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Organizational Development Specialist

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHSC)
Hamilton (City), Ontario
$44.30 - $56.80
Closing date
Sep 12, 2022

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Health and Social Services
Organizational Effectiveness / Culture
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred
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Organizational Development Specialist - 98460
Regular Full Time

Unit Summary:
Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS.

We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research, ranked fourth in Canada and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,100 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.

Department Summary:
Organizational Development provides support to leaders and teams at HHS, in service of our mission, vision and strategy. The OD Team is responsible for programs and services related to leadership development, people development, change management, team support and organization design. OD contributes to organizational and team effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and sustainability, and champions a culture of respect, equity, and inclusion that enables people and teams at HHS to be their best in service of our patients and their families.

Position Summary:
As an Organizational Development Specialist you will join a team of OD practitioners in delivering programs and services to advance our mission, vision and strategy. Reporting to the Manager of Organizational Development, the OD Specialist will provide consultation and expertise to leaders in support of large-scale change initiatives and significant projects, applying evidence-based methodologies and best practices. The OD Specialist will also lead and support various initiatives and programs, including learning programs, leadership development programs, team development programs, and coaching services.

As an OD Specialist, your responsibilities may evolve to reflect the priorities within our healthcare system, and may include the following responsibilities:

• Lead OD programs that foster leadership development and leadership effectiveness.
• Lead programs and curriculum for the Centre for People Development, including needs assessment, design, delivery, evaluation and maintenance
• Support leaders and teams through change, including transformational change, leveraging HHS change practices and processes.
• Provide team interventions and support to foster positive team dynamics and team performance, including assessments.
• Research and design processes and programs, leveraging evidence-based practices and systems knowledge.
• Collaborate with other support functions in the delivery of people strategies.

This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work arrangement, in accordance with HHS’ Remote Work Policy.

Schedule Work Hours:
Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, with flexibility to meet operational requirements

1. University Degree in Organizational Development, Psychology, Human Resources Management, Business, Health Services Administration, or relevant post degree designation. Master’s degree will be considered an asset.
2. Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in Organizational Development or related position.
3. Advanced experience in 2 or more of the following OD specialties: leadership development programs, learning and development programs, leadership coaching, change management, team interventions/support, and organization design.
4. Experience working in a large, complex healthcare organization is an asset.
5. Highly skilled in working with diverse stakeholders at all levels throughout the organization, and able to influence and advise leaders.
6. Highly advanced skills in leadership, facilitation, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
7. Proven ability to work autonomously, take initiative, and prioritize to meet deadlines in a dynamic, complex, and changing environment. 
8. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment that leverages the strengths and abilities of all members.
9. Ability to research and leverage evidence-based practices, and to put best practice into action.
10. Strong proficiency in principles and practices related to adult education, change and transition, team dynamics, behavioural sciences, leadership behaviours, and organizational culture.
11. Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Zoom.
12. Knowledge of Project Management methodology will be considered an asset.
13. Ability to deliver services both in-person and virtually to teams at various Hamilton Health Sciences sites.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services

$44.30 - $56.80

Please apply through the Hamilton Health Sciences website.


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