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General Manager of Community Development EX19-332 At City of Greater Sudbury

Location: Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Job Description

Find yourself in a city of 330 crystal clear lakes, scenic attractions and untouched wilderness while enjoying a short commute, affordable housing options and urban amenities. Greater Sudbury is a great place to live, play and work.

Greater Sudbury is a hub for northeastern Ontario, central to the region’s economy through its provision of medical, education, business and financial services. We have ambitious plans and expectations for progress that makes joining Greater Sudbury’s leadership team an exciting opportunity. You will make substantial contributions to this beautifully diverse city, the geographically largest municipality in Ontario and second largest in Canada.

As General Manager of Community Development you are part of the Executive Leadership Team under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer. Your portfolio includes an array of services that are vital to the city’s quality of life. In your first year, you’ll play a key role in the implementation of our new Transit Action Plan and assume lead responsibility for critical community infrastructure projects, all in support of Council’s strategic priorities.

Employment Opportunity Notice: EX19-332

General Manager of Community Development
Reporting Location: Tom Davies Square

Permanent Position

Start Date to Follow Selection Process

The Community Development Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a General Manager of Community Development. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below.

Main Function:

The position is responsible to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for ensuring organizational alignment through the general management, direction and operation of the Community Development Department, in support of City Council’s strategic priorities and the Department’s operational service commitments. The position develops and maintains relationships with key stakeholders to create and sustain initiatives that will ensure community development and growth.

Duties:

Under the general direction of the Chief Administrative Officer:

  • As a member of the Executive Leadership Team contribute ideas, model behaviours and shape decisions that produce a positive, collaborative work environment for all staff, all in accordance with Council’s strategic priorities and the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Assume primary accountability for the preparation and execution of annual Business Plans covering all services of the Department, developed in accordance with corporate business planning and budgeting standards. The Plan will detail service goals, expected service levels/outputs, required inputs and the performance measures used to assess actual performance compared to plan.
  • Accountable for the strategic direction and oversight of the department, and for ensuring appropriate management of daily operations of the divisions within the Community Development Department including Ontario Works, Pioneer Manor - Long Term Care Facility, Children’s Services, Children and Citizen Services (comprising Libraries, Museums, Children’s Services Centres and Cemeteries), Transit Services, Leisure Services (comprising Arenas, Parks, and Recreation Services), Housing Services and Housing Operations, all in accordance with approved plans, corporate policy and applicable legislation.
  • Represent the corporation and provide liaison with special purpose bodies, community groups/organizations dealing with community development activities, in support of the Business Plan.
  • Accountable for change leadership to introduce new business models; develop and execute strategies to assist the City in achieving best practices and long-term financial sustainability; and lead the on-going development of the Community Development Department.
  • Serve as principle advisor to the CAO and Council on all matters related to Community Development policy, program development and service innovation proposals that support Council’s priorities and the organization’s efforts to build trust and confidence with the community it serves.
  • Oversee the delivery of current and capital budgets for Council review and approval, and monitor revenues and expenditures from approved Department budgets.
  • Act as CAO when so directed.
  • Model the organization’s values and appropriate leadership behaviour.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education and Training:

  • University degree in a related discipline from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.

Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of senior level experience in the management of large, unionized, and highly diversified public or private sector organizations.

Knowledge of:

  • Municipal government operations and intergovernmental relations.
  • Applicable legislation and related regulations.
  • Current and emerging trends as they affect Community Development.
  • Best practices within areas of responsibility.
  • Horizontal linkages to other relevant governmental levels and services as well as the private sector.

Abilities to:

  • Understand stakeholder needs, recognize competing interests and develop consensus-driven resolution to issues.
  • Influence and guide Directors, especially direct reports.
  • Manage fiscal and human resources, evaluate complex situations, implement sound management practices and internal controls, and ensure the consistent, fair application of management policies and standards.
  • Skillfully navigate political structures and systems, and plan, develop and implement complex administrative and operational systems.
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills with superior political acuity and impeccable strategic planning, issue resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Present complex ideas to diverse audiences, build and foster positive, constructive relationships and networks.
  • Establish clear expectations, deliverables and deadlines, and influence others to achieve outcomes.
  • Model behaviours that show a commitment to service excellence and the highest standards of professional integrity and accountability, embracing diversity, promoting inclusiveness and equality of opportunity.
  • Build trust and confidence with City Council, community stakeholders, Executive Team colleagues, direct reports and the organization’s frontline staff.
  • Develop staff for progressively responsible roles and ensure they understand the line of sight between their duties and the corporation’s strategic priorities.
  • Anticipate and manage change, both personally and as a leader with enterprise-wide responsibilities.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to enterprise risks.

Personal Suitability:

  • Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.
  • High tolerance for change and ambiguity.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Confidence; enthusiasm.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Personal commitment to address demands from internal and external stakeholders.

Language:

  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • French verbal skills highly desirable; written skills an asset.

Other:

  • May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business. Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Leadership Competencies:

Strategic Formation and Alignment (IV):

Competency

Competency Definition

Level Definition


Business Acumen

Understand the business implications of opportunities and decisions, and implement successful business strategies to improve organizational performance.

Level 5: Demonstrates strategic agility


Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.

Level 5: Evaluates long-term business impact


Strategic Orientation

Understand the business implications of decisions on one’s role, and link daily work to the organization’s strategy

Level 4: Incorporates complex factors into developing a strategy for the organization and the municipality


Collaboration

Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.

Level 5: Acts for the enterprise


Driving for Results

The personal drive to achieve results, and focus one’s attention on accomplishing key objectives and positive outcomes for oneself, one’s team and the business.

Level 5: Drives the business forward


Impact & Influence

Persuade, convince, influence or gain the commitment of others to get them to accept a point of view, adopt a specific direction, commit to an idea, or take a course of action.

Level 4: Uses complex indirect influence strategies


Organizational Awareness

Learn and understand the key relationships, diverse interest groups and power bases within one’s own and other organizations.

Level 5: Understands long-term, underlying organizational issues


Building Organizational Capability

Make balanced assessments of people and situations to ensure that the right people are in place to produce and maintain the best business results.

Level 4: Builds organizational capability


Holding Self & Others Accountable

Hold others accountable to execute to high standards of excellence and hold themselves accountable to the same or higher standard.

Level 5: Promotes a high performance culture


Leadership

Inspire others to work toward common goals by engaging and empowering them, and providing clarity and direction.

Level 5: Communicates a compelling vision


Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.

Level 4: Applies strong personal moral compass to strategic decisions and actions


For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM to: Citizen Service Centre, The City of Greater Sudbury, PO Box 5000, Station A, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, Facsimile number: 705-673-7219 or by e-mail to: hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EX19-332) on your resume.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.