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CAO for the Village of Stirling
Local Authority: Village of Stirling
Location: Stirling, AB
Closing Date: 7/3/2020

To apply for this position, please scroll to the bottom of the page for instructions.

 Job Description:

Select is excited to be working with the Village of Stirling in their search for an energetic, innovative, and organized Chief Administrative Officer. Their ideal candidate will feel equally comfortable as a senior manager or as a “hands-on” team member. This dynamic position will provide leadership and direction with the support of the council, staff, and community.

 Why the Village of Stirling?

·       Stirling is the 1st “Net Zero Village” (a community that produces more energy than consumed) in all of Canada

·       Is a designated National Historical Site

·       Has high speed gigabyte fibre-optic services

·       Only 30 minutes outside the City of Lethbridge

·       A close-knit community with a population of 1300

 Compensation & Hours:

·       The salary is competitive

·       There is a comprehensive benefits package

 Position Summary:

·       Performing the requirements as outlined in the Municipal Government Act and the Village bylaws

·       Building collaborative partnerships with leaders in the community, region, and province to drive economic growth

·       Proactively addressing emerging trends and ensuring a financially stable future

·       Recommending objectives, policies, and programs to council that can enhance resident’s quality of life and promote community spirit

·       Hiring, evaluating, training, and developing staff members; coordinating duties and activities

·       Leading and motivating an effective team in a style the promotes involvement and innovation

·       Providing executive leadership to all planning initiatives and ensuring accountability

 Required Qualifications:

·       Post-secondary education in HR (Human Resources), Public/Business Administration, or have a CLGM (Certified Local Government Manager) Designation

·       5+ years of previous management experience in a public-facing municipal, non-profit, or public works position

·       Ability to bring diverse individuals and program initiatives together using strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills, a big picture thinker

·       Experience in strategic planning, organization development, and achieving results in labour rations

·       Financial Management; timely and efficient in budgeting, financing, and information reporting

·       Politically astute

·       Resides within an hour of Stirling, AB

 Bonus Points For:

·       Previous experience as a CAO within municipal government

 How to Apply:

Please send your Resume, Cover Letter, and three Professional References in MS Word format to Samantha Friesen at This job posting will close July 3, 2020.

 For More Info:


Founded in 1998, Select People Solutions is a locally owned, full-service recruitment, executive search, temporary staffing, and HR consulting firm. We partner with hundreds of companies throughout Southern Alberta to find them staff. Our goal is to provide job seekers with additional tools to connect them with meaningful employment opportunities, which is why we offer a range of employment options in our four divisions – agriculture, industrial, professional, and office. We look forward to hearing from you!

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25