Community Identity Manager

  • Full Time
  • okotoks
  • Remote: hybrid or flexible
  • $128,685 – $141,822
  • June 3, 2024

Town of Okotoks

Nestled along the Sheep River Valley in the heart of the Alberta Foothills, the Town of Okotoks is a young, vibrant and friendly community. Okotoks is flanked by the front range of the Rocky Mountains to the west, and is situated only 18 kilometres south of Calgary's city limits. Natural beauty, ideal location and a commitment to sustainability….Okotoks…Historic Past. Sustainable Future. The Town of Okotoks is a progressive corporation; offering a challenging and dynamic work environment where collaboration, open communication, frequent exchange of ideas and teamwork across different business units assists us in providing exceptional customer service.


The Role
Okotoks is a beautiful area at the crossroads of three bio-regions being the Greater Rockies & Mountain Forest, Aspen Forest & Prairie Grasslands and Boreal Forest. It is a significant location for the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney First Nations. Community Identity strives to make Okotoks a place where nature, business and culture flourish. The business centre’s objective is to advance Okotoks’ prosperity, opportunity and livability by:

  • Encouraging Okotoks’ cultural vibrancy through more and enhanced cultural experiences
  • Engaging partners in the planning and design of the City’s natural, economic and cultural resources
  • Fostering employment and investment opportunitie

The Community Identity Manager leads Economic Development, Environment, and Culture & Heritage departments, providing comprehensive leadership encompassing strategic planning, daily operations management, and allocation of physical, financial and human resources. Aligned with the Municipal Development Plan (2021), Community Master Plans, and Town Council’s Strategic Priorities (2022), this role aims to elevate the quality of life for all Okotokians through deliberate, cooperative economic development, prioritization of our natural environment and promotion of the arts, culture and creative industries. These endeavors advance sustainably and regeneratively while managing growth. Reporting to the Planning & Identity Senior Manager, the Community Identity Manager is responsible for:

  • Core Responsibilities:
  • Unify the Economic Development, Culture and Heritage, and Environment Teams to support vibrant community spaces where people, business, arts, culture, and entertainment can thrive.
  • Forge partnerships with regional economic development agencies, environmental and renewable energy providers, the private sector, education authorities, other orders of government and Indigenous leaders to deliver programs and initiatives.
  • Execute Community Identity initiatives including, but not limited to energy, water conservation, waste management, transit, mobility, and natural assets management by researching relative data, demographic, trends and forecasts and working in close collaboration with other departments.
  • Promote Community Identity in alignment with the Town Brand
  • Develop and support marketing, promotions, presentations, and publications for community and business events, trade shows and conferences.
  • Cultivate a business-friendly climate that attracts talent and investment, while nurturing the arts, culture, and natural and built environment of the Town.
  • Advocate for a fair, efficient regulatory environment conducive to enhancing residents’ and business owners’ quality of lie.
  • Provide general on-going training on purchasing practices, software, legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Manage procurement and contract services for various goods, services, and construction projects.
  • Oversee contract administration, negotiation, performance monitoring, and dispute resolution.
  • Ensure accurate oversight and reporting of purchase in the Town’s financial system.
  • Leads or participate in assigned projects, developing service delivery reports and metrics.
  • Furnish internal and external stakeholders with necessary policies, procedures and interpretations as needed.

Leadership responsibilities:

  • Business Centre oversite and management of full employee cycle.
  • Strategic planning and execution for business centre.
  • Setting business centre goals and accountability for business centre achieving outcomes.
  • Provide recommendations to Senior Leadership and lead the execution of service levels, business centre plans, and Corporate Business Plan.
  • Develop, analyse, and monitor business centre budget including accurate GL coding, variance reporting, business case development and presentations in accordance with Town budget cycle.
  • Ensure activities are conducted in accordance with OHS and Town standards.
  • Support development of Economic Development, Environment and Culture & Heritage projects.
  • Model and promote a positive workplace culture.

To apply, please visit

Via the Town of Okotoks website