Research Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Making the Shift Inc.

JOB TITLE: Research Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Making the Shift Inc.
TYPE OF POSITION: Contract – annual contract with opportunity for renewal for up to five yearsHOURS OF WORK: Full-time (35 hours/wk)
SALARY: $60-65K per year, plus benefits; salary commensurate with experience

The Research & Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator (RKMC) will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the research and knowledge mobilization agenda for Making the Shift Inc., as well as supporting the overall communication of the organization.

Making the Shift (MtS) is a Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab with a mandate to contribute to the transformation of how we respond to youth homelessness through research and knowledge mobilization specific to youth homelessness prevention and housing stabilization. MtS is a federally funded Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and is co-led by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at York University and A Way Home Canada.

The Research and Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator directly reports to the Managing Director and works with the Managing Director, the Scientific Director and the Partnership and Implementation Director to drive MtS’ research and knowledge mobilization (KMb) agenda, to ensure that MtS-funded research has an impact on policy and practice.

Through the MtS Research & KMb strategy, MtS will generate new insights, cultivate and mobilize innovative and effective solutions to youth homelessness, and support implementation of effective policy and program models by governments, founders and communities alike. Our approach to KMb begins with a recognition that we must have a solid understanding of knowledge users and their needs, different pathways for mobilization, as well as the factors that enhance or inhibit the mobilization of research and the conditions necessary for policy and practice to incorporate new knowledge.

The RKMC provides support to the Managing Director and works closely with the Scientific and Partnership & Implementation Directors of Making the Shift Inc., the project team, partner teams, national funding organizations, regional and national partner organizations, government representatives and bureaucrats, faculty members and staff at York University and other Faculties/Universities, as well as people with lived experience of homelessness. We are looking for an individual with solid research, knowledge mobilization and communication expertise, who has a keen interest in continuous learning, system capacity and partnership building.

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