University of Alberta

Research Project Coordinator - Kelowna, BC

Faculty of Nursing

Competition No.  -    S102339855
Posting Date  -    Aug 12, 2019
Closing Date  -    Aug 19, 2019
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $54,531 to $74,751 per year
Grade  -    09
Hours  -    35

This position is a one-year appointment, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits

TREC (Translating Research in Elder Care) is an integrated program of research that has been running since 2007 and will run for at least another 2 years, across three provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba) and with close relationships in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. It consists of a set of inter-connected research projects, system projects, and a training program for highly qualified personnel.

The foundation of TREC’s work is the TREC Measurement System, an observational study in which data has been collected in 94 facilities from several thousand providers at approximately 18 month intervals, and from residents in quarterly (RAI-MDS 2.0) assessments that were routinely captured in the nursing homes. Survey data are captured in a variety of ways, the majority using structured face to face interviews with care aides, unit managers and facility administrators/directors of care and using online surveys with regulated providers (nurses, allied professionals, medical directors).

The TREC 2.0 team includes almost sixty members with investigators, decision-makers and collaborators from multiple Canadian and some US universities. Research team members work closely with members of the nursing home team.

The Project Coordinator will be situated in the BC Interior Health area and work under the direction of the TREC Scientific Director, TREC Managing Director and TREC Administrator. This position is Full time (1.0 FTE).


  • Develops, monitors, maintains and updates detailed project timelines and deliverables for the health region, ensuring targets are achieved
  • Understands and advises on the adaption of study protocols to reflect the requirements of the Regional environment
  • Ensures compliance with funding guidelines and policies
  • Monitors facilities to identifies any risks which may affect a facility's ability to participate in the Program
  • Conducts quality assessments of entire facilities, requiring considerable skill and development of relationships with the facilities to negotiate entry and provision of information
  • Drives the recruitment of Regional data collectors; interviewing, hiring and supervising the staff
  • Maintains the budget of local resource funds; monitors the budget, compiles and submits financial reports to the TREC Management team
  • Contributes to dissemination activities by assisting the TREC project team with preparation of data, manuscripts, posters and presentations
  • Attends training sessions, team meetings
  • Ensures that regular communication is maintained at all participating facilities in the region and responds in a timely way to all issues and queries from the facilities
  • Responds to queries from TREC team members and facility staff
  • Works independently to engage facilities and their staff, and ensures data collection activities are scheduled
  • Monitors and runs data collection activities
  • Ensures that quality control procedures are adhered to and the highest quality data is collected
  • Problem solves on the fly and escalate issues as appropriate; Must be able to trouble-shoot with any immediate issues arising as collecting data (e.g. computing issues or availability of facility staff to take the interview)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline, Master’s Degree preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • 3-5 years of related project coordination or management experience including working with confidential data and working with health professionals
  • Superior interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent skills in written and oral communication, project planning, problem-solving and be detail oriented
  • Must be familiar with research project implementation in clinical settings
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License 

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.