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Senior Manager, Talent and Organizational Development

Ministry of the Attorney General
Civil Law Division / Strategic and Business Management Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary 24 months
Job Code:
M1104F - Administrative Services53
$90,348.00 - $136,530.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strategic, people-focused leader? Do you have experience and leadership in providing a wide-scale of human resources, transformational, and strategic organizational development and effectiveness services in a growing and dynamic environment? The Strategic and Business Management Branch within the Civil Law Division in the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) is seeking a collaborative leader to join their team as theSenior Manager, Talent and Organizational Development.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership to an accomplished team of professionals in the area of strategic talent management, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, organizational development and effectiveness. This opportunity awaits an exceptional and empowering people-leader who thrives on leading change and building a culture of high-performing and inclusive teams.

The Strategic and Business Management Branch @ MAG
The Strategic and Business Management Branch oversees the Civil Law Division's wide range of corporate services strategic initiatives, business operations and MAG's Law Library. The branch is responsible for divisional strategic planning, transformation and people-centered initiatives, project management, divisional fiscal planning, controllership, human resources oversight and coordination, procurement, and information management and technology.

The Civil Law Division within MAG strives to create a diverse, healthy and positive work environment that places employees first while providing high-quality, client-focused and solution-oriented legal services in a responsible and accountable manner.

Please note: attendance at the Toronto office (720 Bay Street) will be required in alignment with the Ontario Public Services' current hybrid work model, pending the Secretary of Cabinet's announcement regarding the future of hybrid work.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Talent and Organizational Development Unit
The Talent and Organizational Development Unit provides leadership to the Division in the areas of workforce planning and people-first initiatives, including Anti- Racism, Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Mental Health, Talent Management, Leadership Development, and Workplace Culture. The unit provides complex issues management in the areas of labour relations, corporate programs and initiatives, and human resource management.

As the Senior Manager, Talent and Organizational Development, you will:
• Oversee a team accountable for managing talent, change, and organizational development to meet people-first objectives in the division.
• Develop approaches to effective talent management, strategic workforce planning, performance management, programs such as recognition, mentorship, mental health, culture improvement, succession planning, and organizational change management to establish a culture of high performance and engagement.
• Plan, direct, manage and evaluate all divisional change and organizational development by leading a broad spectrum of corporate activities in the area of human resources.
• Design, execute and sustain strategic divisional initiatives focused on managing talent, developing people, strengthening the culture, managing resistance, creating programs and policies that enhance organizational capabilities.
• Transform policies, processes, and systems to establish reliable, efficient and easy to use processes and services that leverage data and analytics to support decision-making, better anticipate workforce needs and improve the people experience.
• Provide ongoing stewardship to the organizational design of the division, ensuring overall governance and structure support effective decision-making, high performance, and optimal design.
• Develop, build, and maintain strategic alliances across the ministry and the Ontario Public Service.

How do I qualify?

Strategic Leadership Skills

• You demonstrate the leadership behaviours, attributes and mindset for leaders, across the organization, to lead the OPS into the future and deliver our vision.
• You have demonstrated experience building, leading and engaging diverse staff to deliver high-quality results with a commitment to customer service and excellence.
• You have a track record of success in managing multiple strategic, large-scale, transformational, complex and full range human resources programs to meet organizational objectives.
• You are deadline-driven and able to deliver high quality results in challenging circumstances.
• You can foster and nurture a positive and inclusive work environment that inspires cross-collaboration and creativity.

Relationship Management and Political Acuity

• You have a high degree of tact, discretion and political acumen to handle confidential material and are comfortable working directly with Minister's and Deputy Minister's Office staff and other executives.
• You have superior analytical and problem-solving skills, anticipating and mitigating contentious issues.
• You have consultation and negotiation skills to develop and maintain communication linkages and relationships internally with all levels of management within the division and HR partners, as required to identify ongoing and changing needs, and to ensure programs, services and work processes are aligned with divisional requirements to maintain a high level of service and quality.

Technical Skills and Specialized Knowledge

• You demonstrate the ability to lead a broad spectrum of human resources programs and services (including, but not limited to, talent management, strategic workforce planning and analytics, culture improvement initiatives), strategic and operational planning, organizational design, effectiveness, and change management.
• You demonstrate robust strategic communications and presentation skills.
• You demonstrate the ability to lead continuous improvement, performance evaluation approaches and planning, leveraging opportunities to gain efficiencies through a centralized operational function, and continuously improving the effectiveness of departmental policies and procedures.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Human Resources
Posted on:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • T-AG-195512/23
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 8, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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