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City of Kenora seeks Chief Administrative Officer

Nestled on the north shore of the Lake of the Woods, Kenora combines vibrant city life with a rich cultural history in a setting of abundant natural beauty.

It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a strong and respected administrator in a destination community.

You’re most likely a career civil servant, in a mid to senior administrator role who welcomes the challenge of balancing urban-like expectations in a pseudo-urban setting while honouring the social fabric woven of northern Indigenous communities, seasonal destination tourists and permanent residents.  This is not your first “trip to the rodeo” leading a multifarious organization within a public service environment. You know how to conceptualize the nature and evolution of advancement in an organization, are adept at bringing parties together to rally around the collective, and are accustomed to delivering vital public services, programs and projects.

This role is ultimately accountable for a combined capital & operating budget of $55M and a City team of 250 staff. We are looking for some administrative credentials & experience with minimum qualifications being:

Ø  A degree in Public Administration, Political Science, or Business/Commerce; and

Ø  A municipal certification/designation or willingness to pursue; and

Ø  Several years senior level experience in the public sector including leading large teams; or

Ø  Equivalent combination of education and experience.


To discuss the position in confidence, please call or email. Resumes can be directed to:


Lynda Schroeder, Senior Consultant

Main: 306.543.1666

Expires: May 28, 2020