OMF Board of Directors Positions Physicians and Non-Physicians
The Ontario Medical Foundation (OMF) is recruiting for five (5) physicians and three (3) non- physicians who possess a commitment to the goals of the OMF, to join our Board of Directors.
The Ontario Medical Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), committed to improving the health of all Ontarians. Transforming the foundation into a more modern philanthropic organization has been a key priority for the OMF and the OMA. With a new mandate and strategic direction, the OMF’s mission is to bring together physicians, citizens of Ontario, and corporate partners to help transform Ontario’s health care system, with a particular focus on social determinants of health. The OMF has also made governance changes including a transition of its board to a smaller skills-based board to effectively support the new direction. The new Board will take effect in early fall.
This is an extraordinary opportunity if you are driven and passionate about making a difference. Committed to the OMF’s mission, you will provide strategic oversight and guidance and will have a direct influence on maximizing the impact of our foundation.
To be eligible for this position, physicians must be OMA and CPSO members in good standing and, both physicians and non-physicians must have previously spent less than 6 years serving as an OMF Board Director.
Serving on the OMF’s Board is without remuneration. You will be provided with administrative support, and travel and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.
Qualifications That Are Important to Us
If you possess some or all of the following skills, then we are looking for you!
- Professional experience in one or more of the following areas: finance, non-profit governance, fundraising, along with executive leadership, organizational, strategic planning, and implementation skills.
- A commitment to, and understanding of, the OMF’s mission, vision, values, preferably based on
- A demonstrated affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus amongst diverse individuals.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of the OMF’s beneficiaries.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and also as part of a
You will demonstrate an understanding of the role, responsibilities, and commitment this appointment will entail. You will also demonstrate commitment and dedication to the time required to attend board meetings, participate on committees, and participate in fundraising initiatives and events, when required. (Board meetings are held quarterly (2 hours/mtg). Annual General Meetings and committee meetings will be held in coordination with board meetings.)
You should have no real or perceived conflicts of interest. Potential conflicts of interest, for self or a family member, include affiliation with another board, committee, organization, vendor, supplier, or any other party that has a direct or indirect interest in any business transaction or agreement with the OMF which could result in benefit. It also includes involvement in any pending legal proceedings involving the OMA.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, particularly individuals from equity seeking groups. We are keen to build a board that represents a broad range of experience and perspectives and is dedicated to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful work environment.
The completion of an application form on our recruitment website, along with a resume that is no more than 3 pages in length, is required. Note: A criminal record check will be required for non-physician applicants.
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Note: The deadline for submissions of applications is July 9, 2021.
The Ontario Medical Foundation is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.