Director of Community Services

City of Lacombe


Director of Community Services

(Competition 2018-25)

The City of Lacombe is an employer you’ll be proud to work for.

We offer rewarding career opportunities to enhance the quality of life of our entire community. Your work will benefit residents, local businesses and visitors alike by helping make Lacombe a great place to be. With an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, we offer an environment that fosters opportunities for employees to learn, grow and thrive.
Due to an upcoming retirement the City is currently recruiting for a Director of Community Services to join our team.
We believe the City of Lacombe provides a unique opportunity to put your talents to work. We value diversity in our workforce and focus on attracting and retaining employees who can work together effectively to meet the needs of our great community.
We know the success of the City and the success of our employees go hand in hand.  That’s why we offer a compelling employee value proposition anchored by four key elements - commitment to community, workplace culture, pursuit of excellence and strong roots, fresh perspective.
Join us and experience the satisfaction of seeing the results of your work in real-time as you take part in building Lacombe.
Reporting to the CAO, the Director is a member of the Corporate Leadership Team for the City. The Director provides direct organizational leadership and service design to managers within the areas of; Recreation, Arts and Culture, Community Economic Development, Parks and Facilities, Lacombe Memorial Centre.
This position provides management of funding agreements outlining grants provided to a number of organizations in our City, including the Mary C Moore Library, Lacombe Historical Society, Lacombe & District Family and Community Support Services and others.
Ideally to fill this role you will be a proven leader and possess a Bachelor Degree in Business, Administration, Recreation supported by 5 - 7 years of experience in senior level management, ideally concentrated in at least one of the key areas of responsibility.
As our preferred candidate your list of experiences and skills include:

  • Strong administrative skills, and proven skills in verbal and written communications;
  • Highly hone leadership, team building and relationship building skills;
  • Working knowledge of land use and planning documents as it relates to recreation and green space development;
  • Conflict resolution skills;
  • Capital and Operating Budget development and management experience for significant portfolios;
  • Skilled in public facilitation, community engagement and presenting to a variety of audiences.

A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, LAPP and supplementary pension plan. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.
Additional information on the role and our City can be found on the employment page on our website at
If you believe this is the right career opportunity for you, please submit your resume in confidence to:
Barbara Wilton, Human Resources Manager     
Resume review will commence August 17, 2018 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is recruited.  Interviews will be scheduled in September.
All applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest.
Only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Lacombe
Location: Lacombe, AB
Region: Red Deer
Professional Category(s): Community Services
Posted: July 18, 2018, 4:55 pm
Expires: August 31, 2018, 4:30 pm

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