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Job Title:
Manager, Governance Relations

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Corporate Strategy

Job Description



Manager, Governance Relations
Corporate Strategy
Full Time; 8 hour days (subject to change)
Salary: $50.10 - $62.62 per hour
Lakeridge Health - site to be determined

About Us:
Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario's largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. With five hospital sites and four Emergency Rooms, we serve a diverse population. Our dedicated team of health care professionals give their all every day to keep improving the quality of care delivered, drive down wait times, and improve results.

Lakeridge Health (LH) is driven by an ongoing commitment to continually improve the services it provides to best meet the needs of our community. LH continues to build on its strength as a caring and innovative partner in health care for Durham Region. Supported by more than 5,000 staff members, 700 physicians and thousands of volunteers, Lakeridge Health has an annual budget of more than $600M.

Position Description:
Reporting directly to the Director, Corporate Strategy, the Manager, Governance Relations, will have expert knowledge in governance best practices as well as expertise in leading improvements in governance structures and processes. Leveraging a strong background in board governance, the Manager will lead governance change and transformation and be responsible for ensuring the integration and coordination of all governance relations.

The Ideal Candidate:
Our ideal candidate is committed to the Lakeridge Health values: Compassion, Trust, Innovation and Courage, and has the ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively with our patients, community, and colleagues in everyday performance and interactions.

In addition, our ideal candidate is a strategic and innovative professional with strong leadership skills who is results oriented, and has exemplary writing skills. The candidate must also possess superior strategic thinking skills, sound judgment and diplomacy skills to help navigate issues and effectively support the Board members and the organizations' senior leaders.
This positions reports directly to the Director, Corporate Strategy

* Foster relationships with Board of Trustees and Committee members and identify emerging operational, reputational and governance issues
* Develop and manage the governance structure and lead the Board appointment process
* Manage all logistical activities and develop all supporting documentation and follow up materials for Board and Committee meetings including
* Develop Board and Committee work plans and implement with executive leads (VP/EVPs)
* Plan, develop and lead Board education, training and onboarding of new Board and Committee members
* Write and prepare all Board documentation, correspondence, memoranda, reports and presentations.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
* Post-secondary education, preferably a Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and experience in a senior administrative role.
* Minimum of five years of senior executive administrative/Board experience in a hospital or public sector organization.
* Flexibility in hours of work to accommodate board meetings and events and regular day-to-day operational hours.
* Excellent business writing skills to ensure well-formatted, concise and accurate meeting records and correspondence.
* Excellent proficiency at minute taking and in the use of all Microsoft Office Products
* Superior attention to detail, strong event planning and time management skills.
* Strong organizational and project management skills including a working knowledge of practices and processes related to hospital administration and Boards.
* Able to work cooperatively with a broad range of individuals and act with tact and diplomacy at all times.
* Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when disseminating information to others.
* Able to work independently with limited direction as well as working collaboratively with a team of executive assistants.
* Results and action oriented.
* Flexible, adaptable and able to promote innovative approaches.
* Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Compassion, Innovation, Courage and Trust
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices, including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area, and
* Proven good attendance with the capability of maintaining the same standard.


This position is open to all qualified staff throughout Lakeridge Health.

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health's policies and procedures.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.