Job Posting: Knowledge Translation & Exchange Manager – The Arthritis Society

by Dorina Simeonov on July 12, 2017

Position: Knowledge Translation & Exchange Manager
Reports to: Chief Science Officer
Location: Toronto, National Office
Posting date: July 11, 2017
Closing Date: August 11, 2017

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Chief Science Officer, the Knowledge Translation & Exchange (KTE) Manager will work closely with internal teams to build The Society’s KTE program and to implement strategies developed with the guidance of the KTE Advisory Committee, capturing and sharing mission outcomes with The Society’s various stakeholders.

Required Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate shall possess a master’s degree in the health sciences and have at least three (3) years of experience related to KTE functions. S/he is an experienced project manager with a background in health research and knowledge mobilization. Strong research skills to evaluate KTE strategies and to identify and collect data to inform on mission outcomes and impacts are vital for this role, as is familiarity with KTE models and strategies to support the dissemination and adoption of products and knowledge arising from mission activities. Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in translating information from research into outputs useful to targeted audiences, including individuals with arthritis, government bodies, donors, researchers and media. S/he will be familiar with resources that are available to source and leverage information collected by others and to inform on issues and trends. In addition, s/he is a collaborative team player able to establish and maintain positive and authentic partnerships both internally and externally, working well within interdisciplinary teams and with diverse stakeholders. The ability to build strong, genuine, positive and lasting relationships and credibility within the research community is key. Exceptional communication and writing skills are essential for this role, as are strong project management and facilitation skills coupled with experience conducting interviews and focus groups. Proficiency in a wide range of computer skills including Microsoft Office is a must. An understanding of the health charities is an asset, as is knowledge of marketing principles. Bilingual (English and French) language skills are desirable.

We are seeking talented and creative individuals who embrace our core values. If you are interested in and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and résumé to by August 11, 2017.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for almost 70 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non‐government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing more than $195 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

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