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Community Systems Research Assistant (Job Posting #19492)

HELP is seeking a part-time (70%) Research Assistant. The incumbent will be responsible for coordination of research activities across HELP’s community systems research projects. These projects focus on understanding ways that coordination and integration of community services and support may influence the health and well-being of children from the early years onward.   For further information, please go to the UBC Job Careers page: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php


HELP job posting: Data Analytic Director (Job Posting #18225)

HELP is seeking a Data Analytic Director to provide strategic oversight and management of HELP’s extensive population level data holdings.  The incumbent will provide expertise and leadership in research designs; provide statistical analytic support and overall supervision for the Data Management Team, as well as acting as the Data Steward for all data collected by HELP’s researchers and staff.  For further information, please visit UBC Job Careers.


HELP Job Posting - Community Engagement Coordinator

HELP has a new job opening: Community Engagement Coordinator – December 1/12 to June 30/13 (Posting #14446).

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating the Knowledge Mobilization Plan for the HELP Family Policy (Gen Squeeze) project.   The Coordinator will be responsible for researching, compiling, analyzing and reporting on information provided by f interested groups and individuals, and liaison with same.   Will work with the PI and Senior Researcher to engage the public both on-line (through the execution of a comprehensive social media plan) and at a range of face-to-face events, and will respond to public and media requests for information. The Coordinator provides expert advice and feedback to the Gen Squeeze team regarding the effectiveness of the strategy as it unfolds and proposes refinements that respond to the evolving context.

For further information, please visit the UBC Careers page. To learn more about employment opportunities at HELP, please visit our Employment page.


HELP Faculty Position - Research Associate (Part-Time)

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), an inter-disciplinary research institute in the School of Population & Public Heath, Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia, is seeking to hire a part-time Research Associate to undertake a program of research related to the impact of multi-level environments on children’s developmental outcomes.

This position is geographically based at the HELP offices at UBC, Vancouver Campus.  The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in human development or a related discipline, a proven track record in obtaining peer reviewed funding and a successful publication record. This position requires a broad range of experience related to child and family development and health research. A level of expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods is required including a facility in conducting research with both administrative databases and longitudinal data.  A commitment to inter-disciplinarily and the ability to work within a network of researchers from diverse disciplines is required.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and the position includes a generous benefits package.

The Research Associate will report to the Director and Deputy Director of HELP and work closely with other Faculty, specifically through the Normative Trajectories Research Group ...

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Job Opportunity with the Child Studies Program, Carleton University

The Child Studies Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, to commence on July 1st, 2013.

The Child Studies Program at Carleton began in 1997. Child Studies is housed in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and works collaboratively with the Institute’s other programs: Human Rights, Sexuality Studies, and Directed Interdisciplinary Studies. Our unique program established itself as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate programs at Carleton University located in the nation’s capital .The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growing needs of this expanding program.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a related field (such as Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Health Studies, Public Policy, Law); demonstrated excellence in teaching; a track record of research and publication of relevance to children and youth/adolescents. Research interests and expertise must focus on marginalized and vulnerable communities with a specialization in social cultural issues such as health sustainability, poverty, education and/or transnational policies.  A demonstrated interdisciplinary and critical approach to child studies frameworks in both their teaching and research is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of research leading ...

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HELP Job Posting – Privacy Officer

HELP has a new job opening: Privacy Officer (Part-Time) – Sept 1/12 to March 31/12 (Posting #13504). For further information, please visit the UBC Careers page. To learn more about employment opportunities at HELP, please visit our Employment page.


Job Openings at HELP

HELP currently has two job openings posted:

  • Administrative Assistant 3 (Leave Replacement) – July 18/12 to July 22/13
  • Financial Processing Specialist 3 (Leave Replacement) – July 25/12 to June 18/13

Postings close on May 19.  For further information, please go to the UBC Job Careers page.


Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The job posting for a Postdoctoral Fellow is in the Food, Nutrition and Health program in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Background:
Improving the eating habits and nutritional health of children and adolescents is a priority area for health promotion.  Critical gaps remain in our understanding of how dietary choices and health behaviours are embedded in social contexts and shaped by the food environment, particularly at school where youth spend much of their time.  The Food Practices on School Days study is currently underway in Vancouver, and is collecting novel survey data from students in grades 7 and 8 that will be combined with school-level measures, resulting in a unique multilevel dataset to explore the associations between school-level characteristics (i.e., school policies, eating environments and vending options) with student-level outcomes.

Job Summary:
Primary responsibility (~75%) will be analysis and interpretation of quantitative data and writing for publication. The Fellow will work closely with the Primary Investigators and other team members, but will also be expected to make intellectual contributions to data analysis and towards co-authorship of scholarly papers. Other responsibilities will involve coordinating the work of research assistants; facilitating communication among research team members; ensuring maintenance ...

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HELP Staff Job Posting: Senior Finance Manager

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the financial activities of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).  Provides support to the Director and Deputy Director in the area of strategic financial management including engaging in business process reviews and re-engineering procedures to effectively implement and enhance accounting procedures, financial information flow, and administrative procedures.  Responsible for the development and implementation of financial and budgetary models ensuring the sustainability of the Research Institute and that strategic planning initiatives match priorities with budgetary decisions.  Initiates and is responsible for the development of systems and processes to improve management of financial resources; developing business plans and long range forecasts.  Responsible for overseeing the coordination of all external applications, agreements, including granting agencies, team grants, foundation submissions and incoming contracts.  This position is also responsible for the specific development related duties supporting HELP’s fund development and will liaise and work with the CFIS Development office and participate in policy development and on-going fundraising planning.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

Education
University degree in financial management, business administration, economics, commerce, accounting or a related field and completion of an accredited accounting program (CGA or CMA or CA) or an equivalent combination of education, experience ...

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HELP Faculty Job Posting: Assistant Professor (Grant-Tenure Track) – International Child Development

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), a research institute in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Grant-tenure track).

The position is for initially a term of three years and if renewal is granted, for two additional years.  Renewal is dependent on funding and performance. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2012.

Job Summary
The position is grant-funded. This position will provide leadership to HELP’s international child development and child rights monitoring program.  The individual in this position will be responsible for managing project teams to implement and monitor the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in countries around the world.  The work will enhance HELP’s existing work in partnership with the World Health Organization, the United Nations and UNICEF.  The child rights monitoring pilot project has been completed in Tanzania and is now underway in Chile and in Canada.  The proposed HELP faculty will research and publish on the learnings from this project and its implication for all countries.  More broadly, the faculty will focus on deepening the understanding of the influences international on children’s development.  This work was initiated ...

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HELP Faculty Job Posting: Assistant Professor (Grant-Tenure Track) – Developmental Trajectories

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), a research institute in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Grant-tenure track).

The position is for initially a term of three years and if renewal is granted, for two additional years.  Renewal is dependent on funding and performance. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2012.

Job Summary
The position is grant-funded. This position will be focused in one of HELP’s core research areas: developmental trajectories.  The successful candidate will take the lead in realizing the research potential of HELP’s immense population level data holdings that include ten years of school readiness data that is now linkable to data from the Kindergarten to Grade 12 system. The candidate will also incorporate data from the Middle Years Development Instrument a new tool (created at UBC) which monitors the social and emotional development of children in Grade 4.  The potential for deepening the understanding of the trajectories of children’s development and the relationships to school and future success with this data is great.

The candidate will also:
- Analyze statistically significant differences in the Early Development Instrument over time;
- Develop ...

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