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Ref. #17.07-E Downtown Regeneration Coordinator

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality, in partnership with the Sydney Waterfront District Association and the National Trust for Canada, is embarking on an exciting multi- faceted initiative to regenerate Sydney’s downtown core and waterfront area. The anticipated start date for the project is March 2017, with a completion date of June 30, 2019.

To assist with this initiative, the partners are seeking to secure the services of a qualified individual with a strong background in urban design and downtown regeneration to work as an independent contractor on the project.

QUALIFICATIONS: Please note: All required paperwork must be attached to application to be considered.
• Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, urban design, civil engineering or urban planning plus 5 years’ relevant experience or Master’s Degree plus 3 years’ relevant experience (must include copy with application)
• Experience in the restoration and repurposing of heritage buildings would be considered a high priority in selecting a candidate for this position
• Experience working for municipal government would be considered an asset but is not a requirement.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and strong leadership, networking, communication and conflict resolution skills.
• Understanding of, and experience in practices of community engaged visioning and action planning
• Strong communication skills including writing, public speaking, social media and ability to listen and appreciate diverse perspectives and convert these into positive initiatives
• Values teamwork and works well with a wide range of people.
• Experience in research, marketing, community economic and business development, events and promotions and program development for a variety of audiences would be desirable.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Applications quoting Reference #17.07-E should be directed to:

Human Resources Department, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 320 Esplanade, Suite 303
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 7B9 Fax: 902-563-5582 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications, including a detailed personal resume and copies of certificates/diplomas may also be dropped off in person to the Commissionaire, First Floor – City Hall during regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview.


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Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview. CBRM is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applications from the designated groups; women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities. CBRM encourages the need for respect, integrity, diversity, accountability and the public good.