President and CEO – St. Joseph’s Care Group

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St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) is seeking a new President and Chief Executive Officer. As one of Thunder Bay’s largest employers, SJCG operates over 8 sites, employs 2200 staff and engages 200 volunteers. SJCG is located on Lake Superior’s north shore and surrounded by the beauty of nature, giving SJCG employees, physicians, and volunteers the opportunity to experience a perfect balance of urban and rural life.

SJCG, a Catholic health organization, has been making a difference in the lives of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884, combining tradition and innovation and offering a broad range of programs and services in Addictions and Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care and Senior’s Health. As a recognized leader in delivering safe, high-quality health care with a demonstrated commitment to organizational excellence, SJCG has been awarded Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada. In 2018, SJCG received a Best Practice Spotlight Organization designation with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. These achievements illustrate the commitment to building an evidence-based practice culture across the organization.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed by the Members (Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario), following the recommendation of the Board of Directors of SJCG, the President and CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors, through the Chair, for providing leadership and vision to all aspects of the organization. Working with the Chair, the Board and the Leadership Team, the CEO leads and inspires the St. Joseph's Care Group team to meet the changing and unmet health care needs of the people of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. The President & CEO represents SJCG with respect to all corporate matters; executes the Strategic Plan as developed by the Board; and ensures the execution of all current relevant legislation while maintaining the Mission, Vision and Core Values of St. Joseph's Care Group.

Priorities for the incoming CEO include: continuing the positive momentum of SJCG’s indigenous relations efforts and implementing recommendations from Wiidosem Dabasendizowin | Walking With Humility; continuing development strong collaborative regional partnerships, including OHT and Connected Care strategies; supporting the creation of a new SJCG strategic plan; foster a continuous quality improvement culture and implementing an ongoing accreditation cycle process; find creative solutions and strategies around HHR stabilization; capital investment and redevelopment; and government relations and advocacy work.

Career Experience and Core Competencies

As a qualified candidate for this opportunity, you have extensive executive leadership experience within a complex health care environment, ideally with a combination of experience from rehabilitation, seniors’ health, and mental health and addictions. You possess advanced educational and/or professional qualifications at a Masters level, and certification by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CHE and LEADS) would be an asset. You bring a passion for leading in an integrated, partnership-oriented, mission and values-based environment; demonstrate commitment to serving vulnerable and marginalized populations; and embody and subscribe to the values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment. You are familiar with the unique healthcare needs in Northwestern Ontario, and have experience in partnering with Indigenous Peoples and First Nation communities. compelling communicator, you have earned your leadership credentials by developing lasting professional relationships, demonstrating sound business judgment, and creating operational excellence by investing in and managing people with the highest of integrity and by inspiring exceptional performance.

To Apply

To express your interest in this dynamic leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For a conversation in confidence, please contact Hayley Becker, Partner at or Natalie Woods, Principal at

St. Joseph's Care Group and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from , but not limited to, women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts

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