Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development

Job Title:
Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development
Job Location:
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting:

Transforming the world through witness, faith, innovation and action: The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Canada’s largest publicly funded Catholic school board, is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We serve students from diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and are proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario.

Working in partnership with parents, teachers, unions, associations, the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the wider community, the TCDSB educates students to their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential in an inclusive learning community imbued with Catholic faith. With a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community, the TCDSB serves more than 92,000 students in 201 schools, employs 14,000 staff and represents close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.

With the upcoming departure of the current Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development, the TCDSB seeks a visionary leader to support the growth and success of its students, staff and communities, and effectively meet the challenges of education today and into the future.

Responsible to the Board of Trustees through the Director of Education, the Associate Director serves as TCDSB’s chief commercial officer. The Associate Director is accountable to bring a commercial lens to the operations of the Board, and to support the Trustees and Director in the ongoing compliance with provincial law and curriculum.

The ideal candidate will bring an acute business mindset to operations, finance, information technology, infrastructure, communications, human resources, and governance. With high emotional intelligence and a track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of innovation, with a passion for Catholic education and TCDSB’s vision: transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action.

The successful candidate will:
+ Represent Catholic education executive leadership locally and provincially by demonstrating a commitment to the strengthening of publicly-funded Catholic education;
+ Champion a strong education vision within the complexities of the City of Toronto;
+ Demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and energy conservation;
+ Provide ongoing strategic and integrated leadership in the financial, business, property maintenance, capital development, and information technology areas;
+ Influence (through the Director) the development and formation of Board policy;
+ Lead and engage both non-union management and unionized staff (total staffing approximately 1,000) to ensure service excellence; and
+ Ensure (through the reporting CFO) that budgets and plans, quality assurance measures, checks and balances and appropriate accountability measures are in place.

Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
+ Have 10+ years of proven leadership experience in large, complex, organizations;
+ Possess a university degree in business, engineering or a related/relevant field;
+ Professional qualifications in property management, real estate or development, architecture or engineering;
+ A proven ability to create and sustain the building and maintenance of excellent working relationships;
+ Exceptional analytical and business skills required to deal with the complexities of a publicly funded catholic school system; and
+ Political acuity – able to advance agendas, collaborate with the Board of Trustees, government officials, colleagues from other boards, etc.
+ Experience in developing and implementing strategic direction in planning, real estate, capital development, environmental stewardship, energy conservation, operations and maintenance, and transportation in a large complex organization;
+ Demonstrated experience in guiding, inspiring and promoting a culture of collaboration among different departments in support of an organizations strategic plan;
+ Thorough knowledge of the Education Act, provincial legislation, policies and codes, and relevant City of Toronto bylaws;
+ Deep understanding of the provincial funding model, including Pupil Accommodation and Transportation grants, and the process for development and building projects; and
+ Excellent communication skills.

Executive Search Partner
Four Corners Group

For more information on this opportunity, or to submit your application, please contact:
Sup Das, Principal 416-593-0900 ext. 2285

The TCDSB and Four Corners Group value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and equity seeking groups.

TCDSB and Four Corners Group are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.