Assistant Project Coordinator (Outreach) - TRIS Project, CGSHE

Work Area: 
CGSHE Community Office
Base Site: 
647 Hastings St
Temporary Part Time
End Date: 
Sep 14, 2021
Job Category: 
Mental Health


The TRIS Project is undertaking an evaluation of a comprehensive, low-barrier, trauma-informed approach to supporting criminalized women and gender diverse people who are survivors of GBV. Our community-based team will be actively connecting with participants through outreach/in-reach and peer accompaniment, and working to address the barriers that they are facing to accessing safety, e.g. access to housing or health care, or to education or employment opportunities.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and supervised by the Project Coordinators, the Assistant Project Coordinator facilitates the recruitment of potential project participants, through direct in-person, phone and online outreach activities. The Assistant Project Coordinator will also support Community-Based Engagement Workers in carrying out outreach activities by providing necessary project resources. This position contributes to the development and maintenance of contacts with individuals, community-based organizations, service providers across Metro Vancouver.

ORGANIZATION: Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) ( The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE community-based research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.


Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and within a diverse team environment.
Familiarity with community services locally (Metro Vancouver) and provincially.
Excellent time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).
Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and communities to support outreach and recruitment.


A level of education equivalent to High School Diploma plus additional course work. Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field is an asset. Plus two (2) years minimum experience in frontline/ community services or community organizing experience with underserved communities.
Community knowledge and/or lived experience working with relevant communities.
Experience with underserviced populations including a strong understanding of gender and social equity.
Research experience or training is an asset.
Experience with data entry is an asset.
Current CPR, sexual health, and/or naloxone administration training an asset.
Class 5 Drivers License an asset.


Facilitates the recruitment of potential participants, provides information and answers questions about outreach, trauma-informed supports and research studies.
Pre-screens potential research participants according to study protocols, enrols eligible participants and conducts research interviews as needed.
Networks with municipal and provincial community organizations/services over the phone, by e-mail, or other means of communication as necessary, including establishing initial contact.
Assists with training Community-Based Engagement Workers on outreach and data collection protocols as needed.
Conducts outreach off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options. Outreach activities will also include phone and internet-based communication (e.g. e-mail, online forums).
Assures informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects is followed as per provided training.
Supports Community-Based Engagement Workers with outreach materials, pre-screening prospective participants, provides questionnaires and resources required for conducting research interviews.
Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
Participates in presentations to community organizations as needed.
Refers participants to appropriate services when required.
Performs other related duties as required.