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Foundation Opportunities

Are you passionate about joining an organization where your business acumen, expertise in finance and organizational management skills will drive business strategy and planning to optimize fundraising outcomes in support of healthcare advancement? If you understand how solid finance and operations leadership and management can help to optimize the ability of an organization to make the right business decisions and increase efficiency and productivity, then keep reading. This is a role that will allow you to showcase your skills while providing the Foundation with your leadership in finance and accounting, information management, human resources, all key areas of organizational enablement.

Our Shared Purpose: Build healthier communities. Shape the future of healthcare.

About Southlake
Southlake is building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. We deliver a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Our advanced regional programs include Cancer Care and Cardiac Care and serve a broader population across the northern GTA and into Simcoe-Muskoka. Our team of 3500 staff, 580 physicians, 780 volunteers, 950 students and 90 Patient and Family Advisors are committed to creating an environment where the best experiences happen. As a recognition of our commitment to quality and patient safety, we have received the highest distinction of Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. With an annual operating budget of over $450 million, we care for a rapidly growing and aging population and have developed an exciting plan for new facilities to serve our communities into the future. A member of the Southlake Community Ontario Health Team, we are working with our partners to deliver integrated care to northern York Region and southern Simcoe County.

About Southlake Foundation
Since the inception of Southlake Foundation in 1980, more than $200.5 million dollars has been raised in support of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Working with members of the community, hundreds of volunteers, the Southlake Family and our incredible donors, Southlake Foundation will continue to support life-saving medical equipment, infrastructure upgrades and expansions, and patient programs, all for the goal of providing leading edge care for patients and families, close to home. For more information visit: southlakefoundation.ca.

The Team
The Finance & Operations team is accountable for the Foundation’s financial management, information management and reporting, investment management, tax and regulatory compliance, monitoring and reporting on overall performance, stewardship and recognition, customer service, legal, risk management, gift processing, grant management, data analytics and management, office operations/administration and human resources functions.

The Position
Reporting to the VP, Finance & Operations, the Director, Finance & Corporate Services provides leadership and support to the business performance of the Foundation, including financial management, general operations, information management, human resources, and governance, privacy, and corporate affairs. This includes strategy and direction on best practices that drive sustainable growth to support achievement of the ambitious goals of Southlake Foundation. A key member of the Foundation’s management team, the Director collaborates cross-functionally with Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Events, Marketing and Communications teams, and assists the VP in working with various board committees (i.e. Finance & Investment and Audit), in support of financial and administrative issues, implementing business optimization initiatives, ensuring regulatory compliance and cost mitigation and recovery. The Director will also support work accomplished with various departments of the Hospital including Finance, Innovation and IT, Facilities and Business Development, and Corporate Strategy, Analytics and Communications. In addition, the Director will provide leadership to a team of professionals in the finance, gift processing, and business systems functions, ensuring strategic support to enable the Foundation to achieve its fundraising goals and strategic objectives.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A university degree with a CPA, MBA, or equivalent
  • 7+ years leadership experience including 3+ years in leadership and supervisory roles
  • Reputation for integrity and the highest ethical standards
  • Experience in operations, financial, systems, and human resources management in a complex organization
  • Experience in Not for Profit and in healthcare are valued assets
  • Excellent conceptual and strategic thinking, analytics and forecasting ability, with proven skills and competency in collaboratively creating competitive strategies and plans
  • Demonstrated catalyst for change, with success in developing people to succeed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style with a proven ability to inspire accountability
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, with shifting priorities
  • Able to innovate while managing risk
  • Diplomat who works effectively with and through others in the complexities of not-for-profit management
  • Analytical skills in relation to finance, program and performance measures systems, & program/project planning along with a high level of literacy with spreadsheets and database programs
  • Proficient in the use of corporate productivity tools including: Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge or other donor database systems, and accounting systems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department. Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (first dose only) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source directly to the Occupational Health and Safety department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement to the recruitment team. A recruitment representative may follow up with you for further information if necessary.

As the successful candidate, you must have a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

If you have the qualifications, commitment, and passion to join us and raise the bar for healthcare philanthropy in our communities, we would like to hear from you. It is an exciting time to be at Southlake!

We offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus a comprehensive benefits package and defined-benefit pension program.

We also aim to provide flexibility to enable work/life balance. If interested, please apply with covering letter and resume @ southlake.ca/careers.

Health & Safety Workplace Responsibilities:
It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace. Employees must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in Section 28 of the OH&S Act, as well as all Southlake OH&S policies and procedures. Must be able to perform all necessary bona fide duties for the position, as outlined in the position guide. Must review and be capable of performing duties the Job Demands Analysis for the position as a condition of offer. Proven ability to attend work regularly as per the Attendance Support Policy.

Accommodation & Diversity in the Workplace
At Southlake, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. We are dedicated to building a work place that reflects the diversity of our community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization. Southlake is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier free process and to provide accommodation as required.