2019-20 Workstudy: Community and Knowledge Mobilizer. Deadline Sept. 13

The Institute for Community Engaged Research is hiring a Research Assistant for 2019-20!

Deadline: Sept. 13, 2019
Job Title: Community and Knowledge Mobilizer
Job Description
The community and knowledge mobilizer will work with The Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) faculty, staff and community members under the direction of the Institute director and coordinator. Their work will cover two areas:
1) Co-creating, organizing and facilitating four knowledge mobilization workshops over the 2019-20 academic terms. Participants will be from both the university and the Okanagan community. The workshops will provide innovative and creative tools and strategies for knowledge sharing and include research conducted at UBCO and in the community.

2) Co-design a strategy for fostering relationships between the student body, the Okanagan community and ICER. The new graduate theme – Community Engagement, Social Change and Equity, the Institute presents an opportunity for ICER to take a central role as a hub for those studying and working in this theme on campus. The work study student will help facilitate these linkages by coordinating of research talks, workshops, networking events etc..

Overall duties will include:
Developing and enhancing relationships with students and other ICER members
Working with students to articulate their needs re space, mentorship and support
Working with faculty and partners in the community to facilitate research relationships
Assisting with content creation, organization and facilitation of four knowledge mobilization workshops over the 2018-19 period

The student must be currently enrolled as either a senior undergraduate or graduate student; have some previous experience with knowledge translation and mobilization activities; or have skills which can be used in knowledge mobilization activities: i.e. games, improv, or video editing etc. They should have strong communication and event planning skills, and be aware of community-based research principles and objectives.

Desired Skills
Communication community engaged research facilitation skills Event Planning knowledge mobilization active listening creative skills Community Outreach Organization

Kelowna, British Columbia Canada

Hourly wage

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to: icer.ok@ubc.ca