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Knowledge Broker, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 24, 2017                                     

Status: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Toronto (Downtown near Union Station)

About The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Created in 2007, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to implement the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The Strategy aims to reduce the incidence of cancer, lessen the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer. As the steward of the Strategy, we work collaboratively with cancer agencies, governments, national organizations, patients and families to advance meaningful and measurable progress in achieving shared goals.  
The Partnership’s vision is to continue to lead, learn and take action on the growing body of evidence and knowledge about cancer prevention and care.  With a focused approach, we will execute our strategic priorities, and tangibly measure and demonstrate how the pan-Canadian cancer control strategy has reduced the burden of cancer on Canadians.

The Strategy Division

This position is part of the Strategy Division which is responsible for overseeing and integrating Strategy, Evaluation and Analysis, Knowledge Mobilization, Corporate Communications and Public Outreach and Engagement functions to support and drive the Partnership’s overall effectiveness against its key goals and outcomes. The Division includes advancing progress of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer control strategy through active engagement and involvement with key partners and stakeholders.

The Position

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Strategy Division of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer in the position of Knowledge Broker within the Knowledge Mobilization team. Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Mobilization Strategy, the Knowledge Broker is accountable for the application of best practices in supporting the uptake of knowledge and optimal use of evidence across our partners, stakeholders and end users for increased efficiency and acceleration of cancer control in Canada.  Working closely with internal teams across the organization, the Knowledge Broker will lead and support efforts to identify and translate evidence for the Partnership’s key audiences, develop tailored knowledge products in appropriate formats, support dissemination and implementation work, support linkage and exchange activities, and build organizational capacity to strengthen knowledge mobilization.  The Knowledge Broker will also be responsible for keeping current on best practices in translating evidence for policy and practice change, and ensuring the application to Partnership knowledge mobilization efforts. This is a perfect role for a creative and entrepreneurial individual, with an interest in making a difference and contributing to a growing team.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Masters degree (or equivalent mixture of education and experience) in a relevant field such as health sciences/science communications
  • 3-5 years of experience in the role of knowledge broker or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in applying best practices in knowledge mobilization (e.g., communications, education/training, toolkit development, stakeholder engagement)
  • Experience in designing, organizing, facilitating and evaluating knowledge exchange events such as meetings, webinars, conferences, community forums
  • Experience developing knowledge products such as toolkits, newsletters, fact-sheets and reports
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training materials to support adoption of tools, methods, initiatives and/or products
  • Experience working within research and/or government environments, healthcare agency, hospital or Cancer-specific knowledge and experience an asset
  • Excellent understanding of all aspects of knowledge exchange (e.g., generation, synthesis, product development, dissemination, exchange, evaluation)
  • Ability to interpret and identify key results from evidence and to succinctly summarize research findings in plain language
  • Experience building strong relationships with stakeholders and maintaining them over time – internal and external
  • Ability to develop or inform the development of knowledge products such as toolkits, newsletters, webinars or policy briefs using feedback from knowledge users
  • Excellent project management skills, with proven ability to coordinate multiple priorities amidst important and competing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with great attention to detail (including presentations, meeting facilitation and education)
  • Understanding of knowledge exchange conceptual models, frameworks and strategies and experience with a range of knowledge exchange methods (e.g. communities of practice, newsletters, workshops, online collaborative spaces) with demonstrated ability to research, analyze and develop knowledge exchange options and strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence-informed practice and decision making

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Talent Management at indicating ‘Knowledge Broker’ in the subject line.

All applicants are appreciated however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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