Manager, Knowledge Translation and Exchange (12 month contract)

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) is seeking a highly-skilled individual for the position of Manager, Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE). The successful candidate will be responsible for activities related to KTE in the OHTN’s strategic plan and will help to ensure that the OHTN is effective in moving mission.

Highly skilled and knowledgeable in communications strategies and techniques, the successful candidate will help determine the most effective approaches to put knowledge into action, which may include media-based approaches (e.g., web-based, print and broadcast journalism), ebulletins, workshops, conferences and think tanks.

The incumbent will also be actively engaged in developing trategic partnerships that will help the organization and its stakeholders acquire, assess, adapt and apply knowledge in a way that has a measurable effect on people living with HIV and populations at risk.

The OHTN is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV in Ontario, and to promote excellence and innovation in treatment, research, education and prevention through a collaborative network of consumers, providers, researchers, and government policy-makers.

The Manager, Knowledge Translation and Exchange will:

  • develop collaborative and interactive approaches to KTE and ensure that various KTE
  • Ensure knowledge developed through OHTN activities is disseminated through external
  • Ensure that OHTN knowledge outputs are reflected in the development of new policies
  • Support the work of he Scientific and Executive Director and participate in the activities
  • Assist in building effective network partnerships with local, provincial and national


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a communications-related field, plus a minimum of five years’ related experience, preferably in a health care environment, or an appropriate combination of relevant experience and education
  • Experience in strategic communications planning (i.e. developing plans based on clearly defined goals derived from an evaluation of issues and opportunities) and media relations (including managing sensitive issues)
  • An understanding of public affairs, the public sector and non-profit environment; proven analytic skills and sound judgment
  • Experience working with one or more OHTN stakeholder groups including researchers, community members, policy makers and health care providers
  • Excellent skills in writing, project management, and time management. Demonstrated initiative, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of KTE principles as well as familiarity with predominant approaches to knowledge translation using various media
  • Demonstrated ability to foster partnerships among groups and individuals
  • Exceptional ability to analyze, synthesize, and summarize information accurately and effectively in a timely fashion
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop and implement KTE activities 
  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS issues and the HIV community is preferred

The OHTN is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS, visible minorities and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply

For immediate, confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by May 14, 2010 via email only to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Issue date: April 26, 2010

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