Executive Director, Facilities Management and Planning

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The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) seeks a highly-effective leader for the position of Executive Director, Facilities Management and Planning.

Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in the 2017 calendar year, UTM has an illustrious history to reflect upon. It has grown to become a world-class institution with more than 15,000 students and 2,300 faculty and staff, and has built remarkable facilities on campus including its impressive library containing 400,000+ volumes, its terrific academic learning centre, and its outstanding wellness complex. A full catalogue of programs are available in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business, and its research enterprise continues to flourish. One of three campuses at the University of Toronto, UTM is known for its idyllic surroundings, its excellent partnerships with the City of Mississauga and Trillium Health Partners respectively, and for its genuine commitment to cutting-edge scholarship and interdisciplinarity in teaching. For more information about UTM, visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/.

The next Executive Director, Facilities Management and Planning joins UTM at an auspicious time. Massive building projects are underway—with designs that are truly iconic, sustainable, and world-class—marking an important moment in UTM’s evolution, and buildings across campus are undergoing renovations to improve the aesthetic and function of the overall institution. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and in partnership with a large team, the Executive Director provides leadership to the following units: grounds, caretaking, property management, utilities infrastructure, sustainability, stores, space planning, and planning, design, and construction. With 165 reports (5 direct and 160 indirect), the Executive Director oversees a large and diverse team comprised of union and non-union employees.

For this critically-important role, the Executive Director models collegiality and is held in high regard for their capacity as a leader. They inspire a culture of customer service, possess an abiding commitment to fostering strong and mutually-beneficial relationships, and are a person of unassailable integrity and character. Candidates should possess a university degree in Engineering and/or Architecture, with a P.Eng designation or certification considered an asset, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate has experience in a related senior management role, preferably gained in a large and complex environment; strong project management and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities; financial acumen and solid presentation skills; and, excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, negotiation and people management skills.

Established by royal charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. The University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With approximately 20,000 faculty and staff, some 90,000 students, and an annual operating budget of $2.7 billion, the University contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year. Additional information can be found on the University’s website: www.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of candidates will commence early June 2019. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jason Murray or Krutika Hotwani at utmfmp@odgersberndtson.com.