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Director, Community Engagement

Job ID369126-1-4677
CompanyToronto Metropolitan University
Date Posted2022-09-28
Job TypePart-time
Job CategoryEducation

About Toronto Metropolitan

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.


The team 

Telling the  TMU story — that's the role of University Relations. University Relations works with partners inside and outside of the university to enhance the profile and reputation of TMU.

The Opportunity


The Director of Community Engagement will provide strategic leadership and direction for the community engagement initiatives aimed at outreach and advancing the university’s Medical School in the Region of Peel and neighboring regions.  The successful candidate will provide expert advice to senior and executive leadership on community relations issues while actively collaborating with the Planning Committee as well as with other academic leaders and stakeholders. 



  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for community engagement that identifies and prioritizes opportunities for outreach and for potential partnerships to advance the Medical school. 
  • Create and implement strategies to build awareness of TMU’s medical school in Peel and neighboring regions with community organizations, businesses, religious communities, social development committees and networks.
  • Provide direction, expert advice, guidance and support to the university-wide working groups on community engagement matters related to the medical school.
  • Create project plans to implement community engagement projects and initiatives, including budget and human resources management.



To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 10 years’ of progressively increasing experience in community engagement and outreach, conceptualizing, planning and implementing programming involving working with a variety of stakeholders and communities with particular knowledge and sensitivity to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven track record and experience in communicating across multiple platforms to diverse audiences, potential partners, thought and academic leaders and professional bodies in engaging, innovative and accessible ways.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role, including hiring and managing external resources and staff, and planning and managing budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, communication, and team-building skills.
  • Proven project management skills to plan and manage the completion of projects and initiatives within time and budget.
  • Capacity to engage members of diverse communities and skilled in a variety of consultation techniques, protocols and strategies.
  • Demonstrated record of working with a network of contacts throughout the Region of Peel and beyond as well as experience in building and maintaining a strong contact network.
  • Familiarity with neighborhoods, community organizations and businesses in the Peel region is highly preferred.
  • Aptitude to work in a service oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
  • Superior ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and discretion. 
  • Familiarity with the latest communications media and digital tools and the ability to supervise and work with people who will create and manage these communications and tools.


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The Perks

There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts that Toronto Metropolitan University has to offer:  

Additional Information

Position Number(s) 20003830
Reports To AVP, University Relations
Vacancy Type  TERM 
Employee Group MAC
Work Location Hybrid
Start Date  ASAP
End Date 2 years from start date
Hours of Work  36.25
Grade and Step D62
Salary Scale Min: $103,100;  Job Rate:$133,896
Max: $164,692

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.  
Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's careersite.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community.We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.



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