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Project Coordinator, Students Mental Health – Virtual Support On Campus, York University

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Job Description: Part time (20 hrs/week), one year contract (second year renewable)
Date:  April 10, 2017



  • Reports to and assigned tasks by the nominated PI


  • Two to three days a week (according to project activities)
  • Hours are flexible during regular work hours, but may require some evening and weekend hours depending on project activities
  • No overtime will be performed without advance permission of supervisors


  • York University, Keele Campus
  • Expected to work in the study office (HNES building) 2-3 days/week


1.  Research Project Coordination

  • Plan and monitor project deliverables, timelines and budget
  • Identify and manage interdependent tasks among the PIs
  • Supervise day-to-day activities of project staff (research assistant and volunteers)
  • Coordinate research activities, including:
    • Preparing research ethics protocols
    • Assisting in preparation of study materials, such as survey instruments
    • Advertising the randomized controlled trial (RCT)
    • Recruiting RCT participants via written informed consent process
    • Communicating with research participants and responding to their inquiries and technical difficulties by email and text
    • Maintaining privacy of study data
  • Data collection, monitoring, cleaning and preparation for analysis

2.   Administrative Functions

  • Assist PIs in developing meeting agendas and plans
  • File and organize study materials in a secure and confidential manner
  • Administer contracts and payments to sub-contractors
  • Document meeting minutes and project decisions

3.   Communication Functions

  • Facilitate communication, collaboration and information flow among project partners and external stakeholders
  • Perform outreach activities to student organizations and mental health stakeholders
  • Aid in preparation of abstracts, papers and presentations to communicate findings


  • Graduate degree in Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences or equivalent
  • Experience in data collection, data entry, qualitative and descriptive quantitative analysis
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research designs
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • High degree of professional integrity
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a research/university setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience with SPSS
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Previous experience in mental health settings preferred

To Apply:

Send the following to the nominated Primary Investigator, Christo El Morr,

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  • Current résumé or CV
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • 2-3 references
  • Writing sample