Planner III - Policy Projects Coordinator
Department: Development Services
Status: Full Time, Permanent
Date Posted: November 17, 2023
Date Closing: December 8, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
Number of Positions: 1
Scheduled Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: $78,791.95 – $95,862.45 annually
Flexible Working Arrangement: Yes
Working for the Town of Stouffville means being a part of a tight knit workforce, where we foster a sense of belonging. The Town is dedicated to supporting its employees, by providing competitive compensation, OMERS Pension, employer funded benefits, paid vacation, sick time, EAP and flexible work arrangements, to help you prioritize what matters most.
Our Policy Planning team at the Town recognizes that in our fast-paced environment, where change can happen quickly, we need balance, which is why we are a supportive team that makes time to connect with one another on a regular basis and prioritize having fun in the mix of our work. We thrive on balancing the need to work autonomously with working collaboratively within our team and broader department. Policy related project management skills are key in this role to take on a variety of different projects, becoming the subject matter expert in many areas including taking responsibility for implementing the Town’s housing initiatives.
We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer, supportive of an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.
Reporting to the Manager, Policy Planning, this position is responsible for leading major policy projects within the Policy Division of the Development Services Department. This position will provide a critical role in coordinating and overseeing multiple policy related initiatives of a multi-disciplinary nature. The main portfolio for this position will include, but will not be limited to provincial policy legislation, housing policy, mature neighbourhoods, community character, sustainability and climate change, natural heritage, etc. The Planner III – Policy Projects Coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating policy, research and special projects/initiatives. This position will be the lead on the implementation of the Town’s housing policy portfolio and will be responsible for developing and implementing a work plan that supports the Town’s policy-related priorities.
Qualifications and Requirements:
• University degree in Planning, Urban Studies or a related field.
• Master’s Degree in Planning or equivalent, would be considered an asset.
• A minimum of four (4) years of progressive policy planning experience, preferably in a municipal environment
with three (3) years of experience in project management from a policy planning perspective.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Thorough knowledge of the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine
Conservation Plan, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and other related planning legislation on
land-use planning matters, regulations, guidelines, planning principles, practices and processes.
• Proven proficiency in policy planning, developing official plan policy, and familiarity with the development
approvals process. Experience in housing policy would be considered an asset.
• Ability to pivot quickly depending on policy priorities.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities.
• Project management experience in the policy planning field, with excellent organizational skills to guide
special projects and direct research.
• Excellent interpersonal, public facilitation and conflict resolutions skills and ability to interact effectively with
municipal staff, elected officials, residents, agencies and stakeholders.
• Proven ability to set work priorities, with excellent organizational and time management skills, with a strong
ability to meet deadlines under pressure and with minimal supervision.
• Advanced research, superior analytical and critical-thinking skills, and report-writing skills.
• High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and record keeping skills.
• Ability to solve problems and make decisions, discretion and good judgement when dealing with sensitive
• Registered Professional Planner with OPPI/CIP.
• Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing.
How to apply:
Please forward your resume in confidence by December 8, 2023, at 4:30 p.m., identifying Job # 2023-096-IE in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please save your resume in PDF version and save the document in the following format: Full name, Position Title.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview
will be contacted.