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Town of Cornwall – CAO

Jun 23, 2017

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Chief Administrative Officer

The Town of Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  With a population of over 5,300 residents, Cornwall is located within a strong agricultural community, with K-12 schools and excellent recreational facilities.  The Town provides services to many surrounding communities.

Reporting to Town Council, the CAO is responsible for designated responsibilities within the Municipalities Act.  The CAO provides sound advice and policy guidance to Council, has overall responsibility for operational and capital budgets, and provides leadership to engage municipal employees in the successful achievement of the Town’s Official Plan.  Management responsibilities include financial administration, human resources, facilities, project management, programs and funding.

As the ideal candidate, you will have significant experience in public administration within government or another large, complex organization, with proven success in managing operations, budgeting/finance, human resources, and working with acts/regulations. You possess a University degree in Business, Public Administration or a related area, or have extensive directly related management experience in a senior administrative position at the municipal level.

Operationally, you have proven leadership and management skills, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent organizational abilities.  You have superior communication and conflict resolution skills. You have demonstrated the ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders, including staff, other levels of government and the general public. Consensus building, negotiation skills and strategic thinking are some of your proven strengths.

The Town of Cornwall offers a competitive salary and attractive benefit package for this key leadership position. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter in person or electronically in confidence by Monday, July 17th by end of day to:

1 Harbourside Brecken Building
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8R4

Tel: 902-626-2500
Fax: 902-626-2532

For more information about the Town of Cornwall, please visit

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