Position Type: Full-time, indefinite term
Annual Salary: $57,500
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hour)
Start Date: August 16, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: Primary working language is English
Reports to: Knowledge Translation Manager
Application Deadline: July 25, 2022, 12:00 pm PT
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work. At CBRC, we also recognize the value of a variety of educational experiences, including but not limited to academic, career-based, and personal learnings. No one’s application will be ignored due to having not met a formal educational threshold.
Reporting to the Knowledge Translation Manager, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator is responsible for researching, writing and editing copy for CBRC’s various advocacy and educational campaigns. CBRC has a broad variety and competing list of communications needs, so an understanding of sexual health, analytical thinking, and the ability to multitask are great assets. The ideal candidate will also possess strong verbal and written skills in English and have an interest in translating data and research as a tool for health promotion, community engagement, and structural change.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Read and analyze research publications in order to write, review and edit content created for CBRC’s policy development and education activities. This includes the development and dissemination of policy papers, reports, and related materials (e.g. digital media) to target different audiences
- Repurpose and mobilize existing CBRC content for various audiences
- Produce evidence summaries and environmental scans on identified issues
- Other responsibilities and duties as required
- A Bachelor's or Master's degree in an area related to health science, social science, public health, or public policy. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
- 1-3 years of experience in a similar position
- High-level understanding of public policy
- Knowledge of the non-profit sector in Canada, especially in relation to 2SLGBTQ communities, health promotion and research, social services, and social justice
- Experience interpreting different forms of evidence, and an understanding of the hierarchy of evidence in the context of published research
- The ability to use data to write and develop engaging messages, while also maintaining strict standards of quality control and reinforcing CBRC’s style
- Excellent verbal and written skills in English
- Experience using knowledge translation theories and tools
Other Competencies & Qualifications (Assets)
- Communication skills in French
- Highly organized and strong attention to detail
- Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
- Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a team setting
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
- Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
- Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and Long-Term Disability (LTD), Life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- Inclusive workplace
- Remote and hybrid work arrangement
- Flexible working schedule
- Kind and supportive team
How to apply
Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Coordinator). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, resume, and an example of your previous work that demonstrates analytical writing. This should be written by you and be at least 3 pages in length.
We acknowledge the copyright of your work submitted, and your work will stay only within our hiring procedure solely for the purpose of screening and selection.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Coordinator or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is July 25, 2022, 12:00 pm PT.