Chief Administrative Officer

City of Summerside

Small City…Big Opportunity!

Chief Administrative Officer

Summerside is Prince Edward Island’s second largest city.  Population is nearing 16,000.  As the primary commercial centre of Prince County, Summerside reaches a local trading population of 45,000.

The City has won prestigious awards for its renewable energy innovations and its Living Lab work in economic development. Our community-owned electrical utility, along with our water and wastewater treatment facilities, and our recreational assets are all state of the art. Elected officials here have a solid track record of executive leadership, both with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and the Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM).

The City seeks a qualified, seasoned, and well-disciplined Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to be accountable for the overall management and administration of the City's operations and services.  The CAO will report to and take direction from the Mayor and City Council, acting as their principal advisor. You’ll work collaboratively to identify and develop creative strategies and sensible policies which advance the City's well-being and economic growth.

The ideal candidate will have a solid grasp of local governance, operational know-how, budgets and finance within the municipal sector. Knowledge of municipal electric utilities is definitely an asset. Relationship building must be exceptional in answering the call for stronger partnerships. You have a reputation for building action-oriented teams and motivating staff to achieve high levels of service excellence.

If this exciting opportunity aligns with your career aspirations, please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence by e-mail, to Derek Key at
For further information, please contact Bob Ashley, CAO at 902- 439-0846.

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 at 5pm.

Please note: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Summerside
Location: Summerside, PE
Region: Annes Land
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: October 3, 2019, 9:08 am
Expires: November 1, 2019, 5:00 pm

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