In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System – and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.
A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.
The Strategy and External Relations portfolio is seeking an experienced Senior Project Lead to support initiatives within Health Commons Solutions Lab, an entity supported by Sinai Health System, Ontario Health Toronto Region and other key partners and funders. Health Commons identifies creative solutions to complex multidisciplinary problems which include the broader health and social sectors. They bring together experts to innovate new solutions, then to work with service providers and funders to implement those solutions.
Working closely with Health Common’s senior management and staff, the Senior Project Lead will lead the design, planning, and implementation of health system initiatives that address the needs of priority populations. Key areas of focus for the Lead include: managing project teams to achieve outcomes within assigned projects, overall direction and responsibility for product development, and building and maintaining positive relationships with health and social system partners.
Project Planning and Execution
Play a leadership role in all phases of assigned projects, including initial scoping, design, planning, implementation and evaluation
Oversee and advance assigned projects to achieve key milestones and targets
Serve as operational liaison with partners for direct and in-kind project support
Support execution of project plans including staffing, communications, engagement and reporting
Lead project teams comprised of internal and external staff from partner organizations
Reporting, Communications and Partner Engagement
Monitor and report on project status to senior staff and funders
Develop and execute communications and engagement strategies with key project partners and stakeholders
Serve as the Lab’s key liaison with subject-matter experts in partner organizations
Advancing the Lab’s Relationship with Key System Partners as part of Health System Transformation
Act as a key liaison between Health Commons and system partners including Ontario Health, Ontario Health Teams, City of Toronto / Toronto Public Health, and others on joint priorities
Advance the relationship with partners to better integrate public health perspectives in population health planning within Ontario Health Teams
Community Development and Engagement
Establish working relationships across a broad range of service partners and community leaders
Design and conduct community engagements to support co-design of solutions with marginalized populations and communities
Promote capacity building and shared learning between community and service partners
Serve as a positive ambassador for Health Commons and it’s work with diverse communities
Successful completion of a Master’s degree (MHSc or related field) from an accredited educational institution.
A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in public health, and/or community development, and/or health promotion, evaluation and/or health surveillance.
Expertise in either epidemiology-based planning approaches, and/or health promotion and/or health system planning and/or community health sector.
Understanding of local health issues, priorities and needs while recognizing the broader trends in health care policy and system development.
Strong understanding of the priorities of multiple organizations, community and health service providers, and the proven ability to network and bring partners together.
Strong focus on and experience with stakeholder engagement with health funders, planners and service providers.
Excellent relationship building skills; professional, diplomatic and confident with a proven ability to work with individuals across all levels of the organization and external stakeholders.
Models collaborative, cross-portfolio engagement to build consensus and create solutions to complex issues.
Flexible and self-directed with the ability to manage competing priorities, rapid change and transition with constantly shifting priorities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to clearly define and articulate requirements, priorities, impacts, and solutions.
Possesses a high level of accountability and proven capability to identify opportunities, take initiative and think through implications on end-users and target populations.
Proven consultation, negotiation and consensus building skills with the ability to proactively problem-solve complex issues with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to facilitate group discussions, develop and deliver training and make presentations.
Creative, analytical, detail-oriented with solid project management skills.
Superior organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities.
Highly computer literate with proficiency in MS Office.
Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history.
Office Location: Currently, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Common Solutions Lab staff are working remotely. Ultimately, when it is safe to do so, our goal is to work out of the Sinai Health offices, located in Toronto.