Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator – New UVic position

The University of Victoria has made civic engagement a priority and, to that end, the Vice-President Research has created a Knowledge Mobilization KM initiative in the Office of Research Services.

The KM activities include the creation, coordination and delivery of services to support researchers, graduate students and their non-academic research partners to maximize the purposeful application and use of research-generated knowledge for societal benefit. Under the general supervision of the KM Manager, the KM Coordinator provides effective and efficient service to UVic members and community partners including partnership building, program development and evaluation, communications, and funding proposals preparation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: administering and supporting KM services and programs in coordination with the different university groups engaged in KM; engaging with community organizations (governmental and non-governmental) to identify needs and opportunities to build and maintain collaborative research partnerships; identifying sources of funding for KM initiatives and supporting proposal development; managing the performance evaluation process in order to monitor the impact of UVic’s KM strategy; developing communications and promotional materials for the KM programs and services. The KM Coordinator will be also responsible for the administration of Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Personnel within the university, serving as the point person in UVic for post-doctoral fellows and their faculty supervisors in the provision of information on support services and facilitation.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative, flexible and self-directed, with an undergraduate degree (graduate degree preferred), and at least two years of recent related experience in a research or policy environment within a university, government, NGO, community or voluntary agency, and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Also required are: proven ability to work successfully with a wide range of stakeholders to build sustainable, strategic relationships; ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; excellent judgment, oral and written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills; strong analytical, and counseling skills in dealing with varied clientele; background in research skills, methodologies, program evaluation and academic disciplines; familiarity with databases and webpage development.

This posting is open until 4:30 pm, August 16, 2010