Chief Executive Officer

  • New Unionville Home Society
  • Oct 08, 2019
Full time CEO

Job Description

Organization Background:

With leadership, foresight, commitment and purpose, the New Unionville Home Society has grown from the original Home for the Aged to the vibrant continuum of care campus it is now.  The New Unionville Home Society (NUHS) celebrates over 50 years as a charitable, not-for-profit service provider in the Markham area.  Campus services for seniors includes long term care, adult day and outreach programs, a senior recreation centre, as well as seniors housing.  

Position Summary:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides executive leadership and is responsible for Union Villa, the UHS Foundation and Wyndham Gardens life lease housing.  As a visible leader the CEO shall make decisions and act in the best interests of the corporations, guided by the vision, values, and goals approved by the Board. 

The CEO has overall accountability for supporting strategic and operational planning and the implementation of major strategic initiatives. The CEO ensures that the corporations’ administrative processes and practices are consistent with strategic directions and meet all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.


  • University Degree in business, social sciences and/or healthcare administration.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at a senior level in the field of health and senior care program and services in a complex organization including experience managing direct reports.
  • Minimum 5 years working directly with clients/residents, family caregivers and health professions.
  • Demonstrated success in program development, and community relations.
  • Experienced leader and team builder in a unionized environment; a developer of culture and employee engagement; effective delegator;
  • Knowledge of emerging body research and best practices in engagement techniques and methodologies or quality improvement and their application in the health sector
  • Knowledge of quality improvement methods and change management theory including planning, facilitating, implementing, supporting and/or evaluating engagement activities

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the development and realization of the corporate mission, vision, and mandates;
  • Acts as a resource to the Boards of Directors and all corporate committees to identify issues, provide advice, and make recommendations to ensure the co-ordination, integration, and consistency of issues and activities;
  • Provides advice and functional support to the Chair of the Boards regarding strategic and long-term planning for the Corporations on governance, human resource, and service delivery matters;
  • Translates the strategic direction of the Corporations, their goals and objectives into operational plans and activities in accordance with an approved business plan and engages the staff to effectively carry out the various corporate mandates;
  • Establishes and manages all affiliation and accountability agreements with service providers;
  • Develops a human resources plan and recruits and selects staff in a direct reporting relationship.
  • Provides ongoing leadership and direction to the staff of the Corporations;
  • Develops and implements administrative and business practices to ensure effective operation of the Corporations, including the development of and recommendation for appropriate succession plans
  • Provides for learning, development, and performance management of personnel.


  • Competitive wages and benefit plans

 Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated skills in working with diverse groups in facilitating, visioning, coaching, mentoring, team building and conflict resolution
  • Excellent project, time and event management skills with the ability to prioritize work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including empathy, energy, positive attitude and ability to share information and impart knowledge.
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, good judgement and ability to deal with matters of confidentiality and/or sensitivity with maturity, diplomacy, tact and discipline.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Proven skills with a range of technological tools and computer programs

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Debra Cooper Burger, at

Deadline: November 9, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category

Chief Executive Officer


Unionville, ON