First Nation Community Research Coordinator x2

Yukon University
Yukon University
Box 2799, 500 University Drive, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5K4, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
37.5 hours/week
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First Nation Community Research Coordinator x2
SPOR Support Unit
Community Campus (North & South)
Term Position from: August 2023 through March 2026 
Salary:  $36.53 to $43.48
(Based on 75 hours bi-weekly) 
Employment Opportunity No.: 23.76
Closing Date:  June 16, 2023

At Yukon University we create and share knowledge that helps us understand the world around us. We are excited by opportunities to solve unique problems. We are dedicated to supporting local innovation and increasing student research capacity, building a stronger, more resilient north, where we all thrive, together.

Reporting to the Operations Manager SPOR Support Unit, both First Nation Community Research Coordinators will support YukonU’s commitment to indigenization, as well as the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit in privileging Yukon First Nation health research priorities. As a member of the SPOR Support team, you will support excellent health research services in the SPOR Support Unit, with particular focus on rural and community health research partnerships and projects.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a health-related area with significant research experience; or an appropriate combination of education and experience such as Indigenous governance and knowledge systems. You must have experience living or working closely with Indigenous people and/or communities. Each position will be located in one of our community campuses, ideally candidates should currently reside in or be willing to relocate to Watson Lake, Teslin, Carcross/Tagish.  

Please include a cover letter with your resume outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this opportunity. 

Yukon University is committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however qualified candidates who self-identify as Yukon first Nations, as well as Metis, Inuit or other Indigenous ancestry will be given priority.  While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted..

This process will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to staff anticipated identical or similar perm/term/casual/seasonal vacancies as and when required. The duration of this eligibility list will be 6 months.

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