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The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries seeks an experienced individual to lead, coordinate and plan all capital management activities on behalf of Huronia Historical Parks (‘HHP’), a division of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (‘MHSTCI’). HHP consists of two historic attractions (Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour).
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland (1639-1649) is a reconstruction of the 17th century headquarters of the French Jesuit mission to the Huron people. It was the first European community in Ontario and home to six of the eight North American Jesuit martyrs.
Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene represents the period from 1817 to 1856 when the Royal Navy and the British Army maintained a naval dockyard and military garrison at this strategic defense station on Georgian Bay. Discovery Harbour is the home of replica vessels and the King’s Wharf Theatre offers professional summer theatre.
Note: This position is located at 16164 Hwy 12, Midland, however you may be required to work out of the 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene location periodically.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• Manage projects with broad implications within Division/Ministry to ensure projects meet timelines, budgets and scope; leads multi-discipline, cross-divisional and/or multi-partner project teams
• Establish and manage business relationships with project managers, and provides advice on communications, coaching, and training to develop and retain project team members
• Provide expert advice on environmental management and operational initiatives
• Analyze requests against the Branch priorities and develops business cases for review; addresses key areas such as required resource allocations, competing interests, impacts on Branch workload, and project sequencing
How do I qualify?
Leadership and Project Management
• Demonstrated planning and project management skills experience to lead, manage and coordinate projects, define scope, establish approaches and plans, monitor progress, identify issues, and to determine program priorities and schedules.
• Leadership skills to direct and coordinate the work of staff and external consultants in support of relevant organizational mandates, strategic plans, objectives, priorities, programs and policies.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage project budgets, conduct budget and variance analysis and monitor expenditures.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and report on budget variances and recommend alternatives and adjustments to budgets.
Analytical and Problem-Solving
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate the environmental and economic feasibility of policy-related options and recommend optimum strategies and approaches
• Proven ability to apply knowledge of key performance indicators, qualitative and quantitative measurement and risk assessment to measure efficiency and effectiveness.
Interpersonal and Communication
• Communication, advisory, facilitation and relationship management skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships, provide advice and exchange information
• Presentation, persuasion, consensus-building and negotiation skills to make presentations to various parties, provide convincing explanations and resolve complex issues
• Written communication techniques to coordinate the preparation of, or prepare, briefing notes, technical issues summaries, Cabinet submissions, reports, business cases, presentations and correspondence.
• Experience with project management systems.
• Proficiency with computer software including spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database applications.
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