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  • 13 Dec 2017 10:52 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Northern Development Advisor

    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!
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    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: Sudbury

    How do I qualify?


    • 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, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region

    Please apply online, only, by Friday, December 29, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 116271 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 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.

  • 08 Dec 2017 8:06 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Queen Street West BIA

    The Queen Street West Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an official public-private business partnership with the City of Toronto made up of business and property owners located on Queen Street West between Simcoe and Bathurst Streets. It is aimed at stimulating business through investment and advocacy to maintain its position as one of Toronto’s premier destinations.

    Job Description
    The Queen Street West BIA Executive Director is responsible for helping to develop and successfully execute the BIA strategic plan. This includes acting upon the motions of the board and the advisement of the BIA Chair. This position plays a critical role in driving community, streetscape and economic development improvements, execution of programs, event and project management, customer service, communications and stakeholder relations in support of the BIA Board of Management.


    I. Manage/support governance of the BIA

    • Handle/oversee all matters related to governance of the  BIA – set meetings, prepare agendas, distribute minutes for monthly board meetings and regular committee meetings
    • Attend meetings, and act on the decisions made by board’s sub-committees.
    • Organize & attend the annual AGM
    • Attend appropriate TABIA meetings and other relevant networking events as a representative of the Queen Street West BIA
    • Liaise with City of Toronto personnel with respect to soliciting their help and advice on capital and marketing issues

    II. Communication

    • Act as the point person, the face of the BIA - answer telephone and email inquiries, and follow up as required

    • Liaise with BIA membership and various stakeholders. Visit owner/operators to solicit participation in BIA funded activities
    • Updating the BIA directory of businesses on case by case basis.

    • Create and distribute BIA member newsletters
    • Create and maintain content for website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Write and distribute press releases, information and news alerts

    III. Marketing/ Events

    • Along with the direction of the Marketing Committee, explore new initiatives that help promote the BIA
    • Plan and promote the BIA signature events, as well as facilitate participation with city wide events
    Develop and recommend public relations plan and program, including media coverage, and direct, co-ordinate and monitor execution of approved plans and programs
    • Liaise with City of Toronto to ensure all proper permits have been submitted and event guidelines are being followed
    • Volunteer recruitment

    IV. Involvement in Streetscape Improvement / Capital Projects

    Working with the Streetscape Improvement Sub-Committee, the Executive Director shall:

    • Implement the BIA’s Streetscape Beautification & Maintenance Program, working closely with the BIA’s maintenance contractors to coordinate any required BIA maintenance of existing property and advise BIA on any renewals/ repairs

    •Represent the BIA to all relevant levels of government

    •As directed by The Board, co-ordinate all efforts to ensure continual financial support from the Corporation of the City of Toronto

    • Along with the direction of the Streetscape Committee, submit any capital cost share requests on a yearly basis

    V.      Finance

    • Administer the funds and investments of the BIA, including handling all disbursement and receipts, and bank relations

    •Develop regular financial reports on the operations of the BIA and sub-committees

    •Maintain full accounting records

    •Develop the total annual budget and the components thereof and ensure annual operating expenses are properly controlled within budget amount.

    •Assist the third party Auditor by providing information needed for the annual audit, and respond to any input from the Auditor

    • Ensure that any salaries are properly administered and accounted for according to current practices


    Skills and Attributes

    • 3-5 years work experience in one or more of the following areas; Marketing and communications, Member-based organizations, Government and policy environments, Not-for-profit sector and BIAs
    • Understanding of economic development principles and issues; particularly, the needs of small business and communities
    • Member/customer service orientation; sense of accountability to the Board of Management and members

    • Proven track record in event planning, project management, developing/producing communication products from website, newsletter, social media presence
    • Superior communication and interpersonal skills – written, oral communication skills, ability to work and communicate effectively with various stakeholders, organized, able to multi-task – a self starter able to work in a solitary environment and equally well with committees and groups

    • Strong computer skills; experience with accounting software an asset
    • Attendance at meetings and social functions outside of normal business hours is a requirement of this position

    Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full time position but we are also looking for a part-time coordinator that wants to bring skills to the team.

    How to Apply: Please contact

    Shamez Amlani

    Chair, Queen Street West BIA

    647 444 7426

  • 01 Dec 2017 2:42 PM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Economic Development Project Coordinator (Intern)
    Ignace, On.

    $35,000 - $40,000 a year – Contract one (1) year with possibility of two years.

    Job Summary

    Are you a new or recent graduate of a program in Economic Development, Business, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Community Development or Marketing?

    Are you looking for an unique opportunity that will foster professional growth and development?

    Do you want to contribute to the economic growth and development of a small Town with big potential in Northwestern Ontario?

    The Township of Ignace is seeking an Economic Development Project Coordinator (Intern) to assist the Economic Development Manager and Township with the planning and implementation of an Investment Readiness and Community Capacity Master Plan with a mission to revolutionize the long-term future of the community.

    Position Eligibility and Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have qualifications and experience in the following areas:

    • ·         Graduate, within the last three (3) years, of post-secondary studies (University or College) in Economic Development, Business, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Community Development and Marketing. Graduates with an educational background in tourism may also be considered;
    • ·         First time employment in your field of study or a similar discipline;
    • ·         Never participated in a similar internship program;
    • ·         Legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • ·         Strong personal initiative combined with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
    • ·         General understanding of economic development, community development and municipal administration;
    • ·         Ability to plan, coordinate and manage various projects;
    • ·         Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment, with multi-stakeholder groups with multiple priorities;
    • ·         Ability to compile and present statistical information;
    • ·         Strong organizational, time management and administrative skills;
    • ·         Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, Internet, Websites, Social media;
    • ·         Candidates should have access to reliable transportation and have and maintain a valid Class “G” Driver’s License.

    Position Description

    The Economic Development Project Coordinator Intern will work with the Economic Development Manager to conduct research, marketing, project planning and implementation and correspond with diverse stakeholders in support of business retention expansion and attraction and tourism promotion. 

    Some of the specific initiatives in which the Economic Development Project Coordinator Intern may be involved in include but are not limited to:

    • ·         Providing direct support services such as research, grant writing, project development or planning
    • ·         Supporting business retention and expansion activities to a variety of economic development initiatives;
    • ·         Supporting the development of a community profile;
    • ·         Supporting the development of a Business Gap Analysis project;
    • ·         Supporting the development of an Economic Development Strategy;
    • ·         Supporting the development of a Tourism Strategy;
    • ·         Providing support for the project application and assessment process;
    • ·         Managing web updates and help developing social media content;
    • ·         Assisting in the preparation of a workforce development study in anticipation of potential growth within the Township;
    • ·         Supporting the development of communication materials;
    • ·         Assisting in the completion of a land inventory program and arrange for commercial sites to be certified and ready for investment;
    • ·         Helping organize and participate in economic development committee meetings;
    • ·         Assisting in the upgrading of the Towns official plan and zoning by law;
    • ·         Participating in regional economic development initiatives

    Working Conditions

    • ·         Office environment;
    • ·         35 hours per week (special events and meetings as required);
    • ·         2 weeks paid vacation
    • ·         1-year, full time with the possibility of extension for second year;
    • ·         An opportunity to obtain an economic development accreditation (Ec.D.) with the possibility of being fully funded by the Town;
    • ·         Some travel required to participate in regional meetings, conferences and events relating to economic development.

    Application Deadline: December 15, 2018 at 4:30pm. Please send application to


    This Opportunity is Proudly Supported by: Province of Ontario

  • 01 Dec 2017 12:06 PM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Manager, Partnership, Policy and Planning / Manager, Trade Strategy and Intelligence

    Are you looking for an opportunity where you can showcase your managerial and leadership skills, and are interested in leading the implementation of Ontario's Global Trade Strategy and working with the federal government on international trade agreement negotiations? Join the Ministry of International Trade's (MIT) Trade Strategy, Analytics and Partnerships Branch, where we are seeking management professionals to fill the Manager, Partnership, Policy and Planning position and Manager, Trade Strategy and Intelligence position in Toronto.

    At MIT, we play an important role in coordinating international trade activities and strategy in Ontario. We work with the business community, key organizations and partner ministries to advance the province's economic interests around the globe. We are responsible for international trade strategy and policy, trade missions and promotion with our ministry partners to increase Ontario's exports and identify new markets.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    As Manager, Partnership, Policy and Planning, you will:
    • Lead the collaborative development and implementation of Ontario's Global Trade Strategy
    • Lead engagement initiatives and outreach across all levels of government to advance Ontario's Global Trade Strategy
    • Ensure centralized quality assurance and coordination in the implementation and governance of Ontario's Global Strategy to demonstrate results
    • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with key partners, both internal and external to government in support of the implementation of the Global Trade Strategy
    • Lead a team of policy professionals involved in complex research, development, analysis and evaluation of policy initiatives and programs
    • Provide advice and support to the Minister, cabinet committees and senior executives on International Trade policy submissions, including the policy's alignment to priorities and broader government objectives

    Manager, Trade Strategy and Intelligence
    , you will:
    • Support Ontario's Global Trade Strategy by providing specialized advice on international trade matters to senior management on policy and program strategies, issues, trends and recommendations that impact ministry strategic planning and policy/program development and decision-making
    • Work with ministry partners and stakeholders to develop Ontario's position through evidence-based analysis on upcoming trade agreement, and developing strategies to engage with the Federal Government to ensure Ontario's interests are reflected in resulting Canadian strategies
    • Lead partner ministry collaboration to develop Ontario's position and strategies on international trade policy issues, dispute management, and trade agreement implementation planning

    Location: Toronto

    How do I qualify?

    Management and Leadership Skills:

    • You have demonstrated management and leadership skills to develop, build and lead organizational capacity through values-based leadership, inclusive and engaged teams and partnerships to coach, lead and manage staff
    • You have knowledge of human resources principles, theories and collective agreements to develop organizational capacity, including succession planning, talent management, organization and job design and labour relations management

    Communication, Consultation and Interpersonal Skills:

    • You can provide strategic advice, research results, briefings and make recommendations to senior management and executives in the area of International Trade
    • You can prepare executive correspondence and advice on trends and issues related to policy and program area plans, proposals, and issues resolution
    • You have consultation and negotiation skills to act as a chair and participate on senior level corporate and inter-jurisdictional committees
    • You are able to build and maintain relationships with partners in various levels of government, internal and external sector stakeholders to identify policy and program delivery issues and exchange information among jurisdictions

    Policy, Program Delivery and Financial Knowledge:

    • You have knowledge of policy and program development theory, practices and methods to lead and manage research projects and initiatives, evaluate and address arising policy and program issues
    • You have knowledge of financial, administrative and procurement policies and directives to plan and manage fiscal and material resources

    Research and Analytical Skills:

    • You have knowledge of economic analysis, quantitative research methods, including environmental scans, computer software modelling to provide advice and expertise to senior management and executives on policy and program strategies and issues
    • You have demonstrated analytical skills to research, conduct and analyze data and trends, identify potential risks and socio-economic impacts to determine resolutions and provide recommendations to senior management
    • You are able to develop work plans and lead a range of research initiatives and projects involving qualitative and quantitative analysis to ensure it supports evidence-based policy proposals and ministry directions

    Project Management and Operational Planning Skills:

    • You have demonstrated knowledge of project management principles and methodologies to oversee and guide the overall delivery of mandates and strategies
    • You can lead and manage multi-year strategic business, program and service plans, including the deployment of resources to deliver programs and services
    • You are able to coordinate and lead the planning and implementation of organizational development and complex change initiatives for the program, service, project or initiative
    • You can plan and coordinate multiple deliverables with external and internal stakeholders, partners and consultants
    • You can lead the planning and management of projects for the research, development of research protocols and tools, and implementation of ministry policy framework

    Salary Range: $90,348 - $127,343 per year

    Additional information:

    ·         1 Permanent, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    ·         1 Permanent, 655 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Please apply online, only, by
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 114950 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 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.

  • 21 Nov 2017 10:37 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    The Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe

    invites applications for the position of


    (Full time contract to December 31, 2018; with possibility of extension)

    The Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS) is seeking to add to the team an energetic and professional individual to work toward making the “Heart of Georgian Bay” the best place to do business, to work and to live.

    This 5 days per week position (one-year contract, 35 hours per week), reporting directly to the Economic Development Director, will support initiatives that further the mission of EDCNS and the four supporting municipalities (Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny). The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating communications, website updating, preparing marketing materials, setting up special events and completing applications to government funding programs.  They will also positively impact local and potential businesses through effective economic development activities.

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    ·         Superior knowledge of corporate communications – minimum of 2 years related experience

    ·         Working knowledge from a business and or community economic development environment

    ·         A post-secondary degree or diploma in business administration, marketing, public relations or related discipline

    ·         Proficient oral and written communications skills

    ·         Solid knowledge of Adobe Professional, Web Publishing Software, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as social media platforms

    ·         Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively meet multiple deadlines

    ·         Project management and or event management experience

    ·         A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business travel is required.

    Hourly wage rates will be commensurate with skills and experience ($20-$25.00 per hour).  

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by November 27th, 2017, 4:00 p.m., or until successfully filled, by email to:

    Or by mail indicating “confidential” to Director Economic Development, EDCNS, 105 Fourth Street, PO Box 8, Midland, Ontario On L4N 7N5.

  • 20 Nov 2017 2:47 PM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Office of the CAO - Economic Development Division
    On behalf of 
    Requires a 12 Month Temporary

    Western Ontario Economic Development Officer

    The Western Ontario Economic Development Officer reports directly to the County of Wellington Director of Economic Development. The position provides full time coordination of the economic development efforts identified in the Southwestern Ontario Economic Development Strategy. The Officer also coordinates with the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association Programme Manager to support regional economic initiatives. By engaging the economic development professionals and elected officials across the region, the Officer will work on projects that facilitate the growth of the southwestern Ontario economy. 

    The minimum qualifications for this position include:

    • University graduation or equiv­alent degree in Economic Development, Business Administration or related field.
    • Minimum three years rele­vant e­x­p­e­r­ience re­quired.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Excellent computer skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Possess valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle as travel throughout Southwestern Ontario will be required.

    This position offers a benefit package and a salary range of $70,907.20 (2018 Non-Union Compensation Grid).

    The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus municipal partners are also open to pursuing a secondment for this opportunity for partner municipalities within the region.

    Visit the County of Wellington website at:

    Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, clearly marked

    Posting #130-17 by Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00 p.m                             

    ATTENTION:  HR DEPARTMENT, County of Wellington Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3T9.  E: or F: 519.837.8882. Please respond by one method of application only. No phone calls please. Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    The County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for disabilities is available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

  • 10 Nov 2017 3:29 PM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville invites applications for the position of:

    Entrepreneurship Co-ordinator
    Economic Development, Planning and Innovation

    (Part-time contract, approximately 17.5 hours per week)

    The Entrepreneurship Co-ordinator will assist in the creation of a vibrant self-employment sector in Orangeville and its surrounding communities. This is a part-time contract position ending on March 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension, subject to budget and grant approval. The successful candidate will plan, implement and deliver all components of the office’s Starter Company Plus program and related entrepreneurship programs; provide and organize business advisory services; facilitate and deliver entrepreneurial training programs and workshops; and organize coaching and mentoring support from the business community. The position requires occasional participation in meetings and events outside of regular business hours. Duties will include:

    • ·         Working with entrepreneurs individually or in group settings for participation in entrepreneurial programs;
    • ·         Developing marketing materials, presentations and digital content to promote programs and services to prospective entrepreneurs; and conducting orientation sessions to promote program participation;
    • ·         Working with individuals to develop new businesses, expand existing ventures and support participant applications to appropriate programs, coaching participants to create and implement individualized business plans and presentations;
    • ·         Creating, preparing and facilitating small business workshops, group training and networking meetings for clients;
    • ·         Networking and participating in community meetings and business events as required to solicit volunteer program mentors and build community participation;
    • ·         Managing participant files and information, maintaining detailed case notes and statistics; preparing program administrative documents, ensuring adherence to program requirements; drafting RFPs, program proposals and funding applications as relevant to work completed;
    • ·         Other duties as assigned.


    • ·         A university degree in Economics, Business, Marketing, Communications or a related discipline.
    • ·         Valid Ontario Class G license and access to reliable vehicle for business purposes required.
    • ·         A minimum of three (3) years of current work experience with a demonstrated knowledge of small business and related regulations, programs and services. Experience counselling youth and prospective business owners.
    • ·         Background in business development, marketing and liaising/building relations with various levels of government, members of the business community and other stakeholders.
    • ·         Previous experience in an Economic Development office, Small Business Enterprise Centre, or related municipal government environment would be an asset.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal; strong analytical, organizational and customer service skills; and ability to serve as office representative at specific events, programs and meetings.
    • Computer skills including use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and Microsoft CRM.
    • ·         Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings.

    Salary Range: $31.33 to $35.63 per hour, Grade 6 on the Town’s 2017 hourly pay grid

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, in confidence, to Cathy Moran, Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017. Applications may be submitted online, emailed to, or submitted in person to the Town Hall. If submitting a resume via email, please quote the job title in the subject line.

    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. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about this collection should be directed to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1.

  • 09 Nov 2017 4:21 PM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    The Economic Development Corporation, Railway City Tourism,

    has an opening for the following position:


    (Temporary – up to 11 months)
    Posting #79-11-17

    The delivery of tourism and marketing services for the City of St. Thomas is the responsibility of the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation.  Under the general direction of the EDC General Manager, the Tourism Coordinator is responsible for implementing all facets of tourism as well as the coordination of the day to day activities, and programs. Participates in the supervision and direction of seasonal tourism staff, all within approved policies and guidelines. The Tourism Coordinator will provide leadership to support and enhance the contribution that tourism makes to the St. Thomas economy.


    Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing, tourism or a related field, together with 1-3 years experience in tourism, economic development and/or marketing.  Demonstrated experience working in a team environment involving many internal and external stakeholders, tight deadlines and challenging levels of expectations. Must possess exceptional time management, organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written) along with creative writing abilities and basic understanding of graphic design and photography. Must have excellent computer skills relative to web applications, databases and spreadsheets and must be proficient in social media, website management and other internet marketing.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT - Required travelling and working outside and beyond the normal hours of work, including occasional mandatory evenings and weekends. Must possess a valid Driver's licence for the Province of Ontario.  The use of a personal vehicle for business use is required.

    Remuneration Range: $26.30 - $32.88 per hour working a 35 hour week.

    The above is illustrative and not all inclusive.  A detailed job description can be found on the City’s website at under Employment.

    Interested applicants are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter as well as a detailed resume outlining skills, qualifications and experience, *quoting posting number 79-11-17, in confidence to:

                        Human Resources Department, City of St. Thomas

                        P.O. Box #520, 545 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON  N5P 3V7

                        Fax:  519-633-9090

                        Email –

                        Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday November 29, 2017.

    *NOTE: Please quote Job Posting No.: 79-11-17.  Failure to include the job posting number may invalidate your submission.  Although we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Personal information submitted, is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act, and will be used to determine eligibility of employment.

    The City of St. Thomas – Economic Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 09 Nov 2017 11:24 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Job Description:  Research/ Business Development Coordinator
    One Year Contract with Renewal Option

    Under the Direction of the CEO perform office duties that are required and requested by the CEO

     Thirty-five hours per week:  Often with non-traditional working hours.

    Research – To support the EDCO Strategic Plan through research activities related to futuristic vision of EDCO and the economic development profession.


    Assist CEO in preparation & distribution of all Board related material.

    Respond to board enquires and information requests.

    Support committee related activities.


    Maintain all EDCO databases including membership & dues information.

    Maintain content on EDCO website

    Prepare electronic bulletins & newsletters for distribution

    Monitor and prepare social media messaging according to Social Media Policy


    Participate on Annual Conference Planning Committee

    Attend Annual Conference and assist where requested.

    Tasks: (Include but not limited to):

    ·         Liaison different levels of government, relevant organizations, companies and members interested in developing relationship with EDCO

    ·         provide timely and thorough advice, information and assistance to support those efforts. 

    ·         Promote EDCO as the lead economic development organization in Ontario.

    ·         develop and maintain all EDCOl databases such as the membership, contacts, partnership target and media database,

    ·         assist with the application of legislation and regulations relevant to work undertaken by the Division; including relevant corporate policies. 

    ·         administration of contracts related to the projects or services of the Division pertaining to economic development and community development.

    ·         research and prepare draft documentation to / for Division  staff and Management on current trends, programs, best practices as it relates to economic development and related disciplines.

    ·         maintain expertise at a high level by attending appropriate courses, seminars, conferences, by undertaking selected readings, and by liaising / networking with organizations, agencies and peers. 

    ·         Create and present presentations on behalf of EDCO when requested

    • represent EDCO Division at relevant meetings, including meetings in hours outside of office hours
    • practice effective public relations to sustain the positive image of EDCO
    • Undertake tasks / work assignments as directed by the CEO or Board of Directors
    • Develop EDCO communications including e-newsletter, social media presence and other online applications.
    • update EDCO website and other promotional materials


    To supply support to the CEO and to perform other related duties as required.


    Assist in securing sponsorhip/partnership revenue and  coordinate sponsorship/partnership fulfillment

    Coordinate and maintain EDCO Online Investors Guide


    Graduate of post-secondary  economic development/ business/marketing/technology program.

    Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite.

    Advanced skills in website management and social media.

    Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

    Have a valid driver’s license and access to vehicle – may be requested to travel within the Province of Ontario.

    Ability and discipline to work in in own home office.

    Term of Contract:

    One year contract with option to renew at completion.

    Please provide cover letter and resume to EDCO office at by Friday, December 8, 2017. 

  • 07 Nov 2017 10:37 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    The Town of Milton’s Executive Services Department is seeking a driven and enthusiastic individual with a passion for connecting people to fill the role of Economic Development Officer. Reporting to the Director, Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives, this full-time position plays a lead role in developing and executing Milton’s Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, in line with the corporate strategic plan.  In addition, the Economic Development Officer plays a key role in corporate strategic initiatives including working with Milton Education Village stakeholders and promoting Milton’s growing knowledge based economy. The successful incumbent must be able to work variable hours including evenings and weekends.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan

    • Develops, leads and manages Milton’s Economic Development Strategy and the Action Plan with a focus on investment attraction, retention and expansion initiatives
    • Prepares Council reports, presentations and briefing materials for the Chief Administration Office and Director, Economic Development & Strategic Initiatives which includes the Economic Development Annual Report
    • Develops marketing, communications and promotional materials for attracting investment with a focus on the knowledge based economy
    • Collaborates with the Coordinator, Economic Development and Innovation Strategy – MEV supporting small and medium enterprises, sector development and knowledge-based initiatives
    • Participates in the development and administration of Economic Development’s capital and operational budget and attends quarterly variance meetings
    • Forecasts non-residential development to determine anticipated non-residential revenues for the corporate budget

    Business Development

    ·         Builds and fosters relationships with the ICI real estate community, site selectors, contractors, consultants, business leaders, investors, consultants, government representatives, institutions and other community organizations

    • Fosters relationships and consults with a variety of stakeholders on matters pertaining to investment attractions, programs, research, and other various economic development activities
    • Leads and represents Milton Economic Development on various committees
    • Provides direction to investors, developers, contractors and businesses navigating planning and building processes and resolving issues

    Research and Analysis

    • Undertakes research, collection, interpretation, and analysis of economic, demographic and development indicators to support economic development initiatives and determine value propositions and competitive analysis
    • Monitors key economic indicators and maintains up-to-date investment profile for the Town of Milton
    • Manages all website content including property listings, statistics, data, and resources
    • Identifies and monitors local investment and business leasing and sales activity

    Education and Experience

    • Degree in Urban/Economic Geography, Business, Public Administration, Economics, Environmental Studies or Planning
    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D)
    • 5 years of experience in Economic Development or a related field
    • Previous experience developing and implementing economic development strategies and action plans
    • Knowledge of Municipal Act, Planning Act, and related legislation is an asset
    • Excellent communication skills including preparation and delivery of presentations/reports
    • Strong project management, research, analytical and problem solving skills
    • A valid Ontario Driver’s License with a driving record that demonstrates responsible/safe driving behavior as use of a personal vehicle is required.

    Salary Range:  Currently under review

    Interested applicants should apply online at under the Careers section by midnight on Monday November 20, 2017.

    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.

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