“Let me say as a brother: you must frequent the peripheries, those urban, those social and those existential.”-His Holiness, Pope Francis
Are you a leader with a deep commitment to helping meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us? Do you welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with leaders of other like-minded organizations to achieve a high standard of loving care rooted in Catholic faith and values for those who need support and compassion in times of ill health? Are you inspired by the commitment and unwavering dedication of the religious Sisters of Ontario whose mission is to care for the forgotten? If this challenge touches your spirit, read on!
Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO) and the Catholic Congregational Legacy Charity (CCLC) are seeking a joint President and CEO. CHSO is a Pontifical Public Juridic Person which has assumed the role of sponsorship of 20 organizations formerly led by seven different congregations of religious Sisters in Ontario. CCLC has been established more recently in response to requests from religious congregations to support their legacy planning as one mechanism to safeguard stable patrimony -Church property -and to use these assets to support current and new Catholic works and ministries.
CHSO’s mission is to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by building on the legacy of the founding Sisters and their commitment to care for the vulnerable and for those most in need while remaining true to their shared values. CHSO’s intent is to find new and innovative ways, through the lens of the determinants of health, to respond to the challenges of improving the health status of the most vulnerable. CHSO intends to work cooperatively with the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada and other provincial partners to share resources wisely in a “shared capacity” model which is expected to have both provincial and national impact.
At this critical juncture in their development, CHSO and CCLC are seeking a new values-driven President who will benefit from the advice of the incumbent who has moved on to a national role. They seek a person of faith who lives a life consistent with the values of the Catholic Church, and, in particular, adheres to the Health Ethics Guide published by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada.
The successful candidate will be someone with a heartfelt commitment to the Catholic mission and with compassion for the plight of the most vulnerable in society. The individual will be humbly confident and capable of moral imagination as he/sheworks collaboratively with CHSO, CCLC and others to develop a new future for Catholic healthcare, true to the values of the Sisters, unfolding in recognition of our 21st century understanding of the needs of the most vulnerable in Canadian society. Moreover, the new President will be immediately seen as someone who cares for people, engages in thoughtful and kind interactions with others, and is a good listener who makes the mission of the organization understandable and accessible through clear communication. Values driven, consistent and an outstanding collaborator, you will actualize the meaning of stewardship, while forging exceptional strategic relationships and demonstrating impactful management and conflict resolution skills.
Reporting jointly to the Boards of the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario and the Catholic Congregational Legacy Charity, the new President and CEO will quickly establish trusting relationships with the leaders of the sponsored organizations to further the Catholic mission, taking lead responsibility for continuing a powerful mission education program.
A Master’s degree in Health or Business Administration, or other relevant graduate degree, is required. The successful candidate must be certified in Catholic Health Leadership or willing to obtain certification. Official bilingualism would be an asset.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume by August 12, 2020 to:
Frank Markel, JMG/LBCG Consulting for Impact at email@example.com
Please specify “CHSO/CCLC President and CEO” in the subject line of your email.