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Knowledge Broker, Content Specialist, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline October 19, 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. The work we do is intended for researchers, policy makers, gambling regulators and operators, and treatment and prevention service providers.  

Some of your duties will include:

  • Gathers, evaluates and summarizes research knowledge and evidence on gambling and related harms. Prepares comprehensive summaries, syntheses and/or policy briefs related to problem gambling knowledge or research questions posed by stakeholders, etc.
  • Provides research expertise and capacity to conduct secondary analyses of available datasets, systematic reviews of existing research evidence, and represents GREO on collaborative research projects with stakeholder organizations both in and out of province.
  • Develops syntheses of knowledge evidence, literature, tools, resources and capacity-building material for GREO.
  • Develops products and working protocols, as part of a communications or KTE strategy, working with knowledge users to ensure uptake and implementation /dissemination to the field.  May include developing and/or implementing knowledge products and web based/technology enabled communication tools.
  • Develops and facilitates policy forums/roundtables, stakeholder consultations and/or student workshops on priority topics bringing together panels of experts to discuss important knowledge gaps and determining the research questions/methods to be used to address these issues (e.g. Why don’t problem gamblers go to treatment?)
  • Co-ordinates development of knowledge translation strategies with partners (e.g. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) etc.) offering expertise in emerging and best practices related to relevant gambling research.  Conducts analyses of internal and external environments, policies and reports in order to provide the best possible strategic development recommendations for gambling knowledge exchange.
  • Develops products (e.g. presentations, research summaries, tools, services, etc.) for and participates in briefings with relevant stakeholders prior to release of research results (e.g. stakeholders, Ministries, Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG), etc.)
  • Provides expertise and advice in KTE to external stakeholder groups in response to their specific problem gambling KTE queries/questions.
  • Develops presentations on problem gambling highlights, trends, research and knowledge inquiry questions.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research methodology and practices, KTE and related problem gambling or broader addiction sector research.   Ability to identify risk and propose risk-mitigation strategies.
  • Postgraduate degree, preferably PhD degree in a relevant field e.g. public health, population health specialty, etc.  
  • Demonstrated experience in communications.  Experience in media and web design including editing copy and experience hosting / supporting webinars and other on-line information exchanges would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing complex data and research results into presentations for audiences at all levels.
  • Experience with group facilitation, teamwork development and stakeholder consultation.
  • Experience with community capacity building and/or determinants of health
  • Demonstrated experience interacting professionally with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Knowledge of and previous exposure to government relations.

For further information on the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) please visit:  http://www.greo.ca.

Apply by October 19, 2015 at 5:30pm

How to Apply:

  • Please apply by submitting your covering letter and resume, in one continuous document to the following email address: info@greo.ca   
  • Include in your subject line: Knowledge Broker, Content Specialist.
  • 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.

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

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Application Deadline Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 17:30