Municipality of the County of Inverness

Director of IT

The Strait Municipal Information Technology Association (Strait IT) is a partnership of five Nova Scotia municipalities that have established information technology shared services for the Counties of Antigonish, Inverness and Victoria, and the Towns of Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury. Collectively, the partners have approximately 230 technology users and maintain 40 work sites.

Strait IT is seeking a Director of Information Technology (Director of IT) who will be responsible for establishing the shared services delivery model and for delivering those shared services to the partnering municipalities. Reporting to a Board of Directors and based in any of the five municipalities, you will oversee the development, implementation, and leadership of an IT strategy and vision for Strait IT and build productive relationships with all stakeholders within the municipalities, ensuring seamless and consistent communications and client service. As the Director of IT, you will be accountable for defining and delivering the capabilities required, and for managing the overall information technology function for the five partnering municipalities.

As the ideal candidate, you have significant, progressive senior IT experience and at least five years of team leadership experience. With a degree in business administration, information technology, computer science or a related field, you have extensive and broad knowledge of technology environments, data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and other various IT systems. You have an intrinsic understanding of how technology can be leveraged to execute strategic objectives for organizations across multiple locations and are highly capable of directing the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the infrastructure that can support five municipalities and their operations and business applications. You have a demonstrated understanding of best practices in the fields of strategic technology planning and execution and can advise various stakeholders on emerging technologies that are relevant to Strait IT’s goals and evolving needs. You are an IT leader with proven business acumen and are highly proficient in strategic thinking, tactical implementation and stakeholder management. A PMP designation and experience in public sector and/or shared services environments are strong assets.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please submit your application by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button below or for more information, contact Jeff Forbes or Bethany Parker at



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