Knowledge Broker – Leap | Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

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The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) is seeking a motivated and experienced

 

KNOWLEDGE BROKER – LEAP

 

Full Time – 1 Year Contract

 

70 Bi-weekly Hours | Non-Union | Days Shift

 

CABHI is at the forefront of the agetech revolution having funded and accelerated more than 400 companies, projects, and innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of the world’s aging population including and especially those living with or at risk of developing dementia. CABHI’s work accelerates the adoption of these innovative solutions, ensuring more people can age as they choose in the setting of their choice.

 

Reporting to the Director of Knowledge Mobilization and Strategic Relations, the Knowledge Broker will help deliver CABHI’s comprehensive KM and community engagement strategy. The Knowledge Broker will be responsible for organizing and facilitating the co-design of innovation through CABHI’s Leap platform that connects older adults, caregivers, clinicians, innovators, researchers, and policymakers. In collaboration with other KM, Leap, and marketing team members, the Knowledge Broker will support initiatives that facilitate seamless connections between innovators and innovation end-users to ensure that the most impactful and relevant solutions reach the hands of those who need them most.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support innovation co-design through CABHI’s Leap platform by organizing co-design sessions with end users and innovators, from the intake process, preparing statements of work, conducting sessions, preparing, and disseminating deliverables.
  • Collaborate closely with the Leap outreach and communications teams to identify and recruit diverse community members, ensuring a balanced mix of perspectives.
  • Develop comprehensive discussion guides that encourage meaningful dialogue and idea exchange among participants.
  • Facilitate co-design sessions, ensuring an inclusive and productive environment, capturing key insights, and managing technical aspects seamlessly.
  • Analyze and synthesize insights from co-design sessions into creative knowledge products (e.g., infographics, videos, blogposts etc.) through collaboration with graphic designers or visual artists.
  • Draft comprehensive reports summarizing the co-design process, outcomes, and actionable recommendations for various stakeholders.
  • Regularly communicate progress, challenges, and updates to team leads and stakeholders, fostering strong relationships.
  • Proactively seek ways to improve the co-design process based on feedback and evaluate its impact on innovation outcomes.
  • Uphold ethical standards and participant confidentiality throughout the process.
  • Serve as a liaison between innovators and innovation end-users, cultivating a shared understanding of co-design objectives, expectations, and outcomes for each session and providing clear and consistent feedback mechanisms throughout the engagement process.
  • Take initiative, work in a dynamic team, and adapt to an evolving and fast-paced environment.
  • Perform cross-functional and other duties as assigned and /or required

 

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • University degree in a health-related discipline, with a preference for candidates with a Masters degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in knowledge mobilization, community-based research, patient-oriented research, and/or design thinking, with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Familiarity with healthcare and innovation sectors, showcasing an understanding of their unique dynamics and challenges.
  • Proficiency in conducting focus groups, usability testing, and co-design sessions, with strong attention to detail, ensuring valuable insights are gathered and synthesized.
  • Ability to facilitate stakeholder dialogues, learning series, communities of practice, and knowledge exchange events.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for building relationships, fostering engagement, and consensus-building.
  • Proven experience engaging with diverse communities, especially older adults, caregivers, and vulnerable populations, to assess needs and priorities effectively.
  • Strong project management skills, allowing for efficient coordination of activities, maintaining detailed work plans, timelines, and deliverables while effectively mitigating risks.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, tailored to diverse audiences and stakeholders including the general public, clinicians, innovators, organizational leaders, policymakers, and industry partners.
  • Fluency in French is highly valued.
  • Ability to use various tools, including Microsoft Suite, educational technologies, and evaluation methods.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and adaptable to evolving, fast-paced environments, demonstrating enthusiasm for continuous learning.

 

Date Posted:   September 5, 2023

Internal Job posting Closing Date: September 29, 2023

 

Total Compensation

  • Competitive salary and vacation
  • Enrolment in Extended Health and Dental Benefit Plan
  • Enrolment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”)
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

           

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Please submit your application online through the Baycrest intranet. Failure to include your resume may affect your candidacy for this position. All communication related to this job posting will be sent to the email address used to submit your application.

 

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Please note that Baycrest has implemented mandatory vaccination for all employees. It is a condition of employment that new employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. This means that all new employees must have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to their start date. In addition, it is a condition of employment that all new hires obtain and submit proof of all booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.

 

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