• Director, City Planning Strategies

    Job Location CA-ON-Mississauga
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/28/2018 3:32 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Building Materials, Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Executive, Management
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Director, City Planning Strategies



    Job Responsibilities:


    Mississauga is a successful and dynamic world class city that is in an exciting period of growth and urban development with inspirational possibilities and potential. Having grown from a collection of villages the sixth largest city in Canada, Mississauga is now entering a new stage in its evolution – one of intensification and urbanization. Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and at the centre of the Golden Horseshoe, Mississauga is an economic powerhouse. With the country’s largest airport on the northeastern corner of the City, access to major rail corridors, and the three busiest highways in the county, Mississauga is central and well-connected. Leading the implementation of the City’s Official Plan, the Commissioner of Planning & Building will play a key role in Mississauga achieving its vision…. “a place where people choose to be.”

    As Director, City Planning Strategies, you will report to the Commissioner of Planning and Building to lead transformational planning and city building strategies. The Division’s work is critical; it ensures the City’s strategic change agenda is executed and is in aligned with Council’s strategy and community aspirations, and influences the City’s cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, social well-being, environmental resiliency, built form, and overall financial sustainability.

    The Director will provide innovative, strategic and professional advice and recommendations to Council in support of Mississauga's Official Plan and vision. You will build momentum and internal and external buy-in for change. You will play an important role as an organizational convener, collaborator, and capacity builder. You will drive cross departmental multi-disciplinary, multi-governmental initiatives to advance change articulated in our strategies and plans and serve as the City’s primary inter-governmental contact on all land use policy matters.

    The work of the Division is complex and requires considerable expertise in planning, community and stakeholder relations, building partnerships, and technical proficiency. You will lead a team of 32 professional planners and technical staff in the delivery of planning policy initiatives and studies in accordance with legislation and Mississauga's Official Plan. Continually review the City's plans, policies and growth forecasts. Direct the delivery of high quality, cost effective customer and development services.

    Organizational Structure:


    Reports to:

    Commissioner of Planning and Building


    Direct Reports:

    • Manager, Planning Programs (7)
    • Manager, Planning Strategies (6)
    • Manager, Data & Visualization Studies (7)
    • Manager, Planning Innovation (4)
    • Manager, Community Relations (4)
    • Project Manager, City Building Initiatives (2)
    • 2 Administrator Coordinators
    • The Director oversees 32 total staff.



    Further Information:


    Job Specifications:



    In this high profile, community-shaping role, you will have the opportunity to apply your land-use planning expertise, creative problem solving and strategic agility to make decisions and advance the City's Strategic Plan.

    With more than 10 years of land-use planning experience and your designation as a Registered Professional Planner or eligibility to achieve this credential, you have excelled in a senior strategic planning position within an urban municipality, provincial government or as a consultant. You have been an advisor to Council and have facilitated public consultations. A proven relationship builder, communicator and supportive leader, you are ready to set the tone for a large team and build the future of one of Canada's major cities.

    How to Apply:


     To apply for this opportunity, submit your resume and related information online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14878 or for more information please contact Julia Robarts in Odgers Berndtson's Toronto office at 416-366-1990 or 1 866-962-1990.

    Deadline: June 28, 2018


    Hours of Work: 35 hour per week

    Salary: $145,107 - $193,476

    Closing Date: June 28, 2018

    Number of Openings: 1 Full-time

    Department/Division/Unit: Planning and Building/ City Planning Strategies

    Work Location: 300 City Center Drive






    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at the candidate's expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
    We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


     We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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