Associate Director Administration (MR0025)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Assoc Director Administration (ADM3A)
Position Summary: 

The Associate Director will provide strategic and business planning support to the assigned group of Chairs / Directors. This role has the overall responsibility to lead a team of Financial and HR specialists to provide excellent level services to members of the departments. The incumbent will assist in fostering strong working relationships with important internal and external benefactors as required. The AD's leadership role will be instrumental in delivering high performance and standards from all administrative employees he/ she is responsible for supervising.This position is for AEC 7 : Departments of Pathology, Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as the senior adviser to department heads, with delegated authority to administer and facilitate all departmental human resources and financial activities while promoting all policies and procedures developed by the Faculty of Medicine and the University.
  • Assist in the strategic development of new clinical and academic programs and the establishment of departmental goals by way of offering support for the development of departmental business plans and programs, including writing proposals, conducting analyses, and meeting and negotiating terms with executive administration from the Faculty of Medicine, the University, and external partners.
  • Function independently in directing the work of his/her staff, anticipate and resolve problems proactively, lead the decision-making process, provide consistent leadership, and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with all staff, faculty members, department heads, and other AEC Associate Directors of Administration.
  • Communicate and interact effectively across multiple reporting relationships and to collaborate with other Associate Directors, Faculty of Medicine administration, and/or affiliated hospital administration in the identification and development of best practices and standardized policies and processes.
  • Responsibilities will demand awareness of national and local trends, policies, and issues impacting the assigned departments.
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
A Master's Degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related field of study is an asset. Extensive management experience in healthcare organizations, preferably in an academic medical centre, academic department, research institute, faculty practice plan, teaching hospital, or other similar setting. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex departments simultaneously. Strong knowledge of planning, marketing, financial management, clinic operations, institutional budgeting, grant/contract administration, facilities management and human resources including academic affairs and recruitment. Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and delegate assignments, review work, supervise staff, report to multiple individuals, collaborate with other administrators, and work successfully in a group setting. Superior analytical skills and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders and all levels, both internal and external, to the departments and Faculty of Medicine. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing in both English and in French.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Senior Project Director, Finance and Administration
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $65,700 - $87,600 (midpoint) - $113,900
Faculty of Medicine
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
How To Apply: 

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

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