Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Nanton

Town of Nanton

Chief Administrative Officer

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities

Town of Nanton

Job Description: 
On the way to everywhere, the town of Nanton has a population of 2181 and is located 40 minutes south of Calgary on Highway 2. Incorporated as a Town in 1907, Nanton remains a charming and vibrant community with many attractive offerings.

Deeply rooted in farming and ranching and situated where the prairies meet the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Nanton boasts an historic downtown, world-renowned museums, an active rodeo community, many farm-to-table options and a lively art and music scene. The simplicity of small-town living is captured through the strong sense of community and the desire of its residents to make a difference. Since 2014, Nanton has experienced extraordinary levels of residential, commercial and industrial development. The Town of Nanton is actively working on infrastructure upgrades.

The Chief Administrative Officer will oversee 19 full-time staff,10-12 seasonal staff, and direct a operations budget of $4,500,000 plus capital budget. The CAO will work closely with a council that is actively engaged, progressive, dedicated and supportive, and that values the importance of communication.

The candidate we are seeking will have 3 to 5 years of senior management experience municipal governance. A degree in Business/Public Administration or equivalent is desirable. The position of CAO will require the following key leadership competencies:
  • Is an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills; an ability to lead and motivate a committed team through listening, informing and delegating.
  • Is able to build a strong work plan with measurables for accountability.
  • Is able to set priorities and is adept at time management.
  • Is politically savvy with the ability to work in a political environment with many stakeholders.
  • Understands the importance of a CAO’S presence in the community
We are seeking a person who is approachable, inspiring, and demonstrates strong time-management abilities. This position will be of particular interest to those who will enjoy the challenge of revitalizing our organization. Experience in land and community development would be an asset. The Town of Nanton  offers a fair salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The job description is available upon request.
Closing Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Application Return: Please submit: a cover letter, a resume, essay question response, and three (3) references by email to:

Tarolyn Aaserud
Phone: 403.646.2029

Organization: Town of Nanton
Location: Nanton, AB
Region: Calgary
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: September 14, 2018, 1:45 pm
Expires: September 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

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