Employment Details

Senior Manager, Operations

Posting: 20220504
Date Posted: May 4, 2022
Closing Date: May 18, 2022

Senior Manager, Operations
Permanent, Full Time

Conservation Halton was established more than 60 years ago to protect our communities from flooding and erosion and manage and restore natural resources of the watershed. We have grown to become so much more. Today, it is our responsibility to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change, support our partners in creating more sustainable communities, manage our natural areas and resources within the watershed, monitor and enhance the environmental health of our watershed and create opportunities to connect with nature through recreation and education.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Parks & Operations, the Senior Manager, Operations is responsible for the operations teams for Glen Eden, all Conservation Halton parks and assisting in other Conservation Halton owned land holdings. Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Health and safety, risk management, budget development, human resource management, visitor impact monitoring, policy development and review, capital assets and fleet management.
  • Responsible for the workforce planning and leadership of Glen Eden/Parks staff including setting goals and providing leadership/coaching and performance management. Making recommendations on staffing levels and operational efficiencies.
  • Accountable for departmental annual budgets. This includes development, evaluation and control of expenditures and all staffing costs. As well as research and development of revenue generating or cost saving ideas.
  • Responsible for the development of best practices, policies, and procedures for the operations department, evaluating precedent to ensure procedures stay relevant and are sustainable in the future.
  • Influence updates to organization wide policies and procedures. Provide explanation of CH Policies, Procedures and applicable legislation to staff, and internal and external stakeholders – drawing on experience to make good decisions for CH.
  • This role directly supervises 7 positions and 500-600 indirect positions (contract/seasonal)

Your Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Diploma/Degree in related field such as Parks, Recreation or Business and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 10 years related work experience in a Parks/Ski Hill environment, including budget, staffing, risk management responsibilities and knowledge of user habits and trends (existing and emerging)
  • 6 years’ experience in a management capacity, including leadership of senior parks/ski hill staff and a large seasonal contract staff complement
  • Expert knowledge of Conservation Areas, parks, and Ski Hills, including strong knowledge of winter operations used in the operation of ski hills (snow making, lifts).
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation and TSSA regulations, as well as business and finance principles (operating budget, forecasting).
  • Working knowledge of health and safety and risk management
  • Project Management experience is an asset
  • A valid Ontario Licence, minimum Class “G2”, with a clean Driver’s Abstract is required

Your Reward

  • Starting at an annual salary of $107,878
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion - We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation - We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service - We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration - We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability - We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity - We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience - We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by May 18, 2022

Your application should include:

  • Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
  • Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
  • In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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