ID# 21-1405 Location: Calgary, AB
Reporting to the City Manager, the General Manager, Community Services is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, who collectively develop the overall strategic direction and plans for the City of Calgary, and ensure the effective execution of Council priorities and services to the citizens of Calgary. The General Manager, Community Services is accountable for and oversees the strategic direction and operational management of the Community Services department. This department’s core purpose is to connect and protect the quality of life of citizens in Calgary, through a broad array of programs and services.
Under general policy guidance from the City Manager and City Council, the General Manager provides inclusive leadership and direction to all departmental business units, including Park and Recreation Programming, Calgary Neighborhoods, Animal and Bylaw Services, Calgary Fire Department, 911, Emergency Management, Affordable Housing, and Arts and Culture.
The General Manager ensures that each of the Community Services department’s services, supporting programs and sub services are consistent with the overall mission of providing the best possible experience to residents of the City of Calgary and aligns with Council priorities. The General Manager provides expert level advice and expertise in their area of specialty to the City Council and participates in applicable committee meetings. The role, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, leads overall policy development for their department, develops strategic plans, leads/sponsors key projects and initiatives, and directs the implementation of these policies/projects/initiatives/plans within the Community Services department.
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