Chief Administrative Officer
Loyalist Township is a growing community of 15,000+ people situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston. The Township is a blend of rural and urban areas with a number of smaller hamlets throughout, including its very own island community, accessible by ferry.
The position of Chief Administrative Officer creates an extraordinary career opportunity for an experienced local government executive. The Township is looking for a CAO seasoned in municipal operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and organizing Township manpower and resources in support of Council’s decisions. Key will be the capacity to manage and motivate the Township’s 105 full and 80 part-time and seasonal employees and the Township’s $20 million budget.
The CAO will be a natural facilitator; the ideal candidate will be an exceptional listener and communicator with a customer-service orientation. The CAO will need to be a decision maker, a strategic planner and a skilled manager of people. The CAO coordinates staff’s recommendations to Council and puts together the overall administrative, budgeting, servicing initiatives, capital projects and related strategies across the Township.
The CAO will bring to the job a comprehensive understanding of local government operations and financing, the role and authority of Township Council, the function of the senior municipal staff position and the necessary supports to ensure the effective fulfillment of the Township’s governance model.
The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent benefit package. Starting salary will depend on compensation history and qualifications.
A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant. Further information is available on the Township’s website: www.loyalist.ca
Closing Date: February 14, 2014. Please submit: a cover letter, a resume, and three (3) references by email to Mr. Bruce Malcolm firstname.lastname@example.org Toll free 1-888-447-5910 ext 727.