The Organization: City of West Kelowna
Located on the central, western hillsides of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia's beautiful Southern Interior Region, the City of West Kelowna is a visually stunning community in all seasons, its physical landscape dotted with evidence of its rich agricultural history. Vineyards, orchards and farms operate throughout the community, and the municipality is also home to commercial businesses, light industry, and a diverse economy made up of agriculture, construction, finance, food and retail services, light industry, lumber manufacturing, technology, tourism and wineries.
To learn more, please visit City of West Kelowna’s website.
The Opportunity: Chief Administrative Officer
Reporting directly to Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (“CAO”) is responsible for ensuring that Council policies and programs are implemented, providing information, advice and support to Mayor and Council, and assisting in the development of policies, programs and strategies at their direction. The CAO also assumes full responsibility for City operations and services, providing direction and reinforcement for corporate values while upholding high ethical standards and providing leadership, inspiration and oversight of City staff.
The CAO will direct the overall planning, coordination, and control of the activities and business affairs of the City of West Kelowna, and ensure all corporate objectives, organizational initiatives, and goals are achieved in accordance with approved Board policies and budgeted resources. The CAO will also maintain a focus on timely, responsive, and exceptional customer service, guiding the operating methods and procedures of the administration such that they are in firm alignment with the core values and objectives of the Council and the City.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
· University degree with courses in an appropriate discipline;
· Extensive experience (i.e., more than ten years) at a senior manager level, preferably in the public sector;
· Sound knowledge of the Community Charter and Local Government Act.
· Strong leadership and strategic planning skills, as well as demonstrated business and political acumen;
· Influencing and motivational skills; extensive experience mediating and resolving conflicts and negotiating complex matters; commitment to lifelong learning and knowledge development;
· Strong written and oral communication skills.
The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here