Job Postings

We are seeking a video contractor to help us create an interview video (3 to 5 minutes in length) about our Indigenous and Two Spirit research portfolio. The video will consist of interviews with SARAVYC staff and advisory members interspersed with b-roll. The contractor will be responsible for filming and editing this video, as well as supporting us to plan and coordinate logistics.

This research portfolio is tracking health inequities and protective factors for Indigenous youth, including those who are Two Spirit, gay, lesbian, queer, and bisexual. We are working with an Indigenous and Two Spirit advisory committee—composed of youth, health professionals, teachers, counselors, and other community members—to inform our study’s analyses, as well as the resulting knowledge mobilization materials and activities.

The contract opportunity will be approximately 2 to 3 months and our budget to complete the video is $5,000.

To apply, please send an email to saravyc@nursing.ubc.ca that explains your experience with creating videos (especially Indigenous content) and links to some work samples.

Project Description

The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a CIHR-funded team of researchers and community partners who seek to understand the influences of stigma on health disparities affecting marginalized youth, such as LGBTQ/2S+, sexually exploited, and homeless youth, and what works to promote resilience and health equity. We are currently inviting applications for a part-time, 8 hours a week, graduate research assistant for 6 months, with the possibility of extension, to help evaluate the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) 1 2 3 initiative in schools and school impact on LGBTQ/2S+ youth health. Funded by the Quartermain SOGI Fund for SARAVYC, the candidate will conduct research focused on school environments and/or school program influences on LGBTQ/2S+ youth health, including evaluating ARC Foundation’s SOGI 1 2 3 program. SOGI 1 2 3 provides educational resources and support for teachers and other educators who want to create SOGI-inclusive schools. The candidate is expected to have a background in quantitative research methods.

Position Summary

Working within a large multi-disciplinary team of researchers, the candidate will be responsible for evaluating the SOGI 1 2 3 initiative in schools and school impacts on LGBTQ/2S+ youth health.

Organizational Status

The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a research centre within UBC’s School of Nursing. The team is made up of researchers and community partners advancing research to improve the lives of LGBTQ/2S+ and other marginalized youth. The successful candidate will have a background in quantitative research and join a productive multi-disciplinary, mixed-methods research group with a strong commitment to applied research that influences policy, practice, and health.

Work Performed

The candidate will work under the direction of the Executive Director, Managing Director and post-doctoral fellows to help with literature reviews, data collection, quantitative and possible qualitative analyses, development of presentations, community reports, or peer-reviewed papers. Examples of work performed include:

  • Assist with exploring the impact of GSAs (Gender-Sexuality Alliances) on the health of students using the SLEPHI statistical modeling method
  • Collect data on where and when SOGI 1 2 3 has been launched and what is specifically being implemented and map it with findings from the British Columbia Adolescent Health Surveys
  • Analyze survey data provided by SOGI 1 2 3 schoolteachers in the ACR Foundation feedback surveys
  • Support other school-related research or evaluations focused on LGBTQ/2S+ youth health
  • Other tasks as assigned

 

Consequence of Error/Impact of Decision

The candidate must possess understanding of data analysis and reporting from a variety of sources. Failure to maintain attention to detail and conduct work in this context will jeopardize the quality of the research.

Supervision Received

The Principal Investigator Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, post-doctoral fellows, as well as the Centre’s managing director will provide supervision.

Supervision Given

None

Working Condition

The position will primarily be located at the School of Nursing research office at Koerner Pavilion, University Hospital, UBC-Vancouver campus so that they can work closely with the other members of the research team as well as access shared data storage services. They may also need to work at the McCreary Center Society location that holds some of the data sets.

Personnel Specifications/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding and/or ability to work with LGBTQ/2S+ communities
  • Demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ/2S+ youth topics required
  • Enrolled in a graduate program in education, social sciences, health sciences, or related fields (psychology, statistics, nursing, public health) that includes statistics course work or emphasis on research
  • Willing and able to work onsite at UBC Point Grey Campus as well as at the McCreary Centre Society (3552 E Hastings St) if needed based on project assigned
  • Must have completed undergraduate/graduate level coursework in statistics; experience with SPSS software and quantitative data analysis methods; understanding of logistic regression preferred
  • Experience with SPSS required, knowledge of R, and Mplus will be considered an asset
  • Microsoft Office familiarity including Word, Outlook and especially Excel
  • Organized and high attention to detail

 

Duration

Expected start date is in September 2021.

Apply

Please send applications, including cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcript to SARAVYC’s Managing Director, Dr. Ronita Nath, via email: ronita.nath@ubc.ca.


We’re in the process of creating some videos for our Taking Pride workshop series and looking to cast a couple roles. These videos will accompany the workshop materials for a healthy relationships curriculum created for LGBTQ/2S+ youth by LGBTQ/2S+ youth.

The videos would consist of 6 short (3-4 minutes) vignettes revolving around several characters, demonstrating strategies for how to deal with various conflicts, as well as one video showing all of the characters attending the workshop and being interviewed about what they learned.

At the moment, we are casting for the role of Erika (late teens/early 20s, Indigenous, Two Spirit) who will appear in three of these videos. The opportunity pays $100 a day, and you’d likely be on set for two days. You’d have to be comfortable with some very G-rated same-gender kissing.

Please email us at saravyc@nursing.ubc.ca to set up an audition.

This position provides communications expertise to SARAVYC, with an emphasis on the implementation of communications strategies, events, and projects designed to raise the profile of the organization, share findings with the public as well as government stakeholders and health providers.

Please visit https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcstaffjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Communications-and-Community-Relations-Manager–Saewyc-_JR3888-1 to apply.

Project Description

The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a CIHR-funded team of researchers and community partners who seek to understand the influences of stigma on health disparities affecting vulnerable youth, such as LGBTQ/2S+, sexually exploited, and street involved youth. We are currently inviting applications for a part time, up to 15 hours a week, research assistant for 6 months with the possibility of extension to assist in survey analysis. The candidate will assist in data analysis of a large population-based survey and the creation of data summaries pertaining to the health outcomes of Indigenous LGBTQ/2S+ youth. In addition, the candidate will be involved with supporting knowledge translation work related to the Indigenous Two Spirit project.

Position Summary

Working within a large multi-disciplinary team of researchers, the candidate will be responsible for data analysis of quantitative measures that will be used to report health outcomes from a B.C. population-based survey. They will also assist in in documenting health inequities experienced by Indigenous LGBTQ/2S+ adolescents compared to Indigenous heterosexual peers in B.C. population-based surveys, and where possible, identifying assets or protective factors.

Organizational Status

The Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a research centre within UBC’s School of Nursing. The team is made up of researchers and community partners advancing research to improve the lives of LGBTQ/2S+ and other vulnerable youth. The successful candidate will have a background in quantitative research and join a productive multi-disciplinary, mixed-methods research group with a strong commitment to applied research that influences policy, practice, and health.

Work Performed

The candidate will work under the direction of the Executive Director, Managing Director and Post-Doctoral Fellows to undertake the following tasks:

  • Running descriptive analysis using SPSS
  • Logistic regression analysis and confirmatory factor analysis of large-scale population-based data
  • Transferring SPSS outputs and results into Excel data summary tables
  • Literature reviews and copy editing
  • Assisting in writing community friendly reports and peer reviewed publications
  • Supporting knowledge translation activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned

 

Consequence of Error/ Impact of Decision

The Principal Investigator Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, post-doctoral fellows, as well as the Centre’s managing director will provide supervision

Supervision Given

None.

Working Condition

The position will primarily be located at the School of Nursing research office at Koerner Pavilion, University Hospital, UBC-Vancouver campus so that s/he can work closely with the other members of the research team as well as access shared data storage services. They may also need to work at the McCreary Center Society location that holds some of the data sets.

Personnel Specifications/ Qualifications

  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience working with Indigenous people or lived experience
  • Understanding of Two Spirit identities and issues
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in social sciences, health sciences, or related fields (psychology, statistics, nursing, public health) that includes statistics course work or emphasis on research
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to marginalized youth, such as LGBTQ/2S+ youth health inequities
  • Willing and able to work onsite at the McCreary Centre Society (3552 E Hastings St) one day a week if needed based on project assigned
  • Must have completed undergraduate/graduate level coursework in statistics; experience with SPSS software and quantitative data analysis methods; understanding of logistic regression preferred
  • Experience with SPSS required, knowledge of R, and M+ will be considered an asset
  • Microsoft Office familiarity including Word, Outlook and especially Excel
  • Organized and high attention to detail

 

How to Apply

Please send applications, including cover letter, CV, writing sample demonstrating statistics skills, and unofficial transcript to SARAVYC’s Managing Director, via email: ronita.nath@ubc.ca.