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Organization Name The Region of Waterloo The Region of Waterloo Ontario
Industry Municipal Government, Information Technology
City Kitchener
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]

Director, Information Technology Services


The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, located in Southwestern Ontario, consists of the Cities of Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo (collectively called the Tri-Cities), and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries. There are an estimated 600,000 people living in the Waterloo Region. Among the region's major private sector employers are Blackberry, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Sun Life Financial, Manulife Financial, Challenger Motor Freight, Home Hardware Head Office, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Automation Tooling Systems (ATS).

Major public sector employers include the Waterloo Region District School Board, The Region of Waterloo, University of Waterloo, Grand River Hospital, Waterloo Catholic District School Board, City of Kitchener, St. Mary's General Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College and City of Waterloo.

The Region of Waterloo is home to some of the largest technology companies in Canada and the world. It is the headquarters for eight of Canada’s largest technology companies: Blackberry, Christie Digital Systems, COM DEV, Descartes, D2L, OpenText Corporation, Teledyne Dalsa and Sandvine. With the second highest density of startups in the world, there are over 1400 tech companies that employ 23,000 people.



The Region of Waterloo requires a dynamic Director, Information Technology Services, who is a proven leader with strong political and technical acumen, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and support collaborative teams, inspire loyalty amongst staff, as well as foster strong relationships with elected officials and government agencies.

You are a confident, proactive, dynamic leader, and a strategic thinker who has demonstrated success in a senior management capacity, especially within the scope of provisioning for Information Technology services within a multi-disciplinary organization. Your exceptional interpersonal skills have earned you a reputation for building a positive, accountable work culture and developing and inspiring strong management teams and staff. A model example of exceptional commitment to customer service, you set the standard for a division that strives to provide the highest quality of Information technology services across the Region of Waterloo.

You have completed your University Education or a College Diploma, preferably in Computer Science or related discipline, and you also have a minimum of 7-10 years’ progressive management experience within the Information Technology services capacity preferably within the Municipal/ Broader Public or related sectors. Prior experience dealing with elected officials or Board of Directors is a must.

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Search & Application Process

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, and for a complete Position Profile, please visit our website at If you would like to submit your application, please forward a cover letter and resume to, Kartik Kumar, Partner 1-416-271-4397

The deadline for all applications is March 6th, 2020

Although, we appreciate all applications, only the ones that are the closest fit to the client's requirements would be contacted for the next steps.

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