Job Posting – Lead, Strategic Planning and Design

Position: Lead, Strategic Planning and Design

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Status: 18-month Parental Leave

Posting Date: March 11, 2020

Apply by: March 31, 2020

Overview

This position is part of the Strategic Partnerships division. This division oversees and integrates Strategic Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Partner Relations, Digital Innovation, and Corporate and Strategic Communications to drive the Partnership’s work, increase our ability to achieve our key goals and outcomes, and to enhance collaboration with our partners. The responsibilities of this Division also include advancing progress of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis strategy through active engagement and involvement with partners and stakeholders.

We are an outcomes focused organization. This requires us to continually strengthen our planning and design approach to our work to achieve implementation excellence. There are efforts underway to align multiple processes across the organization to best support the work of the Partnership. This includes activities from early strategic thinking, identification of opportunities for the Partnership and its partners to maximize benefit, designing programs to achieve success, and ending with the monitoring, evaluating and learning from the work to inform sustainability planning and next steps. The Strategic Planning and Design team will apply planning and implementation expertise early in the process for both strategic planning for the organization and program design at the practice and policy level. The Strategic Planning and Design team does not execute implementation projects, rather it is central in overseeing the planning process to ensure effective and efficient decision making and execution of work all within a continuous quality improvement approach.

Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Planning and Design, the Lead will support the application of strategic planning approaches and implementation science to the development and execution of the organization level decision-making process. The Lead will apply this expertise when working closely with internal teams across the organization to identify and translate evidence to inform the design of program work, support dissemination and implementation work, and support linkage and exchange activities. The Lead will also play a critical role to increase capacity within the Partnership and its partners to apply planning and implementation best practices for measurable impact in the cancer control system across Canada. It is an expectation that the Lead will proactively stay current on 1. the diverse health systems and policy processes across Canada relevant to the Partnership’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and the refreshed Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control and 2. Best practices in translating evidence for policy and practice change.

Mandate-specific accountabilities

  • Support the confirmation and execution of a strategic planning and design approach. Specifically, working in an integrated way across the Partnership to:
  • Contribute to defining and executing strategic and business planning processes
  • Manage aspects of the information gathering, planning and vendor work to support process development and execution based in best practices (I.e. how various inputs like needs assessment, literature reviews, data calls, partner meetings, environmental scans etc. will be concerned within a strategic planning and implementation design process)
  • Develop, adapt and test processes and templates/tools
  • Support change management efforts to engage and support implementation of the process
  • Support integrated planning efforts for the Partnerships current and upcoming work
  • Leverage the work across the Partnership to ensure key inputs are considered in the process and in decision making
  • Contribute to the refinement, implementation and communication of the Partnership’s strategic and business planning cycle and make recommendations regarding future state of planning activities at the program and corporate levels
  • Support the Partnership and our partners’ ability for evidence informed decision-making:
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources to understand current gaps, opportunities, evidence, outcomes and stakeholder interests
  • Lead or contribute to engagement strategies with stakeholders to understand needs, readiness and/or opportunities for partnerships
  • Lead, contribute or inform business cases and/or implementation plans for proposed work
  • Identify opportunities and implications for integrating evidence into relevant strategic planning and programmatic work
  • Develop or provide input into evaluation plans, metrics and data collection tools for dissemination and implementation efforts.
  • Work with internal teams to build internal organizational capacity for strategic planning, program design and implementation through:
  • Developing and/or contributing to change management plans to engage individuals effectively and to support the use of processes and tools
  • Developing and delivering training or supports to the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Leads (10-14 individuals across the organization) in their application of implementation best practices
  • Working with Manager, Strategic Planning and Design to help ensure KMb Leads maintain current knowledge and skills for best practices in KMb and other relevant areas
  • Conducting and/or participating in educational sessions
  • Assist the Manager/Director/VP on additional projects as required

Experience and education

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent education and experience) in a relevant field such as health sciences, information science, health services research, knowledge translation, quality improvement, psychology, political science, education,
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role in either knowledge mobilization, strategic planning, research, implementation or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in applying best practices in knowledge mobilization/implementation science or quality improvement
  • Experience in designing, organizing, facilitating and evaluating integrated knowledge translation/engagement efforts such as workshops, working groups, training, meetings, webinars, conferences, community forums
  • Experience developing knowledge products such as synthesis templates, summaries, infographics, toolkits, newsletters, fact-sheets and report summaries
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training materials to support adoption of tools, methods, initiatives and/or products
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft office products, specifically MS PowerPoint, Visio, Project and Excel
  • Experience working within research and/or government (policy) environments, healthcare agency, hospital an asset
  • Cancer-specific knowledge and experience an asset

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter combined in Word or PDF format explaining your interest in the position to Talent Management at TM@partnershipagainstcancer.ca indicating ‘Lead, Strategic Planning and Design’ in the subject line. 

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at TM@partnershipagainstcancer.ca

 

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer

 

For further details on this position, please see the full job description in the link below:

For additional information, please visit our website at www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at TM@partnershipagainstcancer.ca

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