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Project Manager, Toronto Public Health

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 25, 2011

File Reference #: X11CSA21137
Location: 225 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto

Major Responsibilities:

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is the lead agency for Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services (TPSLS). A system review of TPSLS was recently completed.  Reporting to the Associate Director, Early Years, the Project Manager TPH leads activities under the Toronto Preschool Speech and Language System Review/Business Transformation Project including developing, monitoring and executing project plans, collecting and analyzing data, developing organization and job models, consultation and negotiations with stakeholders including community partners and local union executives, and developing and leading wide scale change initiative.  The Project Manager TPH, TPSLS Business Transformation will:

  • Plan and lead complex organization, operational and culture change projects, develop and manage project plans for same
  • Lead the information gathering and analysis for the division and community partners involved in the project pertaining to existing staff inventory, functional responsibilities, reporting relationships, skill set, affiliation, employee, and position status, etc.
  • Conduct research and lead the development of new organization models, the design of any new jobs and creation and approval of new job profiles
  • Develop the transition blueprint, and then in conjunction with Associate Director, the Manager, Operational Effectiveness and Human Resources staff, negotiate transition methodology and protocols
  • Responsible for researching, developing and planning organization development initiatives in support of transition planning
  • Develop and maintain project plans and documentation including templates, spreadsheets, reports, briefing notes, presentations and ensure work documentation is classified and maintained in the project document repository
  • Design, develop and implement resources and tools that support the TPSLS Business Transformation Project
  • Ensures complete and accurate documentation on OCA forms, all position changes, including paperwork to document adjustments to their complement
  • Acts as Ex officio member of interim committees established to support the TPSLS review implementation:  The Partners table and the Review Committee
  • Work with TPH TPSLS central management team and stakeholders to develop project plans
  • Participate in or lead stakeholder engagement with all levels of staff and community partners City-wide and labour unions and will develop communication materials and make presentations
  • Exercise good judgement and discretion with confidential human resources information pertaining to the transition
  • Act as a key contact with Corporate Human Resources

Key Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education in a related field such as Health, Human Resources, Business, Education or the approved equivalent.
  • Experience in leading change management initiatives.
  • Experience managing and facilitating staff teams, committees or work groups.
  • Demonstrated experience applying project management processes and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in gaining buy-in and support from Managers and Senior Leaders on new approaches, change initiatives and implementation of best practices.
  • Highly developed human relations, consultation, facilitation and negotiation skills at all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and detailed documentation and records, both electronically and in hard copy.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including experience writing reports, briefing notes, and delivering presentations.
  • Conceptual thinker with ability to create new concepts that advance the organization and improve service to clients/customers.
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of problem solving with clients and in providing effective interventions or business solutions.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgement with confidential information pertaining to human resources matters and the transformation initiative.
  • Knowledge of employment and related legislation (e.g. Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act), collective agreements and human resources practices.

Salary: $78,005.20 to $96,761.60 annually (2010 Rates)
Number of vacancies: One (1)
Job status: Temporary
Duration: Approximately 12 Months
Job Type: Non-union
To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter.

On-line applications only will be accepted at (see Current Opportunities).

Applications must be received by March 25, 2011.

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of Toronto's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.