Network Coordinator, Canadian Deprescribing Network


Workplace : Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), with the possibility of teleworking

Number of positions to fill : 1

Shift : Day

Salary : $48,175 to $74,074. The salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with the Montréal University Geriatrics Institute’s compensation policy.

Employment status : Temporary full time

Duration : 1 year


About us:

The Canadian Deprescribing Network is a national not-for-profit research organization. We are working to reduce harm by improving the safety and appropriateness of medications used by older Canadians, which includes promoting the deprescribing of medications that may no longer be of benefit or that may be causing harm. A small, dynamic team with a big mission, our work and achievements span provinces and range from public awareness campaigns to healthcare professional education, from province-wide research trials to influencing national drug policy. The members of our Network include healthcare leaders, clinicians, decision-makers, academic researchers and patient advocates from across the country. Our team is based in Montréal at the Montréal University Geriatrics Institute Research Center.


Summary of Position

Your opportunity:

As Network Coordinator, you will develop and support a variety of initiatives to advance the Canadian Deprescribing Network’s mission and vision. Initiatives you will lead or provide essential support for include, for example, the implementation of ongoing health promotion campaigns, the planning and organizing of Network meetings and events, and providing support for research activities such as grant applications and scientific paper submissions. Drawing upon your outstanding people skills, you will foster and maintain strong relationships with Network members and partners, including community organizations, health care organizations, researchers and policy makers. As a high-functioning, adaptable member of a small, dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and take on new challenges. With your flair for writing and eye for design, you will also assist in developing and disseminating internal and external Network communications.


Essential Qualifications

Education and experience

  • University degree with a background in the field of health, social sciences, or education (or other related fields)
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant professional experience
    • Experience working in a health, science, community organization, policy or research environment an asset
    • Experience with grant writing or scientific paper submission an asset
    • Experience coordinating events an asset



  • English/French bilingualism required
  • Strong writing skills; experience in French-English translation an asset
  • Excellent project coordination and event management skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction
  • Ability to handle multiple programs and/or priorities simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with the general public, health care professionals, researchers and community/health organizations
  • Demonstrated experience and sensitivity in working with diverse communities an asset
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. ability to create attractive documents in Microsoft Word, professional PowerPoint presentations, graphs in Excel)
  • Experience in organizing online meetings and webinars using Zoom
  • Experience working with online and social media platforms
  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, MailChimp and Squarespace an asset



Network governance and coordination (50%)

  • Participate in building, partnering with and engaging our network of community organizations, researchers, health care organizations and policy makers (e.g. disseminating information and communications materials to partners and contacts, regularly following up with emails and phone calls).
  • Support grant writing as well as research ethics board reviews and scientific paper submission processes.
  • Provide administrative support to the Network’s executive and committee members (e.g. drafting minutes and writing meeting reports, assisting with accounting, tracking expenses and reimbursement processes).


Network communication (30%)

  • Lead the management of Network social media channels, growing our presence and scheduling online posts, updating and maintaining the Network website, managing the Network’s newsletter.
  • Draft and prepare official letters and email communications.
  • Develop and design the Network annual report.


Event coordination (in-person or virtual) (20%)

  • Support the planning of in-person or virtual Network events bringing together researchers, health care providers, community organization leaders and/or policy makers (including webinars and stakeholder summits)



As Network Coordinator, you will report directly to the Scientific Director, with direction also provided by the Assistant Director.



  • Full-time (35 hours per week).
  • Annual salary range: $48,175 to $74,074. The salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with the Montréal University Geriatrics Institute’s compensation policy.
  • Hybrid office/home work environment—you will have access to an office space located at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, 4565 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, QC H3W 1W5
  • Candidates living outside Montréal requiring a fully-remote work environment may be considered
  • 4 weeks’ vacation
  • Health benefits




This is a full-time position on a one-year contract, including a 3-month probation period.



Please send:

  • a cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the position;
  • a CV.


All application materials should be addressed to Emily McDonald, Scientific Director, and must be sent by email to by 11:59 pm EST, Tuesday May 31st, 2022.


Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To learn more about the Canadian Deprescribing Network, visit

The Canadian Deprescribing Network invites applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous persons, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and other qualified candidates with the knowledge and skills to engage with diverse communities and contribute to the diversification of ideas within the Network.


Level of study requested : University bachelor's degree

Years of experience required : 2

Written languages : English, French

Spoken languages : English, French

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