Project and Member Support Lead
Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)
Toronto, ON

The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 23 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. Collectively, we provide advanced patient care services, train the next generation of health care professionals, and conduct leading-edge research to discover tomorrow’s care today.

CAHO is seeking a Project and Member Support Lead to fill an 11-month maternity leave contract (expected to begin in early 2019). This role supports CAHO’s Toronto-based members through the Toronto Academic Health Science Network, which includes the University of Toronto. These nationally and internationally renowned organizations work collaboratively to advance a shared academic mission of providing high quality patient care, conducting innovative research, offering world renowned top- quality education programs, and participating in knowledge transfer.

The Lead’s primary role is to work closely with executive-level committees to create, implement and evaluate specific initiatives aimed at increasing quality, efficiency, standardization, scale and innovation across the network and heighten the overall impact of Toronto as a world-leading health cluster.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Manager and CAHO team to facilitate committee work and initiatives in alignment with the strategic directions of the organization.
  • Manage and support committees as the main project and issues lead.
  • Work with committee Chairs in overseeing the committee and its working groups; develop and maintain relationships with committee members and other stakeholders; and help facilitate the committee’s objectives in line with the organization’s mandate.
  • Develop meeting agendas, briefing materials, project plans, and related material to support committee governance, operations and projects.
  • Help develop and execute committee strategic planning retreat and ensure that committee work aligns with overall organizational strategic objectives.
  • Liaise between the committee, network members and the organization’s governing body.
  • Actively monitor and report on emerging issues pertinent to committee initiatives.
  • Conduct, support and oversee quantitative and qualitative research, policy analysis, literature reviews, and environmental scans to enable evidence-based decision making at an executive level.


The successful candidate can demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Minimum of 4-5 years of relevant experience in health administration, health policy, public policy, and/or related environment
  • Graduate level education in a related field
  • Critical thinker, with solid research and analytical skills
  • Self-starter with proven experience managing multiple complex projects in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, especially with executive-level stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external executive-level stakeholders
  • Highly organized, accurate and detail-oriented
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, highly productive team environment
  • Enthusiasm, drive and focus

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations. No phone calls or agency solicitation, please. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Contract