Director Of Community Services

The Town of Cochrane


The Town of Cochrane recognized in 2017 as one of the top small towns to visit for Canada Day, is looking for an innovative and experienced Director of Community Services. You will enjoy the challenges of working with a skilled municipal team, Council, committed Recreation Board members and community volunteers to reposition the Community Services Department Services to deliver innovative, consistent and high-quality customer service, community engagement and resource management.

If you are looking for a change in pace, the Town of Cochrane, situated around Lake Commando, has the largest gold mine in North America nearby, two world class forestry mills poised for prosperity, some of the leading green energy initiatives in the region, home to the Polar Bear Express train which is one of the few great rail excursions left in the world.  Cochrane boasts of a very diversified economy in retail, tourism, hospitality, restoration, and construction and trades.

The Director, reporting to the CAO, participates as a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for the planning, development, general/financial management and leadership of the Department of Community Services – comprising of parks and recreational and cultural programming, facilities planning, construction, maintenance and operations (including facilities, playgrounds, parks and trails), Tim Horton Event Centre, the Lake Commando Park Facility and Commando Lake  programs, Cochrane Childcare Centre and festival & event management.

You bring 3 or more years of Senior Management Leisure and Community Services experience to the town; you are a communicator who is comfortable in the community, at the council table and interacting with all levels of staff and volunteers; you are a superb coach and mentor who is looking forward to helping the Town of Cochrane utilize their physical assets such as the Tim Horton Event Centre and the new Commando Park facility to provide best in class services to the community.

Education, Skills and Experience
  • College or University Degree in Recreation or Leisure studies, Public or Business Administration, Marketing or equivalent education and experience.
  • Successful Senior Management experience with strong long term planning and demonstrated Human Resource Management skills.
  • Strong financial management, grants writing and fundraising skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively with Council, Board, various Community Groups and volunteers in building successful community partnerships.
  • Understands and able to demonstrate best practices in Customer Services.
  • Experience in developing policies, practices and standards and asset management.
  • Strong research, analysis, project management and report writing skills
  • Strong communication and effective problem solving skills with Provincial government partners, community partners and organizations.
  • Communicating effectively in both languages (French and English) would be an asset


Please feel free to forward this opportunity to those that may be interested.  To receive more information about Cochrane,  please  contact  To get more information about  this position or to submit your resume, please contact Evelyn Dean at  or leave a message at 519-538-4391. Deadline to submit resume is Friday, December 15th, 2017. We look forward to your inquiries.

Director Of Community Services Cochrane Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-12-15
Date Posted: 2017-11-17
Province: Ontario