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Deputy City Manager

Job ID95-2A-EE-DE-91-9B
CompanyCity of Toronto
Date Posted2020-02-12
Posted Until2020-08-10
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
Toronto is Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million residents whose diversity and experiences strengthen a great city. Toronto is an international leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation. The City consistently places at the top of international rankings due in part to investments championed by residents and businesses. Toronto is led by City Council and its directions are carried out through the work of a very professional public service.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, Toronto’s Deputy City Managers assist the City Manager in the administration and operation of the City by overseeing a portfolio of businesses and leading major strategic cross-divisional initiatives and priorities. The Deputies ensure that City programs and services are effectively coordinated in order to provide high-quality customer service for the residents of Toronto while achieving Council's priorities in a cost-effective manner within a multi-stakeholder environment. Deputies work with the City Manager and CFO to ensure that the City administration is in compliance with high standards of fiscal responsibility, management policies, standards, practices and procedures, public service, ethical, professional and apolitical behaviour, openness, transparency and integrity.

Toronto is currently seeking a Deputy City Manager for its Community and Social Services portfolio. Community and Social Services provides a diverse range of social and community services and supports to allow ALL Torontonians and neighbourhoods to fully participate in the social and economic life of Toronto, by prioritizing the needs of the vulnerable while nurturing and supporting a "Toronto for All".

You are a dynamic leader with significant experience in a large, complex public sector organization. As a member of the senior executive management team, you will provide impactful leadership and management oversight to ensure the implementation of Council’s strategies, priorities and decisions. You are adept at fostering internal and external relationships, leading and managing a large group of professionals, and have a proven track record of promoting collaboration and innovation cross-organizationally and of providing sound strategic advice to individuals and groups such as the City Manager, Mayor, Standing Committees, Council and Task Forces. You have a strong background in financial and human resources, and you are a seasoned and diplomatic mediator who is comfortable dealing with the public, elected officials and the media.

The City of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the City of Toronto throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
How To ApplyIf you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter online at To acquire more information about the role, please contact Sarah Adams at