Project Coordinator

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-04-02

Employer: The Alberta Centre for Child Family and Community Research (The Centre)

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Reporting to Chief Analytics Officer, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the CDCA that includes negotiation of agreements, development of plans, project coordination, process establishment, stakeholder engagement, and metadata development. This is a full-time one year contract position with a possibility for extension. The position is based in Edmonton, Alberta. The position will commence *as soon as possible

  • and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


  • Develop and implement RDR Work Plan and Communication/Marketing Plan
  • Manage the processes for data deposition, data access and support. Develop and negotiate data deposit and access agreements with researchers and research teams
  • Implement protocols for the release of data to external researchers who will utilize these data for approved research, planning and evaluation projects
  • Work with the Centre’s staff and data contributors to develop metadata for a variety of datasets including large cohort datasets and smaller survey datasets
  • Develop funding applications and Memorandum of Understanding with strategic partners
  • Initiate contact with potential stakeholders/researchers and promote/market the RDR to potential data contributors/users (e.g. academic staff, community researchers, trainees)
  • Support the CDCA Advisory Committees and coordinate their activities. Act as the conduit between the various partners ensuring¬†timely and effective communication and information flow
  • Prepare all project related documents for dissemination and communication (e.g. plans, agreements, meeting notes, presentations, etc.)


A Master’s degree in a health, social science or other related disciplines (e.g., social work, public health and sociology) with minimum of two years of related work experience ¬†



  • Strong planning, project management, and organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
  • Strong work ethic and sense of accountability
  • Good understanding of research processes and experience with data
  • Good understanding of research ethics, data security, and information privacy
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Some understanding of data and metadata development and management
  • Demonstrated general computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Experience with data centre development
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder groups and providing support services
  • Experience developing communication/marketing plans
  • Knowledge and experience in data management and metadata development

Archived on: 2015-04-02