Employment Opportunity: Consulting & Knowledge Exchange Specialist

Initial Assignment: Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit

Position Description:

The Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit (HSRCU) is a multidisciplinary group of research scientists and consultants whose primary objective is to generate, translate, and disseminate knowledge related to mental health and addictions services. Reporting to the Section Head and working closely with another Knowledge Exchange Specialist, this position will be responsible for a variety of knowledge exchange activities associated with the Unit’s research activities and a CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Chair held by the Section Head. This position will conduct reviews and syntheses of current health services research in the area of mental health, addictions, and knowledge exchange in order to facilitate research use by decision makers, service providers, consumers, families and other stakeholders. This will involve building and maintaining collaborative relationships with these user groups to ascertain their knowledge needs and preferences. The Knowledge Exchange Specialist will tailor material appropriately to enhance understanding and uptake. This will include developing profiles of how these groups prefer to receive new knowledge and in what form. The application of innovative, timely and responsive methods to identify and communicate best practices/proven strategies is an essential element of this role. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing reporting requirements relating to a large-scale, multi-site research initiative currently underway through the Unit. In addition, the Consulting and Knowledge Exchange Specialist will work closely with the Unit Scientists to ensure that the HSRCU engages in best practices concerning its broader knowledge exchange activities. This position is located at 33 Russell Street.


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum 5 years related experience. Your experience includes: management of complex projects; facilitation of groups; adult education and training; consulting work; development of work plans, budgets and communication plans; as well as literature search, quality appraisal, applicability assessment and interpretation. You have advanced skills in project management, time management, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. You are proficient in web-based tools and MS Office software, including spreadsheet and presentation applications. You are able to work independently and possess the ability for self-directed learning, but are also able to collaborate well with team members. The ability to work in a diverse requirement is required. Experience working within research and government environments is an asset. Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset.

Please note:

This two year full-time, contract position is not part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range:

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Please forward your résumé to:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Fax: (416) 583-4316
E-mail: jobs@camh.net
Please remember to quote File Number 08123 on your application.
Posting Date: Wednesday March 5, 2008
Closing Date: Friday April 18, 2008 by 5 pm
File Number: 08123

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