Chief Administrative Officer

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Toronto, ON.

Closing Date June 7, 2020 Location Toronto, ON Work Type

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Range $182,500 - $246,400 per year Experience Level  - Job ID 04-10-01

Job Description
Join the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), a world leader in regulating commercial and charitable gaming, lottery, sale and service of liquor, horse racing and cannabis retail in the Province of Ontario. The AGCO’s mandate focuses on ensuring that the industries it regulates operate with honesty and integrity, and in the public interest. The AGCO is a progressive and modern regulator using a Risk-Based, Standards and Outcome-Based approach, which provides our regulated industries flexibility to manage and focus on their businesses and changes in market demands, while ensuring effective regulation.

The AGCO is a dynamic, inclusive and modern employer, providing a progressive, learning and coaching culture environment with a focus and priority on its people. The AGCO has a culture of accountability and trust, with a focus on empowering its people and fostering growth. The AGCO’s people-first focus is about shaping and transforming the AGCO into a modern employer for the 21st century, with a focus on individuals, leadership, being nimble, responsive, flexible and outcomes-based to support a modern regulator. The AGCO’s values include respect, innovation, accountability and integrity.

The AGCO is looking for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to lead the Corporate Services Division, which includes Human Resources, Finance and Administration, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management. Reporting to the CEO as a key dynamic leader and trusted advisor of the AGCO’s C-Suite team, you will provide innovative strategic advice related to people, leadership, talent, development, including succession planning, leadership training and development, and organizational culture – in order to achieve the vision and strategic goals: Modern Regulator, Service Excellence and People First. As CAO, you will also be responsible for the management and oversight of the AGCO’s finances, procurement and facilities, internal audit and enterprise risk management - including management of a budget of over $100 Million, in a reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. As a dynamic, innovative and inspiring leader and collaborator, you will lead, and collaborate with, your C-Suite colleagues, within the Corporate Services Division, across the AGCO and in Government. You will continue to lead and modernize the Corporate Services Division to be responsive to the needs of all internal stakeholders.

Most of all, we are looking for an executive who is a visionary in human resources with a focus on people, talent and culture, and who will foster diversity, inclusion and equity. You will build and support people and leadership to their fullest capacity and foster excellence in a high-performing and highly engaged environment.

You possess exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to work in partnership and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. You are flexible, with the ability to adapt and work effectively in a fast-paced, complex and ever-changing environment. You possess demonstrated experience advising and influencing colleagues, and the skills and ability to build internal and external relationships, think innovatively and critically, and analyze organizational and people trends. You have the ability for insightful and sound decision-making in ambiguous and complex situations and environments. Further, you have the political acuity to appreciate the dynamic setting.

The AGCO is looking for an individual who has progressive experience working in senior/executive roles with an overall understanding and knowledge of Human Resources principles, including Labour Relations, Financial Principles, Budget and Revenue Management, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management, either in the public or private sectors. Relevant education, training and/or experience in Human Resources and/or Finance or other related fields will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check and must be eligible to work in Canada legally.


How to Apply

To apply to this vacancy, please submit your application online at our Careers Webpage located at, by Sunday, June 7, 2020.

The AGCO is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

Disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process is available upon request.