Posted On: 2018-11-16
Closing On: 2018-12-16
Location: Toronto
Effective: tbd
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Job Description

St. Michael’s Foundation (“the Foundation”), through its philanthropic activities, assists St. Michael’s Hospital (“the Hospital”) in attracting the resources required to fulfill and enhance its mission of caring, research and education as inspired and fostered by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Our physicians, surgeons, scientists and staff are relentless in taking on some of the world’s most intractable health challenges. At St. Michael’s, our healthcare teams have a unique attitude. They never say no. They never give up. No matter the problem, St. Michael’s looks for a way to solve it. St. Michael’s Foundation is leading the way in helping the hospital break new ground in kidney transplantation, neonatal care, multiple sclerosis, and cardiac and neuro innovation. It’s thanks to our die-hard donors and champions – who go to the wall for St. Michael’s, day in and day out – that St. Michael’s can continue to develop revolutionary approaches to patient care and to conduct research that changing how diseases are treated and future generations of doctors and scientists are educated.

The Foundation supports St Michael’s ongoing mission to be a healthcare leader providing innovative and compassionate care driven by the incredibly generous help and support of all its donors. Since the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute debuted in 2011, St. Michael’s has become internationally renowned as a research powerhouse – at the forefront of new medical discoveries and home to the world’s top medical talent.

Based in downtown Toronto, Ontario and reporting to the President, the Chief Operating Officer (“the COO”) of the Foundation is responsible for its overall operational and financial leadership. As a trusted and strategic advisor to the President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, she/he plays an integral role in building and shaping the internal functions of the Foundation, which includes: direct oversight of the Foundation’s financial affairs; developing and implementing sound financial and information system practices; and ensuring the overall operational and financial effectiveness of the Foundation. She/he is accountable for financial and operational efficiencies and creating sophisticated reporting and tracking processes. The COO is a collaborative coach and mentor who understands the importance of how transparency, operational efficiency, financial accuracy and technology drive the Hospital’s investments, initiatives and deepen key donor relationships. With a focus on best-in-class governance and supporting an agenda of continuous improvement, she/he is an integral member of the Foundation’s executive team and will inspire and lead a senior team in operations, finance, human resources and information technology to support and enable the Foundation’s growth and transformation.

The ideal Chief Operating Officer is a highly visible, authentic and engaged leader with strong financial and business acumen and 10+ years of proven leadership experience building and developing high performance, cohesive teams. She/he is an experienced private or public sector finance and operations executive with exceptional communication and relationship building skills and proven leadership experience in growth and/or transformational environments. With the ability to resonate with a wide range of key internal and external stakeholders, including the Hospital and the St. Michael’s Foundation Board of Directors, the Chief Operating Officer ideally brings a deep understanding of the not-for-profit sector as well as donor and foundation market trends. This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic operations, finance and information technology leader to join an exceptional team that supports St. Michael’s Foundation’s growth and transformation and continue to ‘make great things happen together’ for St. Michael’s and the communities it so proudly serves for many years to come.

How to Apply
If you are interested in exploring this exciting this exciting Chief Operating Officer position at St. Michael’s Foundation, please provide a detailed cover letter and resume highlighting your relevant finance, operations and leadership experience to Lisa Heidman LL.B., ICD.D, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Arlington Partners International at and Mireille Macia, Senior Client Partner, Assessment at