Veterinary Director, Kim & Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program

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Veterinary Director, Kim & Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program

Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College

Hiring #: 2020-0295

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We seek a leader who will significantly impact the future of veterinary medical education and its role in society. The Veterinary Director (Director), Kim and Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program (CHPP), will be responsible for launching and building the CHPP, a major curricular innovation at the Ontario Veterinary College.  Our vision is bold: we wish to transform learning to ensure graduates from our programs understand the root causes of inequitable access to veterinary care and are equipped with the tools to address this social justice issue in small and large ways throughout their careers.  We want to partner with leaders and leading organizations within and outside of our own discipline and to address gaps in veterinary care and honor the human-animal bonds that sustain our communities.  We are committed to walking with our partners in order to address inequities in our society, achieve reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples, valuing inclusion, diversity, and self-determination.  We are seeking a bold, committed, skilled and influential leader who shares and is deeply committed to our vision of the future.

The Director will be responsible for:

  • innovation and sustainable growth and delivery of the program;
  • co-creating effective and successful service delivery programs that target the goals of partner communities/organizations (Indigenous communities in both SW and northern/remote regions of Ontario, animal parents experiencing housing insecurity in SW Ontario, and sheltered animals in SW Ontario and beyond);
  • engagement, inclusion and stewardship of a diverse group of partners and stakeholders who can contribute social, intellectual, or financial capital and other resources to the project;
  • achievement of experiential and service-learning goals of our student veterinarians;
  • contributing to industry growth and excellence through innovative post-graduate training programs (internship, residency, graduate student) and knowledge transfer;
  • planning, oversight, and management of an estimated $1M annualized budget;
  • leading a committed, enthusiastic, and effective human team; and
  • maintaining and growing the reputation and influence of OVC and University of Guelph.

The Director will collaborate effectively with the Chair of the Department of Clinical Studies (reporting to the Chair), the Associate Dean Clinical Program, the Associate Dean Students and Academic, and the Executive Director, Strategy and Planning to achieve the program’s goals and potential.  The Director will regularly consult multiple stakeholders within the University environment to successfully manage expected deliverables related to:

  • financial planning, management and reporting;
  • philanthropic giving, reporting, and stewardship;
  • creating a safe, inclusive and engaging work environment that motivates everyone to achieve their best;
  • creating a safe, inclusive and healthy learning environment that utilizes best-practice instructional tools and assessment methods and integrates effectively into the broader curriculum; and
  • measuring and reporting programmatic outcomes and the quality of the experiences of students and clients.

 Requirements of this position include: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree (or equivalent) with significant experience in practice and management of Community OR Shelter Medicine programs. Preference will be given to a candidate who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Shelter Medicine (DABVP- Shelter Medicine). Prior experience in an academic environment is considered an asset. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • creativity and advanced knowledge of veterinary medicine as they relate to managing the challenges associated with providing medical care in under-resourced environments;
  • complex medical and programmatic decision-making with good judgment, sensitivity and inclusiveness;
  • effective interpersonal skills that engage diverse stakeholders, including the public, learners, donors and prospects, partner organizations, senior administrators, professional colleagues and regulators;
  • previous successful experience in planning, project management, data and programmatic analysis, and budgeting;
  • time and resource management that permits active management of multiple demands simultaneously; and
  • leadership that is aligned with programmatic mission, core values and successful outcomes.

Position Number         220-234
Classification               P11*

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*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2020 10 19
Closing Date: 2020 11 30