The Town of Banff, www.banff.ca, was incorporated as a municipality in 1990 and is the first municipality in Canada to be incorporated inside a national park. With tourism as the town’s primary economy, Banff is home to approximately 9,000 residents and host to over 4 million visitors annually. Banff is the birthplace of Canada’s national parks system and a playground for townsfolk and tourists to experience a healthy lifestyle and year round outdoor experiences, such as skiing, hiking and biking. This unique executive leadership position requires proficiency in blending complex regulatory frameworks with sustainable tourism development and a building a vibrant community spirit in a national park setting.
Working closely with Mayor and Council, as Town Manager, you are the conduit through which the development and execution of the Council’s strategic direction is achieved. Your understanding of governance and acquired knowledge and research of facts ensures you deliver sound and well documented advice to Council with which to make informed business decisions. You provide vision and leadership to a team of dedicated management and operating professionals, who are committed to “Taking Care of Banff; our People, our Community, our Park”.
Your background includes strong academic credentials, and 8 to 10 years in an executive role (ideally) within municipal or government administration or as the senior leader in a related private sector function. You are known as a “can do” person and mentor and recognized as a catalyst for health and well-being within and outside the workplace. You recognize the challenges facing progressive, modern day (resort-based) communities, and can demonstrate your experience leading within multi-jurisdictional levels of government or governing bodies. As a community minded visionary and strategic thinker, you provide impeccably sound political judgement and communication expertise. To ensure full integration into the community, the successful candidate is required to reside within the Town of Banff.
This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of one of Western Canada’s most precious jewels. Candidates seeking a rewarding career opportunity as Banff’s Town Manager are invited to submit their resume in confidence quoting Project TOBCAO to Grant Smith.
Waterhouse Executive Search Ltd
Suite 300 – 1055 West Hastings Street
Vancouver B.C. V6E 2E9
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.