Job Posting #899275 Revised
Knowledges Mobilization Manager, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
MaRS Discovery District (Temporarily Remote)
Grand Challenges Canada – Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Director - Indigenous Innovation Initiative
$90,000 per annum (depending on experience)
As an Indigenous-led and -governed platform, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative (I3) empowers First Nation, Inuit, and Métis innovators to develop and test innovative ideas that benefit their communities and advance reconciliation, while also benefitting non-Indigenous people and the Land. We do this through a gender-lens investment approach that provides flexible grant funding and culturally rooted wrap-around supports that meet innovators where they are at. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and creative team, focused on empowering and uplifting Indigenous innovators as they develop, test and operationalize their transformative innovations. We currently receive operational support from Grand Challenges Canada, a leader in supporting innovative solutions to address critical health and development challenges around the world.
We are looking for someone to guide the Knowledges Mobilization Team with a bundle of work that includes impact reporting and storytelling, communications and digital marketing, and knowledge sharing. Reporting to the Director of I3, the successful candidate will undertake the following bundle of work:
- Support the work of the I3 team regarding Knowledges Mobilization, including impact storytelling, progress marker development as well as supporting the development and implementation of a communications, marketing and promotion strategy
- Manage the I3 Impact Analyst and Communications Coordinator to guide this work
- Work in close partnership with the I3 lab Manager to plan and facilitate community and partnership gatherings as part of the co-creation of knowledge products and the mobilizing lessons learned
- Support risk and issue management as it relates the co-creation of knowledge products, communications, and marketing, as well as mobilization of lessons learned
- Provide valuable input on funder reports to both pubic and private funders
Work Environment & Requirements:
- Demonstrated experience managing a team of people using anti-oppressive and decolonized frameworks
- Strong understanding of Indigenous contexts in Canada
- Education or experience related to Indigenous impact measurement, Knowledges mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, performance measurement, communications, and digital marketing
- Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data analysis, data management and data application skills; narrative reporting skills; and storytelling skills
- Demonstrated experience with research, sensemaking, GBA+, appreciative inquiry, empowerment evaluation, community-based participatory research, gendered approaches to monitoring and evaluation and data visualization are an asset
- Demonstrated communications and/or digital marketing experience
- Experience with cultural integration and/or government relations is an asset
- Temporarily remote. Required to relocate to Toronto and report to office at 661 University Avenue when cleared to do so
- Travel within Canada will be required (post COVID).
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
May 19, 2022 Closing Date: June 9, 2022
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.