Executive Director, Employment & Social Services

housing & social services business & economic development
Posted On: Jan 12, 2018
Closing Date: Feb 1, 2018
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  Friday, January 12, 2018, at 8:30 AM to Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT : Employment & Social Services UNION: Non-Union
$123,436.73 -
$150,037.91 Annually

Reporting to the Commissioner of Community Development and Health Services/Corporate Leader Social Development and Health, the Executive Director of Employment and Social Services is a results-oriented and transformative leader. The Executive Director will be responsible to direct the administration and delivery of Ontario Works and Employment Services for Windsor and Essex County in accordance with the Ontario Works Act, Provincial directives and agreements, municipal policy and Council’s Strategic Vision.  The position manages administrative and operational budgets of approximately $118M, and approximately 220 union and non-union staff.  Direct service delivery is offered primarily at two locations – 400 City Hall Square East and a satellite office in Leamington.
The Province is embarking on a path to modernize social assistance programs, reform income security, reduce poverty, and integrate human services where appropriate.  This senior management position will be a change champion and an active partner with other areas within Community Development and Health Services to address broader social issues.  The Executive Director must develop responsive relationships and effectively navigate municipal and provincial systems, structures, and processes to achieve results.  All initiatives must be considered with regard to a high standard of customer service, operational effectiveness and efficiency, and expenditure control.
The Executive Director will:
  • prepare and administer annual operating budget estimates
  • prepare and implement service plans with established objectives for service delivery and measurable outcomes
  • provide strategic planning recommendations and advice for provincial ministries, City Council, Chief Administrative Officer and the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT)
  • analyze and interpret program activity to identify future needs and program directions
  • monitor and control approved budget expenditures and variances as required
  • chair and participate in a variety of committees and task forces at both municipal and provincial levels
  • establish strong linkages with the Provincial government and other organizations
The Executive Director will also ensure Occupational Health and Safety duties are performed as outlined in the Corporate Health and Safety Program and perform other related duties to ensure the efficient operation of the department.

  • Must have a Masters Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Business, Public Administration or other related field, or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency, combined with 6 years of progressively responsible management experience; OR
  • Must have a University Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Business, Public Administration or other related field, or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency, combined with over 10 years of progressively responsible management experience;
  • Must have strong financial, analytical, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities including team development, strategic thinking, risk management, analysis and superior report-writing ability;
  • Must have demonstrated management experience within a non-union and a unionized environment, including work at all levels of the grievance process, and active participation in grievance and arbitration hearings;
  • Must have the ability to effectively deal with staff, civic groups, committees, government agencies, elected officials and the general public;
  • Must have the ability to travel locally and provincially in a timely and expedient manner as required. If method of travel is by vehicle, a current, valid and lawful Driver’s License is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act.  A driver’s abstract must be provided as a condition of employment;
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate legislation, by laws, policies and procedures;
  • Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work;
  • Will be required to complete and remain current as per the requirements of the Corporation’s Management Certificate Program;
  • Progression through the Art of Supervision Program Certificate or a supervisory program of similar nature is considered an asset;
  • The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a sedentary level of work.


  • Send resume in confidence, quoting the above File Number, specifically noting your qualifications and experience as outlined above.
  • Resumes will be given further consideration based on meeting the criteria as identified in the qualifications section.
  • Resumes are to be addressed to and received by no later than 4:30 p.m. on the posting period date noted above.
  • Resumes may be provided to the Human Resources Department, 400 City Hall Square East, Suite 408, Windsor, ON, N9A 7K6 (email: recruitment@citywindsor.ca) OR you may drop off your resume to one of the Customer Care Centres.
  • Please refer to the City of Windsor’s website for further information on the location and hours of operation for Customer Care Centres.
  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.

  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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