Superintendent of Capital Development & Asset Renewal, Toronto CDSB
At the Toronto Catholic District School Board, we transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action. Servant-leadership that is visionary, empowering and inclusive is a fundamental characteristic of our Board. We seek colleagues who demonstrate a powerful personal mission and commitment through action to these principles. We are committed to fairly and objectively recruiting and selecting leaders and staff who are excellent role models, visionary and innovative, student-focused, committed to diversity, inclusion and equity and are also collaborative in building a Catholic community.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is seeking an experienced and proven leader to assume the role of Superintendent of Capital Development and Asset Renewal.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is the largest Catholic school board in the province of Ontario and with 13,900 employees, it is one of the largest employers in the City of Toronto. Recognized as innovative, collaborative and fiscally responsible, the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides a distinctive Catholic education to more than 92,000 students. With an operating budget in excess of $1 billion, the Toronto Catholic District School Board operates 196 schools and multiple support facilities, which translates into a complex and challenging mandate for the new Superintendent of Capital Development and Asset Renewal.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is seeking an experienced and proven leader to assume the role of Superintendent of Capital Development and Asset Renewal. Reporting to the Associate Director of Education (Facilities, Business and Community Development), the primary function of the Superintendent – Capital Development and Asset Renewal is to oversee the Capital Development and Asset Renewal functions of the Toronto Catholic District Board. The Superintendent will provide innovative leadership and efficiency in all aspects including the Board’s fiduciary responsibility to effectively manage its assets and provide enhanced educational opportunities for students. In carrying out these duties, the Superintendent is expected to act as a relational leader focused on equity of outcomes.
CRITERIA FOR AN INTERVIEW:
• An undergraduate university degree in Engineering, Architecture or Business, or a related discipline
• Minimum of seven (7) years related experience in a leadership role at a large public-sector or private organization
• A post-graduate university degree and/or a professional designation (e.g. Eng., M.Arch., MBA) is an asset
• Ontario Business Supervisory Officer Certificate or willingness to obtain
• Demonstrated effective decision-making and collaborative problem solving skills, as well as highly developed planning, organizational and administrative skills
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Accountable to the organization by overseeing and directing the operation of Capital Development and Asset Renewal functions of the Board
• Oversee the production of short and long-range Capital programs including new and renewal construction
• Develop and administer the Board’s design and construction standards; organize new construction and develop completion schedules and contingency plans for new construction
• Oversee the preparation of reports, policies, analyses, research studies and briefs relevant to Capital Development and Asset Renewal issues
• Provide strategic direction to Capital Development and Renewal Assets to ensure they meet the Board’s strategic plans and priorities that pertain to leading best practices, and initiate change where required
• Review and evaluate, on a regular basis, the work of senior management staff within the Superintendent’s portfolio
• Provide professional direction and support in establishing departmental policies and procedures, setting goals and initiatives that are congruent with the Board’s strategic plan
• Work closely with Communications Department to ensure that the sharing of Capital program priorities are communicated to all stakeholders
• Attend external stakeholders’ meetings as well as management and Board committee meetings, and respond to related issues pertaining to Capital Development and Renewal Assets, as required
• Perform any additional duties assigned by the Associate Director of Education (Facilities, Business and Community Development), as required
Diversity and Inclusion
Consistent with the TCDSB’s Employment Equity policy and Multi-Year Strategic Plan, the TCDSB is strongly committed to fostering and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the stakeholders and communities we serve. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who self-identify as visible minorities, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and women. You are invited to voluntarily indicate if you identify as one or more of the aforementioned communities. This information will be kept confidential.
Barrier-Free Recruitment and Selection
TCDSB embraces the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and as such, is committed to creating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please inform the Human Resources department at the time of your application of any requirement for an accommodation. The need for documentation to support the accommodation will be requested as required prior to the implementation of any accommodation measures.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board has retained the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) to support this recruitment. Interested applicants are invited to confidentially submit a detailed resume, a cover letter and three references (who will only be contacted with prior consent) to resumeTCDSB@oesc-cseo.org
Requests for additional information on this position may also be sent to the e-mail address above. The deadline for applications is August 6th, 2021.
Only those applicants granted interviews will be contacted