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Come join the Community Research Platform team!

The Community Research Platform (CRP) is seeking a part-time Project Officer/Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator to advance the CRP’s research and knowledge mobilization infrastructure, processes, and resources.

Feb 21, 2023

The CRP is an ongoing partnership between the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) and 5 anchor organizations in the Hamilton community. The CRP facilitates research collaborations in a way that builds, facilitates, and sustains relationships of trust and reciprocity between McMaster scholars and colleagues at partner organizations. This “relational infrastructure” fosters ethical and robust programs of community-engaged research and meaningfully advances community wellbeing. 

A key goal of the CRP is to increase the research capacity of all partners and to ensure knowledge gained from research projects is shared and taken up in a way that is equitable, accessible, and impactful. To further advance our partnered research and knowledge mobilization work, we are seeking a part-time Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Coordinator. This position reports to the CRP Program Manager and works closely with McMaster faculty, students and staff and community partner stakeholders. 

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Key Responsibilities:

KMb environmental scan and needs assessment:

  • Conducting an environmental scan of the McMaster KMb landscape.
  • Facilitating consultations with FSS faculty, staff, and CRP partners about KMb to identify gaps, needs, opportunities.
  • Meeting with CRP partner organizations to consider and identify ways they could benefit from, and contribute to, KMb resources and supports.
  • Exploring models for supporting community partners with grant development; including access to and translation of relevant academic literature to bolster funding proposals.
  • Developing a set of recommendations on how the CRP could better support KMb in the FSS (and beyond) in collaboration with partner agencies.

KMb support:

  • Working with CRP project teams to support the planning and implementation of KMb activities.
  • Supporting the planning and execution of a CER Day at McMaster in collaboration with other campus (e.g. Office of Community Engagement, SPARK) and community partners.
  • Developing news pieces to post on partner agency sites and CRP news page highlighting projects, research findings, research publications, presentations, etc; connecting with Faculty of Social Sciences Communications team when appropriate to get further circulation of news stories through McMaster Brighter World and Daily News.
  • Updating content for the CRP webpage to better reflect our work and projects; exploring the use of social media to build awareness of CRP work.


  • Minimum Undergraduate degree in a relevant area of study.
  • Demonstrated interest in community based, action-oriented research.
  • Formal training and/or experience in community-engaged research and/ or knowledge mobilization in an academic or community-based setting.
  • Minimum 3 years of successful project coordination experience.
  • Experience developing compelling online content for websites and social media.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (writing samples may be requested).
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse range of research and community stakeholders.
  • Strong organization and time management skills. 

 For inquiries please email Leora Sas van der Linden, Program Manager, Community Research Platform at