Manager of Strategic Initiatives – Village of Kaslo

14 July 2023

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Village of Kaslo
Manager of Strategic Initiatives

REPORTS TO: Chief Administrative Officer
TERM:  1 year full-time contract
DATE POSTED:  July 12, 2023
CLOSING DATE: August 4, 2023, or until filled.
START DATE: September 2023 with some flexibility  

The Village of Kaslo is the oldest incorporated community in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, located within the unceded lands of the Ktunaxa and other indigenous peoples who have traversed Kootenay Lake the Selkirk and Purcell Mountain ranges through the ages.  With a rich and colourful history, this community of over 1,000 residents is also home to two National Historic Sites that are representative of the area’s development during the colonial period, Kaslo City Hall and the S.S. Moyie sternwheeler. Kaslo is a progressive village with many amenities, established service organizations, a variety of arts & culture offerings and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Village has received grants for several projects but currently lacks the internal capacity to manage all of them. Through the Rural Economic Development Infrastructure Program, the Village has secured funding to hire a project manager to see these projects move forward.
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will lead, manage, and support the Village’s delivery of municipal projects, including planning of municipal land and infrastructure  to support new housing, waterfront redevelopment, as well as renovations and energy retrofits of existing facilities such as the Kemball Memorial Centre, asset management, and improvements to transportation networks. You will oversee the project planning and implementation process by engaging professional consultants to coordinate design, permitting, servicing, and construction contract assignments including preparation and review of procurement documents, contract administration and other project management responsibilities, to meet reporting requirements, timelines, and milestones. You will also create and track project budgets and schedules, pursue additional grant funding opportunities, ensure adherence to design, energy, environmental (i.e., regulatory, climate risk assessment), asset management and program requirements, servicing standards, bylaws, and Council’s strategic objectives. You will draft summary reports, make presentations to Council, organize community engagement, research and communication. Fieldwork may also be required.
You have a degree in a related discipline and several years’ experience with managing projects of a complex nature, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Municipal experience is preferred, and a professional designation is an asset. Proven team building, communication and collaboration skills are essential in this role, along with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple project components of varying size and complexity, and experience with contract management. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and geographic information systems is also required.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be requested to provide a current Police Information Check and Driver’s Abstract. Applicants may also be asked to complete a written assignment to demonstrate their skills and understanding of the role.
We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position, including a flexible work schedule with a combination of in-office and remote work possible. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience and schedule.
We are looking for a dynamic, results-oriented project manager to join us as a key member of our team in this temporary full-time exempt position (1 year with potential for extension).
Send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Ian Dunlop, Chief Administrative Officer, at