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Organizational Development & Leadership Associate, Regular Full Time (221407)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 4/29/2022 2:41:15 PM

We currently have a Regular Full-Time opportunity for an Organizational Development & Leadership Associate in the Organizational Development & Leadershi Program at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; Days, Flexibility required to meet client needs

Summary of Duties

This is a permanent full time Organizational Development & Leadership Associate role reporting to the Director, Social Accountability and Organizational Development & Leadership (OD&L). Start date June 2022.

We are seeking a self-initiating, innovative, creative team player to complement our OD&L team – an individual who will share their skill, knowledge and wisdom, and with whom we can share the opportunity to do meaningful work with a team that is passionate about leadership development, lifelong learning and quality of service.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic hospitals. Our 12,000 staff, physicians and volunteers provide the best care for critical times in the lives of the 1 million patients we see each year each year. We specialize in caring for Canada’s war veterans, high risk pregnancies, critically ill newborns, adults and the elderly, treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries. We are fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and provide learning opportunities for more than 4,000 students annually. Interprofessional care, collaboration and education are woven into how we work and learn.

Our major programs/areas of focus include the: Brain Sciences Program, Holland Musculoskeletal Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Schulich Heart Centre, Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care (TECC), and the Women & Babies Program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and utilize best practices to conduct needs assessments/analysis, research, design, implementation and evaluation of corporate programs, workshops, intact team interventions and other initiatives
  • Lead large change projects and initiatives
  • Facilitate Sunnybrook Leadership Institute (SLI) programs and workshops
  • Partner with leadership team in the development of ongoing curriculum for the Sunnybrook Leadership Institute (SLI), aligned to organizational goals
  • Deliver existing and new training workshops and facilitate team interventions to optimize individual and team effectiveness in multiple modalities including in-class (face-to-face), virtual and technology based (eLearning) platform through an effective blend of media types (audio, visual, text).
  • Partner with leadership team to research and provide analysis related to corporate projects
  • Partner with Human Resources and Practice Leaders


  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline required e.g. adult education, MBA (Organizational Behaviour), other related
  • Recent, related organizational development experience, 10-15 years, working in large complex organizations (healthcare preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrates Sunnybrook’s values
  • Instructional Design and Project Management skills and experience with demonstrated ability to design and deliver on projects, workshops and intact team interventions
  • Able to research, analyze and provide clear and concise reports on evidence informed leading practices
  • Facilitation and consulting skills
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and deliver results on large and small scale projects
  • Ability to constructively deal with confrontation, ability and understanding of, and experience with, complex team dynamics and group processes
  • Adult education and change management skill and experience
  • Ability to deliver/facilitate learning using face-to-face, classroom, virtual, eLearning and blended learning methods
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Performance coaching credential/skill/experience preferred
  • Demonstrated strategic and operational thinking/planning
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills Computer proficiency
  • Proven ability to work well in a team
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite

Preferred Certification:

  • Certified Facilitator with VitalSmarts® Suite:
  • Crucial Conversations®, Influencer, Crucial Accountability®
  • Certified MBTI Practitioner
  • Change Management Methodology
  • Strategic Planning
  • Coaching Essentials or a Certified Coach

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 221407 to:

Human Resources

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for the Position" at the bottom of this page.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.