Director, Property Management Group

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The University of Toronto (UofT) seeks a service-oriented leader for the position of Director, Property Management Group (PMG). The role of Director, PMG is housed in the Division of University Operations, one of the largest and most complex institutional bodies at the University of Toronto.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Property Services and Sustainability, the Director is responsible for ensuring maintenance, operations, renovations, project design, and procurement of services are carried out to industry and University standards, with an emphasis on sustainability, timeliness, and fiscal responsibility. The Director oversees all preventative and corrective maintenance, deferred maintenance capital projects, as well as renovations and upgrades for approximately 125 buildings (12M sq. ft.); and, develops multi-year strategic plans for facilities renewal and deferred maintenance funding programs. The Director oversees the work of a large group of staff and service providers, promotes a customer-focused culture, and fosters external business partnerships with engineers, designers, architects, and other professionals.

The ideal candidate possesses a university degree in Engineering as well as a P.Eng designation, or the equivalent combination of education (e.g., architectural), designation, and experience. The successful candidate has a track record of administrative experience gained from a large and complex organization; strong project management and problem-solving skills; a customer-service orientation; excellent communication and people-management skills; and, a style that evinces respect, integrity, collaboration, and collegiality. The Director will exhibit a team-player approach, unassailable character, and a passionate commitment to the betterment of the University and the many stakeholders served by Property Services and Sustainability. The individual who realizes success in this role is a strategic and a critical thinker, and is exceptionally skilled at evaluating risks.

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 September 2018. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jason Murray or Kristen Manning at uoftpmg@odgersberndtson.com.