Location: 160 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON
Division: Indigenous Relations and Ministry Partnerships
Do you want to make positive contributions on topics impacting Indigenous communities and further Ontario's goal to improve socio-economic conditions for Indigenous peoples? Are you highly skilled at building and maintaining strategic and collaborative partnerships with a diverse and broad set of people including but not limited to, Indigenous communities? The Ministry of Indigenous Affairs needs an influential leader to champion innovative and responsive strategies for emerging issues to build stronger relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities.
The Assistant Deputy Minister, Indigenous Relations and Programs provides executive leadership and strategic direction to the division and the ministry with a view to building strong, sustainable relationships with Indigenous communities and actors. These relationships enable the ministry to understand the needs of their partners to provide best advice and support the creation and delivery of whole-of-government approaches to improve outcomes for Indigenous peoples and communities in Ontario.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this visionary high-profile role, you will:
• Lead and direct the design and institution of a one window client service model and corporate resource for all Government of Ontario ministries, which includes expertise, advice and support on best practices in consultation and relationships; frameworks, strategies and techniques to support capacity in line ministries with respect to Indigenous affairs, at various levels within the Ontario government, other provincial governments, the federal government, including executive and senior management.
• Lead the development of effective partnerships and relationships with Indigenous people in Ontario, including clear and accessible strategies for consultation, collaboration, sustaining momentum and commitment.
• Direct and guide the building and leveraging of OPS-wide knowledge to support a consistent, coordinated strategic approach to Indigenous policy and program development by ministries, and integration of Indigenous matters and services into existing programs and their delivery.
• Oversee and ensure the provision of expertise and advice on connection, engagement and consultation with Indigenous leaders and communities on matters of interest to Ontario’s Indigenous peoples as well as matters of interest to all Ontario.
How do I qualify?
Senior Strategic, Inclusive and Executive Leadership
• You have demonstrated executive leadership in a large and complex organization and have delivered on challenging results through collaboration and uniting around a shared-vision
• You have a demonstrated experience promoting innovation, achieving continuous improvement and driving transformation in response to changing priorities, while fostering a high-performance workplace that promotes inclusion and diversity
• You are a seasoned executive with superior management and strategic leadership abilities to lead and engage people to influence change, while promoting improved policy development and program delivery
• You can challenge the status quo and have experience inspiring and transforming significant organizational culture change
Partnership Management and Strategic Communications
• You are a client-focused senior executive who cultivates positive relationships, identifies opportunities and builds commitment and consensus
• You have successfully influenced and negotiated complex programs and frameworks that support key transformation initiatives and can anticipate and respond to politically sensitive situations
• You model and champion collaborative approaches and balance stakeholders' interests to represent the government at public engagements
• You are a superior communicator and politically astute, to serve as a credible representative between Ontario and Indigenous peoples
Indigenous, Policy/Program and Financial Knowledge
• You understand policy development and government decision-making with proven experience managing processes in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment
• You have knowledge of Indigenous history and culture, socio-economic issues, communities and relationships
• You have strong financial management skills, including transfer payment agreements, accountability, governance and reporting frameworks to effectively administer funding programs
• You are a strategic and analytical thinker who enables a vision for change, and has experience directing the development and implementation of viable policies and programs