Senior Corporate Management Policy Consultant

Municipal Corporation Toronto City of Toronto

Senior Corporate Management Policy Consultant

Job ID #2331679 X
Division & Section Strategic & Corporate Policy , Corporate Intergovernmental & Agency Relations
DivisionStrategic & Corporate Policy
SectionCorporate Intergovernmental & Agency Relations
Work LocationCITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W
Job StreamPolicy, Planning & Research
Job TypePermanent, Full-Time
Job Type & Duration Permanent, Full-Time , Indefinite Term
Salary/Rate$110,965.40 - $130,366.60 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly)70.00
Shift InformationMonday to Friday, 35 Hours Per Week
Number of Positions Open2
Posting Date06-Sep-2019
Closing Date22-Sep-2019
Posting Period 06-Sep-2019  to  22-Sep-2019
Job Description


Major Responsibilities:


Reporting to the Director of Corporate Intergovernmental and Agency Relations, the Senior Corporate Management and Policy Consultant will:


  • Lead complex projects and government-wide initiatives on behalf of the City Manager, related to government-wide policy, intergovernmental relations, intergovernmental funding, agency relations, strategic planning, Council governance, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Coordinate and provide oversight for major cross-cutting initiatives that involve other governments and their agencies, or multiple City divisions, agencies and corporations.
  • Develop processes for strategic planning and priority setting, review of governance structures, and establishing intergovernmental strategies.
  • Conduct analysis and develop professional and objective strategic policy advice, discussion papers, staff reports, and briefings for the City Manager, senior officials, the Mayor’s Office, Standing Committees, and Council.
  • Identify policy options related to governance structures, management practices, and recommend changes to support management functions and improve efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability.
  • Manage strategic and effective relations with other governments, public agencies and partners as required.
  • Negotiate sensitive multi-government funding and operational agreements on a variety of matters including infrastructure, housing, immigration and others.
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of intergovernmental infrastructure funding programs across City agencies and divisions, including monitoring and reporting on performance.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations to Committees of Council, and Council.
  • Develop analysis and recommendations on provincial and federal legislative changes and recommends policies for the City.
  • Identify emerging issues pertaining to government relations, public administration, operations and accountability of the City, and the governance of agencies and corporations.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary project teams and work groups, applying proven project management methodologies including full work plans, timelines, deliverables, and the management of budgets.
  • Manage assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance.
  • Develop terms of reference and requests for proposals and manages external consultants to ensure that contractual obligations are met as outlined in a project’s terms of reference and work program.


Key Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education or training in public policy, planning, social science, economics, business administration or a related field or the approved equivalent combination of education and/or related experience.
  • Considerable experience in managing large and complex projects, or strategic and operational reviews within a major public or private sector organization.
  • Considerable experience in policy research, analysis, and development in fields related to intergovernmental relations, governance, municipal finance, social and economic development, service delivery efficiency and effectiveness, and/or the operations and services of major government organizations.
  • Considerable experience writing reports, briefings and policy papers for senior management that include strategic advice and recommendations on sensitive issues.
  • Excellent ability to develop and maintain relationships with external organizations in the context of complex intergovernmental and/or stakeholder relations.
  • Ability to effectively lead project staff teams across multiple divisions, agencies and external organizations and apply project management methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of the City’s legislative framework and decision-making processes.
  • Highly developed communications skills, both orally and in writing, at all organizational levels.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated proficiency in conflict resolution in complex, multi-stakeholder situations.
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Sound judgement and ability to handle matters of a sensitive nature.


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