The Village of Glenwood is a vibrant community situated in South-western Alberta on the lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Treaty 7). The City of Lethbridge is one hour to the east, with the towns of Cardston, Pincher Creek and Fort Macleod being 25 to 30 minutes south, west and north, respectively. At a population of (approximately) 345, Glenwood is one of several incorporated municipalities within Cardston County, and is one of the few villages in Canada that is growing in size. We have a young population, with 60% of our residents being under 50 years of age. Glenwood has an elementary school, library, spray park, post office and emergency services. Every summer we celebrate Pioneer Days, followed by our Glenwood Days festivities.
Since 1941, our major industry has been cheese manufacturing, with the Glenwood Cheese Factory making award-winning cheeses for over 30 years. Although the plant closed a year ago, the facility has seen interested parties touring through it and its potential is there. Glenwood does have an entrepreneurial spirit, with half a dozen other businesses including Van and Dan’s Grocery, The Cactus Pit (best fried chicken in Alberta!) and Tina’s Bakery and Café (the home of homemade donuts!). The Pioneer Parlour is your best bet for amazing flavours of ice cream. If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special, or even just something for yourself, stop in at the Rock and Gem store for some gorgeous gems of the earth. As part of the Alberta Southwest Region, Glenwood contributes to, and benefits from, the agricultural and tourism industries that support our broader economy.
Truly, Glenwood sits in one of the most fascinating geographical locations in Canada. To the east lies the leading edge of the Canadian prairies, with its natural grasses or seeded crops reaching towards a vast, dynamic sky. To the west stands the majestic, snow-capped front range of the Rocky Mountains, shape-shifting giants who change with the sun and the weather. No matter where you are in this area, look up at night and discover the universe above us like you have never seen.
Waterton Lakes International Peace Park is a short drive, with many opportunities for hiking, climbing, back-country adventures, and experiencing wildlife in all its splendor. The area is dotted with lakes and streams for fishing and boating. Castle Mountain Resort is an hour away, with year-round activates like hiking, cycling, horse-back riding, snowmobiling and skiing.
If a work / live / play balance is what you seek, this career is for you!
Key Responsibilities Include:
Are you interested in one of the best Leadership positions in Canada? Glenwood Council is seeking an efficient, disciplined, innovative Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) who will embrace the community and welcome the objective of stewarding, growing and developing a vibrant Village.
Roles and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the CAO is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the Village as outlined in the Municipal Government Act and Provincial statutes, as well as Village Bylaws and policies established by Council. Additionally, our CAO will engage in self-motivated and self-directed activities through:
Conduct yourself in an honest and ethical manner.
Provide practical guidance and timely advice, when and as required.
Provide positive leadership, supervision, direction, and coaching to Village employees, helping them establish and achieve their performance goals.
Promote and encourage training, as well as skills and professional development.
Create and promote a supportive work culture that embraces health and safety, efficiency, succession planning, innovation and service-oriented attitudes.
Support for Council:
Maintain a positive and productive relationship with Council rooted in trust, open communication, and dedication to the village.
Support Council with the fundamentals of Good Governance.
Provide effective advice and support to Council in developing, implementing and executing bylaws, policies and strategies to realize Council's objectives.
Attend Council and Committee meetings as support to Council.
Prepare Council for meetings by providing all the information required to enable well-informed decisions, including reports and recommendations.
Regularly update Council on progress, recommended changes and new matters that relate to the governance and/or operations of the Village.
Ensure that the decisions of Council are implemented efficiently and effectively.
Develop and implement policies and procedures dealing with the operation of the Village.
Attend meetings of Council as well as boards, committees, commissions, or other bodies as may be required.
Ensure that the operations and budgets align with the Council's approved strategic and business plans and goals.
Negotiate or Terminate contracts on behalf of the Village, as directed by Council.
Ensure all powers, duties and functions prescribed under Provincial statutes are fulfilled.
Ensure that the Village complies with all applicable Provincial and Federal legislation.
Ensure that staff are appropriately trained and certified as required, with all applicable Provincial and Federal legislation.
Maintain your understanding of applicable municipal legislation and administration.
Act as the FOIPP Officer, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Act.
Budget and Finance
Oversee the processes and implementation of taxation, collection, assessments and appeals.
Manage and administer the operating and capital budgets.
Comply with Provincial and Federal filing and reporting requirements.
Oversee, review, advise and inform Council on the assets, debentures and investments of the Village.
Strategically pursue grant funding in support of Council’s objectives.
The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for providing corporate leadership for the general management and stewardship of the municipality. An Ideal CAO should have strong financial and organizational skills, and be a self-motivated, strategic thinker. In addition to having tact and diplomacy, they will be a good communicator, motivated to create a great organization by building trusting relationships. The ideal CAO will have exceptional interpersonal skills, and have a good understanding of the legislative and regulatory requirements of a municipality. They should also have the capacity to work cohesively with elected officials, residents, community organizations, industry, agencies, neighbouring municipalities, and other stakeholders. The ideal CAO should possess the ability to invite diverse perspectives in a respectful environment and facilitate impactful and innovative outcomes.
A relevant post-secondary education and professional designation or experience in a government environment.
Strong skills in business and financial management, provision of public services, strategic planning, and progressive human relations practices.
Strong working knowledge of the Municipal Government Act and other relevant legislation.
Knowledge and experience in all aspects of municipal service, finance, and operations.
Five or more years of Senior Management experience preferably in a Municipal setting.
Ability to plan, research, develop, coordinate, and implement required programs.
Salary Range: Salary range for this position is based on level of education and experience and is projected in the range of $70,000 to $90,000. The Village offers an excellent benefit package.
Posted Date: Jul 05, 2022
Closing Date: Jul 23, 2022