New Job Program Services Manager In Ontario

Program Services Manager
Program Services Manager

Program Services Manager

Company : Ministry of Northern Development
Salary : $90,348–$137,895 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Do you have a passion for economic development and the skills to lead and manage programs that drive growth? If so, join us in promoting economic initiatives and making a positive impact on the communities we serve.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is seeking a dynamic Program Services Manager to oversee the review, assessment, and approval of funding for economic development projects in Northern Ontario. As the ideal candidate, you have a proven track record of managing program operations, providing leadership to teams of specialists, and developing evidence-based delivery options that align with ministry program objectives.

About Us:
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was established in 1988 with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster economic growth in the region.

The NOHFC is an operational service agency established under the enabling legislation of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act. The NOHFC has an appointed Board of Directors, chaired by the Minister of Northern Development. The NOHFC provides economic development funding toward approved projects in the territorial districts of Northern Ontario, namely Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timiskaming.

For more information, visit us at: The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will:

  • Manage the review, assessment and approval of funding for economic development projects.
  • Provide technical expertise to achieve program deliverables and ensure legislative responsibilities are met.
  • Provide advice to senior management on program decisions and risks.
  • Establish and lead a regional information network and develop communication strategies.
  • Negotiate transfer payment funding and loan agreements to improve the region.
  • Provide advisory services to public and private sector partners.
  • Develop and recommend new/revised economic development programs and policies.
  • Establish and evaluate assessment/performance metrics for processes and programs.
  • Prepare business plans, status reports, statistical analyses, briefing notes, correspondence and presentations for senior executives and the Board of Directors.
  • Manage stakeholder consultation processes.

How do I qualify?


  • This position requires time-to-time travels within Northern Ontario. The applicant must have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Leadership and Management Skills

  • You have demonstrated experience in providing guidance to a team by communicating values, strategies, goals, and objectives.
  • You have experience in planning, leading, and managing a corporate operation.
  • You possess strong human resources management skills to effectively lead and manage a program service team.
  • You have knowledge of strategic and operational planning processes, policy analysis, issues management, and quality service guidelines.
  • You have demonstrated the leadership behaviors, attributes and mindsets to lead the to lead the Ontario Public Service (OPS) into the future.

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • You have an understanding of socio-economic conditions in Northern Ontario and the complexity of the Northern Ontario economy.
  • You are familiar with the guidelines, policies, and eligibility criteria of various funding associations to ensure financial accountability.
  • You are familiar with regional economic and political issues to be sensitive to the needs and local issues of communities and to actively advance key economic development initiatives.
  • You have comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of financial administration, accounting, controllership, and commercial lending.
  • You possess knowledge of economic theory and principles, business/economic analysis, and economic development strategy, as well as knowledge of the program-specific economic/business climate conditions and inherent complexity of the regional economy.

Analytical and Program Management Skills

  • You have knowledge of project management principles and methodologies to oversee mandates and guide strategy delivery.
  • You can develop evidence-based criteria and benchmarks to evaluate program and service delivery practices and measure achievement of deliverables.
  • You can identify program and operational issues and provide strategic advice to senior executives on risk mitigation, including communications strategies.
  • You can lead research and analysis of operational policy and program delivery.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills

  • You have the ability to develop strong working relationships and maintain excellent customer relations.
  • You possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You have negotiation skills to help develop a wide range of documents with service providers.
  • You have the ability to evaluate and resolve sensitive situations with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Be sure to check out the Manager Recruitment Unit's Application Preparation Guide for Aspiring Managers for tips on creating an impactful application!

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 810 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region or 447 McKeown Ave, North Bay, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region

Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan

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Posted on:
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

  • N-NR-196194/23