Knowledge Translation Coordinator I, Research (BCCSU)

REQ: 
PHC22-135321
Work Area: 
Remote / 1045 Howe
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Regular Full Time
FTE: 
1.00
Hours: 
0900-1700
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Passionate about knowledge mobilization? Skilled at transforming data into compelling narratives? Want to join a fun team invested in social justice and substance use care in British Columbia? Keep reading to learn more about the Knowledge Translation Coordinator role with the Education and Clinical Activities team at the BC Centre on Substance Use! The salary range for this role is $54,500-$75,000.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 (Research) works in collaboration with BCCSU’s research team to generate and mobilize knowledge that helps advance policy and promote awareness of innovative programs and services.

The BCCSU’s foundation is built on research excellence that has transformed understanding of substance use and, in turn, how programs and services are delivered and how to best incorporate evolving knowledge in policy and practice. The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 helps build on that foundation through the development and execution of a KT plan to support practice and policy change.

The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 is a skilled communicator with a passion for science and creating change based on evidence.


ORGANIZATION
The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially-networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. As a research centre of Providence Health Care Research Institute and a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre, the BCCSU’s vision is to transform substance use policies and care in BC by translating research into education and evidence-based care guidance. By supporting the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards, the BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use, thereby serving all British Columbians. The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

Skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of communications, marketing, and knowledge exchange and mobilization approaches
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills. Expertise in plain language writing is an asset.
  • Ability to identify learning and knowledge needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies, activities or products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of content design, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, communications, policy or related field plus three (3) years’ recent, related experience in the knowledge exchange and mobilization and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics, preferably related to substance use and social determinants of health.
Experience with professional writing, digital media, and media relations considered assets.

Duties

Develops, plans, and executes knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in collaboration with research and communications teams, 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 research projects taking place with community, partners, policy-makers, and general public.
Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate KT and KMb strategies. Supports research 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.
Tracks, monitors, and reports on KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy. Produces grant reporting as required.
Performs other related duties as required.