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Communications, Knowledge Translation and Exchange Officer, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 26, 2015

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) is an independent knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) organization that aims to eliminate harm from gambling. Our goal is to support evidence-informed decision making in responsible gambling policies, standards and practices. Our work supports policy makers, gambling regulators and operators, researchers, as well as treatment and prevention service providers.  Before April 2015 GREO’s name was the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC).
 
Communications, Knowledge Translation and Exchange Officer

Reporting to the CEO, you will provide communications and technical support for GREO’s publications, website, social media presence, and webinars, provide strategic marketing and communications counsel, and create new initiatives to increase GREO’s profile and awareness of programs, services, and products.

Some of your responsibilities will include:  

  • Writing, editing and coordinating the development of communications products for the organization and working closely with the Manager, Research Knowledge Translation & Exchange (KTE) and the KTE - Knowledge Broker ensuring material is accurate and current.
  • Maintaining and updating GREO’s website, creating strategic content, posting final documents, knowledge exchange products, and research reports.  Addresses technical elements of the website, liaising with external suppliers and ensuring the currency of the website.
  • Managing GREO’s web and social media presence under the direction of the CEO.
  • Developing GREO’s publications, brochures, Annual Reports, e-newsletter etc. under the direction of the CEO and working with the KTE team to generate the most comprehensive and accurate material.
  • Managing the day-to-day operations in relation to on-line resources including current information on all GREO funded research projects, and responsible gambling knowledge exchange projects and activities.
  • Planning and executing GREO events (e.g., stakeholder forums, workshops, etc.) and prepares materials for external events (e.g., conferences, briefings, etc.) and KTE education events.

Qualifications:  

  • A graduate or post graduate degree (e.g. Bachelors, Master’s Degree or PhD degree in a relevant field (journalism, communication, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in communications, media, social media and/or web management and design including writing / editing clear, compelling copy to communicate health and/or social services issues.
  • Proven track record in marketing and stakeholder/government/media relations and interacting with internal and external contacts at all levels.  
  • Experience in graphic design and development of newsletters / brochures posters, etc. and synthesizing complex data and research results.  
  • Experience with stakeholder consultations including experience with community capacity-building and/or determinants of health   
  • Strong consulting and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with considerable autonomy and independence.
  • Superior interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation and consensus-building skills to sustain effective working relationships and innovative partnerships.
  • Superior oral and written communication and public presentation skills to effectively write and present research findings and messages, etc. to the public, partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience hosting / supporting webinars and other on-line information exchanges would be an asset.  
  • Demonstrated experience working in health promotion and/or health care and knowledge and/or experience in mental health and addictions, problem gambling and/or other related fields preferred.
  • Fluency in French would be an asset

For further information on the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) or to access the French version of the job posting, please visit:  http://www.greo.ca.

Apply by June 26, 2015

How to apply?

  • Please apply by submitting your covering letter and resume, in one continuous document to the following email address:   communication_officer_greo@lytwynresources.com
  • Include in your subject line that you are applying for Communication KTE Officer, GREO.  Also, outline your salary expectations and availability in your email.
  • If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email the above address with “Accommodation Required” in the subject line to provide your contact information.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those being considered for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) is an inclusive employer.  

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.