Coordinator, Knowledge Translation

Parachute is seeking an experienced, results driven Coordinator, Knowledge Translation. In this role you will be responsible for the project management, development, implementation and evaluation of a variety of research and knowledge translation initiatives, including programs, within Parachute.  You will act as the first point of contact to a variety of internal and external stakeholders as well as a central resource to assist with building capacity related to injury prevention knowledge translation and exchange at Parachute.

Parachute is a national charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Parachute’s injury prevention solutions, knowledge mobilization, public policy, and social awareness efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of serious injury while achieving Parachute’s vision of “a Canada free of serious injuries… with Canadians living long lives to the fullest”.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular reviews of current publications for research that could impact and/or influence Parachute’s information, positions.
  • Maintain an online knowledge management system that houses central organizational resources.
  • Provide support to various internal stakeholders to ensure all Parachute information and activities are evidence based and correctly referenced.
  • Manage projects, including developing work plans, monitoring deliverables and creating reports.
  • Support and provide training for KT to internal stakeholders.
  • Represent, participate and/or present at external events such as conferences, meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • Support the KT Management Strategy within the organization’s KT Framework.
  • Contribute expertise to grant and funding applications.
  • Maintain organizational subscriptions to journals and other publications.
  • Serve as the liaison to organize participation of groups of stakeholders, manage the communications between and among these groups.
  • Act as a media spokesperson.

Qualifications

  • Graduate level training (e.g. Masters degree) in Health Promotion, Knowledge Translation or Knowledge Management or related field.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, data collection, statistical analysis.
  • Experience and/or training in injury prevention.
  • Experience in applied research and evaluation.
  • Experience in a range of related activities including written/oral communication.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian health care system.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Excellent judgment, problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Exemplary project management skills; highly detail oriented.
  • Demonstrates tact, sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with various stakeholders; able to effectively build relationships.
  • Self motivated and works well both independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative, creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects, simultaneously, with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Ability to travel.
  • French language an asset.
  • Media spokesperson experience is an asset.

Posting Date:  January 3, 2018

Closing Date:  January 19, 2018  

How to apply:  Apply directly on-line to careers@parachutecanada.org with your curriculum vitae and cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.