Director, Strategy and Corporate Performance

Date de publication: 24 jan 2018
Date limite: 10 feb 2018
Director, Strategy and Corporate Performance
The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 240,000, in the heart of Southwestern Ontario.  As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.  Home to thriving technology and advanced manufacturing sectors, balanced by a strong maker economy and vibrant arts community, Kitchener is the western anchor of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor and is in the midst of developing a corporate climate action plan that will further its sustainability efforts.
To position the organization well for continued success, the City has recently realigned its corporate structure, resulting in a new strategic focus for the Office of the CAO.  To support an agenda of effective corporate governance and organizational performance, the City of Kitchener is seeking a Director, Strategy and Corporate Performance
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), you will be responsible for providing high level vision, direction and oversight to the City's strategic planning, governance and performance management processes. You will engage leaders within the organization in the process of creating a bold and compelling vision for how the City of Kitchener will serve our community in the future, working at all levels to generate the desire to build a high-performance organization. You will support the CAO in setting medium to long-term goals around desired strategic outcomes for the organization that have the complete commitment of all members of the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT). 
A visible and effective leader, you will be responsible for the design, development and management of a corporate governance structure that drives core service performance excellence based on continuous improvement processes. You will maintain CLT focus and attention on the progress being made on strategic goals, engaging leaders around the issues and risks and opening up dialogue to solve problems collaboratively.
In addition, you will lead complex, sensitive and high-profile projects in support of the CAO's mandate, which includes strategy, research, policy development and inter-municipal collaboration. You will pro-actively build internal and external connections and relationships, and facilitate cross-functional collaboration to achieve success. You will champion a culture of leadership, performance and accountability for results. You will also be responsible for overseeing the business operations within the Office of the CAO, including budget development and monitoring, communications support to the CAO, business plan preparation, etc.
You will oversee a high-performing professional team responsible for: strategic planning, business planning, performance reporting, internal audit (including service reviews across the organization) and enhancing a culture of continuous improvement. Your dynamic team will be comprised of 2 direct reports, the Manager, Strategy and Business Planning; and the Internal Auditor.
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