City of Toronto - Toronto, ON (13 months ago)

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Job ID: 2120

Job Category: Governmental Affairs

Division & Section: Corporate Real Estate Management,

Work Location: METRO HALL, 55 John Street

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent Vacancy

Salary: $149,331.00 - $175,466.20

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week

Affiliation: Non-Union Management

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 04-Dec-2019 to 06-Jan-2020

The City of Toronto is embarking on a strategic initiative, ModernTO, which will optimize the use of the City's office real estate portfolio while driving workplace transformation. This key initiative will optimize the City's physical office environment by reducing the number of locations and improving the overall efficiency of the office footprint. At the same time, the program will drive change to our corporate culture, and foster a workplace environment that responds and adapts to the evolving needs of our employees, while transforming how and where employees work.

Our organization is evolving to meet the needs of a modern workforce and we are looking for a driven industry expert, adept at bringing people together and building relationships to advance workplace change. If you are an innovative, transformational leader and a strategic thinker, with extensive experience in implementing workplace solutions, this is an exceptional opportunity to join our Corporate Real Estate Management Division and be part of this major transformation.

As Director of Transformation – Workplace Strategies and Office Optimization, you will work collaboratively with internal and external partners, and provide strategic direction, change management, leadership and oversight in planning and implementing all aspects of the City-wide program, including space planning and design, and enabling policies and technologies for a flexible and mobile workplace.

Given the broad impact of this program, you will establish relationships with City senior management and work closely with various divisions – Information Technology, People and Equity, and City Clerk's Office – to ensure the program's goals and objectives are achieved. As Director of Transformation, you will be accountable for the program's performance and, as such, ensure that all divisions, agencies and corporations are compliant and facilitate broad-based buy-in for the program's objectives.

An innovative leader that stays current with industry standards and best practices, you will drive corporate strategy development and work with senior leaders, executive sponsors, steering committees and all stakeholders to help uncover and address strategic business opportunities and reach program goals. Assuming the usual gamut of managerial responsibilities, you will lead and motivate diverse cross-functional and multi-divisional teams, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, resolving controversial labour relations issues, and promoting continuous learning and innovation. You will also develop and administer the annual budget for the Program, and control expenditures within approved budget limitations.

This pivotal senior role calls for a driver of change with a post-secondary education in business administration, change management, organizational development, management or a similar discipline related to the job function, or an equivalent background, and extensive senior-level experience managing, leading, coaching, holding accountable, developing and motivating a diverse team of professionals.

As you influence multiple stakeholders and lead City-wide change, you’ll draw upon your extensive experience leading complex transformational large-scale (multi-divisional and/or organizational) workspace strategy programs or projects, with a focus on employee engagement or process improvement. Your track record of accomplishments will also include managing business teams and resources (operational managers, project managers, staff, contractors and vendors) in the development of creative business solutions to achieve corporate objectives.

Your knowledge of change management methodologies, practices and communication strategies is well supported by considerable experience directing comprehensive analysis of workplace data, and devising strategies to meet business and employee needs, including the identification of risks and constraints. An engaging, skilled communicator, adept at establishing stakeholder partnerships and promoting change, you know how to formulate strategic plans and communications, including interpreting and evaluating Key Performance Indicators, as well as convey complex messages in easy-to-understand language.

Politically savvy and insightful, with sound judgement and strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, you have the drive and initiative to bring parties together to resolve issues and deliver results.

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.


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.