Executive Director, Tribunals Ontario

Ministry of the Attorney General

Policy Division

Are you a strategic, forward-thinking leader with strong change management and transformation skills? Do you have significant relationship management, negotiation and financial controllership abilities and can you respond quickly and effectively to changing conditions in a high-volume decision-making environment? Are you passionate about working with stakeholders and partners to reach optimal solutions for the lives of Ontarians? If yes, then consider working for the Ministry of the Attorney General as the Executive Director, Tribunals Ontario.

The Executive Director takes  day-to-day direction from the  Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario and has  an accountability relationship to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Policy Division. The Executive Director oversees over 500 hundred OPS staff who work for a number of public-facing adjudicative tribunals that form part of Tribunals Ontario.

What impact will you have?

Your leadership and  decisions you make will help support the resolution of  disputes in areas such as human rights, landlord and tenant relations, land use planning, social assistance and automobile accident benefits. Your ability to provide the necessary strategic guidance and administrative support will assist OIC-appointed Executive and Associate Chairs and adjudicators resolve cases in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Executive Director, Tribunals Ontario will:

  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for financial, human resources/appointments, registrar and information technology issues impacting Tribunals Ontario, which consists of 19 tribunals
  • Lead critical change management initiatives including large scale  information technology initiatives
  • Provide stability while leading transformation and culture change to ensure a “best practice” organization and model of service excellence
  • Identify and lead strategic policies and operational frameworks that will provide mandates and direction for Tribunals Ontario priorities
  • Manage and enhance the controllership management framework, risk–based internal controls, performance measures, quality assurance, and quality controls for business administration services
  • Respecting the independence of the organization, lead with a common purpose to facilitate the transformation agenda for the tribunal cluster and the ministry/government as a whole
  • Research and manage contentious issues in response to media issues, public concerns, human resource complaints and FOI issues/ implications

How do I qualify?

Strategic and People Leadership

  • You translate “Big Picture” objectives to specific team goals, roles and accountabilities
  • You are an inclusive people leader who values a culture of diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace
  • You execute strategy, programs and operations, analytics and decision-making frameworks

Change Management

  • You are a courageous change agent capable of providing stability and managing and motivating staff within a transitional environment
  • You challenge the status quo and develop new and innovative strategies and business solutions to transform the work you do
  • You have a future mindset and forecast future customers, needs and agendas in order to better identify opportunities for integration and growth
  • You make difficult choices, address present and future issues and concerns, and take bold action

Political Acuity

  • You understand the changing political environment and ensure effective identification, analysis and response to issues
  • You appreciate the nuanced relationship between independent adjudicative bodies and the host ministry
  • You listen to multiple sources and underrepresented perspectives to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Stakeholder and Relationship Management

  • You reach out to, engage and partner with stakeholders across government, the broader public sector, the legal community, as well as the private sector
  • You seek common ground and identify optimal solutions that meet the needs of key stakeholders

Technical Knowledge

  • You have a good understanding of programs, issues and stakeholders in Ontario’s administrative justice sector, and with decision-making processes, including alternative dispute resolution
  • You have a proven track record of leading complex change management initiatives and have experience providing effective stewardship for new IT-related projects
  • You are experienced in financial management, budgeting, forecasting and multi-year business planning

Locations: 655 Bay Street and 25 Grosvenor Street Toronto

Salary: $164,910 – $216,170 per year

Duration: Permanent position

Please apply online, only, by Monday, June 22, 2020, by visiting http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?Language=English&JobID=151014. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the Executive Recruitment Unit at careersexecutive@ontario.ca. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.