Knowledge Mobilization Specialist

University of British Columbia

Staff – Non Union

Job Category

Job Profile
AAPS Hourly – Information Services, Level A

Job Title
Knowledge Mobilization Specialist

Research Phinney GERO School of Nursing Faculty of Applied Science

Compensation Range
$36.99 – $53.16 CAD Hourly

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Posting End Date
November 27, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

May 31, 2025

This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Summary
This position will be responsible for the effective administration and development of the project knowledge products, including the Action Guide, website, and producing knowledge products (e.g. emerging learnings) from the evaluation interviews and focus groups and networking events . The incumbent will be well versed in written communications as well as online technologies and design to provide responsive and informed support to print and web-based communications regarding the Building Capacity Project.
Organizational Status
Reports to the Project Managers of the Building Capacity Project
Work Performed

  • raises community awareness about the Building Capacity Project and its activities through podcasts, regular newsletters and creating and maintaining website content
  • develops knowledge products and resources to support implementation, including success stories from similar initiatives, training resources (i.e. BCP cards), and emerging implementation learnings
  • develops other knowledge products including posters, displays, policy briefs, etc.
  • Participates in interviews, focus groups and networking events to support the BCP evaluation
  • Works with evaluation team to produces knowledge products (e.g. summaries, emerging learnings) from these
  • Contributes to the development of the BCP Action Guide (print and web-based version)
  • Works with the Visual Communications Designer to maintain the other website content, including the newsletter
  • Works with the Visual Communications Designer to develop mock-up (Beta) Action Guide for website
  • Manages and compiles informational material to include on project websites
  • supports the Visual Communications Designer to perform web-related coding and quality control and other functions below
  • Establishes design standards and best practices
  • Translates concepts effectively against objectives and executes website design in a timely manner
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of current information technology
  • Ensures that web efforts are aligned with overall organizational goals
  • Conducts testing of new website features and builds for quality assurance
  • Advocates for the adoption of best practices in website information organization and user-centered design to balance the needs of the audience with the goals of the unit
  • Researches and recommends tools or procedures that allow sites to be more easily maintained and provides related training and support
  • Recommends and assists in the development of web content and functionality
  • Performs other duties as required

Consequence of Error/Judgement
Accuracy is essential as errors can have significant negative impacts on the quality and effectiveness of the Unit.
Supervision Received
The position is supervised by the Project Manager of the Building Capacity Project
Supervision Given
Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of four years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in communications preferred.
  • Ability to “think around corners” and anticipate needs, problems, and issues, to plan ahead, and to assist clients in identifying appropriate courses of action
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities and work effectively, both independently and within a team environment
  • Intermediate or advanced computer skills with Windows XP, Office XP Pro, Internet Publishing, email, and internet
  • Ability to think conceptually i.e., use creative, conceptual, or inductive reasoning or thought processes to identify patterns in complex data, and identify key or underlying issues in complex situations
  • Highly effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare complete, concise, and understandable technical documentation
  • Ability to build, maintain and troubleshoot databases
  • Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous, patient manner
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships
  • Knowledge of the university and its policies, goals, mission, and issues would be a definite asset. Strong copywriting, editing, and proof-reading skills
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of browser standards
  • Knowledge of social media, blogging tools, RSS, Dreamweaver, and WordPress software is an asset
  • Strong image/photo creation and editing skills, with excellent working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and other image editing tools
  • Solid knowledge of web server statistics traffic monitoring packages and other site management tools
  • Multimedia experience and an understanding of various multimedia formats QuickTime, Real, Windows Media, and Flash.
  • Demonstrated Graphical User Interface GUI design/user experience UX / usability design skills
  • Knowledge of programming approaches and issues, including object-oriented design and security issues
  • Knowledge of any or all of the following an asset: XML, webcasting, screencasting, podcasting, third party web services and API’s
  • Flexible, can-do attitude, as required in a high and public dynamic environment
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills, with the ability to research, understand and recommend new and evolving web solutions
  • Ability to clearly describe and explain complex or technical information to audiences with mixed levels of ability

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