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Chief Administrative Officer

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD)

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) www.acrd.bc.ca provides local government services to one of the most sought after, attractive areas in British Columbia. Situated in the heart of Vancouver Island with one of the most dramatic and majestic landscapes. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is a federation consisting of member Municipalities; Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Treaty First Nations; Huu-ay-aht, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, Uchucklesaht Tribe Government and Toquaht Nation and six electoral areas; Bamfield, Beaufort, Long Beach, Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek and Cherry Creek. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is within the traditional territory of ten First Nations and the first Regional District in British Columbia to have full-participating First Nation representation on their Board.  Established in 1966, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District provides services to their member jurisdictions. As service providers, the Regional District provides three distinct roles: It serves as local government to the six (unincorporated) electoral areas, responsible for providing basic local services such as community planning, water supply and fire protection. Additionally it provides an inter-jurisdictional service body providing sub-regional services to different combinations of municipalities; electoral areas and First Nations and is responsible for providing important regional services and undertaking key activities on behalf of, the entire region. Their philosophy is simple: “We are all one”. Recognizing the importance that strong organizational leadership plays when it comes to delivering the very best of services to the regions residents and visitors alike, the ACRD is looking to attract an accomplished leadership executive as Chief Administrative Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the ACRD, you will be responsible for leading and managing the constantly changing and increasingly complex day-to-day affairs of one of the most respected Regional Districts in British Columbia.  You will provide the leadership skills required to motivate a staff of highly energised dedicated professionals and play a key role with the Board of Directors ensuring that their strategic plan is implemented thus meeting both current and future needs of the Region. In addition to coordinating all departmental activities and leading the development of budget and financial controls, as CAO you will provide advice to the Board of Directors and its committees on all matters pertaining to the Regional District, and represent them at meetings with senior officials of municipal, regional, First Nations, provincial and federal governments and supporting organizations.

You will have a strong post-secondary education ideally coupled with a private sector business background, as well as Local Government leadership expertise.  You enjoy challenge and are accomplished at managing within an uncertain environment of growth and change and have a proven track record of demonstrating these capabilities as a senior executive.  You are a team player and strategic thinker with excellent written and verbal communications and human resource skills. You have worked collaboratively with senior oversight and you are respected for your sound political judgement and experienced working with First Nations communities.  You are recognized for your corporate contributions and are viewed as a catalyst for positive change within the workplace.

Your outcomes will include a Board that is engaged and valued.  Your staff will enjoy a safe and respectful workplace and will be focused on efficient and effective operations.  The ACRD will be transparent and will value, above all else, support to its constituents.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Are you self-motivated, enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this sought after leadership role? For more information please call Grant C. Smith CHRP at (604) 806-7715 or to apply for this position, forward your resume quoting assignment ACRDCAO in Microsoft Word format to: grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Chief Administrative Officer Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) British Columbia

Expiry Date: 2017-06-16
Date Posted: 2017-05-16
Province: British Columbia
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