General Manager

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Job Type Executive Opportunities
Organization The City of Red Deer
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Job Description

General Manager

The City of Red Deer

Red Deer is Alberta's third largest city, a growing city built on entrepreneurialism, innovation and community spirit that drives who we are and what we do. We, as a city, are served by an innovative government, inspired by the people and businesses that live here, and filled with vibrant places and spaces for people to connect and community to thrive. Located halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, Red Deer an active city rooted in an expansive park and is young and vibrant with a median age of under 35 years. With a diverse and resilient educated workforce, strong average family income, and ideal geographic location, Red Deer is a highly desirable place to live and do business and continues to grow.

At The City of Red Deer, we work together for Our City and speak with One Voice. As such, we are seeking a new General Manager (GM) to lead and be responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial management of one of their divisions.  The GM supports the City Manager by contributing to the strategic direction and management of The City as a member of the Leadership Team. Collaborating with the City Manager and the other GMs, the General Manager will actively engage with the community to understand and identify critical issues, challenges and opportunities, and lead their team to develop policies, service plans, programs and services to meet the needs of The City’s various constituencies and partners. They will foster a positive and performance-oriented culture that supports a strong customer service-based relationship with the residents and businesses of Red Deer to expand The City’s economic base and quality of life.

The ideal candidate is community orientated with a post-secondary degree in public administration, business administration, or a related discipline, coupled with leadership experience in a public sector environment. With a history of collaboration and achieving measurable results, they will possess the ability to link strategic planning to operational and business objectives while building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders. The successful candidate has experience leading people and managing performance in a multi-unionized environment and is a champion of creative problem-solving and facilitating change.

Application Return

Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of The City of Red Deer.

For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please email your resume and letter of interest, in confidence to CityOfRedDeer@jssearch.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position however, only candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted for an interview.