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Project Manager-TFT NOSM

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Job Description


                                                                                  Ref# EXT19042












Competition Number:2019‑1350‑AM

Position Title: Project Manager, Vice Dean Academic Office

Unit: Vice Dean Academic

Location:   Thunder Bay or Sudbury

Term: Two (2) Year Contract

Competition Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2019 and continue until position is filled.


Reporting to the Vice Dean Academic, the Project Manager, VDA Office works in a complex environment, provides a

broad range of support for the VDA Unit and will support the development and implementation of new initiatives that

involve several NOSM portfolios. Founded in collaboration with all NOSM portfolios and units and including the entire

NOSM campus (all of Northern Ontario) these initiatives will enhance mentorship and support  for learners,  wellness

for faculty, staff and learners and lead to curriculum renewal including clear pathways into and through medical

school for rural, Indigenous and francophone learners.  The incumbent is expected to work with minimal supervision

and in collaboration with all NOSM portfolios as appropriate while supporting the VDA in developing, implementing

and evaluating projec




Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:


"     Leads the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the following projects:

o    The NOSM Task Force on Wellness

o    The Indigenous Health Committee of Academic Council

o    The Mentorship Program for learners with an initial focus on Indigenous learners

o    The Rural Generalist Pathway

o    Curriculum renewal across the continuum of health professional education including innovative strategies for

expansion of NOSM education programs

o    Whole School Approach to Learner Remediation Project

o    Expansion of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education programs


"     Oversees and conducts environmental scans, literature reviews and needs assessments

"     Facilitates and coordinates meetings related to the above projects including portfolio leaders, faculty and learners

as appropriate

"     Liaises with and represents NOSM and the VDA with strategic partners including the Academic Health Sciences

Centres, communities, Political Treaty Organizations, Indigenous, Francophone and rural representatives and


"     Develops and coordinates relevant MOUs, Affiliation Agreements, and Terms of Reference for committees as


"     Leads the development, implementation and monitoring of a collaborative communications plan related to the


"     Participates in strategic networking and analysis with institutions and policy makers.

"     Develops and manages the budget and funding for the projects as needed

"     Drafts strategic documents, including environmental scans, options papers, executive briefing notes, to support

dialogue and decision making related to the projects.

"     Occasional overnight travel required.

"     Performs all other duties as assigned.






"     An undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, Business or Education from a recognized university with Canadian

accreditation or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

"     A Masters degree in one of the above areas is considered an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


"     A minimum of seven (7) years of directly related experience



"     Managerial and team leadership experience in a broader public sector organization

"     Experience working in the academic sector, health services and/or health services administration

"     Thorough knowledge of project management and project leadership best practices

"     Training or experience with utilization of process improvement tools

"     Ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue monitoring


"     Synthesize complex information and develop options to support decisions

"     Work in a consultative and collaborative fashion with NOSM, its partners, and its committees to achieve

improvement and results

"     Strategic planning and management skills

"     Strong presentation and facilitation skills

"     Work independently and as part of a team in meeting conflicting deadlines

"     Proficiency in the use of computer systems and related software such as ‑ Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work,

PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio), SharePoint and electronic survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics)

"     Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally

"     Experience working in hospital operations and leadership structures or Canadian academic administration and

medical education an asset




"     Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written and comprehension)

"     French/Indigenous language skills would be considered asset


Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments

quoting the competition number # 2019‑1350‑AM to:


Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Attention:  Human Resources

935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6


Fax:  (705) 671‑3880


The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its

recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible

version this posting, please contact Human Resources via email at


 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to

employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities,

Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


NOSM needs to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian

citizens.  Applications need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must

include one of the following statements:


"Yes, I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada."


"Yes, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada but I am legally eligible to work in Canada."


"No, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada."


While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for

interviews will be acknowledged.