New Job Hrc Knowledge Communications Coordinator In British Columbia

HRC Knowledge Communications Coordinator
HRC Knowledge Communications Coordinator

HRC Knowledge Communications Coordinator

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,064–$7,295 a month
Location : British Columbia

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Job Category
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AAPS Salaried - Information Services, Level A
Job Title
HRC Knowledge Communications Coordinator
HRC + HART | Craig Jones | Peter A. Allard School of Law
Compensation Range
$5,063.67 - $7,294.50 CAD Monthly
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Posting End Date
May 11, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Mar 31, 2024
This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.
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Job Summary
The Knowledge Communications Coordinator plans, develops and manages the promotion and dissemination of the research carried out by Balanced Supply of Housing (BSH) Node funded projects conducted by university researchers, academic, public, private, and community partners across Canada. The coordinator acts as a liaison between outlets of knowledge dissemination, and the university and partners. As part of this role, the coordinator is responsible for analyzing researcher and partner needs, and developing plans to aid in the communication of findings so that information may be quickly and easily accessible to broader members of the public.
Organizational Status
The Balanced Supply of Housing (BSH) Node of the Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative brings together researchers and practitioners from Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. The goal of the BSH Node is to produce innovative research that supports policy decision-making at all levels of government, including for the National Housing Strategy. It also works to prioritize addressing inequalities in the housing system that marginalize equity deserving groups such as those who are lower income residents, renters, Indigenous people, immigrants, racial minorities, or women. To achieve this, the Node is investigating patterns and solutions relating to the financialization of housing and responsible land use practices.
The Knowledge Communications Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Director, HART+HRC and works in collaboration with the HRC-BSH Research Project Manager.
Work Preformed:
Internal Coordination
  • Responsible for knowledge communication of BSH projects,
  • Chair some meetings and do the necessary follow-ups for the realization of communication projects
  • Coordinate BSH meetings for researchers and partners to discuss research findings and communication needs to bring research forward;
  • Create and update a communication plan on the promotion of current projects and events of BSH, provide implementation guidance and distribute communicating tasks among team members;
  • Recommend tools or processes to facilitate and standardize the work of the communications team;
  • Meets regularly with the Principal Investigator and the Knowledge Mobilization Co-Chairs to update them on progress to date and identify new opportunities for knowledge dissemination and exchange;
External Coordination
  • Coordinate and manage consultants and volunteers who can aid in the dissemination of knowledge through public speaking, improvement of the BSH website, research summaries and infographics, and/or other activities as identified;
  • Identify potential collaborations between BSH and external organizations that can spread knowledge developed by the BSH;
  • Collaborate with external partners to implement knowledge mobilization and communication strategies;
  • Works with external contractor, spacing radio, to oversee the BSH podcast
  • Manages the coordination of the BSH research in progress series
  • Plans and manages events organized by BSH and provides guidance on their successful implementation
  • Identifies and coordinate media opportunities for researchers and project partners;
  • Develop communications strategy and key messaging for events and report releases;
Digital Communications
  • Reviews research findings and develops plain language summaries and outputs
  • Manages email marketing campaigns, and quarterly newsletters that disseminate research findings and engagement opportunities for BSH contacts;
  • Management of email marketing and contact list for the BSH;
  • Identifies and executes knowledge mobilization opportunities through the use of Canva and other online tools to support the dissemination of BSH research
  • Manages the redesign of the BSH website and responsible for keeping content up-to-date (
  • Sources and develops content for the different platforms digital networks of BSH (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, newsletters, website, blog);
  • Coordinate with the McGill Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal to ensure the translation of widely distributed English material to French;
Consequences of Error/Judgement
The Knowledge Communications Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that their work meets academic standards and the standards of the Balanced Supply of Housing Node. They must be able to exercise judgement in identifying the key messages and audiences that need to be communicated with. Error in judgement may lead to reputational damages.
Supervision Received
This position is supervised by the Principal Investigator for the Balanced Supply of Housing Node, Dr. Penny Gurstein.
Supervision Given
The Knowledge Communications Coordinator will not provide direct supervision to students or other members of the Node.
Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum four years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own. Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications
  • Writing and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience with software editing and design (for example: InDesign, Illustrator, Envoke).