Knowledge Translation Coordinator, BCCSU

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Base Site: 
1045 Howe
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Aug 31, 2021
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Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, this position works in collaboration with BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) communications and clinical teams to support knowledge translation (KT) and knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities.

The role includes translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge products that can be used and delivered through a variety of communications channels (e.g., paper-based, multi-media). The Knowledge Translation Coordinator will support the implementation of multiple clinical and program evaluation projects. The position works with multiple stakeholders to identify knowledge needs and translate these needs into deliverables. Develops programs and materials, facilitates education and training sessions to support sustainable uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions, and evaluates the effectiveness of these knowledge exchange and mobilization activities.


Ability to travel for meetings as necessary.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of content design, delivery and evaluation.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
Advanced computer skills, including demonstrated familiarity with use of online learning and knowledge exchange platforms.
Ability to identify learning needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies/programs.
Ability to provide and/or develop resource materials, including educational materials.
Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
Ability to prioritize, and to plan, coordinate, and organize work.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or relevant health care discipline plus two (2) year’s recent, related experience in knowledge translation and communications, project management and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics including harm reduction, substance use treatment, and social determinants of health.
Experience with social media and media planning considered assets.


Develops, plans and coordinates knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in collaboration with clinical activities staff and communications team, including web, social media, and other digital channels.

Participates in the development and dissemination of related communications and promotional materials to support the translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge (i.e. website content, social media, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries).

Completes knowledge translation and dissemination for clinical and evaluation projects taking place with community, partners, policy-makers, and general public.

Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate KT and KMb strategies. Supports clinical staff, scientists and leadership in the identification of opportunities to improve service delivery through KT and KMb initiatives.

Liaises with stakeholders and experts internally and externally to meet information needs. Incorporates findings into policies, procedures, guidelines, reference materials and learning materials.

Liaises with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.

Works with clinical staff to track, monitor and report on all KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy and communicating to stakeholders. Produces grant reporting as required.

Coordinates and schedules educational activities and community consultations; facilitates sessions both in individual and group settings.

Participates in regular meetings with projects leads and management regarding progress and outcomes. Works with leads and managers to develop communication strategy.

Performs other related duties as required.