Job Posting: Knowledge Translation Lead, Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

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Program Lead, Knowledge Translation (1 position)

The Program Lead, Knowledge Translation will help close the “know-do” gap by developing and implementing strategies and project plans that will improve brain health. This includes, determining project needs and supporting implementation, coordinating project timelines, providing support to develop evaluation and performance management methodologies and tools.  The position is required to liaise with the whole of OBI, patient advocacy organizations, community service and support organizations, government, researchers, and other partners.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Bring an inclusive perspective to knowledge translation efforts and ensure a multi-faceted approach to best reach intended audiences.
  • Lead knowledge translation activities that support community-based organizations and enhance their ability to measure performance and impact, report to funders and stakeholders, and use research evidence in program design and delivery.
  • Contribute to the planning, design, development, and implementation of strategy and programs/services to make research evidence and evaluation best practices available and accessible for practice, planning and policy making.
  • Support the development and implementation of an evaluation strategy and performance management system used to determine the impact of OBI, its programs, and their activities.
  • Research best practices and emerging issues in patient engagement, knowledge translation, implementation, and evaluation; identify strategies and learn from other jurisdictions’ successes in addressing/breaking down barriers and improving the access, care, and quality of life for individuals living with brain disorders.
  • Work closely with the Knowledge Translation & Outreach team in determining and cultivating the most effective linkages and partnerships between the brain health community (community support and care organizations, patient advocacy groups, not for profits, Indigenous groups) and other stakeholders (researchers, companies, clinical care organization).
  • Support OBI subject matter experts to translate technical knowledge into audience-specific information to internal/external audiences.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong project management, analytical, problem-solving, stakeholder relationship management and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication and facilitation skills.
  • Brings a collaborative approach to their work and fosters teamwork with various stakeholder audiences. Practices inclusion and values diversity.
  • Working knowledge and experience in research impact assessment methods and evaluation; preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Advanced degree (MSc, MPH, PhD) in a life sciences or related field is an asset
  • Experience working with underserved communities and Indigenous partners on health promotion activities.

We are a diverse, highly energized, passionate, professional and committed team. We offer an exciting workplace and many opportunities for learning. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by September 6, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Ontario Brain Institute is committed to providing accommodations for applicants at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process in accordance with Ontario Brain Institute policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to provide appropriate accommodations.

The Ontario Brain Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded in part by the Government of Ontario.