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Employment Opportunity


Executive Director


Toronto or Ottawa (Negotiable)

Type of position

Permanent Position


Board of Directors

Closing Date

April 19, 2019

Health Nexus is a progressive not for profit organization that promotes healthy, equitable and inclusive communities. Our organization has a clear understanding of equity and population health and takes a principled, community-based approach with fulfilling its mandate. Health Nexus is trusted and respected by its many partners and offers quality and reliable programs and services in speciality areas, including: health equity and inclusion; Indigenous health; maternal-child health (Best Start); early identification; government relations; research and development and; project management.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides strategic and operational leadership to the organization and its employees, as well as the broader health promotion sector. The Executive Director has authority and accountability from the Board for implementation of the Board approved strategic and operational plans, related budgets and staffing in fulfillment of the organization’s mandate. 

Health Nexus is seeking an energetic, innovative leader who can help guide the organization through a transitional period.


Strategic Leadership

  • Serves as Health Nexus’ ambassador in the health promotion community and the healthcare network.
  • Ensures that operations, human and financial resources, facilities and programs are in accordance with government legislations, regulations and accreditation requirements.
  • Translates the organization’s strategic plan, goals and objectives into an operational plan focused on health promotion, health and social programs, community outreach and partnerships.
  • Consults and engages with the organization’s priority populations through volunteer opportunities, focus groups and community-based functions as required.
  • Advocates for healthy public policy and access to resources required to support the priority populations or broader community issues in accordance with the social determinants of health.
  • Serves on committees that help advance the organization’s strategic direction and priorities.

Operational Leadership

  • Ensures an optimum level and quality of service delivery is in place to meet the needs of the priority populations served.
  • Monitors and analyzes trends, demographics and other sources of information and data as it relates to the organization’s current and future operations and mandate.
  • Ensures that staff conduct needs assessments with various target groups to support the planning and implementation of programs that are appropriate in response to organization’s priorities.
  • Maintains, evaluates and updates management information systems in the areas of policy, quality, risk management and service delivery.
  • Promotes professional development of staff through team and individual training, as well as coaching opportunities through annual goal setting and performance review.
  • Coordinates, integrates and leverages the efforts of the Board, staff and partners to facilitate the integration of services, foster co-operation and collaboration between various programs and activities and to actively promote a unified identity.
  • Oversees communications and social media plans for the strategic promotion of Health Nexus.
  • Maintains the staff resources and system requirements to manage, audit and protect a comprehensive and confidential system of corporate, human resources and financial records.

Community Partnerships and Capacity Building

  • Maintains strategic partnerships with funders, community organizations, and other agencies and develops new partnerships in response to changes in our priority populations and/or the healthcare landscape.
  • Liaises with community agencies and organizations for the purpose of promoting the organization.
  • Participates in committees, task forces and Board of Directors of community and network organizations that are mutually beneficial.



  • Graduate degree from a recognized university in business, public, health administration or human/social services.
  • 5 – 10 years significant senior management experience in healthcare or a related field.


  • A minimum of 5 years of successful performance in budget development, negotiation and forecasting, and demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Sound knowledge and application of human resource techniques and practices that serve to motivate staff and provide an inclusive workplace setting.


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership skills with an equally open communication style.
  • Demonstrated ability to take “creative” risk and incorporate critical thinking to make timely decisions in a changing healthcare landscape.
  • Leads by example in providing a positive, respectful and collegial learning environment.
  • Bilingual, French and English would be considered an asset.

Must be available to work flexible hours and travel

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter addressed to Monique Rocheleau, Board Chair to edrecruitment@healthnexus.ca by April 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm. We welcome applications from qualified candidates and will be contacting only those selected for an interview.       

Health Nexus is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities.