Chief Administrative Officer

administration & support business & economic development
Posted On: Apr 26, 2018
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Sioux Lookout Recruiting
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, located halfway between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg is proud to be known as the “Hub of the North” serving approximately 5,500 local residents and 29 fly-in First Nation communities. Its pristine blue lakes and the beauty of the Canadian Shield attracts a large summer tourist population and acts as a backdrop to a thriving, culturally diverse community. Sioux Lookout has taken charge of its many challenges and opportunities, forged strong relationships with its First Nation stakeholders and is continuing to create unique economic growth.
Our client is seeking a visionary and innovative leader who can foster creativity and work closely with Council to make things happen. The CAO will be an experienced leader who is challenged by problem solving and who thrives on developing partnerships with a wide range of diverse community stakeholders. The ideal candidate will excel at networking and assisting Councillors to advocate for their community.
Reporting to an engaged Municipal Council, the CAO will act as the leader of a highly qualified and motivated professional staff. The CAO will provide effective advice, facilitation, and support to the Mayor and Council in their goal to create further growth strategies that leverage the unique qualities, needs and opportunities within the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.
Overseeing approximately 90 full-time staff and an annual budget of $31 million, the CAO will guide the implementation and delivery of approved programs and services and ensure these are delivered to all residents and ratepayers in an efficient and effective manner. As principal advisor, the CAO ensures the Council has all relevant information necessary to make informed decisions on every municipal matter. The CAO is responsible for general administration and financial management, the implementation of strategic community and economic development, and leadership and oversight of human resource management.


Education & Experience
  • 7-10 years’ experience in a senior leadership role within a dynamic organization or community


  • Post-secondary education in public administration or a combination of relevant training and education
  • Experienced in the areas of administration and financial management


  • AMCTO training/certification is considered an asset


  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, organizational development, and operations


  • Experience leading in a culturally diverse environment
Skills & Qualification
  • Open and team-oriented leadership style


  • Able to drive innovative problem solving


  • Strong relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders


If you would like more information about this position, please visit or contact Paul Croteau, Managing Partner, Legacy Bowes Group at (204) 934-8821.
If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization in the role of Chief Administrative Officer, please submit your resume in confidence to quoting #183147.

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