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Manager, Knowledge Transfer & Exchange (KTE) and Education, Cancer Care Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 30, 2011

Reports to: Director, Policy, Planning and KTE – Prevention and Cancer Control
Location: Downtown Toronto Subway location on University Ave
Status: Permanent Full Time
No. of Vacancies: One hire

Position Summary:

Prevention & Cancer Control (PCC) is a new division at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) that brings together cancer prevention, screening, surveillance and research into a single organizational entity, with the express intent of strengthening linkages between CCO’s expertise in surveillance and research and the implementation and operation of cancer prevention and screening programs, as outlined in the Ontario Cancer Plan.

The Manager, KTE and Education is responsible to provide leadership for the planning, development and management of sound, innovative KTE and Education services including the provision of strategic and planning advice, education and knowledge exchange and dissemination support to those working in PCC.

The Manager develops PCC’s strategy for KTE including the development of KTE Plans for Screening, Research, Surveillance, Primary Care and Aboriginal Cancer Control. The Strategy and KTE plans are developed with content experts with the goal of meeting KTE objectives.


The key responsibilities of this position are:

  • Acts as a strategic leader in the planning and management of KTE and Education strategies for PCC programs and projects;
  • Manages the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of a range of services, products and initiatives that reflect PCC’s commitment to KTE and Education. This includes development of KTE plans, best practice tools and guides; KTE capacity buildingfor Regional Cancer Programs and Primary Care Providers; planning and attending of key events and conferences; the production of paper and electronic education materials and just in time access to knowledge products. This also includes identifying and supporting implementation KTE interventions that are measurable and that focus on achieving targeted outcomes;
  • Represents the Unit, its initiatives and services in consultations, relationships and collaborative partnerships with government, other provincial agencies, non-governmental organizations, healthcare organizations, professional associations and other academic and community partners;
  • Manages staff, congruent with CCO internal policies and procedures, including: providing direction and leadership in the implementation of new techniques and standards; assigning staff and implementing work/vacation schedules, setting clear responsibilities and objectives, evaluating performance, advising on training needs and participating on recruiting/selection of staff;
  • Acts as a designated lead and/or subject matter expert in KTE on cross functional PCC teams responsible for coordinated and integrated work that ensures linkages and collaboration across PCC;
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of new projects that align with the KTE and Education mandate; suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions;
  • Remains current in the use of new and emerging research evidence regarding KTE and on technologies that support KTE and Education activities, particularly in the area of imbedding evidence in clinical workflow;
  • Develops a KTE repository of best practices and tools for use in PCC. Works closely with other KTE experts within CCO to share and collaborate and leverage existing best practice;
  • Keeps abreast of KTE and Education best practice to ensure an evidenced informed approach is used;
  • Oversees a process for scanning and dissemination of peer-reviewed and grey literature on key topics of KTE interest on a regular basis, and maintains inventories of articles;
  • Manages Education materials through inventory management, reviews and updates;
  • Collaborates with Public Affairs/Communications to ensure government relations, media planning and issues management for PCC are aligned with CCO strategies, policies and stakeholder management;
  • Works with Communications to develop communications products (e.g., newsletters, website content, and manuscripts for journals) regarding KTE and Education;
  • Establishes the operational plan, defines operations, budget and program goals for own unit program;
  • Models organizational values and organizational culture and embeds values into area of responsibility.

The key knowledge and skills are:

  • Excellent knowledge, skills and understanding of theories, research and innovations in the field of knowledge translation and exchange and education;
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in design, execution and evaluation of practical KTE strategies to facilitate knowledge use by stakeholders;
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and relationship building skills in order to interact well with all stakeholders, maintain effective linkages with all levels of contacts/staff and deliver program results on time and within budget;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a shared leadership or team model;
  • Strong customer service orientation;
  • Highly organized with priority setting and workload management skills to coordinate multiple, concurrent issues and projects; excellent problem solving skills;
  • Written and oral communication skills in order to create correspondence, reports, prepare presentations and a wide variety of other materials;
  • Proficient with various computer systems and software programs including: database management, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, (MS Office).


  • Masters’ degree in a public health, knowledge exchange, health sciences, health services, education, applied psychology or other social science, or equivalent area of study;
  • Demonstrated formal training and experience in the science and practice of KTE including engagement with researchers and policy makers;
  • Progressive management experience managing and planning in a specialized and/or complex environment, ideally with a minimum of 5 years management experience in a health care organization, an academic, research or health care institution.

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More about Cancer Care Ontario:

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) -- an Ontario government agency -- drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.

Known for its innovation and results driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care.

Our website is at:

We are guided in most part by the Ontario Cancer Plan at:

Information about Ontario’s ColonCancerCheck program managed by Cancer Care Ontario can be found at:

Cancer Care Ontario manages the medical procedures wait times information system for all Ontariansat:

View our listing of all other CCO currentpostings at:

Cancer Care Ontario is a HOOPP pension plan employer, see the details at: