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Director, Dentistry Operations

by Western University

Reference #: 21187
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 05, 2021
Experience: 8 Years
Education: Masters or PhD
Western University

Job Description

Western University’s vision is to be a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best student experience at a leading Canadian research university. We prepare future leaders to succeed, providing life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.
Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top medical and dental schools. Schulich Dentistry is a leading Canadian centre of outstanding education and patient care, with 8 divisions, 3 postgraduate training programs, 7 on-site dental clinics, extensive community outreach programming, and an active alumni network of thousands throughout the world. We are also a major partner in setting policy for the field of Dentistry in Ontario.
The Director, Dentistry Operations provides strategic and operational leadership to an effective and diverse administrative team that ensures the operations of the school are managed effectively, directly supporting the achievement of the highest level of student, patient, and community support. Reporting to the Vice Dean & Director, Dentistry, the Director, Dentistry Operations is responsible for effective financial, human resources, research, and education program support, as well as oversight of the operations of the high functioning dental clinics, including building relationships with community and institutional partners.

As our successful candidate, you thrive in connecting with and engaging others to build trust and consensus within your team and the wider community. You are an experienced people leader, with effective communication and influence skills, enhanced by your respect for and inclusion of all stakeholders. You show mastery in problem-solving, planning and budgeting, with exceptional attention to detail, and an ability to compile, synthesize and interpret relevant data from a wide variety of sources. You enjoy big-picture thinking, building and implementing strategy to achieve short and long term goals. Your finely-tuned organizational skills allow you to manage priorities and deadlines, applying resourcefulness and impeccable judgment to determine urgency and risk, and making decisions that are in the best interest of your team, organization and community. You have demonstrated and honed these skills in your years of experience as a senior leader in a unionized environment, and you complement your abilities with a Masters degree (Business, Public Health, Health Sciences, Leadership) and professional designation (HR, CIM, CPA).

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #21187, by midnight on February 26, 2021.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.