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  • 01 Mar 2024 10:47 AM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

     The Town of Milton

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer (12 month contract)

    Number of Positions: 2

    Salary: $82,755 - $103,443 

    Department: Executive Services Department

    Position Summary

    As an Economic Development Officer (EDO), you will play a pivotal role in supporting the economic growth and prosperity of our local community. This position works closely with internal colleagues and external partners to deliver a range of activities and initiatives identified within Milton’s Economic Development Strategic Plan, which are designed to support investment attraction, business retention, development activities and partnership growth within the town.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    Business Attraction & Retention Initiatives

    Inquiry Management

    • ·       Manage and respond to incoming economic development inbound and internal inquiries as the first point of contact for the department, providing accurate and timely information to the public, business community, community partners, realtors, allied agencies and internal stakeholders.
    • ·       Ensure exceptional customer services, tracking and reporting related to site selection and inquiry activities using custom reporting and tracking tools.
    • ·       Prepare site selection proposals, sector research and responses to major investment inquiries/ RFI/RFP’s in conjunction with Senior Economic Development Officers.

    Digital Tool & Asset Project Management

    • ·       Project manage enhancements to digital resources and tools that support proactive site selection, assisting business leaders and key decision makers in conducting self-guided community research and economic analysis.
    • ·       Liaise with realtors, business owners, site selectors and developers to gather and maintain current information on available properties and local opportunities.

    Sector Work & Business Visitation Program

    • ·       Engage in proactive business/ sector research and corporate business visitations in conjunction with Senior Economic Development Officer to support local business retention and expansion.
    • ·       Assist in sector-specific research and initiatives, participate in business and working group meetings, and event planning activities to support strategic goals.

    Marketing & Promotional Content Creation

    • ·       Collaborate with Milton’s Strategic Communication staff to develop marketing/promotional materials, digital marketing content and promotional campaigns, as the subject matter expert, to highlight the Town’s value proposition.
    • ·       Lead content creation for division, including drafting annual report content, website content, investment attraction collateral and digital marketing campaign materials, in collaboration with the Town’s Strategic Communications team

    Research, Trend Analysis & Reporting

    • ·       Conduct economic research with trend analysis to support internal and external reporting on a range of properties and land parcels, as well as sector related initiatives.
    • ·       Provide analysis and reporting on demographic, economic, building permit, investment and major construction data for internal use, investment inquiries, and reporting to Council
    • ·       Maintains competitive benchmarks and proposes recommendations for improvements to department services (e.g. marketing tactics, improvements to programs, etc.)
    • ·       Monitor and report on department key performance indicators (KPIs)

    Education and Experience

    • ·       Bachelor’s degree/diploma in Economic Development, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field.
    • ·       Complementary post-graduate degree, diploma or certificate considered an asset.
    • ·       Completion of EDAC certification and/or Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D) designation preferred.
    • ·       A minimum of 2 years’ experience in economic development or a related field required. 3-5 years’ experience in economic development or a related field preferred.
    • ·       Experience working in a local municipal economic development organization, working directly with business owners, and direct experience implementing economic development strategies preferred.
    • ·       Experience in creating marketing and promotional material, using social media tools for business attraction, and developing campaign content used to spur economic investment preferred.
    • ·       Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices related to community planning, development and land use/growth management concepts preferred.
    • ·       Knowledge and experience of economic development principles and strategies.
    • ·       An understanding of land planning uses and development processes.
    • ·       Knowledge of economic development digital site selection tools and resources, including key real estate databases (CoStar/ Zoom Prospector)
    • ·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, GIS mapping, and data analysis tools
    • ·       Knowledge of municipal decision making and governance (Knowledge of Municipal Act and municipal planning legislation) preferred

    Hourly Range: $82,755 - $103,443 (based on a 35 hours work week.)

    Interested applicants should apply online at www.milton.ca under the Employment Opportunities section. The job posting closes at 12:00 am on March 19, 2024. Interested applicants, please ensure to apply by 11:59 pm on March 18, 2024.

    In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation, applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used strictly for candidate selection.

    Full Job Description here

  • 14 Feb 2024 12:24 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Township of Malahide

    Job Title: Manager of Community Relations & Economic Development (Cred Manager)

    Salary: Range of $83,893 to $101,972

    Malahide Township is a rural/urban municipality in Elgin County. With under 10,000 people, it offers opportunities for industry and recreation, rich culture, and agri-tourism. The area has 23 communities, including Springfield, Mount Salem, and, Port Bruce. Malahide seeks an experienced manager and excellent communicator to build community relationships and work with Council, staff, and peers in Elgin County.

    We invite you to learn more about our Township by clicking here.

    The preferred candidate will have:

    • A College or University degree in Economic Development, Business, Commerce, Land-use Planning, Marketing, Public Administration or a related field.
    • A Certificate in Economic Development and/or professional accreditation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.Dev.).
    • Membership with the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and/or Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (MCIP, RPP professional designation).
    • “Registered Professional Planner” designation would be considered an asset.
    • 3-5 years of municipal sector experience in economic development, business development, investment attraction, land-use planning, development or related field.
    • Demonstrated grant writing experience with a high return on investment.
    • Ability to write strategic plans as it relates to economic development and planning.
    • Project management, contract administration, and procurement experience.
    • Working knowledge of the Municipal Act, Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Ontario Health and Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Provincial Offenses Act, and all applicable Acts and Regulations.
    • Knowledge of the Building Code Act and related regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability in financial, managerial and project/time management.
    • Ability to prepare presentations and write various reports.
    • Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills: problem-solving, listening, decision-making, verbal communication, and conflict resolution, to deal effectively with the general public, contractors, developers, staff and others.
    • Strong leadership and human relations skills to direct, develop, motivate, and support staff in developing and achieving goals and objectives and able to participate as an effective team member within the Development Services Department and the organization as a whole.

    A comprehensive benefits package and a salary range of $83,893 to $101,972 (2023 Rates) annually will be commensurate with your qualifications. Interested applicants are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, in confidence, to the undersigned no later than noon on March 8, 2024.

    Sue Loewen, HR Manager

    Township of Malahide

    87 John Street South

    Aylmer, Ontario N5H 2C3

    Phone: 519-773-5344

    Fax: 519-773-5334

    Email: hr@malahide.ca

    A detailed job description is available on our website. Click Here

    All new Township of Malahide employees are required to complete a police record check.

    The Township will accommodate any individual needs you have through the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please contact us if you require accommodations.

    The Township of Malahide is an equal opportunity employer and all information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for job selection.

    We thank all those who apply for positions, but only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

    Posting Date: February 14, 2024


  • 12 Feb 2024 12:05 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The Township of North Huron

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer 

    Job Status: Permanent Full-time 

    Wage: $41.33, 37.5 hour work week


    Position Summary

    Reporting to the CAO, the Economic Development Officer will lead and work with the Township’s Community Engagement Coordinator on business development, downtown revitalization, business attraction and retention, small business development, tourism promotion and securing provincial and federal grant programs to advance economic development projects, and promoting community sustainability planning. The position will attract new businesses and industries to North Huron and will work with property owners, developers and builders to create attractive business locations. The position will also provide support to existing business owners.

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • A post secondary degree in Community Development, Business Development, Economics and/or Social Science

    • MAP, AMCT or other similar designations would be considered an asset.

    Qualifications for Employment include:

    • Being a team player

    • Excellent customer service skills

    • Knowledge of business development and marketing concepts

    Applicants must be prepared to work 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The rate of pay for this position begins at $41.33. Further information on the position is available on the Township of North Huron website.

    Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume outlining their qualifications and experience to the undersigned by no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2024.

    ATTN: Human Resources RE: Economic Development Officer 274 Josephine Street Wingham ON, N0G 2W0 hr@northhuron.ca

    Full Job Description and Apply

  • 08 Feb 2024 8:56 AM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network Inc.

    Job Title: Program Coordinator/Business Analyst

    Job Type: Full-time, contract

    Salary: Annual, commensurate with experience

    Benefits: Dental, extended health, vacation, RRSP

    Language: English (preference for bilingual candidates)

    Schedule: Compressed workweek - Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays 7:30-5:00 and Thursdays 7:30-4:30


    About Us

    The Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation (EOCFDC) Network, operating as Community Futures Eastern Ontario (CFEO), is a not-for-profit organization serving 15 Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) members in Eastern Ontario. CFEO acts as their regional voice and assists its member offices to advance entrepreneurship, small business development and the pursuit of economic opportunities in their communities. These CFDCs deliver the Community Futures Program (CFP), a federally funded community driven economic development initiative designed to assist rural areas. Each of the 15 independent CFDC organizations (CFEO members) are governed by their own local volunteer boards and provide small business loans, tools, training, and other business supports to entrepreneurs and small businesses operating in rural eastern Ontario. As a change agent in eastern Ontario, CFEO passionately supports small businesses, driving innovation and collaboration with other regional partners to create a lasting impact. CFEO receives support in part from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to coordinate the opportunities available to its members and to administer select direct-to-client programming such as the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII). CFEO is governed by an engaged Board of Directors comprised of its member offices leadership, their volunteer Board Directors and independent representatives from across eastern Ontario.

    Join our team and be a part of an organization that values diversity, teamwork, and a shared commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses to diversify and grow the economy in Eastern Ontario.

    Helping businesses grow!

    Position Overview

    Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of business owners in eastern Ontario? Community Futures Eastern Ontario is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Program Coordinator/Business Analyst to join our dedicated team. In this role, you will play a key part in driving positive change and contributing to the growth of the eastern Ontario economy by providing essential support to our CFEO program team through coordination of member services, events, meetings and program client intake, driving data-driven insights by developing and maintaining dashboards with predictive analytics, contributing to developing recommended program strategies, sourcing prospective program partners, identifying additional funded program opportunities, contributing to the modernization of CFEOs systems and processes, and ensuring compliance with program delivery and reporting requirements.

    Note: This role requires versatility, and the employee should anticipate being involved in diverse tasks beyond the scope of the primary responsibilities listed in this Job Description.


    Key Responsibilities

    Program Coordination

     Coordinate the creation and delivery of CFEO programs, including the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII).

     Attend internal/external meetings, local and regional events as required.

     Act as backup for program leadership as required.

    Client Engagement and Support

     Respond to client inquiries, acting as a knowledgeable resource for information on CFEO programs.

     Facilitate referrals to partner support agencies as needed.

    Client Monitoring and Financial Oversight

     Monitor, review, and support current program clients, including occasional site visits.

     Assist in the collection and follow-up of delinquent client accounts, providing recommendations to leadership for action as appropriate.

    Investment Review Committee Support

     Coordinate and assist in leading Investment Review Committee meetings, creating information packages, and supporting new client applicants.

    Reporting and Stakeholder Relations

     Compile comprehensive reports and liaise with funding agencies.

     Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including Community Futures member offices, to enhance collaboration on program delivery.

    Marketing and Promotion

     Publicize available CFEO program funding and services through assisting in the development of strategic marketing initiatives.

     Support the design and distribution of advertising materials to increase program visibility.

    Records Management and Data Analytics

     Coordinate program-related record retention, protection, transfer, and disposal activities.

     Develop and maintain program data analytics, including client portfolio analysis, program performance monitoring, budgets, and program investment fund performance.

    Government Relations

     Maintain contact within all levels of Government regarding access to government programs and advisory assistance.

    Member Services

     Support coordination and delivery of member services including events, training, regional data analytics, and collaborative funding opportunities.

    Community Futures Eastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

    Program Coordinator/Business Analyst


    Requirements:

    Education and Experience

     Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or a related field.

     Experience in program coordination, business analytics, and client engagement.

     Preference for experience working for, or volunteering with, a not-for-profit.

     Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

     Proficient in MS Office 365 suite, Zoom, Adobe, SharePoint, excel, data analytics tools and software.

     French language proficiency is considered an asset.

     Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle.

    Aptitudes

     Self-motivated, you have proven ability to proactively drive projects forward and meet deadlines independently, showing initiative in identifying and addressing challenges.

     Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and effectively manage evolving project requirements, you are comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to navigate uncertainties inherent in remote work.

     With excellent organizational skills, and the capability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, you have strong time-management practices that demonstrate your ability to prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines consistently.

     A problem-solver, your analytical mindset with the ability to identify and solve complex problems independently compliments your sound judgement and resourcefulness in seeking solutions and overcoming obstacles.

     Demonstrated ownership of projects from initiation to completion with a proactive approach in identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions, with a focus on achieving measurable outcomes that deliver results.

     You have proven proficiency in utilizing remote collaboration tools, project management software, and other relevant technologies, along with a willingness and aptitude to quickly identify, learn and adapt to new technologies that enhance efficiencies.

     Ability to foster a sense of collaboration, connectivity and positive team dynamics while thriving in a remote work setting and maintaining a positive attitude, adapting to challenges as they arise.

     You enjoy staying updated on industry trends and best practices that compliments your commitment to meeting or exceeding program goals and contributing to the overall success of the organization.

    This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled Program Coordinator/Business Analyst to contribute to the success of our organization in driving the economic growth of eastern Ontario. We offer competitive compensation packages, comprehensive benefits, a compressed workweek, remote work, and opportunities for professional growth. If you are a motivated individual residing in eastern Ontario with a passion for program coordination activities, data analysis and creative collaboration, we encourage you to apply at info@cfeasternontario.ca.

    Job Type: Full-time, contract

    Salary: Annual, commensurate with experience

    Benefits: Dental, extended health, vacation, RRSP

    Language: English (preference for bilingual candidates)

    Schedule: Compressed workweek - Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays 7:30-5:00 and Thursdays 7:30-4:30. Application: Send cover letter + resume together as 1 scanned .pdf document

    Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to my email at lworsfold@cfeasternontario.ca.

    Full Job Description


  • 07 Feb 2024 12:18 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The City of Belleville

    Job Title: Manager, Economic Development 

    Salary: Grade 6 ($108,791.96 – $129,515.02)


    The City of Belleville, known as the ‘Friendly City’, is located at the mouth of the Moira River where it meets the picturesque Bay of Quinte. Experience world-class fishing, boating, cycling, and walking along approximately 14 kilometers of waterfront trails. Situated between Toronto and Montreal, and less than one hour from the U.S. border, the City truly is at the center of it all.

    Approximately 56,000 people make Belleville their home and over 220,000 live within 30 minutes of the City. We are in close proximity to Prince Edward County where you can discover award winning wineries and numerous beaches including Sandbanks Provincial Park. We are home to Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology as well as Albert College, Canada’s oldest co-ed boarding independent private school. The historic downtown core provides numerous restaurants, shopping and live music and theater venues for an amazing cultural experience. Our inviting blend of small-town warmth and big city amenities, quality of life and affordable housing make Belleville the perfect place to live, work and play. More information is available at www.belleville.ca

    Currently, the City of Belleville has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, strategic, and dynamic individual to join our Chief Administrative Office as the Manager of Economic Development.

    PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

    Reporting to the Director, the Manager of Recreation Services manages recreation programs, facility rentals & bookings, events, client services, office support, and crossing guards; and develops, implements, and administers policies and procedures within these sections.

    Under the leadership of the Director, this position is responsible for the preparation, monitoring, and coordination of the department’s operating budget. This position oversees the daily, weekly, and monthly monitoring of all departmental operating accounts.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • ·       Responsible for the day-to-day administration and supervision of the economic development section.
    • ·       Develop priorities, policies and programs related to economic development.
    • ·       Develop draft annual budget estimates and prioritize budget needs.
    • ·       Develop and maintain up-to-date material relevant to local economic development (i.e., community profile, industrial directory, land and building database, website information, etc.)
    • ·       Provide marketing and promotional expertise and arrange for appropriate advertising and promotional activities.
    • ·       Meet with provincial and federal agencies, politicians, business leaders and potential investors, their agents and consultants, to provide information about the City and to. encourage investment in the community.
    • ·       Perform a liaison role with existing industries and provide assistance as necessary to local business regarding government programs, issues pertaining to City services, etc.
    • ·       Prepare economic development proposals and action plans related to attracting and retaining business and industry.
    • ·       Represent the City on various City appointed committees on non-City boards and committees related to the promotion or development of business and industry in Belleville (i.e., Chamber, BDIA, Trenval, QEDC, QMA, Business Achievement Awards, OEEDC, etc.)
    • ·       Liaise with Loyalist College, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and other educational institutions to ensure graduates have the skills needed by local business.
    • ·       Administer the City's contracts with the Chamber of Commerce and the Quinte Economic Development Commission, and the contract for the provision of tourism services, including the development of strategic initiatives with respect to the tourism industry.
    • ·       Monitor industrial park development, surrounding buildings and development activity and recommend ways to deal with significant issues.
    • ·       Provide administrative support services (agendas, minutes, reports, notices, etc.) for the City's Economic Development Committee
    • ·       Recommend projects" or initiatives that could support or improve the City's relations with the local business community.
    • ·       Implement and assess special projects and initiatives as assigned.
    • ·       Ensure (with CAO) that all departments act in an economic development friendly manner.
    • ·       Monitor progress of the Corporation towards meeting the objectives related to economic development as set out in the Strategic and Corporate Business Plans
    • ·       Develop and nurture relevant partnerships including the monitoring and seeking of funding sources.
    • ·       Act as the principal policy advisor to the CAO, Mayor, and Council on economic development matters.
    • ·       Other duties as assigned.

    Note: Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

    EDUCATION/SPECIALIZED TRAINING/SKILLS:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    ·       University degree in business, marketing, economics, geography or related discipline

    ·       Principles and practices of community planning, land use/growth management concepts, infrastructure improvement planning and capital facilities budgeting

    ·       Excellent organizational and conflict resolution, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

    ·       Creative and innovative

    ·       Effective verbal, written and presentation skills.

    ·       Driver's license and vehicle required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·       Knowledge of Federal/ Provincial legislation, policy and programs related to business development, investment/ trade, enterprise, innovation and growth.

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    ·       Five (5) years’ experience in marketing, promotion, development, and/or public relations, preferably with municipal or other government service,

    ·       Three (3) years supervisory experience, preferably in a unionized environment

    ·       Ability to work with all levels of government and business and be politically astute.

    ·       Experience in a computerized office environment

    ·       Available to travel and/or attend meetings, occasionally on short notice.

    WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

    • ·       Competitive market salary.
    • ·       Competitive employer-paid extended health benefits.
    • ·       OMERS Pension Plan.
    • ·       Opportunity to enter a hybrid work arrangement subject to applicable policies and approvals, following the successful completion of the probationary period.
    • ·       Live, work, and play in the beautiful city of Belleville and experience all that it has to offer.

    Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

    Number of Positions: One (1)

    Closing Date: March 4, 2024 at 4:30 PM

    Department: Chief Administrative Office

    File Number:SV24-07

    Location: City Hall

    Hours:8:30 – 4:30, Monday to Friday

    Employee Group: Administrative Group

    Salary: Grade 6 ($108,791.96 – $129,515.02)

    How to Apply:

    Check out our careers page here.

    We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Please be advised that the City of Belleville uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job postings. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked frequently and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time-sensitive correspondence regarding recruitments via email, it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the job posting.

    Applicants will be required to provide at their own expense a satisfactory criminal reference check dated within the past six (6) months and if deemed a requirement of the position, a driver’s abstract to the Human Resources Department on or before the date of the interview but no later than the commencement of employment if selected.

    The City of Belleville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

    Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).


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