The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to build public trust and confidence in Toronto’s government. To this end, the Office administers municipal elections, manages the decision-making processes of Council, makes information accessible to the public while protecting privacy, and provides protocol services to its officials.
As Chief of Protocol, you’ll play a key role in fostering the government’s relationship with its communities, enhancing and supporting the role of elected officials as the City of Toronto’s authority on all matters related to protocol. This is a high-profile and high-impact position in which you’ll provide executive leadership and set the overall strategic and operational direction of the Clerk’s Office Strategic Protocol and External Relations unit.
Leading by example, you’ll enhance the reputation and connectivity of the Mayor and Council to Toronto’s citizens by exhibiting and promoting a positive attitude toward the inclusivity of the City’s diverse communities and cultures.
By maintaining an awareness of up-to-the-minute political and cultural happenings, shifts and realities, you’ll confidently and expertly anticipate, forecast and develop strategies and action plans that enable the Mayor, Council and the City to be proactive leaders on the world stage. An exceptional communicator and relationship builder, you’ll uphold and enhance the reputation of the City, Mayor and Council in official functions, and advance their goals by creating an environment for successful diplomacy and engagement with local, national and international dignitaries and stakeholders, while positioning Toronto as a world-class city.
Your extensive experience in protocol, diplomatic and/or external relations and community building on a municipal, provincial, national or international level, and managing, cultivating and motivating a diverse, inclusive workforce of high-performance professionals, is supported by a post-secondary education in public relations, international relations or a related professional discipline or an equivalent background.
You’ll have demonstrated sound judgment and success in situations requiring a high degree of tact and diplomacy, discretion and professionalism in dealing with sensitive and confidential information about political and diplomatic matters. Particularly important for success within our environment will be in embracing our organizational values of diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity, integrity and accountability. You’re also an innovative thinker, highly committed to customer service excellence and adept at making fair, effective decisions, resolving issues and managing competing interests, priorities and demands in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, politically sensitive and high-profile public environment. Familiarity with relevant government legislation and regulations, such as the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is expected.
Salary Range: $149,331.00 – $175,466.20 per year
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Chief of Protocol within our City Clerk’s Office.
How to Apply: For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 2286, by January 10, 2020.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: The City of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Please click on the link to learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity. To meet organizational needs, consideration for placement will be given to successful candidates from Indigenous and equity-seeking groups and/or individuals who have experience working with diverse populations.
Accommodation: The City is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.
- Offered Salary$150,000+
- Career LevelExecutive
- Experience10 Years +
- SECTORMunicipal Government
- QualificationBachelor Degree
- Application Closing Time10.01.2020 01:58