Director, Infectious Diseases Control - York Region

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Jun 26, 2020
Full time Director

Job Description

Director, Infectious Diseases Control

In 2019, York Region was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020 - recognizing the organization locally and nationally as a top-10 place to work in the Greater Toronto Area. York Region is Canada’s fastest growing area, with a population that is expected to grow to 1.79 million by the year 2041. This is an exciting time to join the Region of York – it is a time of organizational change and renewal, with a focus on ensuring maximum value and services for employees and the rapidly growing communities they serve.

York Region is a leader in their field for innovative technologies and programs with a strong focus on excellence in the services provided to the nine cities and towns they represent. They value employees’ contributions and support opportunities for growth and development. They provide progressive programs and benefits, nurturing employee satisfaction and community involvement. York Region is not only a great place to live, it's a great place to work.

Reporting to the Associate Medical Officers of Health (AMOHs), the Director is responsible for providing Divisional leadership including ensuring the implementation of Infectious Diseases Control (IDC) Division programs in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards (or as current), Health Protection and Promotion Act, Immunization of School Pupils Act and other relevant legislation and Regulations; and supporting the AMOHs in leading the Divisional response to communicable disease events and/or emergencies.

This role will appeal to candidates with a University Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Environmental Health Science, Health Sciences or another relevant field, combined with at minimum seven years demonstrated experience in public health or public health relevant programming including minimum of two (2) years’ experience related to infectious and communicable diseases, and a minimum of three (3) years’ of direct senior managerial experience that includes programs, financial budget administration and human resources management.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational leader with high EI and experience building and guiding a large team. They have strong leadership competencies with a demonstrated ability in strategic and operational planning, change management design, management of large program budgets, process and implementation strategies to optimize both quality and cost-effectiveness of services, as well as developing talent and building a collaborative and resilient culture within the Division, and Branch at large. Comfortable in a complex environment, they bring strong stakeholder management experience and the ability to contribute to senior leadership discussions across the organization.

York Region is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and York Region throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To express an interest in this opportunity in confidence please submit your resume and letter of interest to or online at by July 24, 2020.

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Newmarket, ON