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, Legislative and Property Services provides strategic advice, guidance, and leadership to the Legislative and Property Services Division. This division encompasses a diverse portfolio that includes the Clerk’s Office, Legal and Risk Management, Property and Asset Management, and Procurement. Reporting to the CEO and part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for strategic guidance, legal advice, compliance with relevant legislation, and overseeing divisional deliverables and reporting. Providing strategic legal advice and interpretation of legislation, the position holds the statutory responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office and advises the Board of Directors and senior leadership on matters related to policy, procedure, and law. The Director is responsible for the oversight of the division’s property and asset management functions along with corporate strategic sourcing functions, including the strategic management of TRCA’s real estate portfolio including the strategic disposition and securement of land, along with the use and management of property, including rentals, and leases of TRCA owned and managed lands and built assets. The Director will develop multi-year strategic long and short-term plans, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures and oversee staff to drive the advancement of TRCA, and partners, ensuring alignment with TRCA’s overarching Board endorsed Strategic Plan.
The ideal candidate will be a current member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing and will come with a university degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration, Law, or Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from a recognized and accredited university. This individual will bring 10+ years of progressive legal and public administration leadership experience, coupled with experience in board administration. Experience in real estate services as it relates to property management, a sound understanding of contract law, and experience leading multi-faceted business units in a public sector environment while practicing law are important qualifications. This individual will leverage their political acumen, negotiation, and communication 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6th, 2024. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.