City of Toronto


  • Job ID: 45392

  • Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research

  • Division & Section: Social Development, Finance & Admin, SDF&A Community Resources

  • Work Location: City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Toronto

  • Job Type & Duration: Full-Time, Permanent Vacancy

  • Salary: $112,280 – $149,247

  • Shift Information: Monday to Froday, 35 hours per week

  • Affiliation: Non-Union

  • Number of Positions Open: 1

  • Posting Period: 6-May-2024 to 17-May-2024

Job Summary

The City of Toronto’s Social Development, Finance & Administration Division (the Division) drives transformative change to achieve stronger, safer, and more resilient communities and neighbourhoods in Toronto.

The Division’s Youth Development Unit develops and implements initiatives to service youth most vulnerable to the involvement in violence and crime, includingYouth Violence Prevention & Intervention (https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/public-safety-alerts/community-safety-programs/youth-violence-prevention-intervention/) programs and services.

Reporting to the Manager, Youth Development, the Policy Development Officer (Youth Equity Strategy) will lead strategic policy development, analysis, service planning, strategic planning, and performance management processes, involving other levels of government, other City Division, community partners, residents, and other stakeholder to advance equitable, social, and economic outcomes for Torontonians.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads and coordinates strategic policy analysis and research, and policy and program development to advance City of Toronto equity initiatives as directed by Toronto City Council.

  • Leads and coordinates the strategic planning, development, writing and production of reports to Toronto City Council and other community benefits publications.

  • Facilitates engagement, consultation, and collaboration with a diverse range of community partners and key stakeholders to ensure policy and program approaches are accountable, and rooted in the needs, experience, and expertise of those most impacted.

  • Provides strategic advice, analysis and consultation to staff and senior management in City divisions and agencies, and community partners, to support the achievement of shared goals.

  • Conducts reviews of programs, policies, and initiatives of other orders of government to achieve critical analysis of their impact on City priorities and develops appropriate policy options and recommendations.

  • Represents the City, Deputy City Manager, Division at workshops and committees which have an impact on social development in Toronto Fosters and maintains cooperative and transparent relationships with elected officials, City staff, stakeholders, and other orders of government.

  • Contributes to a highly collaborative and collegial work environment that fosters effective teamwork, high quality work and innovation.

  • Supervises staff, consultants, and project teams to research, prepare, and monitor implementation of recommendations and manages budgets, requests for proposals and service contracts related to projects.

  • Manages, motivates, and trains unit staff ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in Social Sciences, Public Policy & Administration, Political Science or the suitable equivalent combination of education and experience.

  2. Considerable experience in social policy analysis, program development and implementation, and report writing.

  3. Considerable experience in project management, including managing complex assignments from inception through to implementation with minimal direction while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests, and resolving conflicts.

  4. Considerable experience cultivating and supporting relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of community and stakeholder groups to align interests and achieve shared goals.

  5. Experience in the field of community benefits research and policy analysis, with a strong understanding of the current context of key issues, challenges, and relevant key stakeholder groups

  6. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  7. Excellent communication skills in written, verbal, and listening.

  8. Knowledge of legislation, programs, and stakeholders relevant to the advancement of City priorities related to equity, reconciliation, and inclusion.

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 toemployment equity (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request . Learn more about the City’sHiring Policies and Accommodation Process (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .

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