Change Specialist

Work Area: 
Leadership and Organizational Change
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union


Reporting to the Director, Change Initiatives, Change Initiatives Specialist provides specialized skills in to support the successful execution of change in the organization. They function at all levels of the organization, across all programs and all sites. They lead and provide support to corporate initiatives aligned with organizational objectives and goals. This role interacts with the Senior Leadership Team, Program and Operational Leaders and Corporate and Support Leaders. They provide coordination and support of organizational committees.


  • Identify initiatives to move the organization toward its vision and will support the organization through change
  • Support leadership capacity building of individuals and teams
    Support strategic and tactical planning and the development of organizational goals and objectives
  • Facilitate learning, team development and coaching
  • Provide project management skill to achieve organizational objectives
  • Analyze impact of change and develop strategies for finance, integration, human resources, performance improvement and communications to mitigate these impacts
  • Support the adoption of best practices by researching health system trends, developing partnerships, applying performance improvement tools and evaluating outcomes
  • Promote communications of all change in partnership with Corporate Communications
  • Work is unstructured and requires creativity in problem solving and decision-making
  • Successful outcomes require the Change Initiatives Specialist to work both independently and part of larger Change Team
  • Work will most often require background research and learning of new skills in order to successfully complete projects


Masters degree in the area of Health or Business Administration, Leadership or Organizational Development, or equivalent and at least three years’ recent related experience in change management, project management and organizational development. In addition, supplementary education, including workshops, in areas such communications, group facilitation, business case development, quality improvement and financial/quantitative analysis. Knowledge of the health care system is an asset.