Project Coordinator, TREC

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 $32.24 - $44.62 per hour; Nov 29, 2021

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This is a casual position ending on or before June 30, 2022.  Hours will range between 0-35 hours per week.

We are seeking a Project Coordinator who will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of a newly funded well-being intervention to provide care aides in long-term care (LTC) facilities with tools with which they can self-manage their stress. This is a two-pronged virtual intervention consisting of education and a coherent breathing technique, intended to assist care aides and nurses to manage the stresses associated with working during COVID-19 pandemic.  The Project Coordinator will be accountable for all aspects of project management including all project budgetary resources, project planning, scheduling, risk management, scope management, internal and external communications, stakeholder engagement, status reporting, and resource management. This position is a ‘hands-on’ coordination role and not a  ‘project management’ position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops, maintains and updates detailed project timelines, milestones and deliverables, and importantly a strong communication and dissemination plan.
  • Proactively anticipates project issues and develops strategies for resolution on an ongoing basis to ensure successful project completion.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to research sites to ensure that project is in compliance with sponsor timelines, study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), ethics guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors, assesses and manages project status on an ongoing basis to ensure project objectives are met in a timely, cost-efficient manner.
  • Develops and monitors project budget; performs variance explanation and regular forecasting; compiles and submits financial reports.
  • Supports team members with their communication and contacts with Sites and receipt and dissemination of study materials.
  • Participates in recruitment, intervention delivery, data collection and analyses as required.
  • Completes required project reports to funding agency.
  • Assists in the preparation of publications, posters, slides, presentations, technical and dissemination reports and briefings for different stakeholder groups.
  • Creates and/or reviews materials and communications prepared by project team members and provides appropriate feedback when necessary.
  • Supervises project staff and trainees working as staff including their performance management and appraisal.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant health discipline
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Clinical nursing background and experience is strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in coordinating research projects
  • Experience in long-term care or other closely relevant health care setting
  • Experience with intervention studies
  • Experience working with sensitive data and information, including a demonstrated understanding of data security and confidentiality best practices
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and project coordination skills
  • Ability to achieve results independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong collaboration skills and team skills
  • Strong sense of initiative, personal responsibility and accountability
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, clinical teaching experience would be preferred
  • Demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership experience and ability to supervise teams

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

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.

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