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Job ID: 29650

  • Job Category: Project Management 
  • Division & Section: City Manager's Office, Indigenous Affairs Office
  • Work Location: ,100 Queen St. W., 14W
  • Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy (up to 24 months) 
  • Salary: $104,340.60-$122,595.20, TM1393, Wage Grade 7.5 
  • Shift Information: Mon-Fri, 35 hrs/wk per week
  • Affiliation: Non-Union
  • Qualified List will be established to fill permanent and temporary positions.
  • Number of Positions Open:
  • Posting Period: 18-July-2022 to 16-Aug-2022 


The City of Toronto is seeking a strong Indigenous leader to facilitate engagement with respect to waterfront revitalization projects and support the City's efforts to advance truth, justice and reconciliation. This involves working closely with City divisions and agencies, the agencies of the provincial and federal governments, and Indigenous communities.


As Project Manager Waterfront (IAO), you will work in an environment where your leadership and project management skills will drive your ability to advance and help shape the direction of the City's efforts along the waterfront. If you are someone who is passionate about cultivating relationships and partnerships and has an interest in leading engagement for the Indigenous community then consider this an excellent opportunity!


What will you do?

  • Works closely with urban Indigenous communities, territorial Treaty and territorial partners, and City Divisions and Agencies to manage complex multi-agency initiatives related to waterfront revitalization, including Indigenous governance, planning, infrastructure development, finance, environmental management and project implementation
  • Facilitates communication and coordination among Indigenous communities and the City's Waterfront Secretariat, Waterfront Toronto, CreateTO, Ports Toronto, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Ontario Place, and many others
  • Develops and implements detailed plans, master plans, environmental assessments, risk management plans and audits, and recommends the creation of strategic policy, practices and protocols in accordance with the Official Plan, Central Waterfront Secondary Plan and relevant Indigenous legislation and policies
  • Anticipates and analyzes organizational impacts of emerging waterfront programs and activities; recommends and coordinates innovative corporate solutions using conflict resolution and negotiation skills, to successfully manage sensitive and controversial matters, especially as it relates to Indigenous engagement
  • Negotiates and manages interagency operating and service agreements, memoranda of understanding, legal agreements and legislation, in coordination with City Legal and other divisions and Indigenous partners
  • Project manages information and action requests from Council, including preparing Council reports and briefing materials on funding, business and infrastructure planning, financial and contract management, land valuation, governance, legislative compliance, legal agreements, Indigenous governance and other related matters
  • Retains and manages external Indigenous consultants on project-specific assignments and studies, developing and overseeing the preparation of purchasing documents (RFQs, RFPs), valuation of proposals and coordination of consultant work, ensuring appropriate delivery of services
  • Creates and manages interdisciplinary and interagency teams and consultation processes to expedite the delivery of waterfront projects while addressing political, community, business and Indigenous interests
  • Assists in managing, hiring, motivating and training unit staff, ensuring effective team work, high standards of organizational performance, continuous learning and innovation, incorporating Indigenous knowledge and protocols whenever possible
  • Conducts research into assigned areas ensuring that such research takes into account Indigenous ways of knowing, Indigenous research methodologies, developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.



What do you need to succeed?

  1. Lived experience as a First Nations, Inuit or Métis person, and experience working with Indigenous Peoples, communities, and/or organizations.
  2. Post-secondary education in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, including areas such as Indigenous governance, Indigenous studies, Indigenous social work/public health, planning, engineering, business, finance, economics, accounting, combined with relevant project management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Extensive experience delivering complex planning projects, from inception to implementation with minimal direction, particularly those involving Indigenous communities.
  4. Extensive experience working with internal and external stakeholders, while balancing political and community interests including urban Indigenous and Treaty and territorial partners.
  5. Ability to use critical thinking and analysis to develop creative solutions to complex problems and incorporate Indigenous perspectives into this thinking
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate with a broad range of rights holders, stakeholders, senior management and political representatives.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency in conflict resolution in complex, multi-stakeholder and rights-holder situations.
  8. Experience with research methodologies and long range broad-based policy formulation.
  9. A strong commitment to city building, including the ability to lead change, be flexible, responsive, critical and innovative.
  10. Knowledge of legislative and contractual obligations and related corporate policies, including expertise in City operating and capital budgets, purchasing, financial planning, and contract management policies and procedures.



Join Us!

If you are interested in learning more about the Indigenous Affairs Office, you can participate in a virtual WebEx meeting with Selina Young, Director Indigenous Affairs and a HR Consultant from People & Equity on July 28, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the position, working for the City of Toronto's Indigenous Affairs Office as well as the City's application process.

Please register using the link below to gain access to the information session on July 28, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM,





Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.



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