Employment Opportunity: Director of Community Services

Dec 20, 2022

Director of Community Services

The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,500 and growing. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally
located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville, and the US border.

The Town prides itself on delivering high quality, affordable and relevant services that contribute to an unsurpassed quality of life. Smiths Falls features beautiful heritage buildings,
two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of
community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways.

Inspire our Future
As the ideal candidate and the new Director of Community Services you are an inspiring and empowering leader known not only for your insightful business acumen but your ability to help lead the way in service excellence and to support effective operations across the corporation through the development and management of policies, procedures and programs related to the community services portfolio.
Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Community Services will oversee a range of programs including Parks, Recreation, Facilities Management, and
Child Development Services. In addition, you will be the primary liaison with the County of Lanark for the provision of social services-related programs including Ontario Works, Social Housing and Land Ambulance services. The Director is responsible for operationalizing the priorities from our strategic plan while providing efficient and effective management of all community services. This includes leadership of staff, alignment of resources to support strategic directions, achievement of results, implementation and management of change as necessary, and ensuring appropriate service levels are consistently delivered.

The Town of Smith Falls strives to be an employer of choice. Our business environment is second to none and offers an opportunity to work with a strategic and supportive Council
and a highly engaged and collaborative staff team. We offer a workplace culture where you can showcase your leadership talents and achieve professional fulfillment!
In addition, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply
To explore this opportunity please apply online via email by January 14, 2023 to careers@waterhousesearch.net quoting project TSF–DCOM in the subject line. Should you wish to receive a detailed information package please contact Tim Lukasewich at 416-214-9299 x8, tim@waterhousesearch.net or Jon Stungevicius at 416-214-9299 x1, jon@waterhousesearch.net.

The Town of Smiths Falls is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information is collected for the purpose of job selection under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

All applications will be held in strict confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.