The Director is responsible for leading the development and coordination of complex and integrated accommodation strategies for community and office/administrative space (non-clinical), ranging from site specific solutions to regional considerations. This work is coordinated closely with Strategic Capital Planning and Real Estate teams ensuring the use of AHS owned and leased facilities are maximized and the physical workspace needs of clients both currently and into the future, are addressed through comprehensive planning services. This position also leads planning and development of small to medium sized non-clinical projects including tenant improvements, capital upgrades, major repair and maintenance, as well as staff moves, adds, and changes in accordance with all applicable AHS policies, procedures and standards. The Director ensures standards and guidelines for the design and management of AHS space, are applied consistently across AHS owned and leased space and maintains effective project development that not only meets client needs and the overall health service plan, but is also fiscally responsible. This role requires a proven record of effective communication; leadership over a team of professionals, managers and technical staff; as well as strong interpersonal skills in order to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of operational stakeholders, Senior Executives and Capital Management colleagues. The Director will promote an environment that supports the innovative and strategic approaches that enable the achievement of operational goals; strategic vision; and fosters quality improvement and a culture of safety for staff and patients.
A minimum of a related Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning, or Finance plus appropriate licenses and designations in project management, planning, or other related areas. A minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in space management and accommodation planning, preferably including experience in healthcare or other large institutional, publicly funded environments of significant size, complexity and diversity. The incumbent will demonstrate a clear pattern of professional and personal development.
Knowledge and demonstrated application of business planning, modeling concepts, and program and project management theories, principles and practices. Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with diverse, complex and sensitive issues. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners. Ability to lead a diverse group of professional and non-professional staff; to lead, influence and advise senior AHS Executive and external consultants on complex, occasionally confrontational, confidential, emotional and/or stressful challenges or projects; and to bring a professional, focused approach in business dealings. Professional outputs must be capable of withstanding scrutiny by senior AHS executives, Government Ministries, the Auditor General, the media and the public.