General Manager Community Services – City of Richmond

Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.

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Reporting directly to the CAO, the General Manager, Community Services (“GM”) provides strategic leadership and oversight of the community services portfolio in alignment with the City’s vision, mission, and values, as well as with Richmond City Council’s Term Goals. As part of the Senior Management Team, the GM participates in long-term strategic planning and annual budget review, works collaboratively to ensure the effective development and implementation of corporate initiatives, advises City Council, and attends all Council and relevant Committee meetings.

The GM leads project teams across the City, and will oversee departments such as Parks; Recreation and Sport Services; Arts, Culture and Heritage; and Community Social Development. In addition to ensuring a strategic approach to management of programs, services, and operations, the GM will set the strategic direction for Community Services to ensure long-term and annual division goals, department plans, budgets, and deliverables drive change and align with the Council’s strategic priorities.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative and visionary leader to take the City’s parks, recreation, arts, culture, heritage, active living, and social development portfolios to the next level of innovation and excellence.

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For more information or to apply, CONTACT: Andrew Philip or Tony Kirschner at Davies Park Executive Search #880 – 609 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5 Phone: (604) 688-8422

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