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Knowledge Broker, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline April 23, 2016

Organizational

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.  
 
Role Mandate

As a Knowledge Broker for GREO, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that stakeholders have access to the most relevant and credible information to inform policy and practice decisions.  
 
Responsibilities

  • Working closely with government ministries, stakeholders (e.g. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)) and allied treatment and prevention organizations to understand knowledge needs, context and strategic approaches to reduce harm from gambling
  • Identifying and/or developing knowledge products; for example, prepare comprehensive summaries, policy briefs and infographics
  • Planning and implementing events to build capacity for evidence-informed decision making in policies, programs and practices
  • Facilitating the evaluation, funding and implementation of community-engaged knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) projects
  • Leading and/or supporting GREO programs as assigned (e.g. quarterly themes, roundtables, research snapshots, GREO Knowledge Hubs, etc.)
  • Supporting the provision of expertise and advice in knowledge translation and exchange to external stakeholder groups
  • Conduct ongoing program evaluation through creating tools and working protocols to ensure stakeholder input and feedback on programs and activities
  • Staying current on emerging issues in KTE and gambling through independent learning, professional development and conferences
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree (Master’s Degree or PhD) in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research methodology and practice of knowledge exchange, as related to the problem gambling or broader addiction and mental health sector.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate appropriate KTE strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex concepts
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing complex data and research results into information for diverse audiences
  • Experience with stakeholder consultation and group facilitation for collaborative action
  • Demonstrated experience interacting professionally with internal and external contacts at all levels
  • Knowledge and previous experience working with government agencies
  • KTE training and certification is considered an asset
  • Fluently bilingual in French is considered an asset

For further information on Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) please visit http://www.greo.ca.
 
Application Deadline: Apply by April 23, 2016 at 5:30pm
 
How to apply

Please apply by submitting your covering letter and resume, in one continuous document to the following email address: [email protected]

Include in your subject line that you are applying for Knowledge Broker, 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.

Application Deadline Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 17:30