Chief Administrative Officer job posting

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Central Coast Regional District

Chief Administrative Officer

Located in the heart of the mid-Coast, the Central Coast Regional District serves a population approaching 4,000 residents spanning 24,000 square kilometers and provides local and regional protective, recreational, environmental and transportation services.

Home to a vast temperate rainforest rich in biodiversity and wildlife, endless Pacific Ocean coastline, inlets, and islands, towering glacial mountains, and pristine watersheds, the Central Coast constitutes some of the world´s most spectacular and untouched scenery and natural beauty, and is teeming with rich biodiversity and wildlife.
The CAO is the primary advisor to the 5 member Board and provides strategic leadership for the organization in delivering a unique blend of regional and local services. The CCRD's governance body is made up of five electoral areas that include the Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk Nation (Bella Bella), and Nuxalk Nation communities, as well as the several unincorporated communities of Bella Coola, Hagensborg, Firvale, Stuie, Denny Island, Ocean Falls and Rivers Inlet. Without municipalities, the Central Coast Regional District is the only regional district in British Columbia to be providing services to only unincorporated communities, Indigenous peoples, and rural areas.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced local government executive with a combination of strong academic credentials and effective leadership qualities. The CAO will demonstrate sound financial acumen, intuitive political judgment and forward thinking strategies, taking pride in building an outcome driven staff team through effective communications. A strong commitment to excellence in customer service and service delivery in a dynamic environment is critical. Your expert leadership skills and management experience will bring success in this interesting and challenging career opportunity with a dynamic and growing team. In personal terms, we are seeking a person who is approachable, visionary, inspiring, and demonstrates openness, integrity, trustworthiness, business expertise, and decision-making qualities.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence quoting ‘CAO Competition’ in the subject line, no later than Sunday, September 19, 2021, with detailed resume and covering letter to:; or by mail to Central Coast Reginal District, P.O. Box 186, 626 Cliff Street, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0; or by fax to: 250-799-5750.
For qualified individuals who would like to confidentially consider this exceptional career opportunity, please contact Courtney Kirk, CAO at, or 250-799-5291.
We thank all candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.