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Communications, Knowledge Translation and Exchange Officer, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline October 30, 2013

The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) is recognized for its leadership as an objective, independent problem gambling research centre in Canada and around the world.  Our leadership has guided major research initiatives and has supported evidence-informed decision-making in policy and practice.  In doing so, OPGRC has formed highly effective provincial, inter-provincial and international partnerships for collaborating and exchanging knowledge across government, the research community, and problem gambling treatment and prevention providers.  
Communications, Knowledge Translation and Exchange Officer

Reporting to the CEO, you will provide technical communications support related to problem gambling and knowledge exchange and ensure that the Centre is perceived as the “go-to” site for distilled research knowledge on gambling.

Some of your responsibilities will include:  

  • Writing, editing and coordinating the development of communications products for the Centre and working closely with the Manager, Research Knowledge Translation & Exchange (KTE) and the KTE - Knowledge Broker ensuring material is accurate and current.
  • Maintaining the Centre’s website, posting final documents, knowledge exchange products, and research reports.  Addressing the technical elements of the website, liaising with external suppliers and ensuring the currency of the Centre’s website.
  • Managing the Centre’s web and social media presence under the direction of the CEO.
  • Developing the Centre’s publications, brochures, Annual Reports, etc. under the direction of the CEO and working with the KTE team to generate the most comprehensive and accurate material.
  • Managing the day-to-day operations in relation to on-line resources including current information on all OPGRC knowledge exchange and problem gambling research projects/activities.


  • A graduate or post graduate degree (e.g. Bachelors, Master’s Degree or PhD degree in a relevant field (journalism, communication, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in communications, media, social media and/or web management and design including writing / editing clear, compelling copy to communicate health and/or social services issues.
  • Proven track record in marketing and stakeholder/government/media relations and interacting with internal and external contacts at all levels.  
  • Experience in graphic design and development of newsletters / brochures posters, etc. and synthesizing complex data and research results.  
  • Experience with stakeholder consultations including experience with community capacity-building and/or determinants of health   
  • Strong consulting and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with considerable autonomy and independence.
  • Superior interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation and consensus-building skills to sustain effective working relationships and innovative partnerships.
  • Superior oral and written communication and public presentation skills to effectively write and present research findings and messages, etc. to the public, partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience hosting / supporting webinars and other on-line information exchanges would be an asset.  
  • Demonstrated experience working in health promotion and/or health care and knowledge and/or experience in mental health and addictions, problem gambling and/or other related fields preferred.
  • Fluency in French would be an asset

Location:  Currently in Guelph, Ontario; under review

For further information on the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) or to access the job description or French version of the job posting, please visit

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

The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) is an inclusive employer.