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Month: July 2021

Economic Development Manager, Port McNeill

Economic Development Manager, Port McNeill

*** This posting is now closed. Tall Cedars thanks all applicants. ***


Does this equation get your heart pumping? Is economic development your jam? Port McNeill wants you to use your creativity and problem-solving skills to promote, market, and advertise the Town. Help us help new and existing businesses flourish in our beautiful corner of the planet.


Located on the northern end of Vancouver Island, Port McNeill is an active oceanside community (pop. 2300) that provides a huge range of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The Town is a gateway to a vast network of islands and inlets throughout the Broughton Archipelago, as well as countless inland hidden gems. It is only 2 hours away from Campbell River and 4 hours from Nanaimo, so you can enjoy a rural lifestyle with access to larger urban centres just down the highway.


You’ll start with research. You’ll build up an exceptional understanding of Port McNeill in order to successfully market the Town to potential investors. You’ll dive into issues that can create barriers to attracting people and entrepreneurs to our region. You’ll create and maintain positive working relations with stakeholders from the business community, government, and the general public. From there, you will develop and implement solid marketing strategies, projects and programs that will enhance sustainability and long-term growth for the Town of Port McNeill.


  • A fantastic rural lifestyle with outdoor adventures galore.
  • The chance to make a big difference with a small but energetic team.
  • A full-time salaried position that will look fantastic on your future resume.
  • A competitive wage and benefits package.
  • A 2-year contract with the option for extension.

Check out the full job ad here, including details on how to apply!

Contact for more information and a supplementary package.

Two Exciting Opportunities in Vanderhoof

Two Exciting Opportunities in Vanderhoof

*** These postings are now closed. Tall Cedars thanks all applicants. ***

With a population of 4500, Vanderhoof is geographically located near the centre of British Columbia and truly is at the “Heart of it All” when it comes to lifestyle and low cost of living.

Vanderhoof, working with Tall Cedars Search and Recruitment, is now looking for two motivated professionals to join the municipality in these challenging leadership roles:

Manager of Finance – Closes August 23, 2021
Human Resources Coordinator – Closes August 23, 2021

Check out the postings, and contact for supplemental information if you are ready for either of these exciting and rewarding positions.

Port Edward Seeking Manager, Public Works

Port Edward Seeking Manager, Public Works

*** This posting is now closed. Tall Cedars thanks all applicants. ***

The District of Port Edward, working with Tall Cedars Search and Recruitment, is seeking a full-time Manager, Public Works.

The District (population 600) is situated on the Tsimpsean Peninsula, 15 km south of Prince Rupert on the north coast of British Columbia. Port Edward is a vibrant, self-sufficient, growing and complete community in the midst of the wild back country. The District strives to create a high quality of life for residents, championing active lifestyles, and driving projects that support ongoing economic and community development. The region has a stunning natural landscape and abundant options for outdoor recreational activities.

If you are ready for this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to, by Thursday July 29, 2021. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the compensation and benefits.

NSSWD Board Announces New District Manager

NSSWD Board Announces New District Manager

The North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) is pleased to announce that Don Pickle joined the NSSWD as District Manager on July 5, 2021.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome Mr. Pickle to the district. He brings the combination of leadership experience and technical ability we were seeking to take full advantage of the opportunities before us, and overcome the challenges we face” said Michael McAlister, NSSWD Chair. “I would also like to thank the staff at the district for their dedication to our ratepayers during the nearly six months we have been without a district manager.”

Mr. Pickle was selected by the Board of Trustees after a cross-Canada search. He brings over 25 years of experience in the public sector including service as the chief administrative officer in three northern Canadian communities, and manager of public works and utilities in Invermere, BC and Jasper, AB.

Mr. Pickle has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and has held water and wastewater Environmental Operators Certificates in both BC and Alberta.

“I am excited to be joining the district and am looking forward to working with the board and staff to best serve our ratepayers and contract customers,” said Mr. Pickle. “It is a special opportunity for me to apply the leadership and technical skills I have while enjoying life on Salt Spring.”