Knowledge Broker – Mount Saint Vincent University

by Scott Mitchell on November 10, 2018

Mount Saint Vincent University is seeking a Knowledge Broker for the Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) Research Project, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (15 month, part-time contract position).

About Us

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit www.msvu.ca to learn more about us.

The Mount’s Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (www.msvu.ca/nsca) requires a Knowledge Broker for Seniors- Adding Life to Years (SALTY), a 4-year nationally funded research project started in April 2016. This project involves a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector team of researchers, clinicians and key industry leaders from across Canada. The project employs multiple methods and activities to better understand how to add quality to years in the last phase of life for people living in long term care facilities.

About the Opportunity

The SALTY project, heading into its final year, is seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out knowledge dissemination and engagement activities. Reporting to the Scientific Director or her designate, the Knowledge Broker will initiate, develop and implement knowledge translation strategies to make research evidence from the SALTY project available and accessible to a variety of stakeholders.
The Knowledge Broker’s responsibilities will include working with and supporting study leads in planning and implementing KTE activities; facilitating design, development and execution of high impact stakeholder engagement events, including SALTY team meetings; developing content and knowledge products to support information sharing (e.g. research lay summaries, fact sheets, infographics, presentations, video stories, web and social media); and, designing and implementing evaluation activities to demonstrate the impact of SALTY’s KT products, resources and activities.

About You

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Services/Health Policy, Implementation Science, Social Sciences or related area with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the knowledge mobilization field – stakeholder engagement, knowledge translation and evaluation.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Experience as part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills, with ability to multi-task, produce and coordinate activities with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated expertise with Adobe products and Microsoft applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficient in communicating with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
  • Completion of a post secondary certificate/training in knowledge translation/mobilization and/or implementation science an asset.
  • Training in evaluation and research design an asset.
  • Expertise in plain language writing an asset.
  • Experience with graphic design and social media an asset.
  • Experience in a healthcare related setting, OR, knowledge/familiarity with the long term care sector an asset.

Classification: Part-time Contract (3 days/week) to March 27, 2020
Starting Salary: $55,000 per annum, prorated (this is a grant paid position, university benefits are not available)
Start date: January 3, 2019

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of a cover letter, resume and contact information for two employment references to the SALTY Project Manager, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS B3M 2J6 (SALTY@msvu.ca) (phone 902-457-6235; fax 902-457-6226). Applications should be received by Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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