Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that aims to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which diverse individuals, families and communities can achieve health with dignity.
Access Alliance is a recognized leader in community based research on social determinants of newcomer health. Our research team takes a leadership role in generating and using evidence to catalyze progressive policy and service solutions to promote health of newcomer groups in Canada.
We are looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic team player, with strong research knowledge and proven knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) skills to become part of our Research Team as Research Coordinator, Knowledge Exchange. This is a full-time contract position.
- Recruit, train, mentor and supervise marginalized newcomer members to take leadership role in doing knowledge exchange geared at catalyzing policy solutions for promoting newcomer health.
- Synthesize research evidence to produce effective knowledge exchange materials targeting broad range of priority stakeholders (including policy makers, decision makers within community agencies, front-line workers, media, and newcomer groups)
- Using varied media (print, online, social media, TV/radio, digital media), disseminate research evidence to priority stakeholders in ways that build broad public knowledge and catalyze solutions
- Coordinate the production of two short publication education films.
- Organize action-oriented KTE events such as workshops, policy roundtables and action forums
- Develop effective evaluation framework and follow-up process to assess impacts from KTE activities
- Apply for research and KTE grants
- Support overall program activities within Research Team;
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Completed graduate degree in Health, Social Work, Education, Communications, or other relevant Social Sciences or a combination of relevant education and work experience;
- Minimum three (3) years of recent experience in research as well as doing active knowledge exchange of research evidence to broad range of priority stakeholders including policy makers, decision makers within community agencies, front-line workers, media, and newcomer groups;
- First-hand experience in training and supporting marginalized community members to take leadership role in research and knowledge exchange activities;
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with demonstrated experience producing diverse types of knowledge exchange materials (including plain language reports) and disseminating through varied media (print, TV/radio, online, social media etc);
- Skilled in digital media particularly in producing public education films;
- Significant experience in successfully organizing action oriented knowledge exchange events such as workshops, policy roundtables, and/or conferences;
- Proven experience in building and fostering effective partnerships and stakeholder relationships;
- Strong knowledge of health and settlement issues faced by newcomer communities, and experience working with low-income, multi-racial, multi-lingual newcomer communities;
- Demonstrated commitment to working from an integrated anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework;
Other Skills and Qualifications:
- Proven professional facilitation skills in multi-stakeholder meetings and community workshops;
- Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to work independently and as part of team;
- Excellent computer skills, including ability to use publisher, power point and other multi-media;
- Ability to travel within Toronto and to work evenings and weekends;
Salary: $51,642 ($28.37/hr.)
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Duration: 1 year contract
Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175
Start Date: September 2012
With “Research Coordinator – Knowledge Exchange” in the subject heading, please send your Resume and cover letter by July 12th, 2012 5:00pm to:
by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, Research Coordinator, Knowledge Exchange
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9
No phone calls please.
We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.
Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc) while at the Centre.