STEWARD THE RICH HERITAGE AND
BEAUTY OF NIAGARA PARKS
Established over 125 years ago, The Niagara Parks Commission has been a custodian and steward of one of the world’s natural wonders along with many of Niagara’s inspiring environmental and historical treasures. In the extensive 1,325 hectare portfolio, Niagara Parks’ properties consist of family attractions, golf courses, historic sites, a horticultural school, restaurants and even a butterfly conservatory. In addition, Niagara Parks operates its own police service, visitor transportation system, road and snow maintenance, and community and recreational facilities. There is also a 56 km recreational trail and the scenic Niagara Parkway. From its inception, this provincial agency has been completely self-sufficient, operating at no cost to the Ontario taxpayer, but is a publically accountable organization. The decisions, projects and policies of the Commission affect a broad array of stakeholders. As the General Manager, you’ll be comfortable in this type of environment.
Reporting to the Chair and Commissioners, you will add both strategic and operational stewardship to the organization as it serves millions of visitors and tourists from across Canada and around the world. With your business, fiscal and relationship management skills, you’ll oversee a budget of approximately $75 million and work with a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders. Build the brand of Niagara Parks as a trustworthy and publicly responsible organization. Mentor and coach your senior management team in engaging and motivating a full-time staff of 260 that grows to more than 1,600 during the peak season. Assess the commercial enterprises to ensure they are fully leveraged and strategically aligned with the core mission and vision of Niagara Parks. Take a long-term approach to revenue sustainability and execute on goals identified in the organization’s strategic plan.
You are a proven business leader who possesses an entrepreneurial drive and track record of growing successful operations. You understand what it takes to transform an organization’s culture, and can demonstrate your creativity in identifying new sources of revenue within Provincial guidelines. With ten years of senior executive management experience and oversight of diverse businesses, you have worked with a Board and have been exposed to public/private partnerships. This exposure has given you an understanding of the public sector context and a commitment to integrity, transparency and accountability. Here is where you can put all of your credentials to work on behalf of a unique public agency.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume online at http://www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/10817. For further information please contact Margaret Campbell in Odgers Berndtson’s Toronto office at 416-366-1990.