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Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-ALL

St. John's1498142

Job Description


As a member of the leadership team, reporting to the Dean, the Chief Operating Officer provides strategic direction for the faculty’s administration and operations, facilitating a vibrant and action-directed Faculty of Medicine capable of achieving its strategic vision.  The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the overall direction of operational units within the Faculty of Medicine and ensures that appropriate collaboration occurs so that the faculty functions as an integrated unit. Key responsibilities include long-range strategic planning; facilitation of change management; resource allocation; analysis of best operational practices; relations with government and Regional Health Authorities; inter-university and external collaborative relations; communications with key stakeholders; risk management; internal review and compliance; problem resolution; oversight of policies and procedures related to the faculty’s operations; project and grant management; accounting and financial operations; budget planning, preparation and monitoring; information technology; capital construction projects; human resources management; oversight of the faculty’s laboratories as well as facilities management.


You are a highly motivated individual who holds a Master’s level degree in Business or Health Administration  or related field, supplemented by at least 10 years’ demonstrated senior-level experience in leading and guiding financial, human resources and business operations management, preferably in a health-related academic environment. You have an understanding of modern governance principles and best practices. You have a proven record of respected accomplishments in a complex environment.   A leadership and management style that is effective in a collegial and collaborative environment is essential. Superior verbal and written communication skills; advanced skills in analyzing and interpreting information; negotiation and dispute resolution skills are also required. An exceptional, proven ability to build relationships, to work collaboratively and understand the needs of a wide range of stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, government, research and healthcare organizations is essential.


Memorial University is a progressive employer at the forefront of the university sector in Canada, with competitive compensation and a wide range of benefit programs. The work environment is stimulating and dynamic and employees are encouraged to partake in the diverse intellectual, cultural, social and recreational offerings.


To apply for this position, please visit us at, select competition number MED-17-05 and click the “APPLY ONLINE” button at the bottom of our ad.  For further information concerning the vacancy, contact the Department of Human Resources-Memorial University, Arts and Administration Building, Room A-4023, St. John’s; or phone (709) 864-4615.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting Date: 10-Feb-2017Executive and General Management Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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