Content Lead, Knowledge, Translation and Education

Application deadline:
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The Alzheimer Society’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to promote research.

Our Values

Collaboration Accountability Respect Excellence

The Alzheimer Society is an equal opportunity employer, and we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We are also committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Content Lead, Knowledge, Translation and Education

Reporting to the Senior Knowledge, Translation and Education Editor, the Content Lead will play a vital role in the national expansion of our Dementia Friendly Canada program, as well as providing information and raising awareness of dementia through well-crafted and informative content. The ideal candidate can expertly contribute to content strategy as well as the creation of content and resources for both the ASC, its partners and its social media audiences.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Help develop and implement a content strategy that supports our mission and objectives.
  • Engage our Advisory Group of People with Lived Experience of Dementia in the development of a person-centred content strategy.
  • Collaborate with research, evaluation, marketing, communication and fundraising partners on the creation of new and updating of existing resources for various projects and programs.
  • Create and edit high-quality content for our website, learning management systems, social media, newsletters, and educational materials.
  • Research and stay updated on the latest developments in dementia care, treatment, and support.
  • Collaborate with experts to translate their knowledge into easily understandable content.
  • Ensure all content is sensitive to the needs and challenges of individuals living with dementia and caregivers.
  • Consult with working groups and others to obtain iterative feedback on content.
  • Use SEO and content analytics to measure and optimize content performance as needed.
  • Work with vendors such as translators and designers to achieve content deliverables.
  • Maintain inventory of all IT assets.

Your Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Health Communications, Health Science, Knowledge Translation or a related field (Master's degree is a plus).
  • Proven experience in content creation, editing, and strategy development, with at least 3 years in a similar role.
  • Familiarity with health literacy and plain language principles.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications

  • Sensitivity and understanding of the challenges faced by people living with dementia and their care partners.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with a focus on clarity, empathy, and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in SEO best practices and content management systems.
  • Ability to collaborate with subject matter experts and present complex information in an easily accessible way.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and consultative multi-community-partner environment, with strength in multitasking.
  • Experience working with the media is a plus.
  • Bi- or Multilingual preferred but not required (English and French but all other languages will be considered)
  • Passion for our mission and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Commitment to Equitable Recruitment

The Alzheimer Society recognizes the value and dignity of each individual and ensures everyone has genuine, open, and unhindered access to employment opportunities, free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment, where the rights of all individuals and groups are protected and all members feel safe, respected, empowered, and valued for their contributions. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Please include the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line. We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: December 4, 2023