JOB POSTING # 895644
Position: MANAGER, STRATEGIC PROJECTS
Organization: University Health Network
Department: Planning - Finance
Reports to: Director of Finance, Finance Projects
Salary Range: Depending on Experience
Hours: 37.5 HRS
Status: PERMANENT, FULL TIME
The University Health Network (UHN) is seeking a high potential Manager, Strategic Projects to join the Department of Finance Projects Team. The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career. The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
As an integral member of the Finance Projects Team, the Manager, Strategic Projects leads the strategic and corporate governance functions for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. In this role, the Manager oversees the implementation of the multi-year strategic priorities of the Finance portfolio, including tracking progress against plan and regular reporting to Finance executive and the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board. The Manager is also accountable for corporate governance activities related to the Finance portfolio, both at an executive and Board level. This includes end-to-end management of planning and reporting for the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board.
Please note that a Financial designation is not required for this role however; the ideal candidate should have an understanding of basic financial concepts and terminology. The Manager works closely with senior leadership across the organization to identify and manage projects that support the operational and strategic priorities of the Finance portfolio, in alignment with the corporate strategic plan and corporate initiatives.
The Manager serves as a key advisor to the Finance Director on all business matters relating to the assigned portfolio and is also expected to lead, participate in, or supervise other projects as required. The Manager is a highly motivated self-starter who proactively looks for opportunities for improvement and develops new structures and processes to achieve efficiencies. The Manager is a strategic, critical thinker with a strong business acumen who can tactfully and efficiently manage competing priorities and evolving stakeholder expectations. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced team supporting one of the world’s most respected academic health science centers.
Oversees and support the development, implementation, and advancement of strategic priorities within the finance realm.
Provides planning and project management support for Finance strategic projects from initial concept and design through implementation
Develops and maintains project governance structures and reporting frameworks related to project approval, indicator development and evaluation, and ongoing monitoring and risk assessment
In conjunction with the Finance Communications Advisor, develops and oversees comprehensive communication plans to engage and update project stakeholders
Where appropriate, strikes up and manages project steering committees, including preparation of work plans, meeting materials, and meeting minutes
Supports organizational decision making and ad hoc reporting by developing business cases, performing options analyses, and conducting environmental scans and research
Acts as Finance’s liaison to the Corporate Planning team to ensure alignment with UHN’s corporate reporting processes and strategic plans
Support of the Finance Executive Committee and Board Committees
Oversees and manages all Finance-related reporting and updates to the Board and Committees of the Board, ensuring timely compliance with governance-related and cyclical reporting/approval obligations
Oversees planning, scheduling, and documentation for the meetings of the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board and any sub-committees, as applicable
Acts as Finance’s liaison with the Corporate Governance and Risk Management leads to ensure alignment with Board and risk management processes and requirements
Supports management governance processes, including but not limited to management and coordination of strategic and executive management committees such as the Finance Executive Committee, Finance Management Team and others, including liaising with applicable internal stakeholders to plan for and prepare relevant materials/deliverables
Actively monitors priorities and manages daily workflow and team assignments, while effectively responding to ad hoc information requests from internal/external stakeholders
Takes accountability for document management and quality assurance of all materials/deliverables, ensuring accuracy of information, consistency in presentation/format, and alignment with the needs/responsibilities of the target audience
Mentors and coaches individuals, as appropriate or required, on best practices in business writing and presentations, with the goal of setting standards and maintaining consistency across written materials and oral presentations
In collaboration with the Communication Advisor, prepares CFO communications, presentations, and speaking notes, as required
Administrative and Human Resource Management
Performing budgeting/financial management responsibilities as assigned
Manage and motivate staff ensuring high-level engagement
Promote professional growth/skill development of staff to ensure on-going competence
A university degree in business or related, required
Minimum of five years’ experience leading projects from end-to-end; Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification would be an asset
Strong experience in content development and professional/business writing, required
Minimum of five years’ experience implementing multi-year strategic plans, including internal/external stakeholder engagement, setting of metrics, and risk mitigation
Demonstrated experience supporting a Board/Board Committee, including preparation and/or oversight of work plans, meeting materials, and meeting minutes; preferably in a healthcare setting
Solid understanding of corporate governance requirements and best practices; preferably as relevant to public healthcare in Ontario
High level of proficiency in written and oral communications, including documentation management with a focus on repeatable methodologies and accuracy
Significant experience liaising with and supporting senior leadership, including preparation of executive-level briefing notes, presentations, reports, and business plans
Advanced computer skills, including MS Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of MS Project and MS SharePoint would be beneficial.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills with the ability to create integrated plans, influence outcomes and engage multiple stakeholders
Self-starter – efficient, organized, and able to produce high quality work under pressure in a timely fashion, with a strong sense of ownership
Exceptional judgment and ability to identify/gather relevant data to create clarity out of ambiguous situations
Ability to synthesize large amounts of data/complex problem into key points/logical elements
Exceptional communication skills with ability to articulate/present complex matters in simple format
Outcome focused, action oriented, critical thinker with the ability to analyze and visualize
Solid leader with passion for developing and coaching staff
Superior interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective partnerships
Recognized as ethical and independent, demonstrating high standards of professionalism and respect for confidentiality
Experience in a healthcare environment is beneficial
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.”
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
POSTED DATE: April 12, 2022 CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2022
Posting # 895644
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.