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Organizational Development Specialist

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHSC)
Hamilton (Region), Ontario
$44.75 - $57.37 per hour
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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.


Organizational Development partners with leaders and teams at Hamilton Health Sciences, 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

Reporting to the Manager of Organizational Development and joining a team of OD practitioners, the OD Specialist will provide consultation and expertise to leaders in support of change initiatives, team supports, and significant projects, applying evidence-based methodologies and best practices. The OD Specialist may 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:


• Develop and deliver 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.
• Lead and support change initiatives, including transformational change, redesigns, and culture change, in support of HHS’ strategic priorities and goals.
• Foster positive team dynamics, performance, and effectiveness by facilitating OD interventions and other team activities.
• Continue to develop own OD practice through research and professional development, contributing to effective OD solutions and continuous improvement of processes and tools.
• Support individual, team, and organizational effectiveness through consulting services, and 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

Days, Monday to Friday with willingness to be flexible with working hours to suit operational requirements. 37.5 hours per week.



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. Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in OD theories and principles, including adult education, change management, team dynamics, behavioural sciences, leadership behaviours, organizational culture, and systems.
5. Experience working in a large, complex healthcare organization is an asset.
6. Highly skilled in working with diverse stakeholders at all levels of an organization, and able to influence and advise leaders.
7. Highly advanced skills in leadership, facilitation, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
8. Proven ability to work autonomously, take initiative, and prioritize to meet deadlines in a dynamic, complex, and changing environment.
9. Proficient in change management skills, and able to act as a change agent and to enable and deliver sustainable change in support of the community of HHS, including patients, families, staff, and physicians.
10. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment that leverages the strengths and abilities of all members.
11. Ability to research and leverage evidence-based practices, and to put best practice into action.
12. Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Zoom.
13. Knowledge of Project Management methodology will be considered an asset.
14. Able 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.


EEO Statement

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.




This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:




Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement


Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement


Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement


Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement


Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement


How to Apply


Apply directly on our careers page to job number 103650


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