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Senior Director, Parks, Planning & Properties

  • 05 Jan 2016
  • 21 Jan 2016
  • Niagara Parks Commission


Ontario’s Niagara Parks

PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide!

Established over 125 years ago, Niagara Parks has been a steward of one of the world’s natural wonders along with many of Niagara’s inspiring environmental and historical treasures. In the 1,325 hectare portfolio, Niagara Parks’ properties include parks and gardens, family attractions, golf courses, historic sites, a horticulture school, restaurants and a butterfly conservatory. Additionally, Niagara Parks operates its own police service, visitor transportation system, road and snow maintenance, and community recreational facilities. There is a 56 km recreational trail along the scenic Niagara parkway. From its inception, this provincial agency has been completely self-sufficient; operating at no cost to the taxpayer, but is a publicly accountable organization.


Reporting directly to the General Manager, this position will provide strategic direction and leadership for the planning, development, preservation and maintenance of a wide range of parks programs and services related to Natural and Cultural Heritage, Land Use Planning & Property Management including the Niagara Parkway, School of Horticulture & Botanical Gardens, and Historic Sites, through directing and supervising related activities for Niagara Parks. The successful candidate will promote sound business and accountability practices while ensuring exceptional guest service and efficiency. As a member of the Senior Management team, you will engage in strategic business and financial planning, policy development and decision making to achieve the mission, vision and strategic goals of the organization.


Bachelor’s Degree and/or a Masters of Park Administration or Landscape Architecture with knowledge of cultural heritage, Land Use Planning & Property Management as well as waste / recycle management. Full membership with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects is an asset. A minimum of ten years of Senior Management experience related to Landscape Architecture and strategic Parks or Land Use design. Strong experience in project management skills as it relates to this portfolio. Strong leadership, public speaking and interpersonal skills. A high level of administrative, supervisory, planning, design and problem solving skills as well as analytical skills to prepare and administer budgets and reports. A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.

Niagara Parks offers a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan. 

To apply for this position, please create a profile and submit a resume through our Career Portal by following the link: http://corporate.niagaraparks.com/employment/ .

Applications for this position will be accepted until January 21, 2016.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.   We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at (905) 353-5411, or by email to accessibility@niagaraparks.com, or by TTY, Local (905) 356-5672, or Toll–free 1-855-356-5672.

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