Lead Corporate Strategy
Town of Georgina
Georgina, ON
Responsible for all aspects of project management and coordination of corporate,
departmental or divisional projects that have a cross-departmental, corporate or strategic scope. This position
uses recognized project management techniques to research, develop and implement plans for new initiatives.
This position also identifies and manages high priority issues requiring the attention of the Office of the CAO;
provides leadership and resource assistance to project teams or business units and supports the management
mandate of continuous improvement of organizational effectiveness and capacity building.

Qualifications: Project Management Professional certification; University Degree in a relevant discipline from an
accredited University; five (5) years of demonstrated experience in project management and coordination of
project teams and best practices approach to service delivery; extensive experience in broader corporate
initiatives and cross-departmental projects; demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams. The following
qualifications are considered assets: previous experience working in municipal government in a cross-corporate
capacity; post-secondary education in government practices in an urban environment; certificate in conflict or
dispute resolution; certificate in process improvement. For full details please see attached job description.

How to apply: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with cover letter indicating how your
qualifications meet our requirements. Please apply in confidence by September 29, 2019, quoting file
#2019.137T to careers@georgina.ca or in person or by mail to Human Resources, Town of Georgina, 26557 Civic
Centre Road, Keswick, ON L4P 3G1

Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: The Town of Georgina is an equal opportunity
employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection
process.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Lead, Corporate Strategy

Position Summary: Responsible for all aspects of project management and coordination of corporate,
departmental or divisional projects that have a cross-departmental, corporate or strategic scope. This
position uses recognized project management techniques to research, develop and implement plans
for new initiatives. This position also identifies and manages high priority issues requiring the attention
of the Office of the CAO; provides leadership and resource assistance to project teams or business units
and supports the management mandate of continuous improvement of organizational effectiveness
and capacity building.

Responsibilities:
Project Management and Leadership:
  • Provides leadership and direction to cross-departmental, corporate or strategic projects and teams,
coordinates required resources (time, staff, and budget) up to completion/implementation of the
project or business process change.

  • Coordinates the work of project team members, providing leadership, orientation and assigning
roles and responsibilities.

  • Coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of all phases of cross-
departmental, corporate or strategic projects.

  • Liaises, attends, and makes presentations at meetings with the Management Team and Council to
affirm project direction and status.

  • Prepares various communications and reports to the Management Team and Council regarding the
status of various projects.

  • Plans and develops corporate policies, plans and strategies, as well as specific business unit
programs, procedures and guidelines for cross-departmental services, for presentation to the CAO
and Council for approval.

  • Recommends project team members based on corporate impact, relevant experience, personal
skills and availability (work volume).

Process and Continuous Improvement:
  • Identifies and facilitates opportunities for streamlining work and better processes through
continuous improvement.

  • Oversees implementation of business process improvements.
Other Duties:
  • Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with departmental and corporate objectives.
  • Acts as member of various strategic, corporate staff committees and teams as appointed by the
Office of the CAO, providing advice as required.

  • May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours.
Role Expectation:
  • Participates in ongoing Training and Development and ensures all mandatory requirements are met
and maintained.

  • Participates in the Town’s Health & Safety Program and complies with the Occupational Health and
Safety Act, other applicable legislation and best practices.

  • Maintains knowledge of and adheres to all Town of Georgina Policies and Procedures.
Issues Management:
  • Proactively manages high priority issues requiring the attention of the Office of the CAO.
  • Represents the Office of the CAO as a facilitator and/or mediator and utilizes conflict resolution
skills to effectively resolve issues or conflicts between internal and external partners.

  • Coordinates corporate wide responses on a wide variety of issues and opportunities.
The foregoing is intended to outline the general description of the duties and responsibilities for this
position. It is not intended nor should it be interpreted as a complete description. The Town of
Georgina reserves the right to amend this position description at any time provided that such change
does not represent a substantive change in the purpose or essential nature of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Training:
  • Project Management Professional certification.
  • Post-secondary education in government practices in an urban environment is considered an asset.
  • University Degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited University.
  • Certificate in conflict or dispute resolution is considered an asset.
  • Certificate in process improvement is considered an asset.
Experience:
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in project management and coordination of project
teams and best practices approach to service delivery.

  • Extensive experience in broader corporate initiatives and cross-departmental projects.
  • Previous experience working in municipal government in a cross-corporate capacity is considered
an asset.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • One (1) year on the job for the period of adjustment, orientation, and adaptation.
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of project management, issues management, conflict resolution and mediation.
  • Knowledge of municipal working environments; Government relations.
  • Knowledge of research techniques with a high level of communication skills, both oral and written
for report writing and presentations to a variety of audiences.

Competencies:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and possess strong customer service skills.
  • Strong leadership, project management, analytical, problem solving, group facilitation, research,
report writing, presentation, organizational, interpersonal and team coordination and building
skills.

  • Demonstrated strength in consensus building in sometimes large and diverse groups.
  • Ability to resolve problems related to project risk and change management (eg. changes to project
scope, schedule and cost).

  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of groups and
internal/external contacts to provide direction and leadership to same.

  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions in accordance with
applicable regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work with minimal direction.
  • Strong computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office desktop applications and software, including
Word, Excel, Power Point and Project and Internet applications.

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and government, elected officials, consultants,
various professionals and the general public.

  • Availability to work unscheduled overtime and attend meetings or events scheduled beyond regular
work hours as required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Normal office conditions.