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Director of Planning Services, Township of Lake of Bays

Organization Name Township of Lake of Bays Township of Lake of Bays
Industry Municipal Services
City Dwight
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Overview / Background

The Township of Lake of Bays is located in northeastern Muskoka, beside world-renowned Algonquin Park. Known for its natural beauty, charming hamlets, and recreational opportunities, Lake of Bays is a vibrant four-season community.

With picturesque landscapes, outdoor activities, specialty shops and restaurants, Lake of Bays is the ideal place to live and work. It is also a premier destination for cottagers and travellers seeking a summer playground or a winter wonderland.

The Township of Lake of Bays is one of six lower-tier municipalities within the District Municipality of Muskoka. Council consists of 7 members.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Planning Services is responsible for overseeing the delivery of Planning Services and related activities of the Municipality.

Possessing a University degree in Planning or equivalent is required and having full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), accompanied by a Registered Professional Planners (RPP) designation (or working towards it), is required.

You have proven work experience (3-5 years) of practical and demonstrated relevant experience, including significant leadership experience in municipal government as well as proactive experience as a transformational leader and change management champion. Prior experience dealing with key stakeholders like Council, developers, community associations and trade associations is also required.

You are a relationship builder and able to engage partners and colleagues at all levels both in and outside of the organization.


Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume by email to Kartik Kumar at by January 8th, 2023 @11:59 pm.

To view the full Position Profile, please click here.

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Thank you once again for your interest.

Legacy Partners and the Township of Lake of Bays are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.

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