Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Associate

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Alzheimer Society of Canada

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.

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Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Associate
Reports to: Director, Research and Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE)
Supervises: n/a

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is looking for a creative, energetic Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Associate who can forge forward with developing ground-breaking education media and literature in all aspects of dementia.
Do you have a passion for empowering and engaging people living with dementia, both through written word and engaging education? Does working with a respected team of change makers excite you?

We are looking for a dedicated professional with a passion for education and at least two years experience producing interactive, ground-breaking, multimedia projects. As the KTE Associate, you will dig into the research, oversee the conception, development, delivery and assessment of high quality, high impact learning experiences in a variety of print and digital projects.

As part of the Research & KTE team, you will oversee a portfolio of projects that range from inception, project launches to version 2s. You are adapt at combining your academic sensibility with an understanding of creative media approaches to learning, a focus to work effectively, the diplomacy to manage and work in a matrixed team and federated structure, and rigorous project management. A deep understanding of dementia and the value of the lived experience is a must.

We work as a team, understanding that we succeed and fail as a team. We are constantly scanning the horizon, bringing that thinking to our work and being grounded in empowering people living with dementia.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for leading the development of education media and literature for all aspects of dementia. This will involve identifying learning gaps, researching, conceptualizing, writing, delivering and assessing high quality, high impact learning experiences on a variety of print and digital projects. This position will oversee a portfolio of projects that range from inception, project launches to version 2s.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works independently and collaboratively to lead, projects and initiatives related to a variety of high-quality print and digital education from inception to the deployment of the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange tools to the public
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders (in particular people living with dementia) throughout the KTE process, identifies direction and learning gap in collaboration with the Director and Chief
  • Conceptualizes, composes and edits materials, including working with experts to translate material, taking a culture first approach, in keeping with ASC’s commitment to multilingual education
  • Conducts research, compiles and interprets content as needed
  • Manages project from inception to completion
  • Collaborates with matrixed team to ensure tools are production ready, deployed to the public and conducts evaluation to measure impact
  • Ensures the timely development and implementation of project plans, negotiating an appropriate balance among existing practice, available resources and opportunities for innovation
  • Represents ASC, including at professional communities of practice and conferences, as required
  • Writes conference abstracts and promotion pieces as required
  • Works collaboratively with subject matter experts including people with lived experience
  • Assists with the development of funding proposals
  • Performs other duties consistent with the job classification, as required

Job Qualifications

Education:

  • Completion of a university degree in Social Work, gerontology, communications or a related field

Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of gerontology/dementia care with responsibility for the development and deployment of education media and literature
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dementia and its many impacts
  • Experience in taking the lead to coordinate and deliver projects from inception to completion
  • Experience in delivering work within a strong brand with multiple audiences
  • Experience working with people living with dementia and other subject matter experts
  • Previous experience in a not-for-profit organization is preferred
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.
  • Ability to compile information into content for specific target audiences (e.g. family caregivers, health care providers).
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills, including handling multiple, concurrent issues and tasks within tight timelines.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft suite of software, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, including ability to work in teams and with diverse stakeholder groups. Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to respecting the privacy and confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Please include the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line.

Closing Date: May 12, 2021

We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.