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Senior Executive Advisor At City of Grande Prairie

Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

Job Description

With a median age of 30.3 and household discretionary income nearly double the national average, Grande Prairie, Alberta is one of the youngest cities in Canada and one of the fastest growing in North America.

The City of Grande Prairie is currently looking for a Senior Executive Advisor to support the Director of Infrastructure & Economic Development.

As a first point of contact, the Senior Executive Advisor represents the office by communicating and interacting with senior administration, elected officials, other levels of government, outside agencies, internal staff and the public in a respectful and professional manner.

The Senior Executive Advisor must exercise good judgement, handle sensitive situations, and expeditiously deal with the business of the area, which often requires handling highly confidential information and exercising appropriate tact and diplomacy. An ability to research and analyze facts and circumstances, make timely decisions and take ownership and accountability for all assigned projects.

This position requires an energetic, detail-oriented individual who has exceptional planning and organization skills and can multi-task with the ability to be flexible and meet stringent deadlines. Keen political and business acumen is required for optimal performance.



Main Responsibilities

  • Anticipates needs for the senior executives by connecting and making sense of diverse information arising from multiple sources.
  • Researches, prepares and processes clear concise detailed briefing material, reports and letters for the senior executives, elected officials and others as required.
  • Identifies strategies, gains approval and leads implementation of administrative process improvements within the organization.
  • Provide budget analysis and ensure financial reporting requirements are completed.
  • Communicate direction from the Director to managers within the service area.
  • Provide strategic advice to service area and to the Director.
  • Advance significant projects including allocation of resources within the service area.
  • Represent the Director as required.


Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent.

Seven (7) years of directly related work experience, including a minimum of two (2) years in a senior executive support capacity.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.



What We Offer

At the City of Grande Prairie, we recognize and value that people have lives outside of work. We offer flexibility with scheduling, have higher than minimum vacation entitlements and comprehensive benefits that not only cover you when you're sick but encourage you to be well. We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career.

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be an Employer of Choice.


Job Location

City Hall

10205 - 98 Street

Grande Prairie, AB



Hours

40 Hours per week


Salary/Wage

$47.77 - $58.65



Application & Selection Process

Create an account and submit your cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.

Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

Submit resume along with proof of qualifications

Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.

We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within 1 month of the closing date of this job posting.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.



This posting may be used to fill future vacancies in this position.



Applications are being accepted until May 03, 2019