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Research Coordinator III - LiKa Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 31, 2011

Competition #: 665426
Job Title: Research Coordinator III - LiKa Shing Knowledge In
Department: LiKa Shing Knowledge Institute
Job Category: Research
Employment Status: Temporary Full Time
Term (In Months): 12 months
Number of Positions:  1
Union Affiliation: Non-Union
Posted Date: October 27, 2011
Closing Date: October 31, 2011
Salary Range: $31.33 - $39.17 per hour

Healthydebate.ca is a new web site that has been developed to engage the Ontario public about health policy issues. Every week a new story is posted on the site. Healthydebate.ca is based at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. In the near future, healthydebate.ca will launch a blog platform hosting individual opinion pieces on health care and health policy issues.

An important second target audience of healthydebate.ca other than the public is students training to be health professionals (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, health administration, etc) and practitioners within the system.

The next stages in the evolution of healthydebate.ca include:

  • actively engaging with key public opinion leaders to inform them about healthydebate.ca, in order to increase traffic and engagement on healthydebate.ca
  • striking partnerships with key media outlets and influencers which will increase awareness of the site and its content
  • developing linkages with training programmes for health professionals as well as practicing health professionals
  • developing a detailed framework by which the impact of healthydebate.ca will be evaluated, development of metrics for that framework, and beginning to collect data to populate the metrics
  • launching a blog and opinion section on healthydebate.ca
  • obtaining longer-term funding

We are seeking an individual to join the healthydebate.ca team for one year to push forward the agenda described above.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • establishing and managing the healthydebate.ca blog and opinion section
  • increasing awareness of healthydebate.ca by face-to-face and electronic interactions with numerous public stakeholders,
  • help develop partnerships with other groups such as the conventional media, web-based media, and others,
  • expanding social media use, reaching online influencers and driving traffic to healthydebate.ca
  • developing linkages with training programmes for health professionals and practicing health professionals
  • drafting documents describing healthydebate.ca, targeting the different audiences described above
  • drafting funding requests that can be sent to granting agencies and philanthropists requesting funding for the site
  • developing a framework and metrics with which to evaluate healthydebate.ca, and starting to collecting the required information
  • drafting occasional stories for healthydebate.ca

Qualifications:

  • working knowledge of Canada’s health care system
  • experience with knowledge translation and with “conventional” media
  • comfortable with social media tools and platforms
  • experience writing grants
  • Masters degree in health care or journalism
  • excellent writer
  • excellent verbal skills and maturity needed to interact with key opinion leaders
  • strategic thinker
  • excellent inter-personal skills
  • team player
  • excellent attendance record

To apply online, please visit http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/stmichaels/JobDescription.asp?Job....