Full Time (40 hours/week)

About the Role
The waniska Research Coordinator is a visionary leader who supports the Research Manager and represents waniska to the public and its stakeholders. Reporting to the Research Manager, the Research Coordinator will assist with the management and coordination of research activities related to the waniska Indigenous Centre on HIV /HCV /STBBI Inequities, focused in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This person will assist with the development of program objectives, project grants and implementation, and reporting regarding the Centre goals.

As a valued member of the Indigenous Wellness Research Group, the Research Coordinator will build and maintain professional relationships to work collaboratively with community and university stakeholders, research staff and faculty as well as independently manage the smooth, effective and efficient coordination of projects related to the Centre.

The work is diverse and new projects are often undertaken as time-sensitive opportunities arise. The work will involve a mix of administrative and research tasks. The Research Coordinator requires a breadth of knowledge and experience in research, relationships with Indigenous communities, project management skills and an understanding of university operations. The successful candidate must have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, balancing competing deadlines, priorities and multiple projects simultaneously. The individual must exercise sound judgment and have advanced project management skills.

What You Bring:

  • A Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Research
  • 5-10 years of research experience
  • Sound understanding of research methodologies
  • Strong statistical and mathematical aptitude
  • Strong problem-solving and logic skills
  • Practical experience in database management
  • Attention to detail and exceptional written, verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan and organize a heavy workload under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Provide seamless project management support for the Research Manager, including communicating with team members and stakeholders, as well as organizing meetings
  • Supervise, support and coordinate the activities of other research personnel
  • Assist with developing, preparing and finalizing a broad range of written materials, including strategic documents, reports, literature reviews, funding proposals, both independently and in collaboration with the waniska team and key stakeholders and partners  
  • Champion human rights based approaches to health and healthcare, and understand the social determinants of health care
  • Exceptional skills in creating and maintaining caring, kind relationships with all kinds of people
  • Connection to Indigenous communities via kinship ties, relationship building, and or other relational ties
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic Cardiac Life Saving Certificate
  • Ability to effectively work as a team member, as well as demonstrate ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and understand PHIA regulations

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:

Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Employer Contributed RRSP • Employee and Family Assistance • Training and Development opportunities • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events • 

Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract.

To Apply

Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore, candidates are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed up to closing date of June 2, 2023 .

Please forward resume, cover letter, and three supervisor related references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

E-mail: hr@kanikanichihk.ca