until we get action! It does "piss" me off.