Chief Operating Officer

Originally founded as the School of Medical Sciences and located in the University Greenhouse in 1926, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has come a long way from its humble beginnings. 

Nearly eighty-five years later, the College of Medicine has a full range of academic programming including the School of Physical Therapy and the Division of Biomedical Sciences.  The College is governed by a representative Faculty Council, its standing committees and General Academic Assembly, and administered by the Deanery and its advisory committees. 

Leading the strategic finance, administration, human resource and information technology functions, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), will help provide strategic vision and leadership for the College of Medicine.

The COO will work to ensure strategic and operational plans are in place; promote and implement best practices that support the College; develop initiatives that enhance the teaching, research and service mission of the College; monitors and improves performance of staff; promotes positive relations internally and externally; and identifies and pursues opportunities to support and enhance the long term growth and success of the College and the University.

The distinguishing characteristic of the successful candidate for the above position is a demonstration of values that are consistent with the mandate of the College. In addition, he/she will have a successful track record in operations, finance and human capital management, planning, innovation and change management within the healthcare (ideally), social services and/or not-for-profit sectors.  Exceptional leadership, collaboration and communications skills, coupled with human capital management and an ability to lead high-performing teams, are essential.  

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.