Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager Position Available

Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager

Live Work Well Research Centre

Temporary full-time from September 8, 2020 to September 7, 2022

Hiring #: 2020-0252

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Reporting to the Director, Live Work Well Research Centre, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, the Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager (RKM) provides leadership and support for day-to-day activities by initiating, developing, managing and supporting the research and knowledge mobilization efforts of the Centre, its researchers and its partners.

In strategic engagement with various internal and external stakeholders, the RKM will manage and support different research projects, and knowledge mobilization and communications work within the Centre. This work is largely divided between research project development, implementation and management, and Centre knowledge mobilization.

The RKM will develop, implement, manage and provide ongoing support for research projects and proposals in line with the strategic plan of the Centre; coordinate between projects; and initiate relevant research collaborations and funding development. The RKM will develop, implement and manage all knowledge mobilization plans associated with research projects and for the Centre more broadly. They work to raise the profile and impact of the Centre internally and externally through communications and knowledge mobilization activities.

Requirements include a master’s degree in a related field and two (2) years’ prior work experience preferably in an academic environment with research management, knowledge mobilization, research methodologies, and complex initiatives, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants will need to be well versed in project management - specifically related to developing/delivering workshops/training with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels, including web and accessibility standards for print; strong leadership skills; effective decision making; and outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Preferred applicants will have experience working in community-based research partnerships. Preferred applicants will demonstrate an understanding of policies and procedures that apply in an academic environment.

This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations

Classification P03 Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is 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.

Apply by September 2, 2020