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Director of Corporate Services, Dufferin County

Organization Name Dufferin County Dufferin County
Industry Municipal Government
City Orangeville
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID DC0524-DCS
Organization Overview / Background

The County of Dufferin is an upper-tier municipality that sits on the Greater Toronto Area fringe, about 100 km northwest of Toronto. It is a mix of rural and small urban with three main settlement areas: Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Shelburne. The region is well known for its rivers, rolling hills, and excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. The UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Niagara Escarpment, and the world-famous Bruce Trail run through Dufferin, offering spectacular vistas and hiking opportunities. Home to over 67,000 residents, the area boasts fabulous restaurants, shopping, and amenities.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The County of Dufferin is seeking an innovative, forward-thinking leader to head its Corporate Services team. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Corporate Services will bring strategic vision, an inclusive leadership approach, and a commitment to corporate wide collaboration to the senior leadership team. The Director of Corporate Services is a key contributor to the development of organizational culture, corporate decision-making and provides ideas and advice that support the County’s priorities. The Director will oversee the Corporate Services department which includes Corporate Finance/Treasury, Procurement, and Information Technology (I.T.). The Director will act on their own authority or on the authority delegated by the CAO and is responsible for implementing all major decisions affecting the Corporate Services department.

Position Profile

The ideal candidate for the Director of Corporate Services has a university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Information Technology or a related field of study and at least 6 six years of progressive leadership experience. A background in financial and accounting management or information technology management is required. Experience with identifying and implementing innovative technology solutions and working with corporate-wide software implementation and related initiatives is preferred. Knowledge in developing and monitoring departmental budgets is required. The ideal candidate also possesses exceptional leadership skills with a proven ability to lead, supervise, and mentor a team of managers and staff while working towards a common corporate goal with previous experience with Equity work and implementing initiatives to build an inclusive and welcoming workplace. You also have experience working with elected officials or Boards.

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Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume in PDF format by email to Kartik Kumar at by June 27th, 2024 @ 11:59 pm.

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Thank you once again for your interest.

Legacy Partners and the County of Dufferin are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodations will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you would like to self-identify during the recruitment process, please fill out the IISD’s Voluntary Self-Identification Questionnaire and submit it with your application.

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