Executive Director – Alliston FHT (Alliston)

Position: Executive Director
Organization: Alliston Family Health Team
Location: Alliston, Ontario
Salary: $88,646

Deadline for submission of application: March 1 2018
Please submit applications to Lead Physician & Office Manager with subject heading “Executive Director”, email –

 Job Purpose

 The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Alliston Family Health Team according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  The Alliston Family Health Team is a medium sized clinic composed of eight family physicians and a team of approximately 12 staff in a rapidly growing community. The Executive Director works with physicians, Interprofessional health care providers (IHPs) and administrative staff, as well as community partners and the Ministry, to provide comprehensive primary care services and programs for the residents of New Tecumseth.

 Salary:  $85,649 plus benefits

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities*

The Executive Director performs some or all of the following:


  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization’s activities
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization and create key relationships with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

Operational planning and management

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its patients and Board
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Ensure that patient information is securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (patients, staff and physicians), property, finances, and image and implement measures to control risks

  Program planning and management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality

 Human resources planning and management

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery according to available funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations

 Financial planning and management

  • Direct the preparation of annual budgets for programs and submit these for approval by the Board of Directors in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations of the funder.
  • Authorize funding expenditures within the approved budget.
  • Monitor the financial stability and viability of the organization and identify any variances/issues to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.
  • Monitor and control expenditures to ensure fiscal viability without compromising fundamental mandates.

 Employment Conditions
Specific employment conditions of the Executive Director are specified in an employment contract with the Board of Directors and include the following:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Criminal Reference Check.
  • Education Credential Check

The minimum qualifications for the Executive Director position are as follows:

 Educational Requirements
Master’s Degree in Health Care, Business Administration or equivalent.

 Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  •  Mandatory Three years Family Health Team/Primary care experience
  • Five years or more of management experience. .
  • Experience in working with a non‐profit Board of Directors.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge and skill to provide professional expertise and guidance to staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective and well‐developed interpersonalskills.
  • Requisite computer literacy level to manage the organization.
  • Experience in program planning, development and evaluation.
  • Confident and consistent decision‐making skills.
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility to meet the needs of the organization and the demands of the position.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to achieve outcomes and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to balance demands and priorities and to manage effectively.
  • Knowledge of human resources management
  • Knowledge of financial management
  • Knowledge of project management

 Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Advanced Excel competencies would be considered an asset
  • Financial management
  • E-mail
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Record platforms (Telus PSS)
  • Quickbooks is an asset

 We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted