Job type: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $25.92–$28.96 an hour

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Office, Clerical and Technical
Position covered by the Collective Agreement with USW Local 4120

Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator

Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnership

Temporary full-time from August 2022 to August 14, 2023
Hiring #: 2022-0524

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Reporting to the Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Agri-Food Partnership, the Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator supports a team of research administration, communications, and knowledge mobilization (KMb) professionals to deliver on KMb program outcomes for the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a critical partnership between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The purpose of the KMb program is to maximize the impact of Alliance programs. The Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator is responsible for: (1) supporting Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) initiatives and activities outlined in the annual KMb plan for the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, and (2) supporting initiatives and activities related to research data management for the Alliance. The Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator may also support special projects undertaken by the Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnership in support of the on-going delivery of, and reporting for, the OMAFRA/UofG Agreement.

The Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator will:

  • Support the execution of the KMb Annual Plan and provision of assorted KTT initiatives and activities within the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.
  • Organize, coordinate and implement logistics for program events such as knowledge exchange events, webinars, capacity building workshops and townhalls.
  • Provide support for the development and administration of the annual KTT Funding Call and the Mobilization Initiatives grant program.
  • Develop and update tools and resources to support the effective implementation of the KMb program and the research data management portfolio.
  • Draft and edit plain language documents including summaries of research projects, event proceedings and reports, and website content.
  • Maintain an awareness of ongoing research supported by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.

Requirements for the job include: Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. agriculture, food, science, public health, science communications, public policy, communications) and approximately two years of relevant KMb/KTT work experience, preferably in an academic setting and/or in the Ontario agri-food sector. The Coordinator must have knowledge, experience and/or training in KMb best practices to develop and execute successful projects, initiatives and events, and have the ability to understand and interpret scientific material. Additional requirements include: ability to work in a dynamic and complex environment with discretion and professionalism; ability and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities; experience organizing and coordinating projects and events; experience writing, drafting and editing materials for a variety of audiences; and experience working with a diverse group of individuals to achieve central goals or tasks. Experience working with the research community in a university setting and experience within the food and agriculture sector would be considered assets.

Classification USW, Local 4120 Salary Band 5
Normal Hiring Range $25.92 - $28.96 per hour

At the University of Guelph, fostering aculture of inclusionis an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 08 08
Closing Date: 2022 08 15

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Deadline: 01-04-2024

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