• Commissioner, Community Services

    Job ID
    # Positions
    External Closing Date
    Community Services
    Internal Closing Date
    Administrative Services
    Closing Time
    4:30 pm EST.
    Posting Type
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Located just north of Toronto, the Town of Richmond Hill has a population of 214,000 and its residents have given the municipality a satisfaction score of 96%. Part of Canada’s largest technology cluster, Richmond Hill has a robust economy, a well-run government and an ongoing commitment to green practices. As the Town continues to “build a new kind of urban”, it is enhancing the community with important high-quality amenities, infrastructure, and spaces.


    Reporting to the CAO, the Commissioner, Community Services provides visionary leadership for a diverse portfolio including Recreation & Culture, Fire Services, Public Works Operations, and By-Law & Licensing Enforcement divisions. Leading your team of 427 full-time and 1,000 part-time staff, you demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and excellence, and inspire a strong customer service culture. The Commissioner is a key advisor to the CAO and Council and builds relationships across the corporation and in the community. You will provide the strategic framework for the portfolio to execute the vision and priorities of the Town.


    With more than 15 years of relevant portfolio experience, several in a management capacity, you understand municipal/public sector operations and services. Your service orientation along with your experience modernizing and implementing initiatives makes you a strong candidate. You have led organizational change initiatives and are known for building relationships with broad stakeholder groups. Modelling leadership through the Town’s values of care, collaboration, courage, and service, you’ve built teams that are engaged and committed. Here is your opportunity to contribute to a growing and vibrant Town “where people come together to build community”.

    To explore this opportunity further, please contact Julia Robarts in Odgers Berndtson’s Toronto office at 416-366-1990 or submit your resume and related information online to https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14930 by July 11th, 2018.

    The Town of Richmond Hill is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Town of Richmond Hill throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


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