Knowledge Mobilization Manager Position

University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC 

Job Summary
We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Manager for a four-year position to support a multi-year CIHR KMb Hub grant in the area of sexual difficulties and genito-pelvic pain (SD/GPP). This project will involve KMb Hub activities: network management and communication, project accountability, coordination of all Hub activities, and partnership engagement, across Canada
The overarching goal of the Hub is to identify and address gaps that contribute to all Canadians have safe, timely, appropriate, accessible, culturally-informed, and trauma-informed care for SD/GPP. Working a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the KMb Manager with exceptional project management skills alongside the values integral to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion as we work with and for women and gender-diverse persons to support better SD/GPP healthcare.

The KMb Manager will be based at the University of British Columbia Sexual Health Research (UBC SHR) Lab ( The UBC SHR Lab is located in Vancouver General Hospital area located in Vancouver, BC. Occasional travel will be required to conduct KMb activities in other partner sites such as SIECCAN (sex information and education council of Canada) headquarters (Toronto, Ontario). Hybrid (virtual and in person) work arrangements will be considered although the expectation is that the Manager will be primarily on-site.  

Organizational Status 
The KMb Manager will report directly to Principal Investigator, Dr. Lori Brotto, with dotted line reporting to the Hub co-leads, Dr. Melanie Altas (physician co-lead) and Dr. Alex McKay (non-governmental organization co-lead and Executive Director of SIECCAN. The KMb Manager will also be responsible for communicating with multidisciplinary team members (organizations, individuals) across Canada to enable the project goals.

Work Performed 
Major responsibilities include:


  • Work with Principal Investigator and Tri-partite leadership to set reaffirm/adjust priorities and goals for the KMb program, monitor progress and time lines to ensure that all aspects of the research program are running according to schedule, and that the project goals are met.
  • Act as the Hub point person between the pan-Canadian collaborators and organizations, based at various universities, healthcare agencies, community organizations. These include researchers, clinicians, trainees, Indigenous partners, and people with lived experience.
  • Exercise a high level of professional judgment and initiative in the overall coordination and management of the Hub activities in alignment with the Hub goals. Plan and organize Hub activities (Tri-partite team meetings, annual Hub meetings, knowledge mobilization events, knowledge mobilization training), maintain minutes, tracking and monitor accountability of action items.
  • Work with contracted consultants (e.g. translation, graphic designers) to adapt knowledge products (toolkits) based on the Hub goals.
  • Manage the digital storage infrastructure through the set up and maintenance of files, data/project management tracking and storage procedures, etc.
  • Liaise with SIECCAN staff, who will be in charge of updating the SIECCAN website with knowledge to be mobilized, monitor content for effectiveness and promote the websites to increase traffic.
  • Seek strategic opportunities to facilitate and enhance the Hub’s knowledge mobilization impact, through partnerships.
  • Create and monitor a detailed timeline that adheres with the Hub’s goals
  • Budget monitoring and reporting.
  • Perform other related duties as required.  


  • Lead the content development (Hub updates, opportunities, events) and distribution of newsletters to all Hub members.
  • Audit and monitor all KMb activities to ensure the quality of key messages, reports, policy briefs, media communications, and the website.
  • As 1 of the 10 Hubs in Canada, you will also communicate with the “Coordinating Centre” to scale up knowledge sharing across hubs, via the Coordinating Centre  


  • Prepare budgets and forecasting requirements
  • Monitor budgets and implement cost-effective measures to optimize budget utilization
  • Ensure commitment and transparency of in-kind commitments from Hub partners
  • Ensure timely notification to Principal Investigators of issues or problems
  • Seek opportunities to leverage the knowledge and partnerships generated into new funding applications
  • Reconcile budget items with partner organizations, trainees, community partners and other knowledge users.

Supervision Received
Dr. Lori Brotto, the Principal Investigator of the Hub.

Supervision Given
May supervise the work of contractors, graduate students, and volunteers, as needed.

Consequence of Error/Judgement 
The work of the KMb Manager must operate with a high level of accuracy, efficiency, and integrity. The KMb Manager will represent the Hub in an official capacity, for example when interacting with leading healthcare decision makers, healthcare leaders, researchers, and community partners. Poor judgment, decisions and work ethics could seriously jeopardize longstanding and newly formed partnerships critical and may affect the ability of the Hub team to effectively share important evidence, and may adversely affect the creditability and integrity of the University’s research operations.

Master’s or PhD degree in health or social sciences preferred. Six years or equivalent combination of education and experience of research project management, research administration, and knowledge mobilization approaches (partnerships, collaboration, and dissemination). Impeccable oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by strong presentations, report writing and electronic communication. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage diverse audiences and work with people of diverse milieus and backgrounds with respect, tact and diplomacy. Strong skills in developing and implementing KMb plans, activities and products. Ability to build networks and manage relationships with internal and external partners. Ability to take complex, scientific information and translate into clear language for an inclusive group of knowledge users. Demonstrated project management and organizational skills. Combines an ability to work independently with an intuitive sense of when consultation is appropriate or when senior leaders need to be engaged on an issue or project. Highly organized with the ability to prioritize assignments and take on a variety of tasks. Possesses a collaborative, team-focused working style. Proficiency in the MS Office Suite of computer software, WordPress, SharePoint, and MailChimp. Ability to learn new systems and technologies to create project efficiencies, as needed.

Experience working with healthcare decision makers, healthcare leaders at the provincial, national and international level, and clinical leaders in healthcare organizations and agencies. Experience working with Indigenous people, communities, and Indigenous-focused health and social services organizations; knowledge of principles and approaches to engaging in research and KMb with Indigenous people and groups; Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, including community members and marginalized populations.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Deadline: September 15, 2023. Start date: October 1, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter).