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  • Career Level Executive
  • Experience 5-10 years
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree

Job Description

Position ID: 24182

Job Category: Administrative

Division & Section: Social Development, Finance & Admin, SDF&A Social Policy Analysis & Research

Work Location: City Hall

Job Type & Duration: Full-time Permanent Vacancy

Annual Salary: $149,331.00 – $175,466.2 – Wage Grade 10

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Qualified List: Will be established to fill permanent and temporary positions

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 23-12-2021 to 20-01-2022

This pivotal position within the City of Toronto is an exciting career opportunity for a best practices leader and strategist with strong analytical, planning and execution skills. We are looking for a conceptual thinker, passionate about equity and community development, who can lead complex policy development and implementation 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 Social Policy, Analysis & Research, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team of policy, research, and community development professionals in developing, refining and implementing best-in-class social policy that drives transformative change for Toronto’s diverse population.

Success in this position means you will:

  • Drive policy change at the municipal level by maintaining relationships with key decision-makers
  • Build buy-in with decision-makers on Council, and in community and institutions for smart policy proposals and strategies designed to create real-life impact
  • Ground policy conversations in lived experience by aligning Divisional policy activities with community development and engagement work
  • Embed a reconciliation, equity and decolonial lens to the work

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 leading smart, complex social policy development and building program areas to create strong, equitable and engaged communities and neighbourhoods.

As a thought leader, you will direct and provide corporate leadership to the advancement of a coordinated strategic social policy, planning, and research agenda for the City of Toronto that shapes the City’s strategic directions and program activities (e.g., Poverty Reduction, Confronting Anti-Black Racism, Toronto Newcomer Strategy, Community Benefits Framework).

As a skilled and committed collaborator, you will build and maintain trusting relationships with leaders across the City, with elected officials and with community stakeholders, and clearly connect the details of municipal processes to the lived experiences of Torontonians.

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 clients, you will demonstrate commitment to reconciliation, diversity, and equity. As a thoughtful and inclusive leader, you will recognize and leverage individual and team differences as sources of strength, innovation, ideas and insights, and you will support each team member in maximizing their potential and contributions.

What You Bring to the Role

You will have extensive management experience in providing strategic leadership, utilizing your expertise in guiding and implementing complex social policy, outcome metrics, and reporting, from inception through to 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. Your sound knowledge of change management and cultural transformation approaches is well supported by demonstrated experience in leading change within a large and complex organization.

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 >.

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 or follow us on Twitter at, on LinkedIn at or on Facebook at

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 24182, 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 >.


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 >.

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