Job Posting 60457

Knowledge Broker (Gambling)
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)
Ottawa area
closes in 2 days (Sat, 29 Feb)
full time  •  NA

Reporting to the Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization, the Knowledge Broker works collaboratively with other divisions in CCSA, drawing on existing bodies of knowledge or evidence from research and other sources, and works with key stakeholders to provide tailored, evidence-informed guidance and practical tools to facilitate desired changes in practice, programs or policies. Through facilitating collaborative efforts of stakeholders and partners, this role encourages the application of the evidence to practice, program and policy development and implementation, using effective knowledge mobilization (KMb) approaches.


  • Lead in developing and implementing KMb plans on assigned national priorities, including CCSA’s lower risk gambling guidelines
  • Interpret and summarize research findings with feedback from colleagues and partners to form the basis of KMb plans, products, tools or activities to inform practice, policy and program development in the field of substance use
  • Identify and bring together key partners, subject-matter experts, influential knowledge users and other key stakeholders to share evidence or knowledge to build relationships across sectors and develop a mutual understanding of an issue and related goals
  • Participate in environmental scans and needs assessments with stakeholders to identify issues and problems, readiness for change and common goals and solutions
  • Coordinate continuous learning and peer-to-peer learning opportunities with partners and networks to advance knowledge and competency of KMb and effective practices in the substance use field
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to develop KMb products for sustainable solutions and change
  • Work closely with CCSA colleagues to identify partners and stakeholders across Canada, and ensure they have access to the CCSA products and services to address their needs and issues
  • Continuously establish and maintain networks of stakeholders and partners who can both benefit from and contribute to the collective efforts to reduce harms and improve care for those affected by substance use and misuse


  • Masters or doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., science, arts and humanities, health administration, adult education)
  • Minimum of two years of related experience
  • Experience negotiating with and facilitating multi-stakeholder groups (e.g., health professionals, the public, healthcare managers and other decision makers, private industry)
  • Understanding of all aspects of KMb (e.g., generation, synthesis, product development, knowledge translation and exchange, dissemination, management, evaluation, etc.)
  • Experience developing and implementing KMb plans, activities and products; identifying and applying effective practices in KMb (e.g., communications, education, training, resource development, stakeholder engagement, etc.) and evaluating the uptake, use and impact of this knowledge
  • Experience building relationships with partners at regional, provincial and federal levels to inform or implement effective practices, programs or policies
  • Ability to interpret and identify key results from health and other research, and to summarize research findings in plain language (presentations and in writing)
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement, consultation and related data collection through a variety of mechanisms, including surveys, focus groups and social media
  • Ability to develop or inform the development of KMb products, such as toolkits, learning modules, lay and research publications, and policy briefs, using feedback from knowledge users
  • Ability to engage diverse audiences and build partnerships and collaborations between diverse groups from a variety of sectors
  • Strong analytical skills; process and results orientation
  • Enthusiastic and high-energy team player with a passion for engaging partners
  • Strong focus on critical thinking and strategic problem resolution
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience or expertise in the field of gambling or alcohol and substance use or addiction
  • Training in sex- and gender-based analysis
  • Bilingual English and French

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a résumé and covering letter by email to . We thank all respondents; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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