SUMA seeks CEO

With our origins going back more than 100 years, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) represents the interests of municipal governments on policy and program matters within provincial jurisdiction that bear directly on them. SUMA acts as the collective voice of Saskatchewan hometown communities, representing more than 440 municipal members and protecting a strong local autonomy. With our headquarters in Regina, the Association is governed by a Board of Directors made up of elected officials.

The CEO is responsible for the successful leadership and management of SUMA according to the new four-year strategic plan of the organization, developed in collaboration with and supported by the Board of Directors. In this role, the CEO will advocate on behalf of our strong representative membership on issues pertinent to the successful management of municipal government. This hands-on role will play an active part in policy development, negotiating, and mediating with various interest groups of strategic concern to municipalities across Saskatchewan. Monitoring relevant trends and developments in municipal government and administering and fostering relationships at various levels of government are other key responsibilities of the CEO. 

SUMA is looking for a respected leader with a proven track record at a senior level in municipal government or public policy development. A university degree would be considered a very strong asset, and superior financial acumen is a must. The successful individual will bring a great understanding of municipal government and administration with prior experience working with a governance board. A passion for the municipal sector will be visible in the candidate, and successful prior experience in an advocacy role is a must. The new CEO must bring diplomacy skills, and be a sophisticated spokesperson with members, SUMA’s many interest groups, and the media.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to play a vital role in the future of Saskatchewan’s municipal sector, please contact Johan or Wanda.

Wanda Posehn              Johan Bolin
306-359-2554                403-321-2448
wposehn@aplin.com     jboling@aplin.com

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please apply through the Aplin Executive Search website. We thank all applicants for applying. 

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