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Community Organizational Health - 2 positions

Community Organizational Health/Sante des organismes communautaires is a non-profit organization which conducts peer reviews leading to accreditation for 53 community health centres in Ontario. Community Organizaitonal Health is currently recruiting for two positions:

1. Contract Team Leader (Fluently Bilingual -- Candidates from across the province are encouraged to apply)

Acting on behalf of Community Organizational Health (COH), the Team Leader is responsible for leading teams on a series of peer reviews using the Building Healthier Organizations (BHO) tool and process. The Team Leader assumes overall responsibility for ensuring that assigned on-site reviews are thorough, objective, accurate, conform with the process outlined in the BHO manual and are completed on time.

The Team Leader provides leadership to the review team in all matters pertaining to the on-site review and reporting process, including: orienting and supervising peer review team members; defining team members' roles and responsibilities, and other aspects of team work such as shared decision making and conflict resolution; interacting with the CHC Board, management and staff on matters pertaining to the overall conduct of the review; analyzing and synthesizing information from a variety of sources to address the BHO manual questions; preparing and presenting the verbal report to the CHC under review; writing preliminary and final reports in keeping with COH reporting formats; making a recommendation regarding accreditation status for the CHC under review.

The ideal candidate will possess: considerable experience in the community health or non-profit sector; demonstrated leadership ability; a minimum of three years management and supervisory experience in a non-profit environment; knowledge of, and experience in, non-profit governance; excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills, interviewing skills, ability to analyze and synthesize information, ability to write clear, comprehensive reports; knowledge of assessment, evaluation and/or accreditation programs; excellent problem solving and strategic thinking skills; strong computer skills; ability to travel and work flexible hours during a BHO review; understanding of the spirit and intent of BHO and demonstrated ability to communicate this understanding; bilingualism required (French and English).

This contract involves six reviews per year over the next two years.

2. Bilingual Executive Assistant (Part-time, One Year Contract in Toronto)

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support and secretarial services to Community Organizational Health (COH) Executive Director.

Duties include: liaising with Francophone community health centres preparing for accreditation reviews; typing, proof-reading, and photocopying; answering the telephone and greeting visitors; co-ordinating scheduling of meetings/conference calls; preparing mailouts for committee meetings; taking and types meeting minutes; ensuring the filing system is maintained and updated as required; assisting in the overall preparation of the COH Annual General Meeting.

The ideal candidate will possess: excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English; minimum of four years office experience; exceptional word processing skills; good analysis and problem solving skills; extensive computer experience (e.g., Windows 98, Microsoft Office, Corel Office Suite, desktop publishing, graphics); demonstrated ability to organize and perform a variety of tasks under time limitations; ability to work independently and reliably under minimum supervision.

Please send letter of application and resume to: Hiring Committee, Community Organizational Health, Suite 410, 5233 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M9B 1A6 or by fax to 416-239-5074 or e-mail to

We thank all candidates who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.