Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Central and Northern Alberta Region, Faculty of Social Work

The University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (14 months ago)

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Position Overview

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The goal of this talent Project is to integrate research and practice in the preparation of the next generation of social workers by developing partnered research training initiatives, both within academia and across the public and not-for-profit sectors that enhance student research. The project has three streams including digital storytelling, developing sustainable field education models for social work education, and applied research into practice.

The Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator reports to the Principal Investigator, and will engage collaborators and partners through social media and information bulletins through a listserv that will be created for continued stakeholder engagement and support knowledge mobilization throughout the duration of the Project.

This position will be located in Edmonton and will work 20 hours per week.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Engage a wide range of stakeholders, including professional practitioners, researchers, students, educators, decision-makers, policymakers, and the general public, through the use of social media
Host and coordinate conferences, symposia and workshops; facilitating e-dialogues; and linking with, mobilizing, and leveraging other practice and research networks
Assist in website development and implementing knowledge mobilization activities
Develop resources such as training modules, promotional materials, webinars, presentations, flyers, and publications in peer reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers and other relevant areas
Demonstrates excellent skills in knowledge sharing practices to inform policy, service, and advocacy work among the project partners and other users in academia, professional users as well as public.
Coordinate with co-investigators, partners and students, committees and research teams for developing knowledge mobilization program and activities.
Plan and organize workshops, bringing together different perspectives on innovations in social work field education
Develop, implement and measure communications and content plans and campaigns
Produce and disseminate information about project related activities in the e-newsletters, website information, emails, newspapers, and other social media channels
Maintain the project website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
Develop an online repository of all the training materials, modules, presentation and publications of the project
Collaborate with the Project Coordinator to coordinate and facilitate the project related activities such as developing tools, training modules, and other programs for knowledge translation activities within three different research stream teams
Attend networking events to promote and raise awareness of the partnership
Keep records of all the media reports, information on websites, and other research presentations/publications to inform monitoring and evaluation

Qualifications / Requirements:
Undergraduate/Graduate degree in any social science or health discipline with a background in research, knowledge exchange and management related activities
1-2 years of relevant experience in the knowledge mobilization
Fluent in English, ability to communicate in French (speaking, reading and writing) would be an asset
Demonstrate excellent communication skills
Effective team management skills
Strong presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
Demonstrated experience using and instructing on the use of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube)
Experience of working with web content management systems, and knowledge of basic coding such as html
Good working knowledge of a range of communications tools, including email marketing tools and design programs
Strong copywriting, editing and proof-reading skills
Application Deadline: September 23, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Social Work visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work.

About the University of Calgary

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