Knowledge Translation Manager

Position Type: Full-Time; Indeterminate Term
Annual Salary: $65,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly – regular working hours are 9am-5pm in your local time zone (flexible)
Start Date: Monday, July 8, 2024 (flexible)
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: Primary working language is English; French language skills are an asset (please indicate language skills in your cover letter or resume).
Reports to: Director of Education, Knowledge Mobilization, and Policy
Direct Reports: Sexual Health Specialist
Deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 11:59pm PT
Status: CLOSED

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 Toronto and Montréal.

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, queer, trans and non-binary people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and we do not expect that employees will disclose this in the course of their work. At CBRC, we recognize that some applicants have experienced barriers to traditional educational and employment opportunities. We consider various combinations of education, employment, volunteer, and lived experience and encourage applicants to highlight these experiences in their cover letter and resume.


Reporting to the Director of Education, Knowledge Mobilization, and Policy, the Knowledge Translation Manager is responsible for managing and directly contributing to the development of CBRC knowledge mobilization outputs (e.g., policy briefs, evidence summaries, community health promotion resources). The Knowledge Translation Manager should be confident navigating and interpreting health science research, with a demonstrated ability to critically evaluate academic and non-academic sources. They must be a strong writer and copy editor who can work with a team of direct reports, other CBRC team members, and external partners to develop and mobilize engaging and impactful content to enhance the capacity of community members, healthcare and services providers, and decisionmakers to address the health needs of 2S/LGBTQIA+ people across Canada.

While this position is considered permanent, please note that the continuity of all roles is contingent on sustainable funding.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Knowledge Translation (50%)
    • Manages & contributes to (e.g., through writing) the development of a variety of knowledge mobilization, policy, and education outputs like policy briefs, evidence summaries, and community health promotion resources (e.g., digital media) for diverse target audiences (e.g., 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities, healthcare and services providers, decision makers)
  • Research & Analysis (30%)
    • Gathers and analyzes evidence to inform CBRC’s knowledge mobilization, policy development, and education activities (e.g., consulting with sector actors and affected communities, reading research publications)
  • Leadership / Human Resources (20%)
    • Hires, trains, supervises, and mentors knowledge mobilization team members and contractors (e.g., writers), including support for staff development, problem solving, managing time off requests, and performance management

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, public health, public policy, health science, or social science
  • 3-5 years of recent experience in health research, health promotion, or communications
  • 1-2 years of recent experience supervising others (employees, contractors, or volunteers): coordinating work, coaching, performance management, etc
  • Awareness of 2SLGBTQAI+ social, cultural, and political values and sensitivities
  • Experience using knowledge translation theories & tools
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English, including the ability to speak with a high level of professionalism while representing the organization
  • The ability to identify, assess and synthesize research on complex topics in health sciences rapidly and independently, with an understanding of the hierarchy of evidence in the context of published research.
  • Proficiency in using computers and software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and video conferencing platforms).

Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)

  • A post graduate degree or diploma in a related field
  • Ability to communicate in French
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector in Canada, especially in relation to 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities, health promotion and research, social services, and social justice.
  • Knowledge of health issues affecting 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities (e.g., HIV/STBBIs, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance use), including how these issues affect communities existing at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities (e.g., queer and trans Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour)
  • Ability to supervise and mentor team members and independent contractors
  • Excellent project management skills to manage collaborative workflow from issue identification through to the drafting of final copy, including collection and integration of feedback from internal and external sources
  • The ability to use data to write and develop engaging messages, while also maintaining strict standards of quality control and reinforcing CBRC’s style.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in office/at home.
  • Work long hours using computer and manual dexterity to operate a computer.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Work with large amounts of data.
  • Dealing with tight timelines for projects.
  • Occasional travel is required.


  • Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
  • Extended health benefits, including medical, gender-affirming care, dental, vision, and long-term disability (LTD), life coverage, 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 include the job you are applying for in the subject line. All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample.

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 Manager or call us (604-568-7478) to leave a voicemail to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.


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Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
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