Vice President People and Organization Development

Permanent Full Time | Management/Supervisory | 1 Position(s) Available


Within this context, the role of Vice President People and Organization Development has been confirmed effective September 2018. As the Chief Human Resources Executive, s/he will play a key part in refining and implementing the new HR strategic plan and redesign of HR in support of CGMH’s strategic goals. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in support of the Hospital’s vision, mission, values and priorities, and providing operational leadership for Human Resources, Volunteer Services, Labour Relations, Occupational Health and Safety, and Staffing, Payroll and Scheduling.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development, organizational adoption and evaluation of the Human Resources Strategic Plan including HR scorecard with metrics that measure the effectiveness of the programs and services;
  • Provide HR leadership and mentoring to all levels of management;
  • Through employee engagement strategies, techniques and tools, foster a culture of engagement with accountability and superior performance focused on quality patient and family care;
  • Develop and maintain a total compensation program that is internally equitable, externally competitive, financially feasible and compliant with legislation;
  • Develop and maintain a leadership integrated talent management framework. Support the transformation of the healthcare system within the sub-region context through progressive and innovative HR and Volunteer practices; establish and maintain harmonious relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including union leadership, that promote Hospital values and align with the Hospital’s strategic direction;
  • Develop and implement effective HR and Volunteer policies and procedures;
  • Support the redevelopment through participation in design and change management;
  • Ensure compliance with all human resource related legislation;
  • Chair or participate on Hospital Committees including: Fiscal Advisory Committee, JHSC, Emergency Planning, Quality Council, Employee Engagement and others as required;
  • Participate in LHIN committees, support the change initiatives and assume a leadership role for specific HR initiatives within the LHIN;
  • Recommend benefits and recognition design to provide maximum employee/volunteer and Hospital value while supporting wellness initiatives and employee choice;
  • Provide oversight of the Occupational Health and Safety programs of the Hospital, including the establishment of a strong internal responsibility system, and educating the Senior Leadership Team and the Board regarding their accountabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations; coordinating the responses to Ministry of Labour orders by meeting with Ministry of Labour inspectors, supervises the creation of an action plan and monitors progress; ensures regular review by Senior Leadership and the Board as required;
  • Provide oversight of Collective Agreement local negotiations for four bargaining units; interpret and administer collective agreements; administer employee grievances through to resolution; as the Hospital lead and advisor to legal counsel for human resources matters, provide oversight of preparation for materials for arbitrations, tribunals and court proceedings; direct research regarding costing of collective agreement bargaining proposals, benefit plan design changes, RFP’s for special projects, and provides direction within the approved mandate;
  • Ensure that appropriate organizational development and change management strategies are in place to support the development of CGMH staff;
  • Utilizing effective project management and leadership skills, lead the implementation of major HR projects;
  • Supervise the performance of managers/staff/contractors in Volunteers Services, Human Resources, Talent Management, Staffing, Scheduling, Payroll and Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Provide on-call coverage as scheduled.


The ideal candidate will bring the following experiences, skills, qualifications and competencies:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. (CHRL) required; (CHRE) designation and Masters degree in related field preferred.
  • Ten plus years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources in a unionized, public sector environment, ideally in healthcare.
  • A generalist who can contribute to the overall management of the portfolio and lead key aspects such as strategic compensation planning, change management, employee engagement, leadership and organizational development, and talent planning.
  • Strong project oversight and management skills with a track record of leading and coaching individuals and teams in a fast- paced dynamic environment.
  • Well organized and proactive with the ability to deal efficiently and effectively with multiple competing priorities.
  • Ensures that appropriate organizational development and change management strategies are in place to support the development of CGMH staff.
  • Exposure to the Lean management philosophy and demonstrated ability to utilize Lean tools to enhance the performance of the areas of responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a strong understanding of customer relations.
  • Effective communication skills in presenting, report writing and editing.
  • Well-developed skills in facilitation, consultation and negotiation.
  • Well-developed leadership skills and proven ability to manage others and to lead in a team environment.
  • Experience interacting and presenting to senior management and Board Committees.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills with advanced working knowledge of Excel.


  • Strategic Orientation – Demonstrated understanding of the business implications of decisions on one’s role and linking daily work to the organization’s strategy.
  • Strategic Planning – Able to see the big picture and plan for future needs as well as current ones (i.e.: staffing needs based on current demographics, changing funding models, labour relations trends etc.).
  • Political Awareness & Sensitivity – Able to function in an environment with many stakeholders while being cognizant of the needs of all and attempting to bring issues/concerns to a positive resolution.
  • Communication Skills – Good listening and verbal skills as well as the ability to communicate in writing (policy development, negotiations, grievance and arbitration responses). Being articulate in these areas is key.
  • Business Sense – Understanding of the healthcare sector, funding, LHIN structure, and internal accountability for budgets and overall financial management.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – are key in this role. Creative to solve problems and think outside of the box with the ability to find more efficient and cost-effective solutions to problems. Both organizational and system focused.
  • Holding Self & Others Accountable – Demonstrated success by establishing appropriate levels of responsibility, holding others accountable, and implementing appropriate recognition or consequences

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