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Manager, Knowledge Mobilization Strategy, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 26, 2017

Status: Full-Time Permanent
About The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Created in 2007, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to implement the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The Strategy aims to reduce the incidence of cancer, lessen the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer. As the steward of the Strategy, we work collaboratively with cancer agencies, governments, national organizations, patients and families to advance meaningful and measurable progress in achieving shared goals.  

The Partnership’s vision is to continue to lead, learn and take action on the growing body of evidence and knowledge about cancer prevention and care.  With a focused approach, we will execute our strategic priorities, and tangibly measure and demonstrate how the pan-Canadian cancer control strategy has reduced the burden of cancer on Canadians.

The Strategy Division

This position is part of the Strategy Division which is responsible for overseeing and integrating Strategy, Evaluation and Analysis, Knowledge Mobilization, Corporate Communications and Public Outreach and Engagement functions to support and drive the Partnership’s overall effectiveness against its key goals and outcomes. The Division includes advancing progress of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer control strategy through active engagement and involvement with key partners and stakeholders.

The Position

Reporting to the Director, Knowledge Mobilization, the Manager, Knowledge Mobilization Strategy is accountable for driving and implementing a strategy for the effective uptake and use of the evidence created by the Partnership and its partners, to support increased efficiency and acceleration of cancer control in Canada.

Of primary importance to this role is proactively inspiring and managing a diverse team that serves as a core enabling function to the Partnership by providing expertise on the full spectrum of knowledge mobilization – from implementing standards for evidence creation and addressing evidence synthesis needs across the Partnership teams, understanding the unique needs of the Partnership’s target audiences and applying those insights to the development of tailored knowledge products, implementing best practices for dissemination and implementation strategies to move knowledge into active use and scale successes where possible, promoting adoption of KMb tools and theories to build capacity internally, and finally, to measuring the effectiveness of all knowledge mobilization efforts across the Partnership.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or Librarian Sciences
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience within a health, academic or research institution or a specialized setting/complex environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of knowledge translation and mobilization theories and practice, individual and organizational behaviour change and experience with their practical application.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in the use of research and methods, tools and approaches to the use of evidence including approaches to evaluation
  • Strong leadership skills to work with diverse teams and partners to develop, plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate knowledge products from conception to public release and dissemination
  • Advanced project management skills including excellent attention to detail and ability to manage timelines and budgets.  
  • Excellent problem recognition and solving abilities with minimal supervision on a range of complex tasks.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet milestones.
  • Strong mentoring, coaching and knowledge-sharing skills, ability to interact and work effectively with staff
  • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including stakeholder management at the provincial and/or national levels
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer; experience in not-for-profit an asset

Application Deadline June 26, 2017.

How To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Talent Management at indicating ‘Manager, Knowledge Mobilization Strategy’ in the subject line.

All applicants are appreciated however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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