City Manager (Full Time)


City of Prince Rupert



Posting Title: City Manager (Chief Administrative Officer)
Posting Date: July 23, 2021
Application Deadline: August 20, 2021 @ 5 p.m. (Pacific Time)

North America’s trade gateway to the Asia Pacific is offering the opportunity to live, work, and contribute to a
community on the move. As we begin our second century as the City of Prince Rupert, our harbour has long been
an intersection of trade and commerce for First Nations people dating back to time immemorial. Now with a
population of approximately 13,000 our port has extended that tradition of trade and commerce to a global

Enjoy the relaxed but energetic lifestyle our citizens have created in our small town that enjoys both the physical
amenities offered by much larger centres and the natural marvels of both the forest and ocean. If you enjoy
sports fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, cultural diversity, and exploring, you will love Prince Rupert.

Located at the western end of scenic Highway 16, we enjoy many transport connections such as BC Ferries’
internationally renowned Inside Passage and Haida Gwaii routes. As well as the Alaska Marine Hwy which
connects us to our Northern neighbour, scheduled flights from YPR direct to Vancouver, and Via Rail, east to
Prince George, Edmonton and beyond. Amenities available in Prince Rupert and the surrounding area are many
and can be found on the following websites:    

Potential candidates will have a minimum five years of experience as a City Manager/CAO or equivalent
management position working directly with elected officials, diverse stakeholders, and the public. In addition to
hands-on experience candidates should have a commensurate training and education background.

The successful applicant will be joining a seasoned management team and an energetic Council who have jointly
accomplished a lot in the last 5-10 years. A number of significant infrastructure issues have been tackled, a new
OCP and strategic plan are in place and financially the City has weathered the “Great Recession.”

Do not worry, there are many challenges ahead that will test your skills including an ambitious revitalization
initiative, achieving financial sustainability, continuing to enhance citizen engagement, building relationships
with neighbouring First Nations and other stakeholders.

We are seeking a person with the self-confidence and capacity to join a small but dynamic team and provide the
leadership necessary to maintain the progress made to date. The successful applicant will:

1. Understand the political context of Council, and is comfortable helping Council navigate the inevitable
political issues while maintaining the professional detachment required of a City Manager/CAO.

2. Be committed to corporate excellence leading all City staff by example and with a sense of the
positive professional legacy they wish to create.

3. Maintain and enhance the important relationships with community and business stakeholders as well
as with local First Nations. Additionally, they will understand and can support our working
relationships with Federal and Provincial partners.


4. Have the strategic focus necessary to ensure the successful implementation of the City’s OCP and
Strategic Plan while possessing the pragmatism to support staff and Council to respond to emergent

5. Be a curious, committed learner, open to constructive criticism, and able to encourage others to
follow their example.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those who may be interviewed will be

How to Apply

Please scan and email your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources

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