Manager, Client Services & Facilities

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/7/2018 11:22 AM)
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4030 - Facilities


Date:                           March 7, 2018

Position Title:           
Manager, Client Services & Facilities


Company:                  TVO

Division:                     Operations

Department:               Administration

Reports To:                Director, Administration
Location:                    Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)


As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. 


TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit




Are you an exceptional people leader with extensive experience in facilities management and Service/Help Desk management in a technical environment? Do you have a passion for making the workplace awesome? Are you focused on customer service? Are you able to manage multiple priorities and anticipate the impact on diverse organizational needs? Do you embrace our values of excellence, collaboration, ownership, respect, and trust? We are looking for a strong communicator and relationship builder who excels in customer service, planning and implementing practices that support the organization in achieving its goals. Does this describe you? If so, we want to hear from you!


Reporting to the Director Administration, the successful candidate will manage TVO internal client services and facilities, including: service desk, security, maintenance, leasehold improvements and projects as they pertain to TVO’s leased office and warehouse space, ensuring compliance with regulations, health & safety, policies and standards. Manage the team that provides Client Services to support the organization’s evolving business needs. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manages staff and promotes effectiveness through clear, timely communication with respect to objectives, expectations and performance
  • Ensures the department is equipped to meet business needs with appropriate staffing and skills development
  • Manage Service Desk responsibilities including: SLAs, providing first level support with customer-centric focus, triage and escalation of more complex issues; on and off-site event set up, shipping & receiving, print shop, office supplies, procurement/installation/moves of office furniture and fixtures, security, health & safety, ergonomic adjustments and parking
  • Amend related policies and procedures as required in consultation with stakeholders
  • Manage TVO assets from purchase through to disposal, administering contracts for maintenance/support and services
  • Liaise with property managers on an ongoing basis for building and security services, leasehold improvements, and maintenance and repairs
  • Manage TVO’s mobile devices and contracts, and TVO’s automotive fleet (approx. 10 vehicles) including acquisition, disposal, troubleshooting, upgrades, contracts, billing and budget
  • Contribute to business continuity planning for the entire organization in collaboration with Operations, Process & Technology and People & Culture Divisions
  • Prepare and manage the operating and capital budgets for the department
  • Prepare revenue and cost projections for multi-year planning, annual budgets and forecasts
  • Analyze building and occupant service requirements to support business needs and conduct cost benefit analysis for related activities
  • Engage and manage outside contractors
  • Serve on TVO’s Joint Health & Safety Committee, provide subject matter expertise on issues related to the building and occupant services
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations, TVO policies, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other applicable legislation as they apply to TVO facilities, administration and occupant services


  • Post-secondary degree and minimum 5 years of experience in facilities or property management
  • 3 to 5 years supervisory and management experience required
  • 3 to 5 years management of Service/Help Desk environments
  • Minimum 3 years contract management and negotiation experience required
  • Occupational Health & Safety Certification preferred
  • Strong financial management skills, including forecasting, planning and budgeting
  • Strong organization, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to focus on details, multi-task when required, establish and manage conflicting priorities, and work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Pro-active with excellent problem solving skills
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Familiarity with Media industry is an asset
  • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.


For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at to access all of our web properties.


TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture Division. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.


TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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