Employment

Chief Operating Officer
The Forks North Portage

The Forks North Portage (TFNP) is in the business of providing great public spaces that bring people together.

With a mission to be a 'Meeting Place,' The Forks is a special and distinct, all-season gathering and recreational place at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Through a mixed-use approach including recreational, historical, and cultural, residential, and institutional and supportive commercial uses, they are building on 30 years of significant transformation and development.

We are now seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help continue their mission to act as a catalyst for encouraging activities for people in the downtown area through public and private partnerships, revitalization strategies, safety, and environmental sustainability.

Reporting to the CEO, the COO will translate strategy and vision and business targets into operational activities. They will work closely with and understand the public realm, public spaces and move projects forward in a creative way.

As the COO, you are an entrepreneurial leader who is experienced in moving vision into reality. You have hands on experience in leading projects and operationalizing strategies while also being a community builder with commitment to growth, community inclusion, safety, and reconciliation.

Position Overview:

  • Execute strategies into organizational and operational activities, ensuring alignment with the overall strategic plan and vison of TFNP.
  • Lead an operational team overseeing facilities/infrastructure, parking, special projects, and property management.
  • Inspire a culture of innovation, creativity, and conceptualization.
  • Lead projects related to development, operations, efficiencies, safety, and facilities – ensuring timelines and budgets are set and realized.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities and a multitude of other stakeholders, shareholders, and partners such as the board, government, tenants, community, and business leaders and the public.
  • Meet with tenants and potential tenants and help to develop and deliver unique experiences and concepts.

The Ideal COO:

  • A leader who has a passion for the very things that TFNP is passionate about such as public space, truth, and reconciliation, downtown, arts and culture, entertainment and events, hospitality, and community building.
  • A relationship builder with exceptional people skills and strong experience forging mutually beneficial relationships.
  • A leader who is community-minded, committed, and inclusive.
  • An exceptional people leader who has a vision to look to the future while cultivating collaboration, creativity, and innovation to guide and execute on operational initiatives.
  • A creative thinker who has experience building out ideas and concepts.
  • A strong entrepreneurial leader with excellent business acumen – a fiscally and operationally responsible leader who looks for opportunities, and efficiencies.

How to Apply:

To submit your candidacy please email your resume in confidence to Annette Kohut at akohut@peoplefirsthr.com.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Karin Pooley, VP, Executive Search at 204.940.3939

The Forks is committed to equity and diversity and representing the community in which they serve. Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers and racialized people are encouraged to self-declare.

 

Manager, Communications and Marketing
The Forks North Portage

The Forks North Portage (TFNP) is in the business of providing great public spaces that bring people together.

With a mission to be a 'Meeting Place,' The Forks is a special and distinct, all-season gathering and recreational place at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Through a mixed-use approach including recreational, historical, and cultural, residential, and institutional and supportive commercial uses, we are building on 30 years of significant transformation and development.

We are now seeking a Manager, Communications and Marketing to help continue our mission to act as a catalyst for encouraging activities for people in the downtown area through public and private partnerships, revitalization strategies and environmental sustainability.

Reporting to the Chief Communities Officer, the Manager will provide strategic communications to the public, government, and community as well as communications and marketing strategies. You are a creative storyteller, a thoughtful communicator and critical thinker who is comfortable in front of media. You are also a proactive and forward-thinking leader with experience in engagement and issues management.

Profile Overview:

  • Lead the development and execution of the communications and marketing strategies.
  • Lead a team responsible for overseeing and developing content for social media, website management, communications, marketing, and brand journalism.
  • Act as a spokesperson, engaging with and responding to the media.
  • Provide guidance, leadership, and expertise in areas of issues management and engagement.
  • Manage the communications and marketing budget.
  • Work and engage with a complexity of stakeholders, internal and external.

The Ideal Manager:

  • You are a strong entrepreneurial leader with excellent business acumen.
  • You have experience leading and executing on strategies in communications, public relations, and issues management.
  • You have a good blend of both communications and marketing experience.
  • You have experience communicating and engaging with a wide spectrum of stakeholders from the media, public, business and community leaders, Indigenous leaders, and government.
  • You have proven experience with the media and are comfortable speaking publicly.
  • You have a passion for public space, arts and culture, entertainment, recreation, food, or hospitality.
  • You are a proactive professional by nature, a forward-thinking leader who is prepared and ahead of the curve.
  • You possess strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to Erika Recksiedler at erecksiedler@peoplefirsthr.com.

For further information about this career opportunity, please feel free to contact Janelle Robin at (204) 938-4034.

The Forks is committed to equity and diversity and representing the community in which they serve. Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers and racialized people are encouraged to self-declare.