Director, Healthy Living

health & nutrition administration & support
Location: Region of York, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jun 10, 2020
Closing Date: Jul 2, 2020
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Director, Healthy Living #25400

DEPARTMENT: Community and Health Services Department





BRANCH: Public Health Branch, Healthy Living Division




------- Salary: $143,657 to $168,966 annually

LOCATION: 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket





STATUS: Regular Full-Time


This is a Replacement
Non-Union position
Reporting to the Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH), directs the regional delivery of healthy living programs and services including chronic disease prevention, injury prevention, substance use prevention and harm reduction, healthy aging, sexual health promotion and clinical service, control and prevention of sexual and blood borne illnesses, epidemiology and research, health emergency planning and health equity in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines, Health Protection & Promotion Act, and other relevant legislation.
  • Leads managers and staff in the delivery of healthy living services, determining the overall direction of the Division, through goal and strategy setting and the development of objectives, policies, and procedures for all areas of business.
  • Develops the annual business plan and budget for the Division, overseeing implementation and monitoring the action plan for achieving results.  Regularly evaluates targets and outcomes, taking corrective action as necessary and regularly reporting on progress.
  • By evaluating the changing health status of the population and researching best practices and alternative models, the Director plans, identifies opportunities for the development of healthy public policy and implements and initiates means of delivery of new services or changes to existing services to improve program delivery and/or to reduce costs.
  • Ensures adherence to all legislative requirements governing and/or pertinent to the delivery of healthy living programs, by ensuring compliance with the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines.
  • Supervises staff, including recruitment, assignment of work, determining training and development needs, and managing performance in accordance with applicable collective agreements, Regional policies and practices; ensures adherence to appropriate Regional HR policies and government legislation.
  • Develops and implements customer service strategies and evaluates against benchmarks and maintains Continuous Quality Improvement for best practices to ensure quality of service to customers.
  • Develops and maintains strong, collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Regional and local municipal politicians/staff, government and non-governmental agencies, and the communities served.
  • May be required to respond to emergency situations and assume an Incident Management System (IMS) role outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.


  • Successful completion of a Master’s degree in Health Sciences or a related field, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience complimented with post-graduate training and/or experience in health promotion, program development, health education and research.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in the administration and program delivery of public health programs, including a minimum of three (3) years’ of direct senior managerial experience that includes programs, financial budget administration and human resources management.
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, change management design, process and implementation strategies to optimize both quality and cost-effectiveness of delivery of its areas of business.  Demonstrated knowledge of financial budget and business planning processes.
  • Strong negotiation, presentation, report writing, research and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated political acumen and ability to negotiate, mediate, facilitate and present information to a varied audience.
  • Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.




Please apply online by clicking here by July 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 
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