Program Manager

Job description

Program Manager

Date Posted: 02/11/2021
Req ID: 2710
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School went through a dramaticrenaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $40.4 million in research funding per year, the School supports discovery in global health, tobacco impacts on health, occupational disease and disability, air pollution, inner city and Indigenous health, among many other areas.

Your opportunity:

The Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) is an integrative hub for a community of students, faculty, alumni, healthcare researchers, and a variety of healthcare professionals, partners and providers. IHPME isa key source of opportunity and learning, empowering intellectual exchange in order to transform the way people think, lead and act as they reshape and seek improvements within our health care system. Come and join us on the forefront of change in health.

The Ontario Health Teams (OHT) Impact Fellowship is a new embedded fellowship program led by
the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The OHT Impact Fellows program provides post-doctoral fellows a unique opportunity to contribute their evaluation and analytic skills to solving critical challenges faced by OHTs; in the process, Fellows receive mentorship and supervision from health system executives and academic leaders and develop their professional competencies and networks.

As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for managing, supporting and amplifying the impact of the newly established OHT Impact Fellows Program. Under the guidance and direction of the Programs Directors, you will use your proven project management skills to play a key role in coordinating the launch of this program and fostering continuous improvement to maximize program impact. Your strong relationship-building, analysis and multi-tasking skills will be vital to your success.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Planning and developing an integrated multi-channel communications strategy independently
  • Analyzing internal and external trends and recommending, implementing and maintaining programming improvements and standards
  • Leading the development of and recommending operational policies, procedures, and best practices for the program
  • Conducting detailed analysis on program efficiency and students learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
  • Supporting the development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities and providing support to students on work placement issues
  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of of an evaluation framework for programs and initiatives
  • Planning/estimating financial resources required for programs and events

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in health services, health administration or a related discipline (e.g. MBA) or an acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Five years or more of relevant experience with program planning and evaluation in a health context
  • Experience coordinating and supporting field-based learning programs
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing stakeholder relationships and engagement, and providing consultation to various stakeholders
  • Significant experience managing large projects, programs or initiatives
  • Experience with quality improvement principles as applied to the planning and delivery of continuing education curriculum
  • Experience marketing, developing andimplementing programs and events
  • Experience coordinating placement opportunities and providing support and consultation to students
  • Experience planning and estimating financial resources required for programs or initiatives
  • Experience analyzing data, trends and implementing evaluation frameworks for programs or initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health services, policy and practice issues
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, project management and multi-tasking skills
  • Well-developed computer skills, including Microsoft Office, with the flexibility, adaptability and desire to learn and embrace new and emerging technology
  • High standard of professionalism and superior communications skills (oral and written)
  • Proven attention to detail and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, problem-solve and exercise judgement based on sound principles and to take necessary action

Assets (Nonessential):

  • PMP certification

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Efficient
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible

This is a term position ending March 2023

Closing Date: 02/25/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 14 -- $78,618 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $100,542. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Aarthiga Sivakumar

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time