Executive Director, Misty Isles Economic Development Society (MIEDS)

Executive Director, Misty Isles Economic Development Society (MIEDS)

Established in 2008 on the unceded territory of the Haida Nation, the Misty Isles Economic Development Society (MIEDS) is a non-profit organization that provides leadership of economic development initiatives of the Haida Gwaii region.  These projects and programs are undertaken jointly by the 5 communities of: Village of Massett, Village of Port Clements, Village of Daajing Giids, and Electoral Areas D & E Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.
The Executive Director is directly accountable to the Board of Directors for overall executive management and effective service delivery; development and refinement of service programs; and control over fiscal management. The Board identifies the goals and direction for the organization and the Executive Director develops and implements strategies for achieving them.
A proven track record of successful performance at the executive management level: staff supervision, strategic planning and evaluation, budget development.

  1. Demonstrated leadership skills in a business and/or economic development environment.
  2. Demonstrated skills with fiscal management and reporting.
  3. Demonstrated aptitude for creating a positive environment for clients and staff.
  4. Experience with First Nations partnerships.
  5. Demonstrated experience with the management of rural Development.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with and developing a Board of Directors.
  7. Facilitation of diverse projects.

Post-secondary education in business and management.

  1. History of having led organizational growth and change.
  2. Familiarity with and knowledge of issues and governance associated with economic and business development in the Haida Gwaii regional area.


  • An annual salary of $65,000; and a blended / hybrid work environment that supports you to balance your working hours in ways that are most productive for you.
  • A fantastic rural lifestyle with outdoor adventures galore.
  • The chance to make a big difference with a small but energetic team.

Send your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment, by Fri. Sept. 23, 2022. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the position benefits.
Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca; www.tallcedars.ca 

Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Sayward

Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Sayward

THE ROLE: Mayor and Council of the Village of Sayward are looking for a confident professional with excellent communication skills for the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO is responsible for the general management of all municipal operations and staff.
THE LOCATION: The seaside community of Sayward is located on northern Vancouver Island, just 50 minutes north of Campbell River. The Village is perched at the base of Newcastle Ridge and the mouth of the mighty Salmon River at Kelsey Bay, one of BC’s most important estuaries. Sayward is in the unceded Traditional Territory of the K’omoks, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations. Approximately 350 people call Sayward home: residents are happy to share the spectacular natural environment of the Island with visitors and the 1000 residents in the nearby Sayward valley.
The quality of life in Sayward makes this an exciting opportunity for someone who appreciates the relaxed lifestyle of a small rural community. The area offers access to hiking trails, lakes and recreational sites, a marina for boat moorage and fishing, and is close to winter skiing at Mount Washington and Mount Cain.

  • Post-secondary education related to public administration, business, or an equivalent combination of education and progressive experience.
  • At least 5 (five) years’ progressive experience in local government administration, strategic planning, and organizational development.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills, preferably in a local government setting.
  • Experience providing professional advice and support to elected officials, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Experience with grant writing and the grant application process.
  • A Certificate in Local Government Administration will be considered an asset.

THE RETURNS: The annual salary for the CAO role will start at $110,000. Ideally, the candidate will relocate to the Village of Sayward; however, hybrid working considerations may be made for the ideal candidate who can effectively balance the challenges of leading and working virtually. The CAO will meet a firm commitment to being in-person for 3-4 days per week for key Village meetings, staff support, and events. Other additional work-life incentives are currently being considered by Mayor and Council.
THE NEXT STEP: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment. A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the benefits package.

Flo Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca; www.tallcedars.ca

Senior Water Quality Technician, North Salt Spring Waterworks District

Senior Water Quality Technician, North Salt Spring Waterworks District

North Salt Spring Waterworks District is seeking a new Senior Water Quality Technician.
Located in the beautiful Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is a vibrant, active rural community and a great place to live. Surrounded by the Salish Sea, the area offers a year-round mild climate with a broad selection of pursuits for the outdoor enthusiast. Amenities and services include excellent elementary and secondary schools, a hospital, library, renowned arts and culinary options, and health and wellness retreats. Greater Victoria and the Cowichan Valley are both just a short ferry ride away.
The mission of the NSSWD is “to provide potable water within the NSSWD boundaries in an efficient and sustainable manner.” This encompasses residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional users or approximately 5,500 people within the District boundaries. The NSSWD also operates six other regional district and improvement district water systems under contract.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Senior Water Quality Technician plays a key role in ensuring and facilitating high quality and safe water production and distribution in the NSSWD and other districts as assigned. This position works within the Operations department and is responsible for a variety of functions including Quality Control, Documentation, and support to both the Operations Manager and the Operations teams.


  • Supervises the water quality and quantity monitoring programs.
  • Responsible for entering, data in water quality database.
  • Reviews, and verifies data in water quality database.
  • Monitors lake levels and climate data and updates spreadsheets and charts.
  • Monitors bacteriological blooms in Lakes for toxin production and makes sampling recommendations.
  • Conducts dam inspections, records relevant data, and prepares related reports.
  • Prepares monthly and annual water quality reports.
  • Prepares annual water audit.
  • Provide guidance on flushing, decontamination, and sampling measures to address watermain break events.
  • Provide guidance and input into the annual flushing program.
  • Facilitates the creation of studies and reports as required.
  • Provides support, guidance and direction to operations staff as required.

Qualifications and Education:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Water Engineering Technology or equivalent and minimum six years of directly related experience as a water quality specialist in a municipal waterworks environment.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and satisfactory criminal record check.


  • Registration with the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians of British Columbia is an asset.
  • Additional training in Water Quality, Water Treatment, Environmental Technology or in a relevant science such as biology or environmental science.

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search, by Fri. Aug. 26, 2022. A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits, and details of the compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:
Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment

Chief Administrative Officer, District of Stewart

Chief Administrative Officer, District of Stewart

The District of Stewart is advantageously placed as a deep-sea port on BC’ s beautiful northern coast. During the summer, the District serves as the hub for expanding mineral exploration in the region; and is a major tourist draw with its closeness to Alaska and road access to a major glacier – the Salmon. Recreational opportunities are abundant year-round with salmon and halibut fishing down the Portland Canal, and with first class snowmobiling and heli-skiing on the adjacent mountains well into the summer. Major industry in the area includes Mining, Logging and Port operations.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is accountable for the operation of all municipal services in the District and will also hold the statutory position of Corporate Officer.

The Mayor and Council are seeking an action oriented, self-motivated person to assist them with the challenges of a community which is on the edge of a mining boom and has great potential for renewed growth and development. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional, skilled in collaborating with Mayor and Council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, and will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Municipality – assisting Council in carrying out their duties as well as coaching the municipal staff in achieving their goals. Strong credentials in local government administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level, and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the Mayor and Council.

The successful applicant must possess a degree or diploma in a related discipline (preferably public administration) or an equivalent education/ experience base. He/ she should have a broad knowledge of the Community Charter and Local Government act with previous progressive experience in municipal administration, preferably 3 – 5 years. A British Columbia Board of Examiners Certificate in Local Government is desirable.

The District of Stewart offers a competitive benefit package, and a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current salary range is $120,000 – $140,000. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references in confidence to the undersigned by Wed. July 27, 2022.

Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment