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Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator

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  • Location Requirements:  Applicants must live within the province of British Columbia.
  • Working Conditions: Remote position with opportunity for some in-person work on as-needed basis. SMA staff work from home and convene for staff meetings and events in rented space if possible.
  • Hourly wage: $35.00 per hour
  • Full/Part Time: Part-time contact position without benefits.
  • Expected Hours: 9 hours per week with set hours during workday time. Additional work hours may be possible.
  • Term Length: June 20th, 2022, to March 31st, 2023, with renewal option.
  • Desired Start Date: June 20th, 2022
  • Contract End Date: March 31st, 2023, with renewal option.
  • Funding Type: Project grant funded; role is funding dependent.

Application Deadline: June 13th, 2022

ORGANIZATION 

The Single Mothers' Alliance is a membership based non-profit of female lone-caregivers raising our children in communities throughout BC. Our purpose is to alleviate the poverty of female lone-caregivers in BC through contributing to the development of government policy that impacts reducing and ending poverty for women and children in the context of lone caregiving. We carry out this mandate through research into policy solutions and raising public awareness about the importance of a public policy approach. We advocate for law and policy reform and lobby government to implement policy solutions. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator is responsible for developing and executing knowledge mobilization, knowledge translation and related communications activities for the Single Mothers’ Alliance. A member of the SMA operations team, the Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the SMA staff team to coordinate the dissemination and communication of research and resulting policy recommendations to multiple stakeholders including funders, partners, SMA members, the non-profit and labour sector, and multiple levels of government. The role is particularly related to our multiple participatory action research projects partnered with UBC, campaigns and other non-profits, and led by groups of peer researchers. 

DUTIES TO INCLUDE: 

  • Strategic communications planning: Creation and execution of a strategic knowledge mobilization and communications plan that is tied to key projects and lobbying timelines for SMA projects and activities; aligning all SMA communications with our new brand and style guide. 
  • Website management: Regular updating and maintenance of the SMA website, including website development with graphic designers, expansion of integration with advocacy apps; implementation of strategies to maximize website community accessibility and communications. 
  • Social media coordination: Creation and maintenance of strategic social media strategy and plan to disseminate timely research results; creation of social media content collateral using SMA brand and style guide; scheduling, monitoring and managing social media outputs across all SMA channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (and potentially others).  
  • E-mail communications related: Writing, scheduling and sending of internal and external e-blast communications and list management; writing of internal and external e-blasts using Nation Builder template and tool for multiple stakeholders: SMA members, funders, project partners, campaign-based lists, and the public. 
  • Graphic design related: Work closely with the Research & Policy Lead to create engaging and creative reports, bulletins, research and policy briefs, pamphlets and PowerPoint presentations for a diversity of audiences on an as-needed basis for the Justice at Work and other SMA research projects  
  • Peer researcher/community related: This position will entail collaboration, support and input into close work with SMA members and participants (led by the UBC Principal Investigator, SMA Research & Policy Lead and staff team) to generate creative peer researcher-led knowledge mobilization strategies and creative outputs. All member-based work to follow organizational trauma-informed best practices and our Basis of Unity. 
  • Campaign-related overall duties: Content determination and strategy; position will entail determining strategic communications for timely campaign and lobbying related actions and activities determined by the peer researchers.  
  • Tracking and analytics: creation of durable systems, plus on-going monitoring and recording to track SMA communications outputs, responses, and engagement analytics across all SMA communications channels and social media platforms to meet funder outputs and outcome requirements. 
  • Other duties: Perform other duties on an as-needed basis related to knowledge mobilization and communications for SMA as requested by the Executive Director. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED 

  • Undergraduate degree minimum; Master’s Degree preferred (in progress or competed) in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, digital media and engagement. 
  • 2-3 years of experience as a communications professional carrying out communications related tasks with accuracy in a (preferably) non-profit setting. 
  • Previous work experience in a social justice/human rights/anti-poverty policy-oriented environment in the areas of gender equality, children’s rights, poverty, employment, gender-based violence, or decolonization a huge benefit. 
  • Campaign and lobbying-related communications experience a huge benefit. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a demonstrated ability to write in a variety of styles for a range of audiences and translate data into impactful and accessible materials and outputs. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, with experience writing copy and copy-editing, proofreading, and preparing content for publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for distribution. 
  • Demonstrated experience creating content and managing primary social media channels and engagement campaigns, including most recent best practices and management tools. 
  • Ability to learn or existing knowledge of Nation Builder and Squarespace websites and e-blast/list management. 
  • Graphic design skills and experience; some knowledge of graphic design programs, Canva, other graphic design tools and resources SMA can utilize, professional report writing. 
  • Knowledge of communications analytics and management tools; SEO practices. 
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and diverse community-based environment following the SMA Basis of Unity.  
  • Flexible team player who can adapt to evolving organizational needs and shifts. 
  • Ability to work independently under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Director. 
  • Ability to apply a pro-active problem-solving approach to all collaborative work. 
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced public policy and campaign-related advocacy environment. 
  • Comprehensive computer literacy, familiarity with Office 365; Word Suite, Teams Chats, SharePoint, with dedicated organizational email address. 
  • Commitment to the SMA’s decolonizing approach to all we do.  

We encourage applications from those who have lived/living experience of female lone-caregiving and poverty, and those who are gender-diverse, those who live with a disability, those who identify as racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA.  

SMA for Gender & Economic Justice registered location organizes on unceded xʷməθkʷiy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. We acknowledge all the stolen territories of the lands referred to as BC. We acknowledge the historical and present-day practices of colonization and recognize that poverty is interwoven with colonization, oppression, and genocide.  

HOW TO APPLY 

Please submit a resume and cover letter by June 13th, 2022, including a summary of your qualifications and outlining why you would like to work for the Single Mothers’ Alliance of BC Society, to [email protected]. Please include your name and ‘SMA Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator’ in the subject line. Please inform us of any targeted support you may require accessing this application and potential interview opportunity. Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you.