Manager of Long Range Planning and Special Projects

District of Mission

Mission is located in the lower mainland of BC, and is nestled on the southern coastal mountain slopes overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley. Mission is a rapidly growing and dynamic community of approximately 38,000 residents, located 15 minutes north of the US border and 70 kilometers east of Vancouver. Although Mission is part of a broader metropolitan area, it still maintains its distinct and welcoming small town flavor.
If...working for a growing community and making a difference...
working for a progressive employer in the beautiful Fraser Valley...
working with an exceptional team, appeals to you...
You may be the person we are seeking.

Manager of Long Range Planning and Special Projects

Are you interested in an exciting management opportunity where you facilitate positive change and contribute to the overall development of a growing community?
The District of Mission is looking for a creative and results-oriented individual who demonstrates strong communication, business acumen and teamwork skills to join our Development Services team.

Reporting to the Director of Development Services, you will be responsible for leading the District’s long range planning functions primarily through the development of programs and related policy. The Manager of the Long Range Planning plays an integral role in guiding growth and development by ensuring the creation of a thriving, inclusive, attractive, vibrant and sustainable community.

This unique opportunity requires you to manage and undertake policy studies and projects involving considerable independent judgment, and the coordination and implementation of all aspects related to land use policy development. The work involves complex urban issues and will be carried out in consultation with internal and external stakeholders including other District departments, governments and agencies, community residents, landowners and business interests.

You will exercise independent judgement in scoping and conceptualizing policy and project work, developing and managing work programs and budgets, planning and implementing public processes, and managing staff and consultants. Some examples of key initiatives include downtown revitalization, waterfront redevelopment, neighbourhood planning, employment lands and affordable housing strategies.

You will possess an open, team-oriented leadership style which promotes continuous improvements in organizational efficiency. It is essential that you are able to develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of internal and external customers and bring a distinguished customer service philosophy to the position.

Your post-secondary education in community planning, business or public administration or a related field, together with general supervisory or management training with a minimum of five years of progressive management experience make you the ideal candidate. Membership or eligibility for membership in PIBC and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners is considered an asset.

This position is excluded from the bargaining units and offers a wage rate commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

If this career opportunity interests you, please apply via the Careers page on our website (Job ID 2020-05) by Monday, August 10, 2020.

We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Organization: District of Mission
Location: Mission, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: July 16, 2020, 10:45 am
Expires: August 10, 2020, 4:30 pm

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