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Manager, Community Programs; Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 20, 2016

Division: Sport, Recreation and Community Program Division
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: AGA21 - General Administration AM-21
Salary: $76,726.00 - $100,240.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 98553

Make the most of your community capacity building expertise and your leadership abilities with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

We are seeking an experienced manager to lead a dynamic team in the development and implementation of capacity building strategies to support the government's agenda in sport and recreation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Manage the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of provincial community capacity building priorities and strategies for sport and recreation
  • Develop and strengthen community sport and recreation systems supporting physical activity, resulting in a more physically active Ontario, increased participation in sport and recreation and increased participation by people from under-represented groups.
  • Provide community program expertise and briefings directly to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, and Minister
  • Ensure collaborative program design, development and delivery, and effective partnership development;
  • Manage the delivery of community capacity building programs and initiatives, including the following high profile programs: Community Grant Program, After School, Aboriginal Programs;
  • Manage the design, development, implementation and evaluation of grants administration, funding proposals, transfer payment agreements, accountability, governance and reporting framework;
  • Manage the assessment and analysis of critical development to sport and recreation within regional and community organizations;
  • Manage key projects, and provide strategic advice and expertise to senior management;
  • Provide leadership, coaching and direction to employees, and oversee financial and human resources management.
  • Other duties as required

How do I qualify?    

Specialized Knowledge

  • You have knowledge of community development and capacity building, program development, implementation, evaluation and partnership development methods and techniques, research tools and methods
  • You demonstrate expertise in the field of sport and recreation, and you have knowledge of the government's social and economic interests and priorities in sport and recreation
  • You have knowledge of government funding management and grants management systems
  • You have knowledge of working with indigenous groups and organizations as well as First Nation Band Councils

Management and Leadership Skills

  • You can provide leadership in the delivery of community capacity building programs and initiatives
  • You have knowledge of sound human resources practices to manage staff, provide coaching and direction, and foster a strong committed team

Issues Management and Problem Solving Skills

  • You have knowledge of issues and risk management strategies
  • You can manage the analysis, assessment and resolution of program related issues

Communication, Relationship Management and Consultation Skills

  • You can develop public consultations, and manage consultation and partnership processes
  • You can develop and present capacity building strategies, performance standards, business plans and briefing materials

Project Management Skills

  • You have knowledge of project management methodologies and principles to lead multiple, concurrent projects

Additional Information:

Address: 1 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group: Management Compensation Plan
Schedule: 6
Category: Management and General
Posted on: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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