General Manager, Housing (Regional Municipality of York)

The Regional Municipality of York is a place where 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses (employing 636,000 people) are proud to call home. York Region’s diversity is evident in its nine local municipalities, geography, economic development and population. The Region stretches north from Toronto to Lake Simcoe and includes many hectares of protected Greenbelt. York Region works to provide residents and businesses access to a broad selection of services and resources through its two-tier government structure, with services provided both by York Region its local-area municipal governments.
York Region has a vision to continue fostering strong, caring and safe communities and operates under the values of integrity, commitment, accountability, respect and excellence. As an organization, in 2019, and for the third consecutive year, York Region was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers—recognizing employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs in a variety of areas. Staff at The Regional Municipality of York are committed to providing cost effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities. 
York Region Community and Health Services Department wishes to recruit an outstanding new leader to the General Manager, Housing role. Reporting to the Commissioner, Community and Health Services, the General Manager, Housing will develop, manage and lead all activities in the York Region Housing portfolio, including: strategic planning; business planning and budgets; leadership and policy development; housing service system leadership; Housing York Inc. (HYI) activities; human resource management and team leadership; and, communication and customer service activities. The General Manager, Housing will carry out this work with a focus on progressive improvement to systems and processes to help proactively predict and manage change within the York Region Housing Branch. This role will also work closely with the Community and Health Services leadership team, the HYI Board of Directors, business partners and community organizations, and other key stakeholders in the Region.
As an ideal candidate, you are a highly respected and proven leader, who can create and communicate a compelling vision of the future and the plan to achieve improved results. To the role, you bring 10+ years of progressive experience acquired within government, the field of housing, or another social service area where you have senior managerial experience that includes community programs, capital project development, strategic program management, as well as financial and budget administration. You have the interest and aptitude to mentor and coach, to inspire and lead, and to manage change and work with senior level executives and stakeholders, all while fostering effective partnerships inside, outside and across the Region. With strong political acuity, you will use these skills and experiences to develop and implement strategic and business plans that will ensure fulfilment of York Region Housing Branch’s goals and objectives, all while providing excellent service to housing tenants and residents of the Region.
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, or to apply, please contact:
Suzanne Clark, Partner                           Joe Parker, Partner                                Helen Mekonen, Principal
416-593-0900 x2234                               416-593-0900 x2255                               416-593-0900 x2235
York Region is an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate individuals with disabilities through each stage of the recruitment and selection process. Please inform us if you require accommodation through any stage of the process and we will assist you.