Supervisor, Business Development and Special Projects - Full-Time Position (TRCA-202-19)


Under the guidance of the Manager, Business Services working in collaboration with Parks and Culture Senior Management team, TRCA’s Corporate Services and Restoration and Infrastructure Divisons, the Supervisor, Business Development and Special Projects oversees the development of business plans, partnership agreements and revenue generating initiatives for the Division. This position also manages the budget and projects portfolio for major maintenance, facility renewal and sustainability upgrades projects.  This individual is responsible for the development and management of contracts and agreements for the Division as well as oversight of the filming portfolio for TRCA.

In alignment with TRCA’s strategic objectives, this position provides strategic direction in the development and implementation of TRCA’s tourism strategy and ensures ongoing monitoring and implementation of associated programs and initiatives.  This position ensures the continued development of programs and projects that are matched with sustainable funding sources, and helps build support through close collaboration with the Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation, all government levels and tourism associations. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the management, sustainment and strategic development of Parks and Culture facilities.


  • Develops and manages the Parks and Culture capital and major maintenance projects portfolio and budgets. Identifies divisional priorities and ensures corporate consistency.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to oversee the planning, budget development and implementation of multi-phase strategic infrastructure plans.
  • Oversees the management, development and implementation of Parks and Culture capital project plans and budgets in strategic areas of focus, such as major maintenance, capital enhancements and business development, as well as for all related capital budget management.
  • Completes budget planning, variance and reporting tasks for Parks and Culture capital and major maintenance budgets.
  • Facilitates the creation of project plans that provide detailed specifications for scope, project deliverables, resources, staffing, scheduling and phasing, budget, cost control, risk assessment, quality assurance, metrics/monitoring, and reporting requirements.
  • Directs all project activities throughout the project lifecycle and maintains project compliance with all required standards.
  • Oversees preparation of bids, proposals, and quotations for major maintenance projects and Parks and Culture special projects.
  • Leads divisional compliance with corporate standards and ethical practices in procurement and management of high-value annual contracts.
  • Manages divisional procurement processes. Plans, develops and executes high dollar value procurements and agreements for a broad range of divisional projects.
  • Manages divisional contracts, commercial filming agreements and other agreements.
  • Oversees and provide strategic direction on the development and implementation of the corporate tourism strategy, ensuring that the strategy is focused, actionable, and allows the flexibility to adapt to changing industry trends, policy mandates and marketplace needs.
  • Leads divisional and corporate business and strategic planning activities under the guidance of the Director, Parks and Culture. Contributes to the conceptualization, development, implementation, and management of long-range plans in multiple areas of strategic focus.
  • Manages the implementation and reporting process for all capital funding ensuring that all funding requirements are met within a timely fashion.
  • Supports the strategic development of Parks and Culture facilities through new business ventures, strategic partnerships, stakeholder relations, and grant opportunities.
  • Oversees the research and development of policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Parks and Culture division.
  • Provides supervision for two positions. Demonstrates effective leadership and organizational skills to provide day-to-day guidance and long-term direction.  


  • Four (4) year undergraduate degree in recreation, resource management, business management or equivalent.
  • Project Management Certification.
  • Five (5) years of project management or supervisory experience related to major tasks.
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License (Class G).


  • Advanced familiarity with procurement and contract administration and management practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of contract management and negotiation techniques an asset.
  • Advanced-level knowledge of key project management principles, including budgeting, scheduling, cost control, risk management, and quality management.
  • Advanced-level knowledge of project management software tools and strategies.
  • Excellent budget and financial management skills.
  • General knowledge of building systems.
  • Sound knowledge of process mapping, business acumen and ability to manage multiple complex priorities.
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s tourism market, stakeholders and policies an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Aptitude to lead others and manage performance.
  • Aptitude for risk analysis and mitigation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects, manage timelines, and show superior attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to interpret and apply legislation and policy documents an asset.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.

To apply to this posting, please click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-202-19 prior to midnight on July 23, 2019.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Parks and Culture
Full-time employee
Salary range: 
$85,181 - $92,351 (Target Salary Range: $85,181 - $88,693), 35 hours per week
Black Creek Pioneer Village - 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jul 23, 2019
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