You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply for this full-time opportunity. The initial salary for this position will depend on experience and skill set of the individual; there is an opportunity to review the salary after a positive 18-month performance assessment. Other benefits include Extended Health, RSP matching program, paid cell phone, hybrid work option, 3-week vacation to start.
Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association (KRT) is a not-for-profit regional destination management organization, one of five official RDMOs in the province of British Columbia. We are funded by Destination BC through shared cost agreement and have an independent governance board of nine individuals from the tourism sector in the Kootenay Rockies region.
We have a small team of hard-working individuals who bring different strengths and skill sets to their roles, support each other unreservedly, and consider it a privilege to share the transformative power of this region’s experiences with visitors, partners/stakeholders, and residents alike. We offer the opportunity to love what you do by engaging in exciting and innovative work and immersing yourself in a collaborative work culture. Our current workplace model is a hybrid. For more information about Kootenay Rockies Tourism’s programs and services, please visit www.KRTourism.ca
Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and in all aspects of our work, and welcome applications from all qualified job seekers. A safe and respectful workplace for all employees is a leading priority for our organization, and as part of this, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, industry partners, sub-contractors, and community during COVID-19 and beyond.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
As part of the Destination Management division, the Destination Development team drives partner engagement and development through leading and supporting the creation and implementation of long-term, integrated development strategies for areas within our geographic region. These strategies and actions are focused on enhancing tourism experiences, businesses, and jobs, amplifying the benefits of tourism to local communities, developing emerging sectors.
The Destination Management Division is focused on strategic collaboration with regional stakeholders to maximize economic and social benefits of tourism in our region. Requiring a strategic mindset and exceptional relationship building and people development skills, the Director, Destination Development & Sustainability works as a member of the senior leadership team to effectively deliver on our shared cost agreement priorities with Destination BC while also advancing our organization priorities identified in our corporate strategy while providing value to our tourism industry business partners. This position is responsible for leading key community engagement and stewardship plans and initiatives, ensuring sustainable growth and quality of experiences and amenities for visitors and residents alike.
The Director oversees the ongoing development and implementation of long-range destination development strategies and action plans in conjunction with a wide range of business partners including governments (Federal, Provincial, Local, Destination BC, and First Nations), tourism associations (Sector and Destination Marketing Organizations), BC Chambers, and BC tourism business.
Reporting to the CEO, the Director, Destination Development & Sustainability provides leadership, directs, and guides staff and resources to ensure the unit satisfies its Key Performance Indicators and meets accountabilities as well as financial management and reporting requirements. The Director will also work very closely with Destination BC’s team to ensure the integrated planning processes for each fiscal and deliverables are aligned, achievable and prioritized within the scope of work. The Director anticipates the need for risk assessment, identifies areas of concern, proposes strategies to address issues and provides expert advice to our CEO, and as part of the Division’s management team, the Director provides advice and direction for decisions on division-wide budgets, programming, and business partner relations. Finally, as a senior leadership role within our organization this position requires a strong commitment and ability to help the development of others.
Human Resource Responsibility:
• Destination Development & Sustainability Coordinator(s)
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Since Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association is contracted by the Crown Corporation, Destination BC, our policy is the same. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.
HOW TO APPLY & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the job requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the above Job Description. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required. A driver’s abstract is required. If not living in Kimberley, applicant must have reliable transportation to travel to the office when required.
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
A resume is required as part of your application. Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
As part of the application process, you may be asked to complete an questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. This questionnaire will be provided to shortlisted applicants only.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, references (if available) and any other documents you may deem helpful to establish your competencies for this role.
Please email to Kathy Cooper, CEO at: Kathy@KootenayRockies.com
We thank all who apply, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
No phone calls, no drop ins to the office will be accepted.APPLY NOW! • DIRECTOR, DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY • Kootenay Rockies Tourism
Post Date: January 18, 2023 Deadline for Application: February 10, 2023