Director, Strategic Projects
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON
Posted: 4/15/2019 4:00:52 PM

Director, Strategic Projects

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent

Reports To: CEO or designate from Senior Team

Location: Toronto

SPRINT Senior Care began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. We continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Our services help seniors stay safe, connected, and live as independently as possible. They also prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization. We supply services regardless of ability, race, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and are committed to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) inclusiveness.

What you will do:
The Director, Strategic Projects is a leadership role focused on quality improvement, implementation and integration of new services, change management, and strategic initiatives. The role leads a wide range of initiatives and projects designed to support best practices and the strategic plan, including the research, piloting, implementation, documentation and measurement of best practices which improve client outcomes and system integration, and benefit communities.

The role will have significant interactions with multiple health service providers, hospitals, service provider organizations, the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders. This role would include, but is not limited to, the following activities:

Develop a comprehensive plan to design, implement and evaluate key projects identified to align with and achieve organizational priorities and quality improvement
Apply project management principles to facilitate the introduction of new services or evolution of existing services to ensure well-coordinated execution with quality assurance
Manage project scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters
Continuously monitor and communicate performance, progress and outcomes using metrics and dashboards
Collect comprehensive data and complete ongoing and ad hoc reporting requirements
Review reports on a regular basis and lead the improvement of processes to ensure data quality and integrity
Manage assigned staff, ensuring they work in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and strategic objectives of the organization
Lead and support the refinement of administrative processes and procedures
Assist directors with development and monitoring of annual budgets
Lead and facilitate development or updating of documented policies and procedures
Research and pursue opportunities, identify gaps in service and recommend solutions
Disseminate outcomes and best practices developed at SPRINT Senior Care through the development of conference submissions and promotional material
Develop dynamic presentations, reports and proposals
Provide support and assistance with day-to-day program operations as needed, and on-call duties as assigned
Participate at relevant tables to share SPRINT Senior Care’s perspective and ensure involvement in broader planning both within the sector and at intersectoral initiatives

What you will need:
Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field
5+ years demonstrated experience in a project management role
Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools
Project Management Professional certification is an asset
Change management skills, including identifying implications to various stakeholders and designing change and implementation plans
Highly effective oral and written communication skills
Resourceful, creative and innovative with a can-do attitude
Ability to implement program plans, prioritize projects and achieve successful results
Possesses expert analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience in collaborative work or partnering in non-profit environment
Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Conversant in various tools for project management and time tracking, e.g., MS Project, MS Excel, MS Visio
Demonstrated ability to foster positive relations and work with a broad range of people and service providers
Ability to exercise good judgment, flexibility, and creativity
Sensitive to working with people of diverse economic, age and cultural backgrounds and marginalized individuals, with an understanding of cultural competency and framework, and social determinants of health
Our Caring Workplace

Working at SPRINT Senior Care, you'll have the opportunity to be a part of a passionate team committed to providing client-centred, high quality services to seniors in our service area. SPRINT Senior Care’s inclusive environment is one of many benefits for staff, including SPRINT.

How To Apply:
Please email your applications quoting “Director, Strategic Projects” in your subject title to

SPRINT Senior Care encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our community.

SPRINT Senior Care is committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment practices in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA). Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

  • Please note that Sunnybrook is not the employer for this position and is not responsible for the contents of the information. We are posting this employment opportunity as a courtesy to SPINT Senior Care. Applicants who have questions should contact the employer directly.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.