Experience 2-5 years
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
Job ID: 24183
Job Category: Administrative
Division & Section: Social Development, Finance & Admin, SDF&A Community Resources
Work Location: City Hall – 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent Vacancy
Salary: $149,331.00 – $175,466.20 (2021 Rate) – Wage Grade 10
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week per week
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 23 – Dec – 2021 to 20 – Jan – 2022
This pivotal position within the City of Toronto is an exciting career opportunity for a strong, collaborative, results-oriented leader committed to best practice program development and service delivery. We are looking for an inspiring, systems change oriented leader, passionate about equity and community development, who can direct the strategic planning, management, implementation and service delivery of community capacity and city-building throughout Canada’s largest and most diverse municipality. If you are up to the challenge, read on.
The City of Toronto’s Social Development, Finance & Administration Division drives transformative change to achieve stronger, safer and more resilient communities and neighbourhoods. The Division leads the City’s equity and inclusion, poverty reduction, and community safety strategies, and works to advance equitable outcomes for Toronto residents.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance & Administration, as Director of Community Resources, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team of community development, community granting, youth development and policy professionals in developing, refining and implementing effective services, programs and investments that drive equity and prosperity for Toronto’s diverse population.
Success in this position means you will:
- Drive meaningful partnerships and program delivery at the municipal level by maintaining relationships with community leaders and organizations
- Build buy-in with decision-makers on Council, and in community and institutions for innovative responses to complex social issues to create real-life impact
- Ground municipal service delivery in lived experience by aligning City service planning and delivery with community development and engagement work
- Embed a reconciliation, equity and decolonial lens to the work and organization
Opportunity Awaits You
This senior leadership position is an exceptional career opportunity for a results-oriented yet strategically minded leader who has extensive experience in community capacity-building resulting in strong, equitable and engaged communities and neighbourhoods. With your strong track record of driving impact, you welcome the opportunity to lead the continuous improvement of performance through the analysis, development and implementation of sound management practices and procedures in a dynamic environment.
As a thought leader of this sizable, complex portfolio, you will direct the provision of community development services and supports to community groups, community service agencies, other City divisions and program areas, and Council-directed initiatives to improve local program delivery and effective community involvement in Council/divisional decision-making. In particular, you will design, implement and lead horizontal initiatives and structures to maximize the impact of the Community Coordination Plan, Community Grants, including the Indigenous and Black-Mandated Funding Frameworks, the Community Space Tenancy Program, Youth Development, Vaccine Mobilization & Engagement, and the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Action Plan.
The Executive Director and Deputy City Manager will count on your recommendations on critical policy and program decisions, and innovative solutions for meeting program objectives, funding new programs and achieving culture change. Comfortable leading in a multi-stakeholder environment, you will develop and enable new, innovative horizontal approaches, structures, relationships and partnerships to maximize systemic and service delivery changes to support capacity-building at the community, neighbourhood and city levels.
This role will see you coaching, leading and motivating a diverse team, with a focus on ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and performance, and continuous learning. A role model for your staff, colleagues and community partners, you will demonstrate commitment to reconciliation, diversity, and equity.
What You Bring to the Role
You will have extensive management experience providing strategic leadership in a large public or private sector organization, with expertise in turning needs into strategy and action, through grounded partnerships, deep listening and thorough and well-planned implementation.
As a persuasive communicator and negotiator, you know how to influence and build collaborative relationships across a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders, with proven strengths in balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests. Continuous learning, equity, reconciliation and engagement are top of mind and you work with controlled patience, understanding that culture change takes awareness, strategy, relationships and time.
A proven leader in multi-sectoral, horizontal program development and implementation, you are highly experienced in leading, motivating and inspiring large, diverse teams to maximize their potential and commit to achieve outstanding results. The ability to manage many competing priorities and deadlines, and administer budgets to ensure effective use of resources will prove invaluable in this role.
A post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function, with relevant management training experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is also expected.
While all qualified applicants will be considered, lived experience as an Indigenous person or as a Black, racialized, LGBTQ2S person or as a person with a disability or a newcomer is a strong asset.
NOTE: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy < https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/corporate-policies/people-equity-policies/covid-19-mandatory-vaccination-policy/ >.
Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information, visit jobs.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/CityTOjobs, on LinkedIn at Linkedin.com/company/city-of-toronto or on Facebook at Facebook.com/CityTOjobs.
How to Apply:
For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 24183, by Thursday, January 20, 2022.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity < https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US >.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process < https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US >.