BC Centre on Substance Use – Knowledge Translation Coordinator

BC Centre on Substance Use

Full Time Knowledge Translation Coordinator



The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use through the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines, and standards. With the support of the Province of BC, BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) aims to transform substance use policies and care by translating research into education and care guidance, thereby serving all British Columbians.



We have recently posted a Permanent Full Time Knowledge Translation Coordinator to help support the communication department for the BCCSU. You will have the opportunity to be part of all BCCSU activities including clinical care, education and research. You will have an opportunity to work closely with research leaders and community stakeholders to create an impactful change in the drug policy. Our ideal applicant will have experience working in the community in research capacity and with knowledge translation strategies and approach.You will also have experience planning and coordinating knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in a research environment. If you are looking to take your career to the next level to work in an organization that understands research and health care we want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Communications Lead, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator works in collaboration with BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) communications and research teams to support knowledge translation (KT) and knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities.

The role includes translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge products that can be used and delivered through a variety of communications channels (e.g., paper-based, multi-media). The Knowledge Translation Coordinator will support the implementation of multiple research and program evaluation projects. The position works with multiple stakeholders to identify knowledge needs and translate these needs into deliverables. Develops programs and materials, delivers education and training sessions to support sustainable uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions, and evaluates the effectiveness of these knowledge exchange and mobilization activities.



  • Develops, plans and coordinates knowledge translation and mobilization strategies in collaboration with research staff and communications team, including web, social media, and other digital channels.
  • Participates in the development and dissemination of related communications and promotional materials to support the translation of findings on evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge (i.e. website content, social media, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries).
  • Completes knowledge translation and research dissemination for research and evaluation projects taking place with community, partners, policy-makers, and general public.
  • Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate KT and KMb strategies.
  • Supports research staff, scientists and leadership in the identification of opportunities to improve service delivery through KT and KMb initiatives.
  • Liaises with stakeholders and experts internally and externally to meet information needs. Incorporates findings into policies, procedures, guidelines, reference materials and learning materials.
  • Liaises with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  • Works with research staff to track, monitor and report on all KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy and communicating to stakeholders.
  • Produces grant reporting as required.
  • Coordinates and schedules educational activities and community consultations; facilitates sessions both in individual and group settings.
  • Identifies and develops indicators to evaluate learning outcomes for intended audiences, compiles information and advises on adaptation and further development of the program.
  • Provides contract, budget and summary information related to events and KT and KMb activities.
  • Determines deliverables and outcome and develops report for distribution to impacted stakeholders (e.g. 3rd party vendors).
  • Participates in regular meetings with projects leads and management regarding progress and outcomes.
  • Works with leads and managers to develop communication strategy.
  •  Provides information, reports, analyses and recommendations to local teams and other stakeholders as required to support research and program evaluation and decision-making.   Performs other related duties as required.


  • Ability to travel for meetings as necessary.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of content design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
  • Advanced computer skills, including demonstrated familiarity with use of online learning and knowledge exchange platforms.
  • Ability to identify learning needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies/programs.
  • Ability to provide and/or develop resource materials, including educational materials.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, and to plan, coordinate, and organize work.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, Communications or relevant health care discipline.
  • A minimum of three (3) year’s recent, related experience in knowledge translation and communications, project management and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
  • Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics including harm reduction, social media and media planning considered assets.



Should you meet the above qualifications and if you are interested in being part of a team that cares please click here or contact srajabali@providencehealth.bc.ca .   When applying please ensure to submit a resume and cover letter

Applications will be accepted until position is filled