Job posting: Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Live Work Well Research Centre

Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager

Live Work Well Research Centre, University of Guelph

Temporary full-time from July 26, 2021 to July 26, 2024
Hiring #: 2021-0320

Apply by end of the day Friday, July 16, 2021

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Reporting to the Director, Live Work Well Research Centre, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, the Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager (RKM) provides strategic and operational leadership to raise the profile and impact of the Centre in the University and in the local, national, and international community. The RKM initiates, develops, and manages research and knowledge mobilization plans for the Centre, its researchers, and its partners.

In strategic engagement with various internal and external stakeholders, the RKM will manage research projects, lead knowledge mobilization activities, and provide communications support within the Centre. This work is largely divided between research project development, implementation and management, and Centre knowledge mobilization.

The Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager will:

  • develop, implement, manage, and provide support for ongoing research projects;
  • supervise graduate research assistants and student staff at the Centre;
  • initiate and develop funding and collaboration proposals in line with the strategic plan of the Centre;
  • and work closely with diverse academic and community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate research and knowledge mobilization strategies that create value and impact for all partners.

The RKM is also the primary communication channel for the Centre, providing direction and oversight for the Centre’s website, social media, and other public-facing communications.


  • Requirements include a master’s degree in a related field and two (2) years’ prior work experience, preferably in an academic environment with research management, knowledge mobilization, research methodologies, and complex initiatives, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Applicants will need to be well versed in project management and digital communications – specifically related to developing/delivering inclusive workshops/training with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels and implementing web and print accessibility standards.
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills, effective decision making, and outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred applicants will have experience working in community-based research partnerships and demonstrate an understanding of policies and procedures that apply in an academic research environment.
  • Fluency in oral and written French is an asset.

This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

Salary Classification P04: Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 07 09

Closing Date: 2021 07 16

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

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