About The City of Iqaluit
Iqaluit – Inuktitut for "many fish" – is located near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, which empties into Frobisher Bay. With a population of nearly 8000, Iqaluit is Canada’s smallest capital City. The City is currently experiencing a period of rapid development and population growth. As the largest community in Nunavut, Iqaluit is a growing community, unique in its role as a major business, transportation, administrative, health and education centre. Similar to other municipalities in Nunavut, Iqaluit is also a major landowner, responsible for the administration and development of municipal lands, which further creates a unique planning context.
About the Opportunity
The City of Iqaluit has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Planning and Development to join their team in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Planning and Development is responsible for land-use planning, policy & regulations, development approvals, land development, and the administration of municipal lands and all land transactions.
The successful candidate will also oversee the efficient management of the department’s capital and operating budget, departmental staff, currently consisting of a City Planner(s) and Lands Administrator.
To qualify for this role, you will have a Master's Degree in Regional, Urban, City or Community Planning, or related discipline (e.g. Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies, Environmental Planning, Sustainability), including courses in land use planning, sustainability, environmental management, social planning, engagement and urban design.
You will also have a minimum seven (7) years of experience in the planning field, including at least three (3) years in a local government setting (preferably at the municipal level) and at least two (2) years in a supervisory or management role.
About the Benefits
The successful incumbent will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary plus a Settlement allowance. You will also receive a great range of employee benefits, including:
At The City of Iqaluit, we value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events over the year including seasonal summer BBQ's and Christmas parties, charity fundraisers, and Social Committee events.
If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same, and where you can make a real difference in the lives of others, then this is the role for you. Apply today!
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