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HAMSMaRT is Hiring!

April 12, 2022

Job Title: Operations Manager, Hamilton Social Medicine Response Team (HAMSMaRT)

Full time contract: 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required. $68000 to
$72800 annually minus deductions, with extended health benefits and four weeks of vacation.
Contract length is 12 months, starting in May 2022.

Organization overview: HAMSMaRT is a grassroots health organization made up of
physicians, midwives, nurses, and peer and frontline workers. Our core principles are Centreing
the Social Determination of Health, Community Centred Care, Reciprocal Learning, Harm
Reduction, and Building the Community We Want to Live In.

We strive to provide excellence in clinical care to individuals who have difficulty accessing the traditional medical system, and
primarily serve people deprived of housing and people who use drugs.

We believe that health is political, and aspire to remove barriers to health in clinical practice and through community
organizing.

We know that oppression in all of its forms, including racism, colonization, capitalism, gender based violence, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism, must be dismantle in order for all of us to be liberated. We aspire to a world where every community in Hamilton has the resources and autonomy for health on their own terms.

We operate the Support and Safer Supply (SASS) clinic twice weekly, and a primary care clinic for transitional housing residents once weekly. We provide organizational support to Keeping Six, Hamilton Harm Reduction Action League. In partnership with Keeping Six, we deliver twice weekly street outreach, drop in arts programming, peer support worker training, and peer support.

We offer placements to health professional students, and have a small but mighty health research program. We engage in political advocacy to intervene on the social determination of health.

Position Summary: reporting to the Co-Medical Director, this position is an opportunity to
contribute to the health of people poorly served by existing medical systems in Hamilton, in
solidarity with people who use drugs and people who are deprived of housing.

As a small organization, we are in the process of incorporating as a not-for-profit and expanding our work,
in pursuit of a world where every community in Hamilton has the resources and autonomy for
health on their own terms.

The Operations Manager is a multi-faceted leader who will help us to realize this by overseeing human resources, financial resources, fundraising, and administration. They will also support the development of effective board governance. Because it is a new role in a growing organization, this will involve developing policies and procedures.

The Operations Manager will work closely alongside our full time Program Manager, and will supervise 1 staff member.

To learn more about HAMSMaRT, visit us at https://hamsmart.ca/.

Main Responsibilities
● Championing our core principles of Centreing the Social Determination of Health,
Community Centred Care, Reciprocal Learning, Harm Reduction, and Building the
Community We Want to Live In.
● Managing the operating budget
● Developing and executing a fundraising strategy to support the financial sustainability of
the organization
● Developing harm reduction informed organizational policies (financial, human resources,
governance, etc)
● Overseeing program and clinic supply purchasing
● Managing human resources, including payroll administration
● Developing and supporting board governance policies and practices
● Updating the website in collaboration with our webmaster
● Supervising the clinic administrator
● Other related tasks as required
Required Qualifications and Skills
● A deep and well-demonstrated commitment to community wellbeing
● Experience developing and managing an operating budget
● Experience managing people (hiring people, leading teams, and coaching staff)
● Successful track record of developing financial resources (funding) to support program
or organizational operation
● Comfort working in a dynamic environment that prioritizes the needs and leadership of
people with lived or living experience of using drugs and/or being deprived of housing
● Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues of sexism, misogyny, racism,
cissexism, transphobia, heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, xenophobia, ageism,
ableism, classism, White supremacy, anti-Black racism, colonialism, and settler
colonialism

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
● 2-4 years of experience in a similar role
● Experience developing organizational policies and procedures
● Experience serving on or supporting a non-profit board of directors

To apply, please forward a cover letter or email explaining why you are applying to the position,
and a resume or a written list of your qualifications by email to info@hamsmart.ca by Friday
April 22, 2022.

HAMSMaRT is committed to equity and diversity. People from equity seeking groups are
encouraged to apply and self-identify in their cover letter. If you need accommodation in any
part of the application process, please contact Dr. Claire Bodkin, Co-Medical Director, by email
info@hamsmart.ca or call or text 226-688-8282.

To learn more about HAMSMaRT, visit us at https://hamsmart.ca/.