Community Facilitator and Knowledge Translation Contractor

The University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing (Vancouver, Canada) is seeking to contract a Community Organizer and Knowledge Translator for our upcoming research project on South Asian LGBTQ2S youth in British Columbia.

The Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a team of researchers and community partners advancing research to improve the lives of LGBTQ2S and sexually exploited youth. The successful person will have a background in non-profit community organizing with connections to health education, LGBTQ2S and South Asian communities. SARAVYC’s research explores disparity trends among South Asian and other minority LGBTQ2S youth in British Columbia as part of creating family-focused and culturally respectful interventions for parents that can be scaled nationally. The advisory group is an early step in this process and will inform additional research, provide interpretation of findings, and help identify formats for immediate knowledge translation activities and future interventions.

The successful person will be contracted to recruit a 6-10 person advisory group, facilitate one- two advisory group meetings (Late August- November), and be responsible for coordinating knowledge translation activities informed by the advisory group (December -Feb 2019) with a follow up advisory meeting in February.

Contract will start in August. We anticipate the contract work to last 8 months. More hours are anticipated during the weeks that advisory meetings are held.

Deliverables will include:

  • Develop or expand SARAVYC relationships with South Asian LGBTQ2S community groups in the Lower Mainland
  • Recruit 6-10 members of an South Asian LGBTQ2S advisory group. Individuals should have experience with LGBTQ2S issues, be members of South Asian communities and speak English. The ideal make up of the advisory is:
    •  50% health service workers (nurses, counsellors, physicians), educators, researchers who are members of South Asian communities
    • 25% parents of LGBTQ2S youth who would identify as engaged and supportive
    • 25% older LGBTQ2S youth or young adults
  • Scheduling and facilitating 2 meetings of the advisory
    • Meeting with our post-doctoral and researcher before advisory meeting to guide the presentation of findings
    • Coordinating the advisory group logistics with the managing director (food, location, audio visual equipment)
    • Facilitating the discussion
    • Taking minutes of the advisory group meetings, circulating meetings after themeetings
  • Submit a summary of feedback to the research team based on the advisory group findings
  • Executing knowledge translation activities based on guidance from the advisory
    • May include but not be limited to creating of facilitating the creation of infographics, opinion essays, community presentations, web videos, ect.
    • Working with translators and interpreters when appropriate


To apply, please contact SARAVYC’s Managing Director, Jennifer Wolowic ( and submit:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and why you are a good fit for this role
  • Resume

Submissions will be accepted until July 30, 2018.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


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