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  • 16 Apr 2018 4:38 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    How would you like to contribute your highly developed advisory and program development skills and contribute to the successful delivery of economic development in northern Ontario? Join the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines! 

    For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    As a member of an integrated area economic development team, you will: 

    • provide economic advisory and consultative services to economic and social organizations, First Nations, municipalities, and businesses 
    • participate in the development, coordination and delivery of programs and initiatives in the north 
    • promote economic development programs and services utilizing a variety of marketing methods, including presentations and in-person meetings 
    • prepare briefing materials, reports and responses to inquiries from associations, stakeholders, the public and internal staff 
    • establish linkages and maintain on-going relationships with stakeholders and other partners 
    • manage economic development projects and undertake research and analysis

    Location: Thunder Bay

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

    • valid driver's licence and willingness to travel to remote areas that may be inaccessible by other means of transportation

    Specialized knowledge/experience:

    • understanding of economic theory and principles in order to understand the needs of northern Ontario and the applications/impacts to economic and/or sector development 
    • understanding of provincial and federal programs dealing with economic and community development as well as public sector organization, structure and processes

    Communication, interpersonal and people skills:

    • proven communication, facilitation, interpersonal, and customer service skills to work with individuals, businesses, First Nations, municipalities, groups and organizations

    Project management skills:

    • demonstrated leadership and project management skills in leading task teams, coordinating projects, conducting financial analysis and managing issues 
    • working knowledge of business development/planning, reviewing, and evaluating project applications

    General skills:

    • demonstrated research and data analysis skills 
    • ability to work independently and participate on multi-disciplinary teams 
    • proficiency with computers and software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and internet

    Salary Range:$1,396.11 - $1,781.96 per week
    Additional information: 1 Permanent, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region

    Please apply online, only, by Monday, April 30, 2018, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 122558 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.


    If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.www.ontario.ca/careers

  • 16 Apr 2018 4:30 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Under the direction of the Manager of Economic Development, this position is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community and economic development in order to secure opportunities and facilitate processes for economic and business development and sustainability, and to increase business growth.

    Position Requirements

    1. Requires a university degree in Planning, Business Administration, Urban Development, Political Science, Economics, or a related discipline.
    2.  An Economic Development certification through a 2 year post graduate course and attainment of Economic Development designation is an asset.
    3. Requires at least three (3) years’ experience in a related environment.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the Manufacturing sector.
    4. Previous experience in a municipal environment will be considered an asset.
    5. Proven ability to foster a cooperative work environment with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders.
    6. Strong interpersonal, time management, presentation, multi-tasking, and communications skills (both written and oral).
    7. Computer proficiency in MS Office software applications.
    8. Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
    9.  Graphic design, Word processing, spreadsheet and database computer skills required as well as map reading software is an asset.
    10. Requires knowledge of community economic development theories and practices as well as knowledge of local and regional economic development potential and opportunities.
    11. Requires an understanding of municipal planning processes, working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, Planning Act and Regulations.
    12. Requires an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion. Knowledge of real estate as well as geographic and socio-economic characteristics of Simcoe County is a benefit.
    13. Must have an excellent understanding of municipal government process as well as the ability to interpret policies, regulations and legislation.
    14. Demonstrated “Customer First” service treatment of customers, partners and colleagues.
    15. Demonstrated flexible and positive approach and initiative in completing assignments.

    Compensation
    $69,751 - $83,698 per annum 

    To Apply
    View the job description and submit your application online at www.simcoe.ca/jobs

    The County of Simcoe thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, but please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

    Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act (2001) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.

  • 13 Apr 2018 9:37 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women. 

    Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process. 

    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources. 

    Position: Full-time
    Salary: $77,049.56/year - $90,646.55, Pay Band 10
    Department: Boards and Commissions
    Division: Community Economic Development Corporation
    PDF Job Posting

    POSITION SUMMARY Under the general supervision of the CEO, is responsible for undertaking major and complex projects related to economic development; exploring, securing, and administering project funding; and supervising and setting strategic goals and targets for Development Officers. 

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1. Undertakes a broad spectrum of major and complex economic development projects, including the detailed analysis and work associated with the completion of research projects and economic development opportunities, funding applications, and feasibility studies; prepares and implements related strategic and promotional plans. 
    2. Provides information and advice to businesses and potential businesses, prospective entrepreneurs, agencies, the community, and other interested bodies on matters relating to economic development issues and opportunities. 
    3. Initiates and conducts discussions and negotiations with the private and public sectors regarding major and complex economic development opportunities. 
    4. Secures and administers funding for economic development initiatives by researching funding opportunities, preparing and monitoring funding applications, initiating and conducting negotiations with private and public funding partners, and administering project funds. 
    5. Develops and nurtures strategic relationships and partnerships with local and external business, industry, government representatives, and key funding partners; develops and strategically utilizes networks of contacts to support ideas and initiatives. 
    6. Provides technical direction and guidance to the Development Officers. 
    7. Identifies and promotes improvement to and expansion of existing businesses or industries. 
    8. Completes projects jointly undertaken by the City and the provincial or federal (senior) levels of government or other partners, as assigned. 
    9. Ensures the CEO is kept apprised of all activities pertaining to the CEDC. 
    10. Acts in the absence of the CEO, as required. 
    11. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    Education/Experience: 

    • Degree in economics, business administration, or a related field; and 
    • Minimum four to six years’ economic or industrial development experience 
    • Previous supervisory experience is required 
    • Knowledge of relevant provincial legislation regarding municipal economic development 
    • Familiarity with markets and marketing and economic development opportunities 
    • Knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal government operations and programs, federal and provincial funding programs, and non-governmental funding sources 

    Skills/Abilities: 

    • Strong leadership skills together with the ability to motivate staff and a demonstrated enthusiasm for economic development 
    • Superior ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with members of City Council, private and public officials, the business community, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public 
    • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills 
    • Proven negotiation and mediation skills 
    • Independent judgement when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues 
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software and the use of the Internet and e-mail 
    • Ability to plan, develop, and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences using oral, written, and electronic communication 
    • Ability to work effectively, both as a member of a team and independently 
    • Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to skilfully handle on-the-spot questions from senior officials, special interest groups, and the media 
    • Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

    • The use of a vehicle is required 
    • Working beyond normal working hours and out of town travel (by land and air) will be required from time to time 
    Applicants must apply online at www.thunderbay.ca/jobs
  • 06 Apr 2018 2:36 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie is seeking a Community Development Coordinator with strong leadership skills to join our management team. Located in Bruce County Ontario, close to many major tourist destinations with two (2) Villages, one (1) Town and in a rural setting, the Municipality offers the appeal of both small town and country living for our residents. People have found that the communities that make up Arran-Elderslie are great places to raise their families and retire. 

    Reporting to the Clerk-Administrator, the Community Development Coordinator is an integral member of the management team. The successful candidate will provide strategic planning and or policy development recommendations to the organization with respect to communications, corporate marketing, business and visitor attraction and retention. This position will interact with all staff across the organization as necessary including participation with the Senior Management Team when projects and activities require interaction at that level. 

    This is a full-time management position will be commensurate with qualifications. The Municipality offers a competitive benefits package. 

    For further information regarding the education, qualifications and experience requirements, please see the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie website at www.arran-elderslie.com/Employment.page.

    Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and references, marked “Private and Confidential – Community Development Coordinator” by regular mail, personal delivery or e-mail no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 20th, 2018 to: 

    Peggy Rouse, Clerk-Administrator 
    Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
    1925 Bruce Road 10, P.O. Box 70
    Chesley, Ontario N0G 1L0
    E-mail: careers@arran-elderslie.ca

    We thank all applicants who apply for the position, but only those candidates selected 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 2001 and will only be used for candidate selection. The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • 05 Apr 2018 9:11 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border. 

    The Town provides a high quality and affordable life for its residents, with beautiful heritage buildings, two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCOWorld Heritage site and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways. 

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that will expand the economy of the community, further enhance the Town from a creative economy perspective, develop the community from a lifestyle standpoint to encourage residential growth, provide local employment opportunities, and strengthen the tax base of the Town of Smiths Falls. 

    The ideal candidate will have a degree or diploma in business administration, marketing or economic development or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Economic Development Certification is preferred. 

    Related work experience includes a minimum of five (5) years preferably in a municipal or economic development corporate environment. The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership, communication, problem solving, financial, administrative and organizational skills. 

    The Town of Smiths Falls provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. To explore this challenging opportunity further, qualified applicants are invited to submit a confidential cover letter and resume before April 26th, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. to: 

    Lynda McKimm, Human Resources Advisor by email to lmckimm@smithsfalls.ca 

    The Town of Smiths Falls is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Only those under consideration will be contacted. Information is collected for the purpose of job selection under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

  • 29 Mar 2018 1:03 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Grey County Tourism is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Grey County.  Our mission is to contribute to economic prosperity and higher quality of life, in all Grey County communities by encouraging tourism development and marketing.

    Situated two hours north of Toronto, Grey County offers beauty you can’t get in the city, and a lifestyle that is more relaxed and family-oriented. Framed by the breathtaking landscape of Georgian Bay, verdant river valleys, and renowned wonders of the Niagara Escarpment and Blue Mountain, Grey County pairs the sophistication and convenience of urban living with the timeless charm of small town and rural Ontario.

    Our tourism staff actively engage with industry partners to develop new tourism experiences, strengthen Grey County as a preferred destination, market Grey County to our chosen visitor markets and provide excellent customer service.

    If you want to be part of an award-winning organization with strong corporate values, passionate team members and a great culture, Grey County Tourism is the destination for you. 

    Full job description or www.grey.ca/careers

    Candidates for the above position are invited to submit resumes prior to Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. to:

    Bryan Plumstead

    Manager of Tourism
    the County of Grey
    595 9th Avenue East
    Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
    Fax: +1 519-376-8998
    Email: Bryan.Plumstead@grey.ca
    Web: https://www.grey.ca/careers

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants.  Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

    Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.

    Based on the nature of the position, pre-employment screening may be required including but not limited to; Criminal Record Searches, Financial Credit Inquiries; Educational and Credential Verification; Driver’s Abstracts; Drug/Alcohol Testing; Pre-Medical Testing and Investigative Employment References.

    The County of Grey is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 21 Mar 2018 2:06 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    This opportunity with the City of Brampton, building the long-term strategy to shape the City’s economic growth, calls for an innovative, forward-thinking leader whose ability to build business relationships is matched by a proven history in marketing, sales and administration.

    Brampton is a city focused on the future. Serving one of the youngest, fastest growing and most diverse urban centres in Canada, the Corporation of the City of Brampton is aiming high and thinking big, to position itself as an emergent global city of the future. City leaders understand that success requires passion, creativity and agility. As a result of Brampton’s strategic location along the super innovation corridor, close proximity to Pearson International Airport, and 7 million people within a 45-minute drive, the City is ideally positioned for significant investment. The organization values progress and innovation over process and staff members hold each other accountable. Brampton is a team that is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results. If you share Brampton’s vision of the future, this is where you want to be as Manager, Sponsorship and Corporate Development.

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development and Culture and operating under the administrative oversight of the Executive Staff Board of Directors, you will lead the establishment and implementation of the City’s Corporate Sponsorship strategy, driving future portfolio growth. Day-to-day management will be an integral part of the role, including marketing and sales, with a goal of generating and maintaining a multimillion-dollar revenue portfolio in keeping with the mandate of the Brampton Economic Development and Culture Office.

    As Manager, Sponsorship and Corporate Development, you will work collaboratively with the City’s asset management network to develop a sponsorship portfolio that includes facilities, programs, special events, festivals, service vehicles, community centres, libraries, playgrounds and others. You have an eye for long-term strategy, which you will employ in leveraging sponsorship and revenue-generating opportunities for Brampton. Following the City’s Corporate Strategic Plan, and researching trends and prospects in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, you will develop funding and implement marketing sales plans and strategies to ensure consistent future portfolio growth. You will oversee the production of sponsorship signage, recognizing the business partnerships you’ve established for the City, and provide accurate, thorough reporting to the Board of Directors, CAO and Council.

    Your managerial role will require you to be a leader of people, by coaching, guiding and mentoring staff, ensuring team morale, conducting performance reviews and recruiting new personnel whose qualifications meet business needs. Beyond being a marketing and sales professional, you will be an ambassador for the community of Brampton, which will see you building long-term, sustainable business relationships and partnerships grounded in strong principles of customer service. Teamwork and cooperation are central to the position, as well as properly managing, communicating and reporting budget details.

    You come to this key mandate with a degree or diploma in Business Administration, Commerce, Public Administration or another related discipline, and have 8 years’ experience in sales, marketing, advertising or promotions in the public or private sector. With at least 3 years and preferably 5 years of success in management, you have the demonstrated ability to lead, coach and motivate staff. Along with being a creative and inventive problem-solver with an analytical approach, you are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial approach to business development, and you have the boldness to be assertive about it.

    As a manager, you are known for your ability to achieve goals and objectives, set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task, and have a masterful understanding of diverse internal and external business models. Your oral and written communication skills are highly persuasive, and you can leverage them to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is considered an asset.

    To be considered for this key leadership role, please forward your resume in PDF form to Phelpsgroup at BramptonMSCD@phelpsgroup.ca by April 20, 2018.

    Phelpsgroup
    401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
    Phone: 416-364-6229

  • 01 Mar 2018 2:23 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Toronto Global is a not-for-profit investment attraction agency that supports the expansion of foreign-owned businesses to the Toronto Region. We represent the Cities of Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, as well as the Regions of Durham, Halton and York, and work closely with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and our municipal partners to offer complimentary and customized services to growing international companies. 

    We assist companies by sharing market research and intelligence that supports their decision-making, and by facilitating local connections to assist with the establishment of operations in the region. Toronto Global actively promotes the competitive advantages of the Toronto Region as an ideal location for corporate expansion. 

    POSITION SUMMARY 

    Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Investment Attraction, the Team Lead, Investment Attraction, is a member of Toronto Global’s leadership team and will play a significant role in the ongoing development of a high-performing client-facing team and in fostering integration and alignment between Investment Attraction, Research & Insights and Marketing & Communications. This includes identifying, evaluating and implementing tools, processes and initiatives to continually improve Toronto Global’s added value to the corporate site selection decision process and to support smooth and efficient internal operations.

    Full job description

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to careers@torontoglobal.ca

    Toronto Global is committed to providing accommodation in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email Human Resources at careers@torontoglobal.ca. All accommodation requests will be kept strictly confidential. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 01 Mar 2018 2:16 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Toronto Global is a not-for-profit investment attraction agency that supports the expansion of foreign-owned businesses to the Toronto Region. We represent the Cities of Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, as well as the Regions of Durham, Halton and York, and work closely with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and our municipal partners to offer complimentary and customized services to growing international companies. 

    We assist companies by sharing market research and intelligence that supports their decision-making, and by facilitating local connections to assist with the establishment of operations in the region. Toronto Global actively promotes the competitive advantages of the Toronto Region as an ideal location for corporate expansion. 

    Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Investment Attraction, the Director of the Investment Attraction unit is a member of Toronto Global’s senior management team and will play a significant role in the ongoing development of a high-performing client-facing team and in fostering integration and alignment between Investment Attraction, Research & Insights and Marketing & Communications. This includes identifying, evaluating and implementing tools, processes and initiatives to continually improve Toronto Global’s added value to the corporate site selection decision process and to support smooth and efficient internal operations. 

    Full job description

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to careers@torontoglobal.ca

    Toronto Global is committed to providing accommodation in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email Human Resources at careers@torontoglobal.ca. All accommodation requests will be kept strictly confidential. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 17 Jan 2018 1:17 PM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    National Sales Manager for Canadian Business

    Global Company

    Our client specializes in the development and manufacturing of pump solutions for multiple industries on a global basis.  The company is well established with facilities throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the United States.

    Location

    We are seeking a national sales manager to be based out of the Greater Toronto area.

    The Position

    Our national sales manager will be responsible for growing market share in Canada.  His or her territory will include the entire country of Canada

    Our Ideal Candidate

    Our ideal candidate will:

    • ·         Have a proven track record closing sales.
    • ·         Have experience dealing with both white- collar and blue-collar professionals.
    • ·         Have knowledge of various industrial and marine processes and have the ability to read technical drawings.
    • ·         Be an aggressive, go getter.
    • ·         Be engaging and a good negotiator.
    • ·         Be bilingual.
    • ·         Be able to get quality meeting with decision makers.

    Required Background & Experience

    • ·         Demonstrative experience closing sales with vertical selling experience (from the VP to the fitter)
    • ·         Experience with rotating equipment.
    • ·         Existing network of contacts in the Marine, Defense, Oil/Gas, and Manufacturing Industries.
    • ·         Ability to read technical drawings.

    Compensation & Benefits

    Including commissions expected salary is $100,000 (salary + commission) plus competitive benefits.

    References & Background Checks

    All finalists will be subject to reference, criminal, credit, and driving background checks.

    How to Apply

    Send resume and cover letter to Bob Bathgate, rbathgate@cogeco.net, call 705-740-9739.  We will accept resumes until the position is filled.

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