BC Local Government Job Posting Service
City of Powell River
Chief Administrative Officer
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The City of Powell River, “Coastal by Nature,” is pleased to announce they are searching for a skilled Chief Administrative Officer to join their dedicated team.
The Sunshine Coast of BC, long touted as a 180 KM stretch of paradise, gains its rich heritage from the original inhabitants – the Coast Salish people. It is a contemporary hub that balances abundant, natural beauty and a surplus of adventure with growing industry sectors in technology, retail and tourism. Located just a 90-minute ferry away from Vancouver Island, within the traditional territory of the Tla'amin First Nation, Powell River, offers a mix of urban and rural living in a naturally beautiful setting.
Chief Administrative Officer
Powell River is seeking an energetic leader to provide executive support and administrative leadership. As the ideal Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) you will provide expert executive guidance and ensure policies and direction approved by the Mayor and Council are implemented. You will also develop operational and local initiatives and strategies on a wide range of undertakings that serve the community. You are the primary communicator between the elected officials and the administrative staff and will ensure that direction from the officials through policy, bylaws, or resolutions to the Strategic Plan are carried out.
You bring experience in establishing and maintaining an administrative organizational structure to ensure maximum productivity and administrative effectiveness as well as the ability to develop and lead a cohesive management team with emphasis on teamwork, staff involvement, and sound communication practices. As an innovative leader and strong communicator, you will demonstrate and promote leadership skills in the management roles of delegation, communication, coordination, and personal organization. You are a strong leader with extensive knowledge of the Local Government Act and Community Charter as well as municipal budgeting and finances. With your track record of success in strategic planning and community development you bring the ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively, and productively. You have the ability to motivate and manage your diverse team including recruitment, evaluation, and performance.
You have seven years of progressive experience in senior local government management, preferably with previous CAO experience. You have graduated from an accredited post-secondary institution with a degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related discipline or have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A Master’s Degree is preferred. This role requires a results-oriented individual with exceptional communication skills. You must be interested in building strong reciprocal relationships throughout the area especially with the local First Nation communities.
If you possess a strong strategic orientation, can lead change, think innovatively, possess political acuity, and have an exceptional understanding of governance, we’d like to hear from you. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve the population, be engaged in meaningful work, earn competitive compensation and live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, outdoor activities, and community services.
If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter outlining why you are interested in this position to: [email protected] no later than 4:00 pm on February 13, 2023.
Praxis Recruitment serves all of beautiful British Columbia. Located on the Sunshine Coast, the traditional and unceded homelands of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh Nations, in beautiful British Columbia. We provide exceptional customer service and operate with the highest level of respect to our clients and applicants.
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Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more