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Posting Number: YUSA-10366
Position Title: Knowledge Mobilization Officer
Department: Innovation York
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 11
Salary: Annual salary of $59,565 will be prorated based on the number of weeks worked.
Duration: Limited Term Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Position Start Date: April 17, 2017   Position End Date: March 31, 2023
 
Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the Manager of Knowledge Mobilization, the Knowledge Mobilization Officer (KMb Officer) works within knowledge mobilization team and more specifically, will be the knowledge mobilization lead for VISTA, the Vision: Science to Applications program. The knowledge mobilization team is part of Innovation York, the innovation unit within the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) at York University.
KMb Officer coordinates the various KMb functions in order to provide effective and efficient service and support to VISTA faculty members, trainees, students, and external VISTA partners in the administration of the University's practices relating to knowledge mobilization. KMb Officer will advance knowledge mobilization activities for VISTA researchers, specifically VISTA core members by: creating and maintaining effective working relationships with VISTA faculty, trainees and students in order to understand ongoing research projects, assist in creating opportunities for research partnerships with external organizations, work with new and existing research partnerships, and assist with the creation and dissemination of communications materials for VISTA research projects.
KMb Officer will provide outreach to policy makers and decision makers, as well as external organizations, in order to disseminate communications materials and maximize the impact of VISTA research.
 
Education:
Minimum undergraduate degree is required, preferably in the sciences or communication/journalism.
 
Experience:
Minimum two years of experience working with a specific knowledge mobilization or communications mandate, either in a university research administrative environment or in the equivalent in government, NGO, community or voluntary agency, in a research or policy environment.
 
Skills:
Excellent presentation skills. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; excellent judgment, oral and written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to multitask, set priorities and meet tight deadlines; strong analytical skills; professionalism, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy in interactions with internal and external constituencies; flexibility, self-directed and demonstrated initiative, creativity; high level of accuracy and attention to detail; comfort with ambiguity. Knowledge of University research and financial policies and procedures an asset. Demonstrated advanced skills in MS Office, intermediate skill and experience in web design software (such as HTML or Dreamweaver) and basic database software (such as MS Access). Demonstrated experience using and instructing on the use of social media (O3 Platform, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube) required, preferably in a research environment. Ability to work with databases and web content management systems. Demonstrated ability to use Google analytics and other web metrics.
 
Additional Notes :
A candidate must possess a permanent and valid provincial driverís G license and have access to a reliable vehicle for business use OR: an incumbent must be willing to travel to on an occasional basis.

This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes
 
Dates:
Internal Posting Date: March 13, 2017
Internal Application Deadline: March 20, 2017
 
Extended Posting Date: April 10, 2017
Extended Application Deadline: April 18, 2017
 
External Posting Date: April 10, 2017
External Application Deadline: April 18, 2017

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

Thank you for your interest in a career with York University.

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