Higher Talent is currently seeking an experienced City Manager to join the leadership team at the City of Corner Brook, located in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and Labrador.


As the gateway to the outdoors in Western Newfoundland, the City of Corner Brook is the governing body of over twenty thousand residents, hundreds of successful businesses, and countless amenities. Corner Brook, the garden city and hub of enriched history is located on the western shores of Newfoundland, at the mouth of the Bay of Islands. With a spectacular combination of ocean and mountain scenery, four seasons, and friendly people, Corner Brook is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live, work, and do business.

For more information, please visit www.cornerbrook.com


Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the City Manager will steer the City of Corner Brook toward operational excellence. The City Manager, as the most senior member of staff, is responsible for the overall management and administration of the city. The City Manager reports directly to Council and leads the municipal management team and all employees in the delivery of effective and efficient public services.  The City Manager must provide leadership, guidance, and support to the employees of the municipality as they implement the policies and decisions of Council.

The City Manager must be comfortable and competent with managing information and making decisions, negotiating with various stakeholders, finding innovative solutions to problems, forecasting growth, and administering and monitoring budgets.


  • Ensure safe, efficient, successful, municipal operations, in alignment with the vision of the Mayor and Council.
  • Lead the Operations to foster maximum performance, accountability, and employee engagement.
  • Evaluate and enhance operational processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Provide leadership, direction, vision, supervision, and support to the senior management team, including all departments and employees of the city.
  • Ensure all policies and directives from Council are followed and implemented while ensuring each department is contributing to the provision of information and professional advice required by Council.
  • Provide Council with regular updates on the status of municipal activities and relationships.
  • Establish and monitor performance measures for each department and the municipality as a whole; in consultation with members of the senior management team, implement appropriate changes to address any deficiencies.
  • Liaise with all levels of government, community members, and various stakeholders.
  • Represent the City externally while adhering to any directions or directives set out by council.
  • Ensure all activities and decisions of the municipality are compliant with the City of Corner Brook Act and all other applicable municipal, provincial, and federal legislation.
  • Ensure the City’s fiscal position and overall financial management controls are well managed and maintained.
  • Ensure a professional, collaborative, and learning culture is nurtured and maintained throughout the organization.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as requested by Council.


  • Academic background in an area of public administration, business administration, engineering, accounting, or land use planning and development is required.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience while demonstrating operational excellence and achievement of organizational goals.
  • Must have exceptional leadership, decision making, analytical, planning, organizational, prioritization, and execution skills, as well as oral and written communications skills.
  • Exceptional stakeholder relationship skills.
  • Must work effectively with elected officials, unionized and exempt staff, as well as community members.
  • A solid understanding of all departments and areas of responsibility within the city is required.
  • Must have a good understanding of all key legislative and regulatory requirements that apply to the City (municipal, provincial, federal, and international) and be able to ensure all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Excellent ability to professionally represent the city and the community.


The City of Corner Brook offers a competitive total compensation package including a Benefits Package (Health, Life Insurance, Dental, and Long-Term Disability), and Group RRSP with employer contribution.

HOW TO APPLY:  Apply in strictest confidence to: www.highertalent.ca

For more information, please contact:

Brendan Hagerty | General Manager | brendan@highertalent.ca
Higher Talent | www.highertalent.ca

At Higher Talent we recognize the value of diversity and are committed to making intentional steps toward building inclusive teams that better reflect the communities JUMP and the organizations we serve operate within. We believe that inclusion is not just about making room at the table but about seeking out talent through a diversity lens and letting everyone know that their unique perspectives are important contributions to building stronger workplaces in a changing world. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for our posted positions. We welcome candidates to self-identify or make our recruitment team aware of any potential accommodations they may need during the recruitment process. This opportunity is only available for candidates legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

City of Corner Brook


Corner Brook, NL