Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) safeguards and enhances the health and well-being of watershed communities for more than 4M people. TRCA protects the integrity and health of the rivers, creeks, and shorelines in our jurisdiction while protecting, restoring, and enhancing a system of green and natural spaces that sustain local ecosystems and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives. If you share TRCA’s passion for the environment and support its mission to protect, conserve and restore natural resources and develop resilient communities through education, the application of science, community engagement, service excellence, and collaboration, then this opportunity is for you.
The Director, Corporate Services provides strategic advice, guidance, and leadership to the Corporate Services Division. This diverse division includes Finance, Strategic Business Planning and Performance inclusive of Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation fundraising activities, Communications, Marketing and Events, and Information Technology and Records Management. Reporting to the CEO and part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director is accountable for maintaining the health and integrity of TRCA’s finances and systems, providing oversight of organizational financial liabilities, risks and reserves. The Director will lead business unit processes and procedures modernization while collaborating with the Senior Leadership Team. Delivering short and long-term corporate services strategies to convey TRCA programs and services that support the organization’s municipal and government partners and stakeholders is key.
The Director will establish and maintain positive working relationships, including work with Senior staff of municipal partners, and the Provincial and Federal government to address funding matters including ensuring financial sustainability. The Director works with staff to address standard operating procedures, opportunities for organizational improvements and results that are both financially and strategically sustainable, with the support of divisional staff. This position requires abundant independent initiative and resourcefulness, in order to make budget and funding judgements and recommendations which improve the organization.
The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Professional Accountant with CPA Ontario and will come with a university degree in Public or Business Administration, Commerce, or a related field. This individual will bring 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in Finance/Accounting, or Corporate Services functions, coupled with experience successfully managing short and long-term financial and information technology strategies and various other corporate services at a senior level. Experience interacting and presenting effectively at the Board of Directors level is important, along with 7+ years of experience in progressive leadership roles, primarily in the public sector. This individual will leverage their political acumen, decision-making and advanced problem-solving skills to play a critical role in impacting the future health and liveability of the Greater Toronto bioregion.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and TRCA throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
To express an interest in this role in confidence, submit your resume and letter of interest online at Careers.OdgersBerndtson.com or to Diana Rucchin at email@example.com by March 6 th, 2024. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.