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Knowledge Broker, Knowledge Translation and Exchange, 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.  

Knowledge Translation and Exchange – Knowledge Broker

Reporting to the Manager, Research, Knowledge Translation and Exchange, you will provide technical problem gambling knowledge exchange as well as technical guidance and research expertise to the Manager, CEO and Board to facilitate the perception of the Centre as the “go to” site for distilled research knowledge on gambling.         

Some of your responsibilities will include:  

  • Gathering, evaluating and synthesizing problem gambling research and evidence through research     exchange forums; preparing policy briefs and implementing secondary research with partners.  
  • Developing presentations, research summaries etc. on problem gambling trends, research, knowledge inquiry questions and release of research results.
  • Developing annotated bibliographies of knowledge evidence, literature, tools, resources and capacity building material and annotated inventory of problem gambling research instruments and interventions for the Centre.
  • Developing products and working protocols including developing/implementing “knowledge application” projects and technology communication tools in support of communications or knowledge translation and exchange strategy for sector groups to facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination.
  • Assisting the Manager in developing policy forums/roundtables, stakeholder consultations and student workshops on priority topics.
  • Supporting the Research Review Process by managing peer reviews of completed research and providing expertise to the Knowledge Translation incubator award process.
  • Assisting with coordination of knowledge translation strategies with partners by providing optimum strategic development recommendations for gambling knowledge exchange.

Qualifications:  

  • Post graduate degree e.g. Master’s Degree or PhD degree in a relevant field e.g. public health, population health specialty, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and practices, knowledge exchange and related problem gambling or broader addiction sector research.  
  • Demonstrated experience in communications;   group facilitation, teamwork development and stakeholder consultation and in synthesizing complex data and research results into presentations for audiences at all levels.
  • Experience with community capacity building and/or determinants of health and interacting professionally with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Knowledge of and previous exposure to government relations.  
  • Ability to identify risk and propose risk mitigation strategies.
  • Strong consulting, customer service, negotiation, facilitation and consensus-building skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication and public presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and innovation skills.
  • Personal integrity, sound judgment and an honest and ethical approach.   
  • Ability to work with autonomy and independence regarding operational issues.  
  • Experience in media and web design (e.g. editing copy, experience hosting / supporting webinars/other on-line information exchanges would be an asset.
  • 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 and French version of the job posting, please visit:  http://www.opgrc.org

To apply online by October 30, 2013 please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:  

http://careers.bridgespan.ca/JobDescriptionMultiple.asp?WebJobPostingsID...

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.