Deputy City Manager, Planning and Growth Management - City of Vaughan

City of Vaughan

Deputy City Manager, Planning and Growth Management

City of Vaughan, Ontario

Vaughan is a city on the move. With the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre downtown core rising from the ground, the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital opening in 2021, and expanding transit connections, exciting infrastructure projects are transforming the community. The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, and is an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, Vaughan continuously employs workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking, and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

Position Overview
Reporting to the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Planning & Growth Management will provide leadership and oversight to the Planning & Growth Management Portfolio to deliver service excellence to the citizens of Vaughan and to achieve its strategic priorities. The specific areas of focus are policy planning, development planning, environmental sustainability, building standards, development engineering, and the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

As a member of the Executive Senior Leadership Team, you will work closely with all community partners and stakeholders to create high quality mixed use and special spaces within the City while protecting the character and identity of historic communities. The Planning & Growth Management portfolio touches all areas of the organization and works closely with citizens, developers, residents, regulatory authorities, consultants and all levels of government to achieve Council’s goal of building a vibrant and sustainable City. With your team of 211 staff you will drive continuous improvement and ensure your team is prepared for the City’s expansion well into the next decade. As a senior municipal leader, you will ensure the City Manager and Council are well informed of all progress and opportunities in the community and will harness all resources to plan and build Vaughan’s future.

With a minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience, you are an experienced city builder with a University Degree in Planning, Engineering or Business Administration (MBA is desirable). You have led complex, high profile land-use planning initiatives and projects in consultation with municipal Councils and community stakeholders, and worked in collaboration with the development industry, consultants and on behalf of municipalities. You are a talented public speaker and relationship builder, experienced in working with elected officials, and confident in your ability to articulate a vision and turn planning and growth management plans into reality. You have been recognized as a passionate, energetic leader that demonstrates strong political acumen, a collaborative approach, and a skill for recognizing talent and building a motivated, committed team.

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, email your resume to:
Akshara Date, Executive Search Consultant
Feldman Daxon Partners      
45 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario
416-515-7600 x255

The City of Vaughan and Feldman Daxon Partners are committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. People from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply and diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices will be leveraged in determining the successful candidate. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Organization: City of Vaughan
Location: Vaughan, ON
Region: Zone 4
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration, Planning & Development
Posted: January 27, 2021, 12:29 pm
Expires: February 27, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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