Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning – Toronto

Position Title: Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Employer’s Name: City of Toronto

Job Location (City, State): Toronto, Ontario

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 Job Description: The Opportunity

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Development & Growth Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning provides dynamic executive leadership and strategic direction for the City’s Official Plan and all related functions within the Division. This pivotal position involves spearheading policy development, business planning, and strategic initiatives aimed at leveraging planning tools to foster vibrant, sustainable, and economically robust communities throughout Toronto. Collaborating closely with the Executive Director, Development Review, you will navigate legislative frameworks and policy processes to drive forward large-scale development projects and support local planning initiatives. Your role also entails identifying stakeholder needs and enhancing service delivery to the public, emphasizing cost-effectiveness, competitiveness, and unwavering commitment to customer service excellence.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate for Chief Planner and Executive Director will be a strategic leader capable of aligning City Planning with Council priorities and formulating collaborative plans. They will excel in governance, designing and implementing frameworks and policies to enhance customer experiences and ensure compliance. The candidate will be adept at managing relationships with Council members, community groups, and other stakeholders, and maintaining positive media relations. Strong operational management abilities, including change management and personnel development, are essential. They should also be skilled at identifying emerging issues, setting strategic plans, and engaging with key leadership to address challenges and drive the City’s planning mandate forward.

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Application deadline: August 2, 2024

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