We’re Hiring: Knowledge Broker

Posted On: January 23, 2020

Knowledge Broker /Project Coordinator

Competition: 19-BRI-24
Program: Bruyère Research Institute
Position Type: Full-Time, 37.5 hrs/week, 1.0 FTE – Until March 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension
Salary Scale: $31.84 – $36.30 per hour, commensurate with experience
Start Date: 2020/01/21 12:45
Closing Date: 2020/02/03 23:59
Job Location: Saint-Louis Residence (Orleans)


The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) build capacity through innovation and collaboration in education, research, and knowledge mobilization. The Program’s goal is to support long-term care homes to improve the quality of life and care for residents through building capacity and promoting innovative best practices. The Ontario CLRI works with stakeholders to support research, develop innovative education, and share resources with LTC homes. We engage with people connected with the LTC sector.

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is hosted by Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

The Knowledge Broker / Project Coordinator at the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère will be responsible for developing, implementing and supporting knowledge mobilization activities and for the development and delivery of blended learning opportunities that build on research and evidence-based innovations. These learning opportunities will support sustainable practice change, will be learner-centered and will be tailored to meet the needs of stakeholders in long-term care.

The Ontario CLRI at Bruyère Knowledge Broker / Project Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight of day-to-day project development and operations, in collaboration with the CLRI manager and team. These responsibilities include substantial independent communication and coordination with a variety of project partners, including long-term care homes, content experts, eLearning designers and other technical contributors, and the Ontario CLRI teams at Baycrest and Schlegel-UW RIA; carrying out project work independently; providing oversight of other staff and the entire financial process (budgeting, forecasting, etc.); synthetizing and disseminating information to different audiences; and proactively connecting with the different users of CLRI tools and training to support their learning and practice change. The successful candidate must be able to exercise judgment, based upon their thorough knowledge of long-term care procedures, guidelines and regulations. This position will require a high level of collaboration and teamwork, and will involve some travel in Ontario.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Project planning and management – 50%

  • Work with the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère team to ensure a timely development of project and program deliverables; one focus will be on eLearning opportunities
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of assigned projects with minimal supervision
  • Coordinate logistics for projects, including plans for data collection and analysis, financial planning and tracking, facilitate meetings, establish project schedules, timelines, milestones, contracts and resources

Knowledge Mobilization and Coordination Support – 50 %

  • Develop, implement and evaluate knowledge translation and transfer activities to advance CLRI program goals, particularly around eLearning and blended learning opportunities
  • Coordinate with other Ontario CLRI teams at Baycrest and Schlegel-UW RIA and contribute expertise to joint planning and activities
  • Correspond with external stakeholders and investigators
  • Work with the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère team to ensure a timely drafting and submission of publications, presentations and grants
This job description is not exhaustive. Additional duties may be added as the projects progress.

Required Competencies

Undergraduate degree in relevant fields, with experience in areas such as health, (Adult) Education, Communications, implementation research, innovation support, change management, knowledge translation.

  • Experience in training, particularly eLearning, including experience with techniques and methodologies of training needs assessment, program design (curriculum, learning activities, resources, strategies, plans and processes using various learning delivery models including online, blended, hybrid and classroom formats), delivery and evaluation, and demonstrated application of adult learning and eLearning principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment and with multiple internal and external partners
  • Exceptional communication skills, including written and verbal (in English)
  • 3 years’ relevant project coordination experience

Desirable Competencies

  • Experience working and/or education and professional development in the Long-Term Care environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage overlapping project phases and meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including the ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality documentation and develop and design training materials for online courses, sessions, programs in accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards
  • Ability to communicate in French with internal and external partners


BRI welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your cover letter and resume to, no later than Monday, February 3, 2020. 
We thank you for your interest in this position, however; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Academy for Research and Education, Bruyère Research Institute, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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