Chief Administrative Officer

City of Mount Pearl

Chief Administrative Officer


An active and engaged community with a strong sense of home”

The City of Mount Pearl is an active and engaged community with a strong sense of home. It is a recognized leader in effective operations and innovation and has taken a well-managed and balanced approach to development. It prides itself on delivering quality services to the nearly 23,000 residents and over 1,100 businesses that call Mount Pearl home. This is an opportunity to prepare, develop and lead this City into the future. Mount Pearl has a budget in excess of $50M annually and has over 285 valued employees who contribute to the success of the City’s operation every day. We are seeking a leader who welcomes professional challenges and strives for continuous improvement, while maintaining a positive working environment.

Reporting to the City Council for the City of Mount Pearl, the Chief Administrative Officer is accountable to provide leadership and direction for all City functions and activities within policies established by Council and in accordance with applicable legislation. Supporting the Mayor and Council with all information, options and recommendations to promote sound decision-making, the CAO also coordinates, directs and makes recommendations to Council regarding the assessment, definition and review of City policy.  As the senior administrative leader, the CAO provides leadership, coaching and guidance to the senior management team and represents the City with residents, government, unions, the business community and the public. Focused on the strategic priorities of the City, the incumbent enables Council to translate its vision into the delivery of superior municipal services to all citizens served. The CAO is also vested with the statutory responsibility for both the City Manager and City Clerk, as outlined in the City of Mount Pearl Act with the exception of those duties that may be delegated to other Directors and approved by City Council.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic senior executive with a strategic business perspective, who has held broad managerial accountability for operational, financial and human resources within a diverse, multi-stakeholder environment. The ideal candidate is one who listens, engages and acts to create innovative solutions and effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, focuses on growing and retaining an organization through oversight in long-term planning and implementing best practices, ensuring effective management frameworks are utilized. Being both persuasive and professional, you have the proven ability to drive results while working with multiple levels of government.   You demonstrate passion and commitment to and experience with the delivery of effective and sustainable services and programs consistent with the City’s vision. A natural collaborator and communicator, you bring demonstrated skills in leading a senior management team, people management, and you embody a leadership philosophy of empowerment and accountability. You bring a university degree or equivalent education and experience supplemented with 10+ years’ experience in progressively responsible leadership and management roles within a diverse, multi-stakeholder environment with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.  Leadership experience in a public sector or comparably complex organization required, with experience in a municipal environment preferred.

The City of Mount Pearl will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or communicate your needs to the KBRS recruitment team.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Shauna Quinlan or Beverley Evans at 1-866-822-6022, [email protected] or submit your application online at https://kbrs.ca/Career/14022.


Organization: City of Mount Pearl
Location: Mount Pearl, NL
Region: Avalon
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: September 3, 2020, 1:02 pm
Expires: October 3, 2020, 4:30 pm

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