Job Posting: Project Lead – Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Deadline – June 30, 2020.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to enhance the experience for caregivers and make it easier for caregivers to be caregivers. The OCO is dedicated to caregivers and their needs, regardless of their age, location or the condition of the person they are caring for.

Come join our growing team!

We are recruiting for a: Project Lead – Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

Full Time Role

The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) is looking to hire a Project Lead – Strategic Partnerships and Innovation.  This role represents an exciting opportunity for someone who is eager to join a small team that aims to have a big impact on the caregiver experience in Ontario.  The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment where they will transform opportunities and relationships into action and results.  They will excel at making new connections, building meaningful partnerships, and leading projects that will improve caregiver access to support, grow the number of caregivers served by OCO, and advance solutions to address caregivers needs.

Key Responsibilities

Working with the Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, the Project Lead will have accountabilities in the following areas:

Partner Development and Relations:  

  • Pro-actively identify and engage stakeholders with high potential to address caregiver needs in Ontario and advance OCO’s strategic goals
  • Build and sustain our engagement with organizations across multiple sectors including health care, non-profit, research, and government
  • Facilitate collaboration across organizations supporting caregivers to address gaps, spread best practices, and minimize duplication
  • Develop targeted communications, including presentations, briefing notes and proposals  
  • Facilitate and participate in meetings, presentations, events, and webinars to promote cross-sector collaboration
  • Represent the OCO at consultation tables, networks and meetings
  • Coordinate data management and reporting requirements for organizational relationships and partnership pipeline

Development of Caregiver Solutions through Innovation and Partnerships:

  • Lead implementation of partnered initiatives that result in spread and scale of proven models, new channels for OCO program delivery and referrals, and solutions to key gaps facing caregivers
  • Develop and manage multi-stakeholder project plans
  • Facilitate workshops and working groups to co-design new initiatives with caregivers and partnered organizations

Insights and Evidence: 

  • Identify and analyze opportunities for new initiatives that will have high impact on the caregiver experience in Ontario
  • Collect and summarize insights on emerging issues, policy or system change, and environmental trends for sharing with government and partners  
  • Use evidence to inform program excellence, advance impact evaluation and build support for partnered initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience, including stakeholder engagement and project management
  • Experience working within the health care, social services, or non-profit sector and knowledge of the Ontario health care system and how it is evolving    
  • High comfort level and confidence working with a diverse range of communities, stakeholders, and decision-makers
  • Compassionate style and good listening skills.
  • Self-starter and innovative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven adaptability and positivity in a growing, fast-paced environments  
  • Ability to foster relationships with professionalism, diplomacy and trust
  • Ability to navigate from strategic thinking to “roll up your sleeves” implementation
  • Ability to develop and deliver action plans with clear goals and timelines 
  • Excel at facilitation of workshops, focus groups, network meetings and outreach
  • Knowledge of caregiver needs and/or experience as a caregiver is an asset
  • Experience in policy analysis and/or working with government is an asset
  • Highly proficient MS Office skills
  • Ability to work from home office (or combination of home and OCO’s Toronto office) and travel across Ontario, including frequent meetings in Toronto  


  • Completion of a relevant post-secondary university degree

We invite qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to The posting will close on June 30, 2020 at 4pm.

We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further consideration. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged. OCO will be pleased to provide an accessible recruitment process to candidates invited to move forward in our process.