Job Opportunity - Knowledge Translation Coordinator I, Addiction Practice Podcast, BCCSU

July 07, 2022


REQ: PHC22-135267

Work Area: Remote / 1045 Howe

Base Site: 1045 Howe

City: Vancouver

Status: Temporary Full Time

End Date: Mar 31, 2023

FTE: 1.00

Post date: Jun 14, 2022

Hours: 0900-1700

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Passionate about knowledge mobilization? Skilled at transforming data into compelling narratives? Want to join a fun team invested in social justice and substance use care in British Columbia? Keep reading to learn more about the Knowledge Translation Coordinator role with the Education and Clinical Activities team at the BC Centre on Substance Use! The salary range for this role is $54,500-$75,000.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


Working under the Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, and reporting to the Program Manager, BC ECHO on Substance Use, with support from the Associate Director, Communications, this position leads knowledge translation (KT) and knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities for the BC ECHO on Substance Use program.

The KT Coordinator 1 supports the development and execution of multiple projects, with a focus on providing KT expertise to the development of the Addiction Practice Podcast, BC ECHO on Substance Use monthly newsletters, and other compelling KT products for the BC ECHO on Substance Use program. The position works with multiple stakeholders to identify and respond to knowledge needs by translating findings of evidence-based best practice and research into products that can be used and delivered through a variety of communications channels (e.g., streaming services, paper-based, funder reports). This role is also responsible for supporting evaluation activities related to the reach and effectiveness of these KT and KMb activities.


The British Columbia 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. As a research centre of Providence Health Care Research Institute and a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre, the BCCSU’s vision is to transform substance use policies and care in BC by translating research into education and evidence-based care guidance. By supporting the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards, the BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use, thereby serving all British Columbians. The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.


  • Demonstrated understanding of KT and/or KMb approaches (e.g., networking, product development, engagement activities, dissemination, co-production, evaluation, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to identify learning needs and develop knowledge products such as infographics, newsletters, fact sheets, web content, lay summaries, presentations and/or video stories.
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery, and communication.
  • Ability to incorporate project evaluation activities into the development and distribution of KT products.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize work.
  • Ability to apply decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills. Expertise in plain-language writing is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively manage both urgent and long-term deadlines


  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, communications, policy, or related field plus three (3) years of experience in KT or KMb and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Additional relevant training or certification an asset.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience with podcast/broadcast media considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset.
  • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
  • An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.


  1. Acts as the lead on developing, executing, tracking and communicating all aspects of the Addiction Practice Pod, including: identifying podcast guests; scheduling podcast episode production; coordinating and developing podcast episode scripts; reviewing recorded content to revise and finalize podcast episodes; uploading podcast episodes; writing synopses; coordinating invoices; coordinating, scheduling, and chairing podcast Advisory Board meetings; and other duties as required
  2. Develops and executes project plans, tracks project progress using established methods (including workplans and project management software), and monitors and reports to the project lead and/or clinical activities staff and communications team on status and major issues/obstacles encountered in execution of KT and KMb projects. Makes recommendations regarding any changes to project scope, including rationale for change, seeks approval and/or consensus from the project team, and proceeds as needed.
  3. Writes content and compiles relevant links for the BC ECHO on Substance Use monthly newsletter and other KT and/or KMb products, soliciting feedback and integrating input from the project lead and/or clinical activities staff and communications team.
  4. Liaises with internal and external stakeholders, experts, community members, and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  5. Navigates complex healthcare and social contexts and conflicting perspectives that may exist or emerge when working with interdisciplinary committees/working groups with professionalism and diplomacy.
  6. Participates in the development and dissemination of communications and promotional materials via the web, social media, and other digital and print channels to support the translation of evidence-based best practice and research into knowledge (i.e., website content, blog posts, social media assets, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries).
  7. Works with the BC ECHO on Substance Use team to monitor, evaluate, report, and communicate about the impact of KT and KMb strategies. Supports program and organization leadership in the identification of opportunities to improve service delivery through KT and KMb initiatives.
  8. Participates in regular meetings with project leads and management regarding progress and outcomes.
  9. Performs other related duties as required.