Toronto is Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and liveable cities. As the largest city in Canada and fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million residents and is an international leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation. The City consistently places at the top of international rankings due in part to investments championed by residents and businesses. Toronto is led by City Council and its directions are carried out through the work of a very professional public service.
Canada’s biggest city is a montage of distinct neighbourhoods, all sharing a sense of urban pride in Toronto’s energy, diversity, and productivity. A global financial capital, Toronto has a thriving downtown that offers residents and visitors a full program of theatre, ballet, art, music, dining, shopping, professional sports, and lakefront recreation. The City has world-class universities, schools, hospitals, centres of innovation excellence, and parkland. Toronto and the surrounding Golden Horseshoe are home to head offices and entrepreneurial enterprises in virtually every sector of the economy.
Reporting to the City Manager, this newly created role of Deputy City Manager, Development & Growth (DCM), is a key leader in delivering on the City’s strategic priorities related to affordable housing, investing in people and neighbourhoods and ensuring development is resilient and tackles climate change. The DCM takes leadership of this brand-new division comprised of staff from City Planning, Development, Building, and the Housing Secretariat who have come together to deliver housing approvals faster and more efficiently, without sacrificing necessary diligence. The city of Toronto is dedicated to supporting Bill 109 - More Homes for Everyone Act, the division will develop, oversee and implement the policy, process, technology and organizational tools required to dramatically increase the supply of market housing in the City. The DCM facilitates the development and implementation of cross-departmental synergies, tackles roadblocks and implements corporate-wide organizational effectiveness, strategies, and policies in collaboration with other members of the Senior Leadership Team, the City Manager and City Council. Representing the City to the public and media is a key responsibility of the DCM, while developing productive working relationships with external stakeholders in ensuring that the City of Toronto evolves, improves, and realises its full potential.
As the ideal candidate you bring a minimum of 15 years of senior leadership experience in complex development-oriented organizations. You have an exceptional ability to grasp abstract concepts and ideas and have demonstrated successful experience in finding efficiencies and successfully implementing large complex projects while managing solid stakeholder relations. Politically astute and consultative, the DCM will have a reputation for process improvement, risk mitigation, project facilitation, financial and human resources management and growth mandates. Here is your opportunity to take your action orientation to delivering on the growth and development commitments for the City of Toronto.
To explore this opportunity in confidence, please submit your cover letter and resume no later than April 11th, 2023 at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/18769 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.
City of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and City of Toronto throughout the recruitment, select