job opportunity – Director of Community Services – City of Winnipeg

The Director of the Community Services Department will have the opportunity, in alignment with Our Winnipeg and Council policy direction, to lead the Department in the provision of outstanding neighbourhood services throughout Winnipeg.  This role is responsible for building strong communities through the utilization of municipal service levers. 

Under the general direction of the Chief Corporate Services Officer, the Director of Community Services is a strong communicator that collaborates with diverse stakeholders, such as community organizations, municipal, provincial and federal senior administrators and elected officials, civic unions, the general public, special interest groups and the business community – to build strong relationships in the delivery of quality community services that meet the diverse cultural, recreational and literacy/information needs of the citizens of Winnipeg. 

As the Director of Community Services you will:

  • Identify and respond to opportunities and challenges, and lead approximately 1370 employees, (comprised of full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal) and manage an operational budget and expenditures in the delivery of programs and services under key public service divisions.
  • Participate as a member of senior management of the City in developing and setting strategies to deliver the mandates provided to the City Administration by Council
  • Lead, direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the Community Services Department through senior managers and staff.  This includes direction of a large, complex and diverse scope of community services that impact the citizens of Winnipeg on a daily basis.
  • Ensure Departmental policies affecting staff are consistent with general City policies and standards, and that the provisions of applicable collective agreements are consistently applied.
  • Represent the City of Winnipeg on a variety of Boards/Councils/Committees such as the End Homelessness Winnipeg Board, The Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Immigrant Partnership Winnipeg Council, the City of Winnipeg Citizen Equity Committee, and the Manitoba Financial Empowerment Network. 

Your education and experience includes:

  • A degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field (master’s degree preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 – 15 years of experience working in a senior management capacity in an operation management function.
  • Comprehensive leadership and management experience including strong negotiation and collaboration skills, preferably in the public sector.
  • A track record of senior administrative management combined with demonstrated accomplishments in business or process innovation.
  • Financial and business acumen combined with an interest and commitment to community and social service.
  • Experience in the preparation, effective management and execution of operational and capital budgets and strategic plans. 

Conditions of employment:

  • Applicants may be required to undergo testing to determine their knowledge, abilities and skills as they relate to the qualifications of the position.
  • The successful applicant may be required to provide a vehicle for transportation while on City business, subject to the terms and conditions of the City’s Transportation Policy.
  • Must have and maintain valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • A Criminal Record Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s), at their expense. 

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