Knowledge Translation Coordinator I, Clinical Activities (BCCSU)

Work Area: 
Remote / 1045 Howe
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
Regular Full Time
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. If you run into technical difficulties attempting to apply through the PHC Portal you can alternatively send your cover letter and resume to

SUMMARY Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, the Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 (Clinical Activities) works in collaboration with BCCSU’s education and clinical activities team to support accessibility and awareness of clinical resources for health care providers.

The BCCSU’s goal is to improve substance use outcomes and care through the development of clinical care guidance and professional education and training that is informed by science-based approaches and grounded in lived experience. The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 helps increase the reach of these resources.

The Knowledge Translation Coordinator 1 is a skilled communicator with a passion for public health and creating practice change based on evidence.


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 communications, marketing, and knowledge exchange and mobilization approaches
  • Ability to synthesize information from stakeholders to inform content design, delivery and communication.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct project evaluation and incorporate into a variety of knowledge exchange products.
  • 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.
  • Ability to identify learning and knowledge needs and develop knowledge exchange strategies, activities or products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of content design, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, communications, policy or related field plus three (3) years’ recent, related experience in the knowledge exchange and mobilization and facilitating collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience or working knowledge of a range of public health topics, preferably related to substance use and social determinants of health.
  • Experience with marketing, digital media, and/or media relations considered assets. 
  1. Develops, plans, and executes communications and knowledge mobilization (KMb) strategies in collaboration with education and clinical activities and communications teams, including web, social media, and other digital channels.
  2. Participates in the development and dissemination of related communications and promotional materials to support awareness of various clinical resources and trainings offered by the BCCSU (i.e. website content, marketing materials, social media, reports, and plain language summaries).
  3. Develops and utilizes processes to monitor and evaluate knowledge translations (KT) and KMb strategies. Supports education and clinical activities team in the identification of opportunities to improve awareness of various initiatives.
  4. Liaises with stakeholders and experts internally and externally to meet information needs. Incorporates findings into policies, procedures, guidelines, reference materials and learning materials.
  5. Liaises with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  6. Tracks, monitors, and reports on KT and KMb activities understanding the impact of the strategy. Produces grant reporting as required.
  7. Performs other related duties as required.