Project Coordinator Position Available


A team of researchers conducting a study entitled:

Voices in Motion: An Intergenerational Community-based Choir for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (PwAD) and their Caregivers

is seeking a self-directed individual for the position of

Project Coordinator


This 18 month mixed methods research project will explore the impact of an intergenerational choir on community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease (PwAD) and their caregivers. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be used to capture the impact of the choir on outcomes that include social isolation, well-being and quality of life. High school students will be trained to provide support to the PwAD and changes in their attitudes towards PwAD and their knowledge of AD will also be investigated.


The successful applicant should:

  • Hold a graduate degree in an aging-related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Have experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and managing research projects.
  • Be innovative, and able to take initiative in relation to carrying out different aspects of the project.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship.
  • Have an interest in aging and the arts.


  • Superior written, oral, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Library skills, bibliographic ability, and use of online services
  • Analytic and writing skills
  • Computer proficiency (MS Word, PowerPoint, Endnote, use of the Internet, etc.)
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills


The research coordinator is responsible for the daily management and overall coordination of activities associated with the research project and will support the research team in all phases of the research.


  • Coordinating and managing the project including coordinating project work plans and timelines with team.
  • Assisting with the development of data collection procedures and forms.
  • Creating and maintaining a literature database.
  • Organizing team meetings and liaising with the advisory committee.
    • Coordinating and overseeing the transcription process, filing, data management and entry, electronic data base management, and flow of files between team members.
    • Attending and taking minutes at meetings, photocopying, faxing, proofreading, letter-writing, making telephone calls, seeking resources and information as necessary.
    • Participating in the data analysis process on an ongoing basis.
    • Assisting with preparation of written reports, conference presentations and publications.
    • Assisting with management of the grant budget.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Principal and co-Principal Investigators.



Debra Sheets, School of Nursing

Stuart MacDonald, Dept of Psychology André Smith, Dept of Sociology

Mary Kennedy, School of Music

Carl Asche, Research Affiliate, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health


Start Date: February 15, 2018 Status of Position: Grant funded

Estimated at approximately 24 hours per week from February 15, 2018 to August 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



Interested applicants should please forward a cover letter, resume and permission to contact three references (please include names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses).

Applications should be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to: Debra Sheets, Ph.D., MSN

School of Nursing, University of Victoria

PO Box 1700, STN CSC

Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2 (250) 853-3947

Fax:  (250) 721-6231



Deadline Date for submission of applications: Monday, February 5, 2018.