Deputy City Clerk, Corporate Information Management Services

July 12 2019
Categories Information Technology, Project management, Executive
Toronto, ON

An exceptional, pivotal leadership opportunity for a passionate transformational strategist to lead Information Management and Mobilization for North America's growing, fourth largest municipality!

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, the City of Toronto is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Making information accessible to the public while protecting privacy is a vital goal within the City's complex multi-site, multi-division and multi-stakeholder environment, making the role of Deputy City Clerk – Corporate Information Management Services a uniquely exciting and rewarding career opportunity.

This senior role with organization-wide impact calls for the vision and guidance of a champion of open government and protection of privacy, a transformative leader with a passion for Information Management, who thrives on a challenge and can inspire public trust and ignite culture change. Reporting to the City Clerk, and overseeing Corporate Information Management Services, a large business unit with 100+ highly skilled employees, you'll set the overall strategic direction for the unit by establishing goals, objectives and priorities aligned with corporate strategic directions and Council priorities.

As Deputy City Clerk, you'll lead the way in creating an organizational culture that recognizes information as a valuable corporate asset that must be protected, made available, and is regulated in the public interest. A persuasive communicator, you'll work closely with the Clerk and peer Deputy City Clerks, the City's IT team, City divisions and agencies.  You will promote this vision and put in place policies and standards that reflect changing privacy needs, ethical values, societal expectations and cultural norms, and will enable the organization to use information and data to drive collaboration and strategic decision-making.

Conversant with relevant legislation, you'll ensure the consistent application of policies and programs for information stewardship and ownership with regard to legal, regulatory, security and other requirements. You will ensure compliance with the City of Toronto Act (COTA), the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

A recognized subject matter expert, both technology-savvy and forward-looking, you'll continually seek out emerging IM tools, techniques and technologies to modernize City processes, driving the transition from paper-based to digital-based information management, and capably representing the City in collaborative efforts to develop information standards, policies and programs in the public interest.

Having successfully led the development and implementation of a strategic plan for Information Management and Information Mobilization – full life cycle – in a large, complex, multiple stakeholder organization with a strong public interest focus, you're adept at working productively with internal peer leaders and large IT teams within large internal divisions and/or departments. Equally important, you're a champion of best practices in Records and Information Management and Information Mobilization, conversant with risk assessment and security principles and operations, fully prepared to rally people around a shared vision and deliver on planned results.

To apply to this executive position, submit your application to Phelpsgroup, at *******@***********.**, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: July 31, 2019.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

Accommodation: The City is committed to providing Ontario Human Rights Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.


401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

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