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Working Together on Project


Application Due November 30, 2022


The project coordinator will perform a range of administrative, research, data collection, and knowledge translation activities and will assist with the implementation and delivery of a qualitative research study designed to better understand the lived experiences of Black queer people in Ontario during COVID-19.

The Black 2SLGBTQ+ well-being during COVID-19 study is a community-based research study funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. This qualitative study is a multi-sector partnerships between Black-led organizations like the Black Queer Youth Collective, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, and Womens Health In Womens Hands alongside the Black Research Committee of Toronto Metropolitan University and the University of Toronto. The project seeks to understand the unique experiences of Black Queer and Trans individuals during the pandemic and will examine the sexual health and mental health needs of Black queer people living in Ontario during COVID-19.


- Undergraduate degree or higher (MA preferred) in psychology or a closely related field

- Experience in working in a research laboratory and/or project management preferred


Support grant administration and project implementation:

- Coordinating data collection and recruitment

- Corresponding with study participants via phone and email, booking appointments

- Response monitoring, and management of data files (e.g., in excel)

- Overseeing community group facilitators

- Writing up findings for academic presentations and papers

- Developing a variety of diverse knowledge dissemination materials (e.g., lay summaries, infographics, tweets)

- Providing detailed information on upcoming funding and reporting requirements

- Liaising with relevant stakeholders (e.g. collaborators, students, agencies, organizations) as directed

- Proof-reading content and fast checking of project and research documents

- Collating and organizing research, project, and grant materials

Provide administrative support:

- Responding to inquiries within the defined scope of the role and re-directing as appropriate

- Coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, and providing meeting minutes

- Tracking timelines and project deliverables, and following-up on tasks

- Maintaining project records, and data archives

- Providing training to staff (and sharing policies, training, and protocol to staff)

- Writing routine documents and correspondence

- Editing work, and making revisions

- Getting price estimates with approval

- Providing IT and tech support around survey and data analytic platforms and programs

- Drafting materials for presentations

- Designing graphics and figures for presentations and reports

- Formatting manuscripts according to journals guidelines

- Updating websites and social media

- Providing administrative support to students and volunteers in the lab


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume/CV to Dr. J. Garrett-Walker at Please also provide the names and contact information of two references. The subject line should be: Last Name – Project Coordinator. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Black, African, and Caribbean and/or sexual and gender diverse (2SLGBTQ+)  individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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