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Governance and Legal Advisor

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Author pmnationtalk
Date June 3, 2024
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Hospital Association
Salary $121,515 to $136,704 - Annual
Location Toronto, ON
Category Advisor
Client Ontario Hospital Association
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Governance and Legal Advisor

Policy and Advocacy Division
Full Time Permanent (Hybrid: 2 days/week in office, 3 days/week WFH)

Target hiring range: $121,515 to $136,704


The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is committed to achieving a high-performing health system and focused on supporting our members and partners in many ways. For almost 20 years, the OHA has supported Ontario’s hospital boards by providing practical, evidence-informed governance resources, highly relevant learning opportunities, and a variety of forums for members to connect on emerging issues.

In 2005, the OHA began providing industry-leading services and educational programs tailored to satisfy every stage of the hospital board trustee lifecycle. The mission has been to support trustees in making meaningful contributions to their organizations and communities by providing them with practical, evidence-informed governance resources, highly relevant educational offerings, and a variety of opportunities to connect on emerging issues and with each other. Today, the hospital governance and statutory compliance environment has become increasingly complex. The OHA remains agile, adapting its governance offerings and engagement opportunities to support evolving needs.

The OHA is looking for an energetic professional with outstanding analysis and communication skills and extensive experience in providing governance leadership, policy and legal advice, and project and change management support for hospital-based governance initiatives. This individual also has solid knowledge of laws, regulations and policies impacting hospitals and the broader healthcare system; and is adept at identifying opportunities to support hospital boards and member hospitals with statutory compliance and risk management.

You are a great listener and your communication style, energy and self-confidence make people want to work with you.  You enjoy the challenge of gathering and synthesizing a range of perspectives and at times, complex options into a results-oriented plan.  You are also skilled at plain-language writing; and in translating complex information into easily comprehensible formats. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, can effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously and you have a strong sense of accountability for your work and the service that you and your team provide to OHA members, your colleagues and the organization.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, Legal and Regulatory Issues, and working closely with other departments across the OHA:

  • Oversee and manage the development of the OHA’s governance offerings, including resources, tools and knowledge translation opportunities;
  • Monitor provincial and federal legislative/regulatory initiatives; and conducting legislative, policy and case law research to identify hospital compliance and risk management opportunities;
  • Undertake legal analysis and provide advice to assist OHA members and Boards with ongoing and emerging governance and compliance issues;
  • Conduct research, prepare briefing notes, and develop tools and resources for colleagues and member hospitals on hospital compliance and/or broader health system governance issues;
  • Collaborate with members and system partners such as the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health and external law firms on matters affecting hospitals, health system governance, and broader policy; and
  • Provide expertise and support to relevant committees, sub-committees and working groups.

The Candidate:

You have demonstrated knowledge and experience, preferably in the hospital sector related to governance, health system policy, and/or the legal and regulatory framework governing hospitals. You have well developed project and process management skills, and effective leadership and stakeholder management skills.  In addition, you have excellent communication, presentation, facilitation and interpersonal skills. You are a strong team player and can work with and coordinate the efforts of diverse groups of professionals from the health care sector.

A law degree, with relevant demonstrated 3 – 5 years related work experience is required.  Your solid understanding of Ontario’s health care system, including knowledge of the statutory framework governing health care professionals, hospitals, and not-for-profits, would be an advantage in the position.

The ideal candidate is dynamic, positive, collaborative, persuasive, resilient, driven and results-oriented and displays the values of Humility, Discovery, and Passion.

Don’t Meet Every Requirement?

If you’re excited about working at the OHA but your past experience doesn’t quite align with every qualification of this posting, we encourage you to apply. You just might be the right candidate for this or other roles. We are always looking for great talent to join our team.

Why Join the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)?

Join us in serving Ontario’s hospitals to build a better health system. As a not-for-profit association, the OHA offers you a fulfilling role supporting our members through advocacy, knowledge translation and member engagement, labour relations, and data and analytics.

An inspiring and creative place to work, the OHA is your opportunity to change the healthcare system for the better, while having a lot of fun. You’ll also be welcomed into a supportive and inclusive environment built on our core values of:

Humility – we listen to and respect the view of others
Discovery – we explore new ideas and possibilities
Passion – we bring energy and enthusiasm to what we do

Our Culture

The OHA is committed to fostering a climate that values equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding these values and will assist us in realizing the benefits of embedding these values into the work at every level and department at the OHA. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada and to bring lived experiences to the work, we encourage applications from Black individuals and Persons of Colour, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversity of ideas within our organization. We are committed to the fair assessment of each candidate’s abilities, and consider their range of experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Employee engagement is key to the success of any business, and that’s why the OHA is proud of our 100% employee engagement rate. We consistently survey staff to ensure we can respond to their needs and engage in meaningful conversations to improve our corporate culture. It’s why we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada (five times!). Our 2022 Best Places to Work award from Human Resources Director demonstrates our commitment to a culture that upholds diversity, equity, inclusion, mental health, wellness, and compassionate leadership.

As we search for qualified candidates to join our team, their fit with our culture and values are just as important.

Our Perks

Joining the OHA gives you access to a multitude of benefits including:

  • The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan where the OHA matches your contributions.
  • Fully paid extended health and dental benefits, including travel insurance.
  • Access to a comprehensive Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Coverage up to $500 for home office expenses for new staff.
  • Flexible work schedule – work from home 3 days per week, onsite hours (10am to 4pm), and summer hours with Fridays off.
  • Extra time off including corporate office closure during the December holiday season.
  • Peer-to-peer recognition programs where we celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Fun staff events and activities to support engagement and team building.

To Apply:

Potential applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter by June 6, 2024. We value the unique skills and experiences each person brings to the OHA and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment. We are committed to the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

Application Process and Requirements:

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. The successful applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the Government of Canada) or have a valid vaccination exemption pursuant to the Human Rights Code. Further, they must provide proof of vaccination (or a valid exemption) prior to the start date, provide updated information as necessary, and comply with any ongoing vaccination-related requirements. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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