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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Housing Programs
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
XEXE2 - Executive 2
$130,930.00 - $175,070.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing works with municipal partners and community stakeholders to promote and support local governments to plan, manage and invest in their communities' futures. Affordable housing is a key factor in the growth of every town, city and community in Ontario.

As the Director of the Housing Programs Branch you will have the opportunity to affect change and have a lasting impact on the lives of Ontarians. You will act as a strategic partner across a vast array of stakeholders. You will combine your change leadership, program delivery and communications expertise to lead the design and delivery of housing and homelessness programs. You will promote strategic integration across program and policy areas.

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative and collaborative. A responsible leader demonstrates authenticity, accountability and courage in how they interact with others. An innovative leader leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centered outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity; this leader works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism
The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions. To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring.

You are invited to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, inclusive and accessible OPS. If you have completed the survey since September 28th, 2020, you do not need to complete it again unless you would like to change your responses or consent.

The OPS is an accessible employer and offers accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Housing Division, you will:

• CONRIBUTE to the government's affordable housing agenda. By leading the innovative program design and implementation of all major housing programs such as the Investment in Affordable Housing Program, housing allowance programs and greening initiatives
• BUILD and foster strategic partnerships with municipalities, Indigenous communities and sector organizations
• EMBRACE and promote working across organizational boundaries to ensure an integrated approach across policy and program areas
• CHAMPION change and shift strategic focus in response to changing priorities and the need to proactively plan for the future
• INFLUENCE and advise government officials, senior management and colleagues within and outside the ministry; providing viable strategies and practical solutions to resolve complex and high-profile issues

How do I qualify?

Senior Leadership

• You affirm, promote and demonstrate leadership attributes, diversity, accessibility and inclusive values in all communications and actions
• You are a senior leader who has demonstrated experience leading and motivating high-performing teams in a demanding environment
• You foster a healthy, positive and productive work environment, where team members are empowered to be their best

Change Leadership

• You demonstrate success in articulating a vision and managing its implementation to achieve change
• You have the ability to communicate the value of change to leaders, staff and stakeholders
• You have experience assessing models of delivery and recommending, implementing and communicating new strategies and business improvements

Job Specific

• You have experience as a senior leader responsible for the design, implementation and delivery of complex programs
• You have experience conceptualizing oversight programs and governance frameworks to ensure third party service delivery partners are compliant with their contractual obligations/service level agreements
• You have experience in the design and development of communications strategies

Stakeholder Relations and Political Acuity

• You create and foster relationships built around trust to ensure an integrated and collaborative approach across ministry program and policy areas
• You have experience managing broad contracts and have effectively managed third-party service providers to deliver products/services
• You have led public, external stakeholder and/or First Nations consultations in order to develop policy or program options
• You are persuasive and can influence across a broad spectrum of service managers, municipalities, other ministries, the federal government, and other stakeholders to support the sound administration of inter-jurisdictional housing programs and initiatives
• You have experience briefing senior executives on contentious issues
• You have proven political acuity to recognize and respond to politically sensitive and contentious issues

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • The OPS uses multiple methods to assess candidates for executive positions; these may include resume screening, interviews, assignments, psychometric assessments, simulations and reference checks.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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