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Governance, Strategy and Policy

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Recruitment: 19-30
Reports To: Registrar/CEO
Start Date: ASAP
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Status: Full time permanent
Scope of Search: Internal/ External


This is a critical role providing leadership and direct oversight for College Governance, Policy, and the College’s strategic planning cycle. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, you will:

  • Assume leadership over governance transformation and work with key stakeholders to operationalize changes to governance structure
  • Manage the Council, Executive Committee and senior management team meeting cycles by integrating strategy and projects into these cycles, overseeing agenda setting, issue/topic planning, and providing guidance on submissions
  • Build relationships with The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other external partner organizations to advance the College mandate and to enhance regulatory and health systems
  • Identify and lead issues that may be of high risk/high profile, requiring cross-departmental coordination and necessitate a time-limited College-wide project management approach
  • Provide direction and manage the College’s Strategic Plan. Facilitate alignment of divisional objectives and activities with the plan
  • Oversee College Policy and provide feedback to the development of College policies based on identified trends and changes in the practice environment
  • Maintain a clear understanding of key priorities and strategic issues affecting the College
  • Oversee the functioning of the Executive Office and processes to ensure the effective and efficient support to the President and Registrar/CEO
  • Foster a creative, positive and accountable work environment by articulating goals, engaging staff in planning, problem solving and decision-making, and manage cross-College projects


  • Master’s degree in business, policy, health or public administration
  • Professional certifications, either in Lean or other process-improvement methodologies, strategy or project management in a mid-sized organization (300+ employees) are assets
  • 3+ years of leadership experience in a not-for-profit organization – preferably health, regulatory, policy or government related environment - with direct staff accountability and demonstrated leadership abilities to identify and manage change efforts, build teams and manage complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience working with a governing board and/or Board committees
  • Highly collaborative – a relationship builder
  • An ability to quickly learn College business to effectively assess opportunities and deliver
  • Ability to hold oneself and others accountable
  • Working knowledge of the RHPA and its associated regulations
  • Experience working with external agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others in priorities and problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task across a diversity of priorities and issues at any given time

How to Apply

Interested parties please send a cover letter and CV to by July 2, 2019 at 5 p.m.

For questions about this recruitment, please contact Jillian Wayne at or 416-967-2600 x 565.