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Project Manager, Rainbow Health Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 4, 2016

Internal / External Posting
Job Title: Project Manager Job ID #: RHO 16 – 1001
Reports to: Director, Rainbow Health Ontario
Status: Term position: 2 years full time, January 2017 to January 2019
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $76, 000 - $82, 000 per annum plus group benefits and HOOPP

Sherbourne Health Centre is seeking a enthusiastic and skilled Project Manager to join Rainbow Health Ontario.

Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic and other systemic barriers. Our mission is to advance the equity and quality of care and services and to improve health for underserved communities. This is done through primary health and chronic disease services; health promotion and education; outreach and social supports; and mental health services.

We are particularly committed to serving homeless or under-housed people, newcomers to Canada and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. Our innovative programs include: the Rotary Club of Toronto Health Buses; an Infirmary for people who are homeless or precariously housed with chronic conditions including cancer; the Supporting Our Youth program for at-risk LGBT youth; the LGBTQ Parenting Network; community based clinics for primary care, mental health and Diabetes in St. James Town; and Rainbow Health Ontario, a provincial education, research and capacity-building program.

We are presently looking for a Project Manager to join Rainbow Health Ontario for two (2) years. Reporting to the Program Director, the Project Manager will support Sherbourne Health Centre, Women’s College Hospital and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, in the province-wide Trans Health Expansion initiative, developed in response to a Ministry of Health regulation change regarding assessment and referral processes for transition-related surgeries. The first phase focuses on improving access and flow for transition-related surgical referrals and surgeries. The Project Manager will ensure that the expansion meets its targeted objectives and timelines. A key objective is that trans communities are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of the initiative, including in all committee work. The Project Manager will lead and coordinate key activities and ensure that all documentation is accurate and up to date.


  • Play a lead role in the collaborative work with Sherbourne, Women’s College Hospital and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a range of other organizations, and a diverse group of community stakeholders, to support the objectives of the trans health expansion initiative, to guide the development of the service expansion, and to achieve project deliverables within specified timeframes.
  • Work with partner agencies, to ensure programs and services delivered to trans populations across Ontario effectively and efficiently meet the needs of trans individuals and communities.
  • Coordinate the development of a detailed operational framework that identifies operational needs, an implementation structure that clearly outlines how the services will be implemented, and assist in identifying common data gathering processes amongst partners.
  • As appropriate, co-chair committees with the operational lead who is accountable for a particular stream of work.
  • Support within-project communications; support project planning and decision making through gathering and preparing information as needed (e.g. evidence, practice models) to support project goals.
  • Work with Rainbow Health Ontario’s Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure members of trans communities are meaningfully engaged and supported throughout the project.


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration or relevant health care discipline.
  • A minimum of five (5) year’s recent, related experience in project management and facilitating and managing consultation processes with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in health care organizations/ systems.
  • A certificate in project management and / or Project Management Professional designation considered an asset.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
  • Effectively provides leadership and coordination to implement project plans according to timelines.
  • Excellent communication and skills: in supporting within-project communications; in supporting functioning within a complex interdisciplinary environment; ability to communicate effectively with members of marginalized communities, with physicians, and with health administrators.
  • Utilizes initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Utilizes effective facilitation and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging marginalized communities is a strong asset.
  • Strong knowledge of anti-racist, decolonizing, and anti-oppressive understandings of gender- diverse and trans communities in Ontario, and the ability to speak to the health and social issues faced by diverse LGBTQ communities and in particular trans communities in Ontario, from these lenses.
  • Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.
  • Driver’s license strongly preferred.

This position requires working in a fast paced environment meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders. Work is mainly performed in an office environment, however overnight travel around the province will be required. Rainbow Health Ontario is a community program, therefore work outside of normal working hours will be required.

As an employer, Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.

Application: If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID # RHO 16-1001 by 5:00 pm on November 4, 2016 via one of the methods below:

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We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls or drops in please.