Opportunity: Associate Director, Deceased Donation and Transplantation (Canadian Blood Services)
Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is seeking an Associate Director, Deceased Donation and Transplantation to join its team. This position can be located anywhere in Canada.
Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues. In this role, you will lead a team in the identification, understanding and project development for new growth opportunities for Deceased Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (OTDT). These projects tend to be large and in the early stages of definition. The expected result of this work will be implementation of leading practices, professional education, and innovations to improve the quality of OTDT services offered within CBS and across Canada.
Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.
- Directs the development of new initiatives in alignment with the CBS Donation and Transplantation program plan.
- Exercises project development skills to develop and manage opportunities through to successful outcomes including transfer to project managers.
- Directs the knowledge transfer activities related to OTDT leading practices, professional education, and system performance measurement and reporting.
- Be a source of leadership and management to Program Managers and the OTDT network including external medical advisors as required.
- Responsible to the Director, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation for deliverables and regular status updates. Ensures all activities are completed as required by the project plan.
- Identifies and mitigates risks and issues, ensures the workplans and initiatives progress as planned, on schedule and on budget and manages relevant project and department budgets.
- Manages the interface with the OTDT community in regard to and the broader OTDT network and new initiatives as required.
- Provides support in managing relationships with donation and transplant programs and provincial and federal governments as directed.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Training and Experience:
- University degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution, preferably in a health-related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in relevant positions and disciplines.
- Strong background in Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation preferred.
- Strong background in policy and leading practice/clinical guideline development, including an ability to source data from all sources, primary and secondary, including the internet, project planning, system level reporting.
- Significant experience in project development activity.
Demonstrated Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and organizational skills, in addition to the ability to manage competing priorities.
- Ability to lead others and ensure completed projects through others’ work.
- Ability to conceptualize and analyze complex issues and develop integrated, creative solutions and to understand complex environments, and prepare and present solutions to issues.
- Understanding of the key components of program development.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently.
- Strong leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work well in a fast-paced, quick turnaround environment, to think creatively in the development of ideas and solutions, and to anticipate and follow through on projects with minimal supervision.