- ACTIVITY + RECREATION
- JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
To achieve our goals we are seeking a customer focused, operationally strong
Property Services Director to lead Property Maintenance, Management &
Development, Occupational Health & Safety & Facilities Risk Management.
This position reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the PARC leadership team, participating in strategic planning and decision making as well as the day-to-day operations.
The ideal candidate enjoys working in a collaborative environment; propensity for creative, innovative problem solving and implementation.
The position currently leads a team of 13 and develops and maintains strong relationships with partners and suppliers that reflect our values.
The ability to deal with complex, competing requirements in a fast-paced environment is essential as is being highly organized and consistently demonstrating sound judgement.
Five+ years of experience in Facilities Management with demonstrated progression over that time period, including the management of people and contractors. Experience in Social Housing is considered a strong asset.
Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) is a community hub that has been at the heart of Parkdale for over 35 years. The idea of PARC was born in 1977, when a group of volunteers recognized the large number of impoverished and socially isolated adults living in Parkdale’s rooming houses and boarding homes. Many were survivors of the psychiatric system; who had little money, few family contacts, and no meaningful place to go. When PARC first opened its doors on March 17, 1980, it opened as a place where psychiatric survivors could socialize and connect with peers—it was a place to get a meal and pass the hours of the day with friends. More than anything, it was a sanctuary and the start of something new. Today PARC is a community hub where people rebuild their lives and help build community. Within a shifting urban landscape, PARC also acts as a meeting place for various agencies, enterprises and partners who strive to create lasting social change in Parkdale and beyond. We serve those who have mental health issues, use substances, and/or have experienced isolation, poverty, housing issues, and marginalization. There are approximately 40 union members; 7 management staff; and 39 non-union employees in various roles throughout the organization (administration; contract; social enterprise; maintenance, etc).
An identified need to support PARC’s current, new and emerging staff is to invest in professional development opportunities. Professional development is any activity that improves or enhances the skills, talents, and capacity of individuals who work in the nonprofit sector. We know that strengthening individuals within an organization will strengthen the overall health of an organization. We also know that quality professional development costs money, and it is often unfortunately one of the first budget lines to get cut if operating expenses are high.
There is an ongoing need to ensure that PARC has a team of knowledgeable staff leading the organization’s provision of services for the community members. A capacity-building coaching program for PARC’s leaders will use a strength-based/co-design approach and will provide them with an opportunity to refine existing skills or gain new skills required to develop and lead a successful, effective, healthy, positive organization.
PARC is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposal to provide leadership coaching program. This RFP outlines the information necessary to understand the selection process and the required documentation for submitting proposals.
The successful bidder will obtain input from the senior management team and the Board of Directors in order to identify the priority topics for the training session based on PARC’s needs. The following are examples of possible topics:
The evaluation of each response to this RFP will be based on the requirements set out in this solicitation. At the sole discretion of PARC, the top proposals may be selected for follow-up questions or to provide an oral presentation.
In evaluating the proposals, PARC will seek the best value for money rather than the lowest priced proposal. PARC will use a two-stage selection procedure:
The Company shall disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest in the Intent to Participate letter.
Expression of Interest, and any inquiries, to be submitted by August 18th, 2017 to : Tracy Cockswith the subject line “Coaching Program RFP – Expression of Interest”.