First Nation Community Research Coordinator

Employment opportunity number
22.11
SPOR Support Unit, YukonU Research Centre
$35.81 to $42.63 per hour. Based on 75 hours bi-weekly.
Term position from March 2022 to March 2026
Community Campuses (North and South)

At Yukon University we create and share knowledge that helps us understand the world around us. We are excited by opportunities to solve unique problems. We are dedicated to supporting local innovation and increasing student research capacity, building a stronger, more resilient north, where we all thrive, together.

Reporting to the Operations Manager SPOR Support Unit, both First Nation Community Research Coordinators will support YukonU’s commitment to indigenization, as well as the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit in privileging Yukon First Nation health research priorities. As a member of the SPOR Support team, you will support excellent health research services in the SPOR Support Unit, with particular focus on rural and community health research partnerships and projects.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a health-related area with significant research experience; or an appropriate combination of education and experience such as Indigenous governance and knowledge systems. You must have experience living or working closely with Indigenous people and/or communities. Each position will be located in one of our community campuses, ideally candidates should currently reside in or be willing to relocate to either a Northern Community (Old Crow, Dawson, Mayo, Carmacks and Pelly) or a Southern Community (Faro, Ross River, Watson, Teslin, Haines Junction, Carcross/Tagish).  

Please include a cover letter with your resume outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this opportunity. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those shortlisted will be contacted. 

This process will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to staff anticipated identical or similar perm/term/casual/seasonal vacancies as and when required. The duration of this eligibility list will be six months.


Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896
Email: hr@yukonu.ca

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.