Manager of Planning

Town of Canmore

We are currently accepting applications for the position of

Manager of Planning

Full-Time, Permanent

Why work for the Town of Canmore?
Our team is professional, fun, dedicated, and passionate about our community, this work, and the endless opportunities for play in our magnificent Rocky Mountain environment. Our planning landscape includes a unique variety of issues and considerations that provide rewarding challenges, and an opportunity to apply concepts that aren’t used in many other places around the world. As an organization, the Town of Canmore exists to serve the community and visitors to Canmore, to support a sustainable future for all, and to ensure the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars.

Position Overview:
The Manager of Planning and Development is responsible for leading and managing a dynamic team of planning and development staff, in alignment with our unique culture that is oriented around personal and professional development, collaboration, openness, and service to the community. As a Manager you will also develop the strategic goals and objectives of the department, and will play a critical role in community engagement and communication on significant planning issues and projects.  Canmore provides a landscape like no other, with challenges that are legislative, geographical, natural, human, and animal. If you are looking for an opportunity to prove yourself as a strong leader, as well as challenge your planning skills with unique and complex projects, we have the right job for you!  

The perfect person for this job is an experienced leader with a collaborative work style. You will need to be comfortable engaging others in decision-making, and making decisions with overall organizational priorities and strategies in mind. You must create a rewarding and motivating work environment for your team, and ensure that all team members are involved in, and engaged with the Town’s workplace culture.  A Master’s Degree in Planning, and a minimum of 10 – 15 years of progressive municipal planning experience is required. Membership in any of the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs) across Canada will be considered a strong asset!

Closing Date for Applications:
This posting will remain open until filled.

The salary range for this position is $105,905.80 - $117,681.20 per annum commensurate with skills and experience.  

How to Apply:
To apply, please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document (PDF or Word) and apply directly on our website at To help us learn more about you, in your cover letter please clearly detail the following:

  1. Why you want to be the Manager of Planning & Development for the Town of Canmore and why you choose Canmore as the place to be
  2. What leadership skills and experience you have that would make you a great mentor for the team and our community
  3. What planning and development experience you have that would help you to successfully navigate the complex issues of our unique mountain town

Prior to receiving an offer of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit copies of all required certifications and documentation, including driver's abstract and vulnerable sector criminal records check. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position.  However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: Town of Canmore
Location: Canmore, AB
Region: Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: February 25, 2019, 11:34 am
Expires: March 25, 2019, 4:30 pm

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