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Director, Corporate Services, Corporate Services Division, Windsor Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
Deadline July 31, 2015

Permanent (Non-Union)    

Position Summary

As a member of the senior management team (SMT), the Director of Corporate Services will provide
public health leadership to a multidisciplinary team of public health managers across a variety of departments delivering population based and individual health promotion services to families, groups, and the community at large. This position reports directly to the Medical Officer of Health and CEO of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

All employees must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supports managers in their professional development by providing feedback, coaching and identifying learning goals and opportunities
  • Creates opportunities to share best knowledge, tools, expertise and experience within HUMAT and WECHU as a whole
  • Participate in the development of departmental strategic planning initiatives as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Actively contributes to building a learning culture, encouraging learning and knowledge sharing and advocating for professional development activities
  • Collaborates in research to advance knowledge in the field and to inform the development of health and other policies and/or programs
  • Displays knowledge of relevant workplace legislation related to human resource management and workplace safety
  • Direct all aspects of financial monitoring, reporting, budgeting and requests for funding for Public Health programs, ensuring compliance with Regional and Provincial requirements
  • Review monthly financial statements, administer accounting and purchasing functions for the department
  • Provide guidance and advice on issues relating to finance, funding, purchasing, accounting, information technology, security and facilities
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity and teamwork
  • Plan, direct and provide leadership to the staff within Corporate Services Division
  • Participates on WECHU internal committees as required.
  • As a member of the Association of Ontario Public Health Business Administrators, liaise and confer with other Public Health Units and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
  • to ensure accountability, consistency and best practices in the delivery of mandated public health initiatives

Position Qualifications

  • Experience in a wide variety of labour relations and maintaining a positive union management culture
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Health/ Health Promotion and various related theory, acts/codes/standards and protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated integrity and ability to maintain sensitive information confidentially
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills
  • Public health mission-driven
  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Internet use and competency in use of Outlook Calendar and personal mobile device(s)
  • Documentation of current and maintenance of annual influenza and adult immunization
  • TB skin test
  • A satisfactory vulnerable sector police clearance
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours, as well as 1 million dollars in liability insurance is required.

Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Commerce, under Ont. Reg. 164/84 (HPPA Act); or equivalent knowledge and experience approved by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
  • A Chartered Professional Accountant designation
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive experience in business management and administration, preferably within the public sector
  • Strategic planning and analytical expertise combined with the ability to build and maintain effective
  • working relationships
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; well-established verbal and written communication abilities
  • Facilities management experience
  • Efficient and proven management style with the ability to prioritize and plan complex undertakings with a wide range of stakeholders in a flexible manner
  • Knowledge of MFIPPA, PHIPA, and record retention by-laws as it related to health information
  • Understanding of reporting requirements for the MOHLTC, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Familiarity with Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols, Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards, Public Health Funding and
  • Accountability Agreement
  • Public health management and program leadership experience would be an asset

Application Process

Qualified applicants are invited to forward a résumé in confidence by email to resume@wechu.org with Reference #41, Attention: Dan Sibley, Manager, Human Resources before 4:30 p.m. on Friday July 31, 2015.

We thank all those who apply for this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.