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  • 17 Apr 2019 1:37 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    King Township is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Economic Development Coordinator. With a population of approximately 26,000, King Township is a mostly rural community located 20 minutes north of Toronto in the Regional Municipality of York.

    Reporting to the Economic Development Officer, this position is responsible for the following:

    • Coordinating and administering the Community Improvement Plan Financial Incentive Grant Program for King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.
    • Assisting the EDO with the implementation of the Economic Development Strategy and work plans.
    • Providing support and assistance with all business attraction retention and expansion efforts including communication with existing and potential businesses and investors.
    • Creating, authoring and editing website and social media content, communication for various campaigns and initiatives on a regular (daily/weekly) basis.
    • Coordinating the promotion of tourism, hospitality and recreational experiences through the Experience King brand.

    The successful applicant will possess:

    • Post-secondary degree in Commerce, Business, Marketing, Communications, or Economic Development.
    • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a related field.
    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D) through Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), or working towards designation.
    • Above average knowledge of communications, print production, social media tools, web development and graphic design.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are essential.
    • Valid class G driver’s licence and reliable access to a vehicle is required.
    • 35-hour flexible work week; with evenings and weekends required.

    Yearly wage range: $58, 949 - $71, 726 (2018 rate) plus a comprehensive benefit package.

    Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume by May 3, 2019 to:
    Human Resources
    2585 King Road
    King City, Ontario
    L7B 1A1
    E-Mail: hr@king.ca

    Please visit www.king.ca for full job description.

    We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be notified.

    Personal information (PI) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.0. 2001, c.25 and will be used to facilitate the hiring and recruitment process. Personal information (PI) will be protected in accordance with Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about the collection of personal information (PI) should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 2585 King Road, King City, L7B 1A1 or (905) 833-5321

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Township of King will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Township Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your
    equal participation.

  • 15 Apr 2019 5:14 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Moosonee is seeking an Economic Development Officer (EDO). 

    The EDO is responsible for leading the implementation of the current Moosonee Community Economic Development Strategic Plan, and works as part of the Moosonee Senior Executive, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer. The EDO serves as the senior leader in Community Economic Development for the Corporation of the Town of Moosonee, and will be involved in pursuing new economic opportunities in collaboration with government, private industry, municipalities, and neighbouring First Nations.

    The position requires experience and proven leadership skills working on economic development, business development and/or venture development for a municipality or a First Nation.

    The successful candidate will have a related university degree, college diploma, and/or experience, with successful track record of living and working in the North and with Indigenous communities and organizations as well as municipalities.

    Note that this is a three-year contract position with possible extensions contingent on available funding.

    Persons interested in this position should submit their resume on or by May 31, 2019 to the attention of:

    Shelley Petten
    Town of Moosonee, P.O. Box 727
    Moosonee, Ontario, P0L 1Y0
    Fax #: 705-336-2426 Email: spetten@moosonee.ca

    Successful Candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check.

    In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information collected will be used only for the purposes of this employment opportunity. The Town of Moosonee is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Please contact us if you require this posting in an alternate format. If contacted for an interview, please advise if you require accommodation. We thank all candidates who apply but advise that only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 25 Feb 2019 8:46 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Position Status: Full Time
    Facility: Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
    City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Wage Rate: $36.84 – $43.86/Hour

    The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a one-stop shop for economic development services whose mission is to promote the distinctive advantages that Sarnia-Lambton has to offer to companies and residents. By coordinating community-based economic development initiatives and working to maintain a commercially attractive environment, we foster new business creation as well as help ensure that established firms remain and grow here in our region. 

    Position Overview

    The Economic Development Officer’s key role is the promotion, development and growth of one or more targeted community sectors. These targeted community sectors may include, but are not limited to:

    • Bio/Petrochemical
    • Food
    • Manufacturing
    • Information Technology
    • Professional Services
    • Workforce & Entrepreneurship

    **Please Note: We are currently recruiting for multiple Economic Development Officer positions. Each will focus on one or more of the targeted community sectors listed above. Applications must include a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please highlight your experience as it relates to the sectors and your preferred sector(s) (if any).**

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Market Development:

    • Plan and propose an annual business program specific to assigned sectors.
    • Research and provide site selection data and information to industrial and commercial clients and site selectors and liaise with local industries to arrange site visits.
    • Identify and analyze geographic markets, sectors and individual companies for business attraction to Sarnia-Lambton
    • Conduct business outreach and prepare studies/reports for prospective business clients regarding new or expanded businesses in order to facilitate their decisions on locating new investment in Sarnia-Lambton 
    • Undertake initiatives to support business growth and population growth.
    • Work with existing and identify new business sectors promoting growth opportunities. 
    • Support the growth of current businesses through business strategies and maintain a pro-active outreach program to targeted sectors.
    • Initiate and maintain a contact program with identified prospect firms, industry associations, government representatives and other intermediaries to promote Sarnia-Lambton.
    • Maintain a detailed record system of prospect activity as per SLEP practices and play a lead role with ongoing Customer Relations Management (CRM) software implementation and activities.
    • Organize and implement specific business strategies through SLEP and in support of local municipal efforts.
    • Initiate and co-ordinate meetings with appropriate groups/municipalities to identify operational projects.
    • Serve as a catalyst for the creation of economic development policies and projects within the County.
    • Communicate awareness of trends, techniques and opportunities for growth to staff, local and external partners and community groups.
    • Provide education to local businesses on market development and associated topics
    • Keep abreast of government legislation and funding programs and prepare grant and project applications if required.
    • Maintain effective communications and networks with agencies, organizations, government bodies and individuals capable of identifying, influencing or directing new economic development and investment opportunities to Sarnia-Lambton.
    •  Provide advice and support to the CEO and other staff when requested with respect to their areas of activity.
    • Conduct on-site visits with business clients and provide assistance in support of their business investment inquiries and activities.
    • Arrange sector-specific tours of Sarnia-Lambton for clients and prospective clients.

    General:

    • Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
    • Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position’s Physical Demands Analysis

    These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

    Supervision Requirements

    Direct Supervision: None
    Indirect Supervision: None
    Functional Authority: Effectively communicates and collaborates with industry, government and the community.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Formal Education:

    • A degree from a recognized university in marketing, business administration/commerce, economics, diploma/degree in economic development 

    Experience:

    • Five years of experience in a business development role.
    • Experience in sales, marketing and developing business and marketing plans.
    • Experienced in Microsoft office suite.
    • Possess excellent oral and written communications, strong presentation skills and successful client relationship management skills.
    • Proven understanding and working knowledge of new media/social media marketing tools, knowledge and experience in working with government funding programs as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

    A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

    How to Apply

    Please send applications to reception@sarnialambton.on.ca. 

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