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Position: Director, Community Planning & Livability
Employer: City of Campbell River
Location: Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC


Centrally located on Vancouver Island, the City of Campbell River is a growing municipality that is creating and sustaining a vibrant, healthy, and safe community for its residents. Through the delivery of local services and amenities, the City has prioritized livability, economic health, and the environment, grounded in management and governance, relationships, and growth management.

The City employs approximately 250 people in permanent positions and approximately 85 more in seasonal or auxiliary roles. As an employer, the City is recognized for providing a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive workplace that supports professional growth and development to attract, engage, and retain employees.


As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Community Planning and Livability has accountability and responsibility for Long Range Planning, Land Use Management, Sustainability, Solid Waste, Transportation Planning, Recreation and Culture. The position provides overall strategic direction and leadership for these functions and departments, with an emphasis on promoting community and social livability, environmental planning, and well-being, in alignment with the City’s Sustainable Official Community Plan. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategic goals, and cross-departmental collaboration and implementation, along with exemplary service delivery to the community. Effective relationship building and strategic communications with key community stakeholders, various levels of government, non-government organizations, senior management, Council, and other City departments are critical components of this role.

This is an exciting leadership opportunity for a dynamic individual with a passion for sustainable community planning. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of eight (8) years of progressive experience at a senior management level of municipal government or other public sector organizations including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity. This position requires a university degree in Recreation Management, Public or Business Administration, Community Planning, Sustainability, or a related discipline, supplemented by supervisor, management, or other related studies. A post graduate degree supplemented with Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, is considered an asset. The Director, Community Planning and Livability role requires excellent communication skills, relationship building, and political acumen with the ability to interpret local government legislation, bylaws, and policies.


  • Public sector and municipal government
  • Long-range and social planning
  • Community engagement
  • Sustainability initiatives


  • Strategic planning
  • Government relations
  • Communication
  • Team leadership


Harbour West believes equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe that everyone - no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or Indigenous status – should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with the City of Campbell River, please contact 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to .


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 6 2022    ID: 62328