Manager, Knowledge Transfer & Exchange

The Institute for Work & Health is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. Our mission is to promote, protect and improve the safety and health of working people by conducting actionable research that is valued by employers, workers and policy-makers. Since 1990, we have been providing research results and producing evidence-based products to inform the prevention and management of work-related injury and illness. The Institute is currently seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Manager, Knowledge Transfer & Exchange.

About the position

As a member of the Institute’s management team, you will be responsible for supervising our knowledge transfer activities. You will direct a team of knowledge transfer associates in building vibrant relations with thought leaders in organized labour, employer communities, health care, occupational health and safety, disability management and regulatory authorities. Under the direction of the Institute’s Scientific Co-Directors, you will manage activities to ensure that the Institute’s research evidence is available, understandable and usable for our stakeholders.

Principle duties and responsibilities

The following are the principle duties and responsibilities of the Manager, Knowledge Transfer & Exchange:

  • ensuring the integration of knowledge transfer principles in the design and implementation of individual research projects, under the direction of the Institute’s scientific directors;
  • managing the Institute’s knowledge transfer activities and the direction of a team of knowledge transfer associates;
  • maintaining and strengthening the Institute's relations with a diverse community of partners and stakeholders;
  • liaising with the Director, Communications to ensure that the communication of research evidence to Ontario stakeholders is aligned to the priorities of the Institute’s research program;
  • managing the KTE program, including annual planning, budget management and the assessment of strategic opportunities; and
  • establishing annual achievement objectives and monitoring progress towards those objectives.

Education and experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • at least eight to 10 years of experience in professional practice in one or more fields relevant to the protection of the health of workers;
  • graduate education in a relevant research discipline and a demonstrated record of contributing to the integration of research in professional practice;
  • strong program management skills, including demonstrated talents in identifying and developing strategic opportunities;
  • a strategic eye for the creation of evidence-based knowledge products that will improve the safety and health of workers in Ontario;
  • enthusiasm for, and appreciation of, the qualities of an applied research organization and an understanding of research methods;
  • experience in the integration of research evidence in policy development or program design;
  • insight into the potential uses of information technology to improve the scale and scope of the Institute's knowledge transfer and exchange activity; 
  • well-developed written and oral communication skills; and
  • superior people skills in motivating and mentoring talented staff and well-developed interpersonal skills for work with a wide range of external stakeholders.

Salary range

The salary will range from $88,000 to $102,000, with benefits. The salary will depend on the qualifications, experience and education of the successful candidate. Suitability for the position will be assessed at three months.

Application details

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application, including a cover letter and your CV, no later than Friday, October 25, 2019, by mail or email to:

M. Cicinelli
Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9

The Institute is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants, but only those considered for the position will be contacted. Steps will be taken to address potential barriers that may emerge in the interview process.

About the Institute

The Institute, guided by a Board of Directors and an international Scientific Advisory Committee, conducts research that examines primary prevention and interventions in the workplace; effective and efficient rehabilitation and safe, timely return to work for people with work-related injury and illness; labour market experiences and their health consequences; and disability compensation systems and their behavioural consequences. The Institute also supports an active knowledge transfer and exchange program, which implements interactive strategies to transfer research findings to key decision-makers.

The Institute is committed to excellent working conditions, a cooperative team environment for its employees, and transparent, diverse and fair recruiting practices of staff and trainees.

The Institute for Work & Health operates with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Application deadline:

This opportunity is now closed.