Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Aboriginal Justice Division
Are you a strategic and collaborative leader with a passion to build positive and respectful relationships with Aboriginal communities while furthering Ontario’s goal to improve trust in and understanding of the justice system? If so, consider this challenging and influential role as Assistant Deputy Attorney General (ADAG), Aboriginal Justice Division for the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG).
The Aboriginal Justice Division is responsible for developing and maintaining constructive relationships with Aboriginal leaders, organizations and communities, partner ministries and external stakeholders to help deliver on the Ministry’s mandate and improve the Aboriginal justice system for all Aboriginal peoples in our province.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this visionary high-profile role, you will:
- Lead a division which provides executive oversight for the coordination of Aboriginal justice policy and program issues at MAG.
- Lead and manage the relationships with Aboriginal communities, key justice sector organizations, stakeholders and partners to support government objectives and respond to the recommendations of the lacobucci Report.
- Lead and manage critical and issues management on any Aboriginal justice-related matters.
- Represent the Ministry and the Ontario Government at senior-level discussions with Canada, other provinces, Aboriginal representatives including the formal relationship tables at both political and official levels.
- Provide recommendations and responsiveness to broad Aboriginal needs and expectations while balancing and ensuring the accountabilities of a senior public servant.
- Support and promote a productive team environment which reflects an inclusive, diverse and accessible work place.
Location: 720 Bay Street. Toronto, Ontario
How do I qualify?
- You have proven executive leadership skills and can foster an inclusive, innovative and high-performing workplace culture.
- You have demonstrated senior leadership expertise and experience in Aboriginal affairs to serve as a credible representative between Ontario and Aboriginal peoples.
- You have demonstrated that you can lead change while promoting integrated programs and services.
- You understand the issues and interests of Aboriginal communities in relation to the justice system.
- You have demonstrated success in collaboration and mediation.
- You have demonstrated success in engagement with Aboriginal organizations and promotion of partnerships.
- You have superior communications and negotiation skills to build collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and partners.
- You have experience dealing with complex and politically sensitive initiatives.
- You are a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada with knowledge of the law in relation to the justice system and Aboriginal issues.
- You have knowledge of processes for government decision making in a complex, matrixed and multi-stakeholder environment.
- You have excellent strategic planning skills and have demonstrated political acuity.
- You have knowledge of Aboriginal/First Nations history/culture, socio-economic issues, communities and relationships.
- You have strong financial management skills specifically related to transfer payment agreements, accountability, governance and reporting frameworks.
- This position requires province-wide travel to meet with partners. This position will require a corporate security check.
The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:
- Canada's Top 100 Employers
- Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
- Canada's Best Diversity Employers
- Canada's Greenest Employer
- Top Employer for Canadians Under 40
- A defined benefit pension plan.
- Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which include adoptive parents.
- A comprehensive health plan.
- Life and disability insurance.
- A progressive work environment that promotes a work/life balance.
- Flexible learning and development opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs.
- Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields.
Salary range: Salary commensurate with legal experience
Job ID: 68292
Please apply online, by August 25, 2014, by visiting http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?Language=English&JobID=68292. Please follow the instructions to submit your application online. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, contact the Executive Talent Search Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.