Director, Community Engagement and Partnerships

Permanent Full-time
Close Date: April 16, 2021
Location: Midhurst, Ontario

Position Summary

The Director, Community Engagement and Partnerships is responsible for leading the development, implementation and effective management of the Community Services Department. The Director provides leadership and/or oversight to program delivery and local system management, ensuring that services are provided in a professional, responsive and cost-effective manner and in accordance with County Policies, and Provincial and/or Federal Legislation and Guidelines. 

The Director will have sound financial knowledge with respect to the oversight to funding administration and allocation determinations to Community Service Providers and will seek opportunities for service integration from a systems and strategic thinking perspective externally and internally. 

The Director works collaboratively with colleagues across the Social and Community Services Division, across the broader Corporation as required, with government liaisons, and with community partners and broader stakeholders.  

Position Requirements

  1. Completion of a degree in social sciences, business administration or a related field of study, or equivalent.
  2. A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in progressively responsible, related positions, plus two (2) years in a managerial or senior management role in a large, multi-location organization.
  3. Experience in the supervision of staff and the administration of employment policies and collective agreements.
  4. Strong knowledge and understanding of Systems Management.
  5. Strong knowledge of Community Services, policies and programs and demonstrated service integration and strategic systems thinking. 
  6. Strong understanding of policies and related legislation or initiatives and their significance and potential impact.
  7. Strong leadership and supervisory skills and ability to interpret and apply employment policies and collective agreements.
  8. Strong financial, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  9. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  10. Strong planning, organizational skills, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  11. Sound knowledge of community development principles.
  12. Knowledge of word-processing and spreadsheet application skills.
  13. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  14. Criminal reference check with vulnerable sector clearance.

Compensation Information

$141,100.00 - $169,322.00 per annum

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The County of Simcoe thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, but please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act (2001) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.