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Design and Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Specialist, Canadian Diabetes Association

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Our mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.

Design and Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Specialist
(Contract position until March 2013)

The Instructional Design and Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Specialist will implement the recommendations of an Evaluation Consultant on how to best modify the tools and fact sheets designed for people with diabetes for diverse ethno cultural and socioeconomic populations including linguistic and cultural alignment.  Adult education practices will be employed in disseminating the materials in the community at a range of events from large expos to hands-on educational workshops.  This position will play a lead role in working with an Evaluation Consultant to measure the learning programs and resources. This position will also need to work closely with a web specialist as the materials developed will be made available online for wide dissemination.


  • Utilize the Evaluation Consultant’s research to ascertain the content areas and scope of the modifications/additions to be made to the five tools and fact sheets by consulting with project partners, our public programs and services and external subject matter expects
  • Communicate with the Advisory Group and other key informants to better understand the information access issues of persons living with diabetes in the various high risk groups
  • Create learning tools, resources, and training materials by designing an array of programs and resources based on best practices for adult learning, both facilitated and independent study
  • Modify tools to address barriers and promote access by high risk groups by partnering with representatives of this group
  • Develop and pilot transformed materials by providing local in-person workshops, events, expos and health symposiums with the support of regional Association colleagues
  • Expand access to resources by working with the Web Specialist to create capacity on for interactive learning, load transformed tools with interactive components, and create community programs and services

Competencies Required:

  • 5 or more years of experience creating training programs that include classroom training, e-learning and web based training
  • Experience with blended learning
  • Experience in adult training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to draft content for health education material (preferably diabetes but could be other chronic diseases)
  •  Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment
  • General project management skills including analysis and evaluation, strategic and creative writing, and research
  • Training/education experience and volunteer management experience an asset
  • Ability to conceptualize easily, learn quickly and independently exercise good judgment and demonstrate initiative.

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in education, or health sciences, or social sciences, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Three years of consumer health education and dissemination or communication experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated success working within interdisciplinary teams and in partnerships with groups such as expert volunteers, researchers, advocates, and service providers
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Excellent knowledge of health promotion principles  
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management
  • Familiarity with diabetes as a chronic disease and an understanding of needs of people with diabetes
  • Familiarity with one or more of our ‘high risk groups’ (Within the scope of this project, the Association defines high risk groups as Asian, South Asian, Latino/Hispanic, African/Caribbean, Low Income and Low Literacy.

Please apply in writing with resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Canadian Diabetes Association
Fax: 416-408-7110

The Canadian Diabetes Association, encourages applications from all qualified individuals, and values a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.