Director of Community Development
Competition Number: HR-2023-04
Department: Community Development
Close Date: April 28th, 2023 @ 4:00pm
Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, Monday – Friday
Position Type: Exempt, non-union
Posting Type: Internal and external applications are welcome
Compensation: Competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package
Situated in a majestic mountain setting at the east end of the lush Fraser Valley, Hope offers all the amenities of a large centre, while at the same time preserving the life style of a small community. Hope boasts an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities; scenic trails for all levels of hikers and bikers; pristine lakes, streams and creeks for fishers and water sport enthusiasts. Some of our amenities include a modern recreation complex, a curling rink, baseball diamonds, skateboard park, golf & country club, a hospital, an extended care facility, a public health centre, drug stores, medical clinics, chiropractic care, opticians, and more.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Community Development is the is the District’s chief planner, who oversees an integrated approach to development and policy planning, and has the overall responsibility for the development and delivery of standardized frameworks, policies and guidelines to ensure that land use occurs in accordance with the Official Community Plan to effectively achieve the District’s strategic goals and vision.
The Director is responsible for any development-related projects, providing strategic advice and direction on the development process, coordinating and advising planning staff on development applications and processes, communicating and coordinating planning issues with other departments and jurisdictions, participating in public and technical meetings and representing the planning department at Council meetings and with outside agencies.
A list of responsibilities, duties, tasks and qualifications are included in the job description.
The District of Hope offers a competitive salary and benefits package, along with an exceptional working environment. Further information, including a complete job description, is available on the District’s web site at www.hope.ca
Please submit your cover letter and résumé outlining specifically how your experience and qualifications relate to the position. Your cover letter and resume can be submitted to the attention of Crystal Henry-Schmitz, Human Resources Advisor, via one of the methods below:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 604-869-2275 | In Person: 325 Wallace Street, Hope, BC
Mail: PO Box 609, Hope, BC V0X 1L0
The District of Hope thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contact.
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