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Senior Transit Advisor

Req ID: 25251
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 07/19/2024

Job Summary

Are you looking to make a significant impact? Combine your passion with purpose and join a team that is dedicated to creating a vision for Mississauga through genuine inspiration, innovation and strong entrepreneurial spirit. 


The Senior Transit Advisor plays a pivotal role as a trusted right hand to the Director of Transit and the Transit Management Team.  They are relied upon to provide strategic support and ensure the successful completion of deliverables in alignment with the City of Mississauga's strategic initiatives in the areas of transit service delivery, team governance, and stakeholder management.


In this position, the Senior Advisor takes responsibility for ensuring the achievement of complex deliverables in alignment with the City of Mississauga's strategic initiatives. The focus is on transit service delivery, team governance, and stakeholder management, all with the aim of realizing the full potential and purpose of transit in building a complete and livable Mississauga. This fast-paced role involves collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to analyze, develop, and implement policies, strategies, and initiatives that enhance and improve transit services. Additionally, the Senior Advisor provides strategic advice, and policy guidance to the transit management team. This role calls for the application of strategic foresight, business acumen and creativity, 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting directly to the Director of Transit, the successful candidate will:
  • Provide subject matter expertise and strategic input through team discussions, report/dashboard development, review, and the creation of key documentation.
  • Contribute to the development of divisional policies by providing strategic input to the Director. 
  • Manage stakeholders, addressing conflicting priorities or demands and handling complex situations on behalf of the Transit Director and the Transit Business.
  • Support the development of communication strategies and materials that align with key initiatives and effectively convey changes.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of key communications from the Director’s office to key stakeholders.
  • Negotiate partnerships with public, private, and not-for-profit entities.
  • Advise on interactions with all three levels of government and offer strategic advice and input on strategy development related to government funding and funding programs
  • Provide input on behalf of the Director, Transit for enterprise and/or industry-wide matters to ensure consistency in internal and cross-functional content and change leadership.
  • Identify and drive improvements in divisional processes, enhancing efficiency and productivity across all organizational levels.
  • Offer creative analysis and advice as an expert in transportation and transit.
  • Support and enable divisional governance through meeting coordination and establishing the appropriate balance of meeting cadences and approaches to maximize the impact of interactions for the leadership team.
  • Conduct market research and operational assessments.
  • Monitor overall transportation system trends, methodologies, and best practices within Mississauga, GTHA, Ontario, nationally and internationally to assess their application to MiWay and identify opportunities to improve MiWay services for the community.
  • Provide support for the Transit budget and objectives. 
  • Develop business cases, business/operational plans, cost-benefit analyses, and feasibility studies.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other Director and Commissioner offices to ensure proper planning and execution of work.
  • Lead the management of long-term strategy projects, including developing RFP’s, project charters, project plans, and public engagement sessions.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A university degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning or a related discipline or an MBA is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing advice to senior executives, leading teams, managing and reviewing written materials, and overseeing projects of varying scales from inception to implementation. 
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in transportation-related portfolio items.
  • At least 3 years of experience with MTO or other government or related work as a senior advisor or chief of staff is accepted
  • Knowledge in change management, transit, or transportation management is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues management and effective management of challenges  to support the introduction of new concepts, strategies, programs, and teams.
  • Strong analytical and research skills,  with the ability to evaluate and recommend  changes to policies, programs, and practices..
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exceptional oral /written / presentation communication skills to draft correspondence, develop presentations, prepare reports and write briefing notes

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 94,982.00 - $ 126,643.00 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Semenyk Court 
Department/Division/Section: T&W/Transportation&Works Dept , T&W/Mississauga Transit , Mississauga Transit 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent. 

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.   



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