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  • 19 Jun 2024 4:22 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    Town of Caledon

    Job Title: Officer, Economic Development Humber River Centre (Contract Up to 12 Months)

    Compensation: Hourly range of $42.74 to $52.38.

    Closing Date: June 26, 2024, 12pm

    Town of Caledon is a dynamic municipality that successfully balances urban, rural, and agricultural communities. Our energetic staff are guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence.

    In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Come see how you can make a difference.

    The Opportunity

    Reporting to the Manager, Business Attraction & Investment this exciting new position will launch and oversee business support services, programs, and events at Caledon’s new Humber River Centre. The Economic Development Officer – Humber River Centre will play a pivotal role in strengthening Caledon’s small business, entrepreneurship, and innovation economy through a focus on collaboration and community partnerships. As the Officer, Economic Development, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

     Design and implement a calendar of Town and partner-led programs, services and events focused on supporting business growth in Caledon.

     Schedule guest speakers, events, trainings, and workshops to support business needs.

     Provide one-on-one consultation to business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate connections to available resources, services, and funding opportunities.

     Develop a business plan for cost-effective service delivery focused on strategic partnerships and identified performance metrics.

     Conduct regular engagement with participants to assess and report on service delivery impacts.

     Undertake research and analysis to ensure service delivery model reflects best practices and addresses community need.

     Provide logistics support for programming and events as needed, including facility rental coordination.

     Ensure facility amenities are available to meet the service delivery mandate of the facility, including available technology and space configurations. Recommend solutions where appropriate.

     Lead the development of public-facing communications to promote Centre offerings, including web content, promotional materials, and marketing campaigns in partnership with Corporate Communications.

     Administer third-party contracts with external vendors to support marketing and communications initiatives and enhance service delivery.

     Develops reports, presentations, and standard operating procedures as required.

     Lead strategic partnership initiatives and meetings, including the Council-approved Caledon Chamber of Commerce Partnership Strategy and the Humber River Centre Working Group

     Actively build strategic partnerships with external organizations, including research and educational institutions, ecosystem partners, and community groups.

     Perform additional duties and undertake special projects as assigned

    The Ideal Candidate

    We are seeking a passionate professional with a post-secondary diploma in Community Economic Development, Urban Innovation, Public Administration, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, or a closely related field. Professional designation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.D.), the International Economic Development Council (CEcD), or the Project Management institute of Canada (PMP) considered an asset. Our ideal candidate has 3 years of local economic development or entrepreneurship, including direct business or ecosystem support services experience.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities successfully. We are seeking an individual with superior customer service skills, a demonstrated ability to be solutions-oriented, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    The successful candidate for Officer, Economic Development will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office (3 – 4 days a week), remotely and after hours (as required).

    This position offers an hourly range of $42.74 to $52.38.

    Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.

    The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.

    Applications for this posting will be accepted until June 26, 2024, 12:00PM.

    How To Apply

    To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit: www.caledon.ca/careers

    If needed and upon request, this document can be made available in an alternative format.

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  • 17 Jun 2024 8:04 AM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer

    Salary: $72,912 to $91,140 (2024 rates) based on 35 hours per week 


    The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury offers a return to small town charm while being one of the country’s fastest growing communities. We are a vibrant, thriving community that possesses a sense of pride and where community spirit prevails. Our town is committed to being a complete and healthy community with opportunities for everyone to contribute and benefit. We are looking for a highly motivated professional to contribute to the Growth Services Department.

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, this position will lead the successful implementation and delivery of economic development initiatives, strategies, and work plans.

    Duties and Responsibilities

     Leading, facilitating, and promoting community and economic development to secure opportunities and facilitate processes for economic and business development and sustainability, and to increase business growth.

     Developing, administering, and maintaining the town’s Community Improvement Plans (CIPs).

     Assisting with the development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the (Annual) Multi-Year Town business plan/strategy and department budget/work plan.

     Building positive relationships with developers, investors, commercial real estate industry stakeholders, site selectors, the local Board of Trade, and the business community concerning development issues, processes, and local opportunities through direct marketing and sustained outreach programs.

     Collecting, analyzing, and drawing trends from data sets to inform and guide Economic Development actions. This includes design, implementation and administration of annual corporate calling programs as well as business retention and expansion efforts.

     Serving as a liaison to partner organizations as directed. Act as a departmental/Town spokesperson and subject matter expert at Council and all relevant committees (e.g. Accessibility Advisory Committee, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, and Strategic Projects Advisory Committee); as well as serving as a liaison to partner organizations as directed (e.g. Board of Trade, Contact Community Services, Nottawasaga Futures).

     Developing and implementing communication and advertising campaigns to promote economic development programs/services as well as the Town regarding residential/ICI and investment attraction.

     Research and write grant applications for the Office of Economic Development, Town, and third party partner groups.

     Organize grand openings and business anniversary celebrations with new and existing businesses, as well as coordinating special projects and events.

    Key Competencies and Qualifications

     Post Secondary degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Urban Planning or related discipline.

     A certificate Economic Development and attainment of an Economic Development designation is considered an asset.

     Three years of relevant experience in an environment with a focus on economic development, municipal management and community relations.

     Excellent project management, organizational, written, interpersonal and communication skills to foster cooperative/collaborating working relationships, and to maintain diplomacy and integrity.

     Proven competency in Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing, content management software, customer relationship management software and website design and maintenance.

     Ability to promote a culture of inclusiveness and work with a diverse population of employees and the general public.

     Ability to work outside regular business hours and weekends as required.

     Ability to travel to off-site locations promptly and efficiently, as required.

     Candidates will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check upon hire.

    The position offers a salary range of $72,912 to $91,140 (2024 rates) based on 35 hours per week plus a competitive benefit package and an option for flexible work arrangements.

    To explore these challenging opportunities further, we invite qualified applicants to visit the current opportunities section of the Town’s career site. Closing date for this position is July 28, 2024.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection.

    The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.

    The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is committed to providing accommodations based on any human rights protected grounds and in accordance with the AODA, throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify us when contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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  • 14 Jun 2024 2:39 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    Haldimand County

    Job Title: Research and Marketing Technician

    Status: Permanent full-time role at the County.

    Salary: The hourly compensation range for this role is $30.749 - $35.595.


    THE OPPORTUNITY

    We’re currently looking for a Research and Marketing Technician to join our Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) team. The ideal candidate for this position is an organized and dedicated self- starter individual with a passion for research and marketing and proven experience in providing technical and administrative assistance to support a dynamic EDT team.

    Joining our team opens the door to a rewarding career where the health and wellness of our employees, families, and communities is vital to the success of our workplace.

    THE PERKS

    ⚫Hybrid work options

    ⚫Flexible working hours

    ⚫Employee recognition

    ⚫Wellness programs

    ⚫Safe and friendly work culture

    ⚫Professional Development

    ⚫Defined benefit pension

    ⚫Perks and discounts

    THE COUNTY

    Haldimand County is a single-tier municipality with a dedicated team of professionals committed to delivering exceptional services to our citizens. With a focus on excellence, our county stands as an outstanding place to work and live. By joining our dynamic team, you open the door to a rewarding career where we prioritize the health and wellness of our employees, their families, and the communities we serve.

    At Haldimand County, we believe in the Net Better Off philosophy. This means we’re passionate about helping our staff thrive and advance in an inclusive environment.

    THE NEXT STEPS

    If this sounds like you, please submit your application online at www.haldimandcounty.ca/careers.

    This posting closes on June 20, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. Visit our careers page for more opportunities.

    • University undergraduate degree relative to area of responsibility
    • INSERT Certification
    • Minimum 3 years related experience
    • Experience in marketing preferred
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Collaborative Skills
    • Critical Thinking

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Research and Marketing Technician, Economic Development & Tourism

    POSTING #: CUPE-2024-24

    POSTING PERIOD: June 6-20, 2024

    Employer Group: CUPE Local 4700 (Haldimand)

    Reporting To: Manager, Economic Development & Tourism

    Grade: 8

    Wage Range Hourly: $30.749 - $35.595

    Position Status: Permanent Full Time

    Hours Worked Per Week: 35

    Location: Haldimand County Administration Building

    CORE COMPENTENCIES:

    Interpersonal Communication | Collaborative Skills | Critical Thinking | Digital Literacy

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The incumbent will provide technical assistance to the Manager, Division and other Departmental staff. They will coordinate business services, functions and operations related to the Economic Development and Tourism division and provide marketing support for all programs, projects and initiatives. This role will assist in the promotion of business and tourism development and retention in Haldimand County with the goal of producing economic benefit through assessment and growth, employment, increased social development as well as contributing to an enhanced quality of life for residents.

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    Education

    • University undergraduate level – four years or equivalent (relative to area of responsibility – planning, economic development, marketing or business)

    Experience

    • Minimum 3 years, up to and including 4 years current related experience (work/co-op/volunteer)
    • Experience in customer relationship management, account management, marketing, business, sales and/or related employment is preferred
    • Certificate in Economic Development is considered an asset

    Or equivalent to the above

    Knowledge/Skills

    • Good understanding of municipal government, its operations and services.
    • Sound technical knowledge relative to responsibilities.
    • Good knowledge of business and legal processes and financial management methods to assist prospective

    investors with the development of their projects in Haldimand County.

    • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relations with others (potential investors, County staff, peers within other organizations, various agencies/organizations and various levels of government - municipal, provincial and federal).
    • Demonstrated research, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to enable the assessment of
    • issues/situations, develop options and make recommendations and/or decisions when/as required within

    scope of authority.

    • Communication skills (listening, writing, verbal) to provide clear information/responses to inquiries ensuring solid understanding of County requirements and to assist Division staff to influence, persuade potential investors.
    • Provide relevant and timely information to staff and the public in a tactful and professional manner with the ability to assess concerns, complaints and issues, and develop approaches to effectively problem solve or manage conflict.
    • Ability to track statistics, prepare reports, correspondence, documentation etc. required to track success, highlight areas for improvement and the development of future plans.
    • Ability to make decisions that enable effective and efficient program delivery and develop innovative implementation approaches.
    • Time management/organization skills to identify priorities, re-arrange work if required to meet identified deadlines
    • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
    • Sound knowledge of economic development principles, practices, programs and contacts;
    • Creative abilities to develop and design written materials, promotional material, videos and knowledge of effective marketing and advertising methods.
    • Must have ability and skill dealing with confidential issues.
    • Proven initiative to work independently and as a team member, with minimal direction, to resolve issues without forwarding them to the immediate supervisor and to identify issues and initiate activities to resolve them.
    • Excellent customer service skills in terms of a timely response to issues, proactive communication and problem resolution.
    • Expertise creating and executing divisional marketing including digital and traditional platforms.
    • Demonstrated experience working in a cooperative team environment involving internal and external stakeholders, tight deadlines and challenging levels of expectation.
    • Ability to be flexible and willing to embrace change.
    • Ability to work remotely and conduct day to day work virtually as required.

    Technology Aptitude

    o Demonstrated ability to use desktop or department/division specific software packages on their own or combine information from different software packages to get the desired result.

    o Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

    o Solid understanding of the software to enable the incumbent to know the best tool to do the job efficiently.

    o Knowledge to utilize software to develop quality reports, professional looking presentations, publications and/or to develop complex spreadsheets for analysis or presentation of data (including use of formulae)

    o Be proficient in a wide range of social media and website applications to support divisional marketing

    o requirements including but not limited to Facebook, Facebook Business Suite, Google My Business, and Instagram etc.

    o Ability to utilize digitized mapping systems.

    o Demonstrated experience in the use of Adobe Acrobat to convert and create fillable electronic forms.

    o Thorough understanding and knowledge of digital/electronic forms.

    o Thorough understanding of website content management platforms and development of best practices.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The incumbent is expected to but not limited to:

    Corporate

    • Assist with the formulation and implementation of business attraction, development and retention strategies, programs and initiatives.
    • Promote the County as an area for business development and investment through networking, conferences, public/private/volunteer partnerships and developing strong working relationships with peers in government organizations.
    • Practice effective public relations to sustain the positive image of the Corporation of Haldimand County.

    People

    • Liaison with local and external industry, businesses and commercial clients interested in developing and/or expanding an operation or business.
    • Provide timely and thorough advice, information and assistance to support these efforts.
    • Represent the Division at relevant meetings, including site visits that are periodically after hour and on weekends – examples include Tourism Outreach activities, Chamber/BIA meetings, tradeshows and community events.
    • Liaise with relevant divisions, departments, provincial ministries and federal departments, outside agencies, neighbouring destination management organizations and other groups and maintain regular contact with the public on matters related to economic development and tourism.

    Timeline

    • Time management/organizational skills to identify priorities, re-arrange work if required, and to meet identified deadlines.

    Money/Asset

    • Monitor expenditures of assigned accounts.
    • Assist in the development of budgets to support the annual marketing plan.

    Functional

    • Provide research and data analysis support to the Division and various committees including Business Development and Planning Advisory Committee, Agricultural Advisory Committee, Haldimand Business and Tourism Network.
    • Act as a Departmental resource to promote the creation and coordination of municipal business recruitment related infrastructure such as business parks, services, facilities, amenities, and programs including the identification of areas that should be safeguarded for business development.
    • Contribute to the development of appropriate policy alternatives and recommendations relative to Economic Development for Division’s staff’s consideration/review.
    • Assist with the application of legislation and regulations relevant to work undertaken by the Divisions; including relevant corporate policies.
    • Administration of contracts related to projects or services of the Division pertaining to economic development and tourism development.
    • Research and prepare draft documentation to/for Division staff and Management on current projects, conditions, issues, making recommendations as required.
    • Maintain expertise at a high level by attending courses, seminars, conferences, by undertaking selected readings, and by liaising/networking with organizations, agencies and peers.
    • Receive, review, track and respond to inquiries, concerns requests for information and public feedback and provide the appropriate response as required.
    • Ensure that the Division goals and objectives are always considered while work is being performed.
    • Prepare reports and deliver presentations to Council, Committees and Senior Management as required.
    • Undertake tasks/work assignments as directed by the Manager and/or divisional staff.
    • Responsible for collection, tracking, organizing, compiling analysis and maintenance of data including but not limited to visitor data collection, property inventory, community profile data, investment requests, business data that contains statistics and other relevant information for the Economic Development and Tourism division using a variety of tools and approaches.
    • Develop and track performance measurements for the division.
    • Writing grant proposals and award applications as required.
    • Undertakes projects such as sector specific research, cluster studies and economic impact analysis.
    • Conducts research on best practices for economic sustainability, analyzes economic trends and uses

    considerable judgement to make recommendations.

    • Produces statistical, sectoral and economic reports in support of the division’s objectives.
    • Creates and maintains a reference library of relevant technical information such as federal, provincial,

    regional and municipal business and economic development related organizations, publications and statistical information related to business and economic development.

    • Undertake analysis to provide information such as decline in vacancy rates, land absorption rates and trends

    over time.

    • Advise the Division Manager and staff of issues and policies related to business recruitment, retention, skills

    training, servicing and marketing strategies, land availability and community improvement.

    • Manage all content on the Tourism Haldimand and Business Haldimand webpages.
    • Oversee the design and production of Economic Development and Tourism promotional materials including

    multimedia, print and digital advertising campaigns, publications, promotional items, information packages and other resources and materials to meet Haldimand County initiatives.

    • Responsible to develop and coordinate the Economic Development and Tourism marketing plan.
    • Explore new ways to engage and identify new opportunities to reach target markets, key economic sectors and potential investment opportunities.
    • Source and oversee the acquisition of new photos and videos for the purposes of marketing.
    • Support the Division with the coordination of key communication including but not limited to: media releases, notices, advertisements, radio advertisements, email communications, management of the divisional content on BusinessHaldimand.ca and TourismHaldimand.ca in accordance with County policies and procedures.
    • Develop, track and report on performance/success metrics and annual targets to assess the effectiveness of marketing programs and initiatives including monitoring analytics and reporting outcomes of social media and other online campaigns.
    • Assemble investor and business-related packages to support economic development efforts, marketing employment lands and sector specific opportunities.
    • Actively participate in and provide support for special projects.
    • Provides project management oversight for primary research projects including:

    o Manages market research projects including the development of project plans, statement of work, within research approaches and methodologies;

    o Summarizes findings and implications of research and develops product and tools to disseminate findings;

    • Develops and implements the logistics and coordination of events such as but not limited to the Business

    Excellence Awards, Small Business Week, Workshops/Training and public open houses.

    • Assist in the administration and maintenance of the Community Improvement Plan financial incentive plans.
    • Draft improvements to existing Community Improvement Plan.
    • Coordinate the administration, marketing and replacement of signage through the County's Signage Program.
    • Coordinate all film inquiries, patio inquiries and other similar programs.
    • Actively participate in and provide support for special projects.
    • Manage and coordinate tradeshows, trade missions, real estate and other marketing and promotional events.
    • Maintains, updates and files a variety of records.
    • Supervises the inquiry fulfilment for the website, toll-free telephone line, various email accounts and provide

    customer service to meet industry standards for the Economic Development and Tourism division.

    • Responsible for ongoing enhancements to the internal customer relationship management system.
    • Coordinate inventory, shipments and receipts of print materials (e.g., Brochures, maps) inbound and outbound to various locations within Haldimand County and externally. Communicate with other tourism offices and government contacts, tracking shipments, coordinating deliveries and disposal/recycling of surplus or expired inventory.
    • Ensure required divisional databases are current and maintained. These include but are not limited to - the existing CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, business listings, and property inventory.

    Demonstrate commitment to the Haldimand County code of conduct

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.

    WORKING CONDITION(S): • Regular Business Hours are Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m)

    Haldimand County envisions all County staff to possess a high degree of Ethical Behaviour & Professionalism, Political Acumen, Relationship Management, Credibility, Flexibility & Adaptability, Empathy & Compassion, Entrepreneurship, and Customer Service.

    Haldimand County is an equal-opportunity employer who strives for inclusivity and belonging for all. Accommodation is available at any stage of the hiring process to applicants with differing abilities. If you require accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact us at hrhelpdesk@HaldimandCounty.on.ca. County employees who are interested in applying for this position must complete the EMPLOYEE APPLICATION FORM via County’s Intranet - FuNK and submit online with a resume and cover letter by 4:30 PM on the last day of this posting. We thank you for your interest in working for Haldimand County. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Apply at www.haldimandcounty.ca/careers

  • 13 Jun 2024 10:38 AM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    ORILLIA AREA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. (CDC)

    Job Title: General Manager

    Position Status: Full time

    Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, the GENERAL MANAGER supervises staff required from time to time; monitors all programs administered by the corporation so that client needs and program goals are met; oversees accounting procedures and government reports; implements investment policies for loans and monitors all matters pertaining to the investment portfolio; promotes the Corporation within the community; directs and oversees administration of the Corporation.

    Key responsibilities for the position are as follows:

    Manage the day to day administration of the organization including budget, compliance with regulatory and governing policies, employee management, build stakeholder relations, maintain funder relationships and provide regular reporting, Board & Committee management, corporate record keeping, volunteer management, fulfill organizational mandate, and seek additional funding as required.

    Day-to-day management of staff, including hiring, performance reviews, team building, progress meetings, providing on-going guidance, training, and support; Review and update human resources policies as required to ensure regulatory compliance.

    Become familiar with other community & regional organizations, their mandates, and the relevant contacts; remain an active participant in/support to committees/projects as deemed appropriate; attend business/partner events for the purpose of networking and building partnerships.

    To develop and implement quality impactful programs and services related to business coaching and business lending that align with both the needs of the community and the requirements of our funders.

    To develop and implement quality impactful programs and services related to community economic development that align with both the needs of the community and the requirements of our funders.

    Who We Are:

    The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses in achieving their goals. We provide counselling, training, and funding to local businesses to support job creation, growth, and innovation. We also work with many community partners on various community economic development projects to build an economy in Orillia and Lake Country that is prosperous, growing, and sustainable. Our business communities in the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara, and Severn, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation all benefit from our diverse range of services.

    What We Offer:

    Friendly and inviting workspace, conveniently located in downtown Orillia.

    Competitive compensation and employee benefits package including group insurance, retirement savings plan, and vacation/sick leave entitlement.

    An opportunity to contribute to the work of a not-for-profit organization that fosters innovative thinking to enable impactful (and local) economic development initiatives.

    • The chance to be a part of a workplace culture that values collaboration, community, and resourcefulness.
    • The opportunity to work with a dynamic team to achieve the strategic goals of the CDC and the Community Futures Program.

    What Superior Performance Requires:

    Competencies:

    Personal Accountability – Being answerable for personal actions.

    Time & Priority Management – Prioritizing and completing tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted timeframes.

    Project Management – Identifying and overseeing all resources, tasks, systems and people to obtain results.

    Teamwork – Cooperating with others to meet objectives.

    Planning & Organizing – Establishing courses of action to ensure that work is completed effectively.

    Leadership – Organizing and influencing people to believe in a vision while creating a sense of purpose and direction.

    Decision Making – Analyzing all aspects of a situation to make consistently sound and timely decisions.

    Customer Focus – Anticipating, meeting and/or exceeding customer needs, wants and expectations.

    Political Acuity – Anticipating and understanding the motivations of people and organizations to support good judgement and decisions.

    Attributes:

    People-oriented with the ability to build rapport with a wide range of individuals.

    Versatility to adapt to various situations with ease and shift between tasks frequently.

    Preference for an organized workplace.

    Following policy is important to you.


    What We Need:

    Education:

    University Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or other related discipline.

    Economic Development Certification (or willingness to obtain).

    Experience:

    Five+ years’ experience working in a senior-level leadership role.

    Previous experience working with a community-based or not-for-profit organization, and a proven understanding of not-for-profit governance and regulations.

    Previous experience in supporting businesses and entrepreneurs, commercial lending, business analysis, and/or operating a business, would be an asset.

    An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

    Office Location:

    Orillia, ON

    TO APPLY

    Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume by Monday, June 24th at 4:00 pm to Wendy Timpano (General Manager) at:

    Orillia Area CDC

    PO Box 2525

    22 Peter St. S.,

    Orillia, ON L3V 7A3

    Or via email at wtimpano@orilliacdc.com.

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

    The CDC values diversity throughout the organization and is looking to expand the representation of diverse cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to better reflect our diverse community, clients, and stakeholders. Additionally, the CDC values inclusion and equal access for all job applicants. Please know that reasonable accommodation will be provided during the hiring process. Contact Wendy Timpano at wtimpano@orilliacdc.com to request and arrange for accommodation during the recruitment and onboarding process.

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  • 06 Jun 2024 6:33 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville

    Job Title: Co-ordinator, Marketing and Projects, Community Services Department

    Job Status: Twelve-month position, 35 hours per week)

    Salary Range: $57,788.28 to $67,604.11, Band 7 on the Town’s 2024 Pay Grid, plus a contract benefits package


    The Town of Orangeville (“Town”) has a twelve (12) month contract opportunity available for the position of Co-ordinator, Marketing and Projects with the Economic Development and Culture division of the Community Services Department. This opportunity is expected to begin July 29, 2024. This position assists with developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies to promote Economic Development, Tourism, and Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) initiatives and events. This position supports implementation of new and ongoing initiatives, including cultural and tourism projects.

    Job Duties:

    • ·       Researching and writing business development stories, articles, advertising copy, promotional materials, and other related materials to support the economic development, tourism, and cultural programs of the municipality; maintaining and updating Town website content; and completing outreach and promotion through the Town’s social media.
    • ·       Implementing various divisional programs, events and projects that relate to business attraction, retention and expansion, workforce development, and tourism and culture.
    • ·       Collaborating with external organizations and groups as required to complete project-based tasks and ensure participation.
    • ·       Preparing marketing, presentations, and other related materials; and working with staff to co-ordinate workshops, events, and other annual initiatives.  
    • ·       Maintaining business and tourism statistics and completing data analysis to produce departmental studies, reports, and community profile information.
    • ·       Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • ·       University degree in Communications, Business, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, or a related discipline.
    • ·       One (1) to three (3) years of current work experience with a demonstrated knowledge in developing, researching, writing, and editing marketing and communication materials, including web content management, social media, planning and executing events and/or projects with internal and external stakeholders.
    • ·       Previous experience in an Economic Development office and a municipal government environment is preferred.
    • Computer skills including use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Constant Contact, Canva, Adobe Pro, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal; strong research, analytical, organizational, and customer service skills; and ability to serve as office representative at specific events, programs, and meetings.
    • ·       Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings.
    • ·       Ontario Class G license and access to a reliable vehicle for business purposes.

    The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check, in accordance with the duties of this position.

    Salary Range: $57,788.28 to $67,604.11, Band 7 on the Town’s 2024 Pay Grid, plus a contract benefits package

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, in confidence, to Sarah Mayer, Co-ordinator, Human Resources, no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Applications may be submitted online or submitted in person to the Town Hall located at 87 Broadway. Please do not email your application.

    To select the best candidates to serve the Town of Orangeville and its people, several screening tools, including Police Record Checks are required as part of the hiring process for some employment or volunteer positions. When requested, applicants are required to provide a Police Record Check as a condition of their offer of employment. Police Record Checks must be dated within three (3) months of the employment offer to be considered valid. The specific type of Police Record Check required will be indicated in the job posting qualifications.

    The Town of Orangeville is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. By submitting your personal information to the Town of Orangeville, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in connection with our recruitment, hiring and/or employment processes. Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, and will be used to determine the qualifications for employment with the Town of Orangeville. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1.

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  • 04 Jun 2024 4:23 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    City of Vaughan

    Job Title: Tourism Development Coordinator (Information and Data)

    Position Status: Temporary Full-time (Contract up to 24 months)

    Salary: $74,173.00 - $88,301.00/Year


    We have an exciting Temporary Non-Unionized opportunity in the Economic Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

    Responsible for:

    Responsible for providing support to core tourism and economic development activities of the Economic Services business unit within Economic Development. Assists in tourism and business development, and visitor and stakeholder promotion events (including sales, marketing, trade shows, inbound delegations, special events); information and data analysis; installation, updating and maintenance of the CRM; assists with policy, plans, studies, programs and projects that support strategic directions and operation of the Department; and participates in other aspects of the economic development program, as needed.

    Responsibilities

    Tourism Development

    • Collects, updates, stores and disseminates information related to the tourism development profile.
    • Manages and maintains data relevant to the tourism industry in Vaughan and to its expansion.
    • Assists Tourism Development Officer’s with business advisory including, business expansion, business retention, talent and research capital attraction events and activities.
    • Responds to inquiries and information requests related to tourism and economic development, such as visitor trends, regulatory issues, demographics, municipal accommodation tax, site selection, relocation, in-market expansion, strategic alliances, match-making, incubation/acceleration, workforce development, etc.
    • Prepares and assembles customized data packages as directed by the Manager, Economic Services.
    • Builds and maintains Tourism Vaughan’s, CRM, contact management software, website analytics and other data sources of the unit.
    • Provides technical assistance to the Manager on policy, strategy, project initiatives, as required.
    • Handles confidential or sensitive materials and information, e.g. changes in tax policy, corporate investment proposals including expansions/contractions and relocations, and marketing and sales information packages for local tourism companies.

    Marketing, Communications and Promotions

    • Assembles information, storylines, and case studies for tourism development newsletters, websites, and social media channels.
    • Writes draft articles, news releases, and key messages for economic development collateral materials.
    • Disseminates information on various tourism and economic development channels.
    • Assists with drafting and preparing reports for consideration by the Tourism Vaughan Board and City Council and its Standing Committees, Advisory Committees, Roundtables and Task Forces.
    • Provides event logistics support to the economic development team, and attends events and activities as required.
    • Assists with the preparation of slide decks and other presentation formats on policy issues and research projects to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Assists with the preparation of proposals and funding applications (i.e., grants etc.).

    Effective Service Delivery

    • Assists with the fulfillment of leads and inquiries generated by the Department.
    • Maintains current knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal economic, labour force and governance policies, research activities, major new development projects and information management techniques and methodologies.
    • Assists with benchmarking Vaughan’s economic performance and competitiveness against international, Canadian and Toronto region competitor cities.

    Interactions with Others

    • Attends meetings and events with the Manager, Tourism Development Officer’s, and Director, as required.

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    Qualifications and experience:

    • Undergraduate Degree in Economics, Data Analytics, Digital Media, Marketing, Geography/GIS, Urban Planning, Economic Development, ICI Real Estate, or a related field, is required.
    • Minimum two (2) years' work experience in an Economic Development environment.
    • About to commence, currently in-progress of completing, or completed an economic development designation from EDAC and/or IEDC, is preferred.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, records management, research, interpersonal communication skills and ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff.
    • Demonstrates communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills.
    • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently together with extensive experience working as a member of interdisciplinary teams and staff to achieve successful results.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster internal and external relationships and work in partnership with City, business, labour, academic institutions, community agencies, and government.
    • Strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills with a commitment and focus of customer service excellence.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, with experience successfully completing projects on time and on budget within precise constraints.
    • A high degree of proficiency with digital media (content and channel development), MS Office, and applications in CRM, Contact Management, and Spatial Mapping/Analysis is required.
    • Knowledge of MS Office and common software programs to produce accessible documents, presentations and materials in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
    • Excellent research and analytical skills including thorough knowledge of statistical and quantitative methods, applications and principles.
    • Extensive knowledge in both data administration and database design principles.
    • Attention to accuracy with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure to successfully meet established deadlines.
    • Strong applied knowledge and skills in primary and secondary survey methods, sources, including economic, market analysis and reporting is required.
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please apply on or before Monday June 24 2024 at: City of Vaughan - Tourism Development Coordinator (Information and Data) (njoyn.com)

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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