Collingwood General and Marine Hospital – Vice President People and Organization Development

  • Amrop Knightsbridge
  • Collingwood, ON, Canada
  • Jun 28, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital – Vice President People and Organization Development

The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) is a 70-bed acute care hospital serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 million annual visitors in the Georgian Triangle, which encompasses Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township and The Blue Mountains. Besides being one of the top four-season resort areas in Ontario, the Georgian Triangle is also one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.

Under the leadership of its new President and Chief Executive Officer, CGMH continues to evolve and progress its mandate in service of the region. With significant input from internal and external stakeholders, the organization has refreshed its vision and mission, reconfirmed its values, and identified four key pillars that will guide the efforts of the Board, leaders, staff, physicians and volunteers in its pursuit of “outstanding care – for life”.

At the same time, and in concert with the new plan’s development, the Board is undergoing a transformation to a skills-based model, and the portfolios and structure of Hospital leadership are being redesigned. With excellent relationships with its communities, medical staff, unions, Foundation and more than 450 volunteers, the excitement for and anticipation of CGMH’s future plans and opportunities is palpable.

The Role

Within this context, the role of Vice President People and Organization Development has been confirmed effective September 2018. As the Chief Human Resources Executive, s/he will play a key part in refining and implementing the new HR strategic plan and redesign of HR in support of CGMH’s strategic goals. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in support of the Hospital’s vision, mission, values and priorities, and providing operational leadership for Human Resources, Volunteer Services, Labour Relations, Occupational Health and Safety, and Staffing, Payroll and Scheduling.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will bring the following experiences, skills, qualifications and competencies:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. (CHRL) required; (CHRE) designation and Masters degree in related field preferred.
  • Ten plus years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources in a unionized, public sector environment, ideally in healthcare.
  • A generalist who can contribute to the overall management of the portfolio and lead key aspects such as strategic compensation planning, change management, employee engagement, leadership and organizational development, and talent planning.
  • Strong project oversight and management skills with a track record of leading and coaching individuals and teams in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Well organized and proactive with the ability to deal efficiently and effectively with multiple competing priorities.
  • Ensures that appropriate organizational development and change management strategies are in place to support the development of CGMH staff.
  • Exposure to the Lean management philosophy and demonstrated ability to utilize Lean tools to enhance the performance of the areas of responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a strong understanding of customer relations.
  • Effective communication skills in presenting, report writing and editing.
  • Well-developed skills in facilitation, consultation and negotiation.
  • Well-developed leadership skills and proven ability to manage others and to lead in a team environment.
  • Experience interacting and presenting to senior management and Board Committees.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills with advanced working knowledge of Excel.


  • Strategic Orientation – Demonstrated understanding of the business implications of decisions on one’s role and linking daily work to the organization’s strategy.
  • Strategic Planning – Able to see the big picture and plan for future needs as well as current ones (i.e.: staffing needs based on current demographics, changing funding models, labour relations trends etc.).
  • Political Awareness & Sensitivity – Able to function in an environment with many stakeholders while being cognizant of the needs of all and attempting to bring issues/concerns to a positive resolution.
  • Communication Skills – Good listening and verbal skills as well as the ability to communicate in writing (policy development, negotiations, grievance and arbitration responses). Being articulate in these areas is key.
  • Business Sense – Understanding of the healthcare sector, funding, LHIN structure, and internal accountability for budgets and overall financial management.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – are key in this role. Creative to solve problems and think outside of the box with the ability to find more efficient and cost-effective solutions to problems. Both organizational and system focused.
  • Holding Self & Others Accountable – Demonstrated success by establishing appropriate levels of responsibility, holding others accountable, and implementing appropriate recognition or consequences.

To request a copy of the position profile or to submit your expression of interest for consideration, please contact Chris Sawyer ( / 1-416-640-4312) or Ed Perkovic ( / 1-416-640-4311).

Job Category

Vice President