Chief Administrative Officer - Niagara Region

Niagara Region

Chief Administrative Officer 

Niagara Region is one of Canada’s most world – renowned destinations.

Strategically located between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, it is home to a culturally and economically diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000. The Region works collaboratively with 12 area municipalities and community partners to efficiently deliver innovative programs and services that support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Niagara has long been among the prominent tourism regions in Canada as it features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls, Canada’s most developed wine industry and year-round theatre festivals and cultural events. As a must- visit destination Niagara hosts over 13 million tourists, who spend over $2.6 billion generating a significant amount of business activity, jobs and other economic benefits. Dynamic modern cities, affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education institutions, libraries, parks, modern infrastructure investments and unique natural beauty are some of the reasons why residents chose to call Niagara Region home.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the most senior administrative leadership position in the Niagara Region and provides objective professional advice and decision support to the Regional Chair and Council in developing strategies, policies and services that address the unique needs of the Region. The CAO provides vision, leadership and guidance on the general direction and management of the organization as well as in the implementation of strategic initiatives and delivery of responsive services to the citizens and businesses of Niagara.

The ideal candidate for CAO has a relevant university degree, a deep understanding and working knowledge of public sector administration, municipal finance and governance within a two -tier government structure. In addition, you will have experience working with associated municipal agencies such as police services, social housing, boards, commissions, provincial and federal government entities. As a leader, you seek to engage our approximately 3,600 employees and inspire excellence as you demonstrate by example the region’s corporate values. As a successful senior executive, you are a proven consensus-builder with strong change management skills and the ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders. You are an innovation advocate and embrace new ideas to securely enable efficient operations of citizen services. You have implemented strategic plans, large complex initiatives and created opportunities for economic prosperity.

Explore this career defining opportunity to lead one of Canada’s most iconic regions in the delivery of better government and better outcomes for the citizens you serve.

Please submit your resume and related information online to Kartik Kumar Legacy Executive Search Partners at by 11:59 P.M on Friday, June 4th, 2021.

Please click here to access the detailed CAO Position Profile.

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

Niagara Region is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Legacy Executive Search Partners and Niagara Region throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Organization: Niagara Region
Location: Thorold, ON
Region: Zone 3
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: May 3, 2021, 10:39 am
Expires: June 4, 2021, 11:59 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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