Toronto is hiring a Chief Resilience Officer.
Lead the comprehensive assessment of current policy, planning and resilience activities, creating a compelling vision for Toronto’s Resilience Strategy to drive engagement, understanding and commitment across all relevant community sectors.
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, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2017 Invictus Games. Established in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), this senior executive position of Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) is a unique career opportunity for a visionary leader who is a systems-wide thinker and a coalition-builder with a track record of driving outcomes in complex government environments.
Reporting to the City Manager, you will create and implement a holistic, cohesive Resilience Strategy for Toronto, to deliver a sustainable foundation from which to respond effectively to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. You will ensure the strategy incorporates and responds to the overarching issues facing Toronto, including fiscal sustainability, global macroeconomic change, inequality, aging infrastructure, lack of affordable housing, transit/transportation challenges, and climate change. The strategy will include objectives and a clearly defined direction with specific outcomes, metrics, roles and responsibilities. This will require you to interface with executive and managerial levels of City government, external agencies and community stakeholders, as well as the 100RC global network of cities, 100RC staff and 100RC platform partners from the private, public, academic and not-for-profit sectors.
Deadline to apply: January 16th 2017.