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Health Shared Services Ontario

Vice-President, Finance and Administration



Job Description

Position:              Vice-President, Finance and Administration (Permanent, full-time)

Location:             130 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Salary:                  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Benefits:              4 weeks annual vacation; 3 annual float days; medical benefits and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan


About HSSOntario:

Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario) is an agency of the Government of Ontario. We are a shared services organization that supports Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN’s) in meeting the healthcare needs of their local community.

Through the continuous development and delivery of province-wide digital health platforms, quality improvement initiatives, and other business and IT supports, HSSOntario uses leading-edge technology and best practices to enable health system integration and better patient care.


Job Summary :

Reporting directly to the CEO, this position leads HSSOntario’s strategic, operational and financial planning, financial services, privacy and information security, human resources, procurement, facilities and office services/ administrative support.  The Vice-President is also responsible for leading and developing the team to provide high quality, effective, customer focused services.  

The VP is also responsible for overseeing the management services needed for sub-committees of the Board of Directors and regularly represents HSSOntario on LHIN and external stakeholder committees.

Key Responsibilities:


  • As an executive leader within HSSOntario, leads the development of HSSOntario’s strategic financial planning, and annual operational plan, as well as developing the divisional strategy and plan to support the organization and upcoming transition;

  • Provides leadership and support to HSSOntario in their support of the LHIN’s for a wide variety of initiatives such as financial strategy and services, privacy and information security and procurement;

  • Leads projects to coordinate work of the LHINs on behalf of HSSOntario related to corporate services

  • Tracks and reports on the organization’s and the division’s financial and human resources, and strategic and annual operational plans; leads risk identification and the development of mitigation strategies. Provides required reports to the CEO, Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.

Operations / Administration

  • Identifies operational improvement opportunities by monitoring and measuring the division’s performance

  • Sets, manages and reports on divisional budget; collects information on divisional budgets across the organization and works with Executive Team to monitor status and mitigate risks

  • Responsible for ensuring a culture of excellence in customer service, and leads response to critical HSSOntario issues/challenges (division specific)

Human Resources

  • As the lead of the Human Resources Team, works collaboratively with the CEO and executive team on developing, building and sustaining a high performance work culture through effective human resources policies and programs

  • Provides leadership to the division’s senior team both on an annual basis (performance planning and assessment, career management) as well as on an on-going basis with a focus on coaching, mentoring and  continuous high caliber performance

  • Leads workforce planning for the division with 3 Directors and a total staff of approximately 25 employees ensuring an appropriate staffing model and training and development plan

Member and Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • As an executive leader within HSSOntario, the Vice-President is responsible for developing and maintaining senior level relationships with the HSSOntario Board, LHIN’s and all key stakeholders -  such as Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, LHINs, Health Quality Ontario, and home and community care associations

  • Chairs/serves as a representative on internal and external working groups and committees,  as well as providing Board subcommittee support



  • Executive level knowledge of key management accountabilities – strategy and operational planning, Board governance and support, financial planning and services, human resources, risk management, privacy and information security, performance measurement, people leadership, and stakeholder relationship management
  • Experience working in the broader public sector or a government agency; knowledge of/ability to apply government directives including the Ontario Public Sector procurement directive and other financial and operational directives.

  •  Significant breadth in communication and interpersonal skills in order to manage complex issues and challenges.  Previous experience and demonstrated success in working with other key stakeholders  on complex and/or contentious issues to resolve differences and build consensus

  • Experience leading change, flexible and resourceful.

  • The ability to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally.

  • Strong project management skills. Ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.


To submit your applicationfor consideration, please apply on-line through our corporate careers page, here, no later than April 24, 2017.

All candidates mustbe eligible to workinCanada.Wethankall applicantsfortheirinterest,however, only those selected foraninterviewwillbe contacted.

Health Shared Services Ontario is an equal opportunity employer and is a not-for-profit organization.  HSSOntario is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment, and will provide accommodation to people with disabilities upon request throughout our recruitment process.
















































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Health Shared Services Ontario
Posting Date: 11-Apr-2017Executive Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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