Director, Research Impact – Ontario HIV Treatment Network – Toronto, ON

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), established in 1998, is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people living with and at risk of HIV by using data and evidence to drive change. We work with three main types of partners – 1) testing programs and clinics; 2) AIDS service and other community-based organizations; and 3) policy and system leaders within and beyond the health sector – to support the implementation of the HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026 for Ontario.
Our work is guided by our new Strategic Directions through 2026:
Gather and analyze data on the HIV epidemic and HIV programs and services
Conduct targeted high-impact research
Support the use of the best available data and research evidence
Help create the backbone for collective impact in the HIV sector
We use four criteria to guide our investments and involvement: 1) relevance, impact-focused and efficient; 2) context-sensitive, good value for money and sustainable; 3) feasible, appropriate and altruistic; and 4) OHTN research accord adherent.
The OHTN provides a welcoming and accessible environment, which encourages initiative, cross-functional team work, knowledge-sharing and collaborative problem solving to drive excellence.
POSITION OVERVIEW
The Director of Research Impact, reporting to the Executive Director, will work closely with the Directors of Data and Applied Science Impact and Collective Impact to provide leadership for driving change based on the best available data and evidence. The Director of Research Impact will be responsible for:
developing and continuously improving OHTN research funding programs both independently and (where appropriate) in partnership with other research funders and research organizations, ensuring they reflect the criteria listed above
developing and continuously improving knowledge synthesis programs that operate on a range of timelines for a range of partners
providing scientific advice to inform the design and continuous improvement of knowledge translation (KT) programs targeting our three main types of partners
enhancing the OHTN’s reputation as an organization that uses evidence to drive change.
The Director of Research Impact oversees the Impact Focused Research Program, the OHTN’s Indigenous Research Program, the Knowledge Synthesis/Rapid Response Program and OHTN scientists with independent programs of research.
Please refer to the full job posting for more information about this position.
Deadline: Open until the position is filled.