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  • 16 Jul 2018 2:06 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Region of Durham, dedicated to maintaining outstanding standards of service, relies on the expertise and commitment of our employees. You’d be surprised at the diverse career choices we have to offer! If you seek a career with growth and challenge, where quality and accountability work in tandem with integrity and a responsiveness to change, we welcome you to learn more about us.

    Job ID 10358

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development and Tourism,

    The incumbent will:

    • Manage all marketing activities for the economic development and tourism division
    • Oversee and implement the tactics of the Economic Development Communications Plan
    • Carry-out managerial activities and assist in budgetary management as it relates to the marketing and strategic partnership
    • Develop and oversee the maintenance of databases that serve Economic Development and Tourism including research, compilation, tracking and maintenance of related data
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with local stakeholders, businesses, associations and post-secondary institutions to help foster the growth of the economy in Durham Region
    • Oversee the activities of Durham Film
    • Represent the Economic Development and Tourism Division on committees and boards

    The successful applicant will possess:

    • A Diploma in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations or equivalent
    • A minimum of five years' experience in marketing/public relations
    • Several years' experience in a supervisory capacity
    • In-depth knowledge of the Economic Development and Tourism Industry
    • Strong interpersonal, influential, and relationship/partnership development skills
    • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Effective coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to lead and direct staff
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations and public speaking ability
    • Excellent project and financial management and analytical skills
    • Ec. D. (Certified Economic Developer) would be an asset

    Salary: $85,114 to $106,392 per annum

    To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our website and apply online directly to Job ID#10358 no later than Sunday, August 5th, 2018. 

  • 16 Jul 2018 9:04 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    We have an exciting temporary non-unionized opportunity in the Economic & Cultural Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual.

    Job #J0718-0354

    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.

    Reporting to the Manager of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the Economic and Cultural Development Department, responsible for the coordination, implementation, and delivery of Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) entrepreneurship programs, including those supported by the Province of Ontario/Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs. The Coordinator attracts participants and delivers programming by working with stakeholders, internal departments, program speakers, mentors, trainers, and program participants. The successful candidate will assist entrepreneurs with program applications through business consulting, including business planning, responding to business inquiries, providing advise on business structure, and various resources available to entrepreneurs, and assists with business registrations. They administer, organize and provide training and mentorship including, but not limited to, organizing seminars and events, delivering training, publicizing program schedules, booking resources as required, maintaining appropriate data and contact information for each participant, and the preparation of program related reports, briefing notes, and memos.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or suitable equivalent.
    • Minimum of two (2) years related experience. Experience with program or event implementation is an asset.
    • Knowledge and/or experience in governmental organizations.
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, problem solving and written/oral communication skills.
    •  Ability to deal knowledgeably and courteously with the general public and staff.
    • Experience with proposal development and implementation.
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    •  Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability in, the City’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies
    • 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 click here to apply online by Thursday, August 2, 2018.

    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.

  • 11 Jul 2018 10:16 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Location: Kingston or Toronto

    Founded in 2007, MDB Insight celebrates helping communities ranging from 100 to 4 million thrive in the 21st century economy and society. Be part of our multidisciplinary team that brings together expertise and on-the-ground experience to create customized, evidence-based research and solutions to local, regional, and national economies. Join our team and be committed to improving the world around us, one community at a time!

    For full details of the firm visit our website at

    Position Overview

    The Research Analyst (RA) is a key contributor to project work sourcing, synthesizing and conducting progressive levels of analysis and research. RA’s contribute well-organized, concise research that informs the final client product. This requires a talent for analytical thinking, creativity, ability to translate thoughts into concise and clear writing, and research skills to help inform and ground our project work in evidence and insight.

    The successful candidate will bring strong judgement, problem-solving skills, and a business understanding to ensure high quality, relevant, and insightful report content. Demonstrated project management, research and analysis capabilities, as well as, strong written and oral communication skills are essential. You must demonstrate good time management; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be a self-starter motivated to take initiative.

    Research Analysts have a defined pathway to move from entry to advanced performance and opportunity, commensurate with increasing remuneration within the defined salary band.  Each level of advancement requires an increased expectation related to performance, communication, leadership and project-related skills. At the senior level, the following are required:   an advanced level of analysis, critical thinking, and research that leads to the comprehensive identification of themes, priorities, and actions that are grounded in evidence and are clearly communicated.

    Professionally, your understanding of private, public and voluntary sectors and functions will develop on an ongoing basis, supporting progressive levels of responsibility and opportunity within our firm.


    Essential duties and responsibilities of a Research Analyst include:

    • Gathering and manipulating data from multiple sources using MS Excel, SPSS, and other relevant platforms
    • Conducting original research in a wide range of fields related to economic development, workforce development and cultural development and present basic analysis of findings that add value to the project
    • Generating report content including the development of appendix material, background research narrative, and statistical discussions
    • Reading publications and attending seminars on economic development related issues to aid in research
    • Contributing to proposal writing, including research necessary for the proposal and preparation of proposal documents
    • Supporting tasks associated with community engagement methodologies and, where applicable, contribute to stakeholder facilitation
    • Conducting direct telephone outreach as part of community and stakeholder engagement
    • Demonstrating proficiency in  MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint




    As the ideal candidate, you have a combination of the following:

    • 2-3 years work experience with a demonstrated record of achievement and impact; experience in a municipality/government/consulting/workforce planning setting is an asset; knowledge of the various available data sources (Stats Canada, Canadian Business Counts, LMI, etc. is also an asset
      • An undergraduate degree in a related area

    Remuneration will be determined based on skills, knowledge, and experience. Employees are eligible to participate in the corporate benefits program after a six- month review.  Eligibility to participate in professional development, and profit sharing programs is offered after 12 months.


    The application deadline for this position:  July 31, 2018 at 5 pm.


    Interested candidates are asked to submit a detailed résumé and cover letter outlining their interest in the position to:  Ms. Pat Villebrun, MDB Insight Inc.,

  • 10 Jul 2018 4:41 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director Business Attraction develops and executes strategy and activities to attract and facilitate new investment in the Windsor-Essex region.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Develop strategic plan to support regional advantages, programs and initiatives that will facilitate new capital investment, technology, job creation and business growth
    • Promote regional strengths through presentations of regional support services and advantages
    • Support development of marketing strategy, sales materials and complete marketing plan to deliver to targeted businesses globally
    • Provide support for business and investors visiting the region by conducting presentations and familiarizing tours for companies considering locating in the region
    • Develop compelling sales presentations to promote and sell regional assets to new investors, tailoring sales messages to meet the specific concerns of target audiences and sectors
    • Extend reach to include regular contact with site selectors globally
    • Develop plans that target specific sectors to ensure a high level of awareness of the region as the best location for future investments
    Detailed Position Responsibilities
    • Analyze and inventory current industries that may complement new investment and target potential investors based upon existing market base
    • Enlist private sector partnerships when appropriate to attract new investment into the region
    • Identify appropriate funding and incentive programs
    • Promote regional strengths to ensure that potential investors have significant and compelling data to support a decision to locate in the region
    • Develop compelling comparative site data to sell regional assets
    • Develop effective presentations tailored to client needs that will ensure they view Windsor-Essex as the best alternative for investment
    • Participate in market development strategy and plans for attracting investment to the area
    • Respond to requests for information and assistance with respect to programs and opportunities
    • Maintain key relationships with the development, commercial real estate and site selection community to further the region’s recruitment objectives
    • Market and promote region’s Economic Development Program, initiatives, and opportunities
    • Coordinate with local, provincial and federal agencies to identify appropriate support for new venture and opportunities
    • Liaise with local business groups, industry associations, chambers of commerce and economic development officers at a local level


    • University Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Economics, Manufacturing Engineering or other relevant education
    • 7-8 years of experience in management positions in the public or private sector
    • Working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, municipal affairs and real estate knowledge
    • Strong interpersonal skills combined with demonstrated project/time management, organizational, analytical, research communication (written, oral), report writing, negotiation, administrative, problem-solving, public relations and public speaking
    • Ability to deal effectively and discreetly with all levels of staff, board members and the public
    • Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, and to foster and contribute to a positive, productive work environment
    • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office applications, presentation and database software
    • A Valid Class G driver’s license in good standing and a reliable vehicle to use on corporate business
    • A criminal background check may be required
    • Requires travel in Windsor and Essex County and occasional overnight and international travel
    • Requires valid passport

    Qualified individuals should submit their resume to by July 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

    Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation during the recruitment process is available for job applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

  • 21 Jun 2018 3:09 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    This is temporary/contract position, working 35 hours per week, for up to 18 months.


    Reporting to the Manager, Economic Development, this role provides economic development services including investment attraction, retention and expansion to support Regional priorities regarding employment land development, investment attraction and retention, and sector development as set out in the Halton Region Economic Development Strategic Implementation Plan

    Preferred Background: 
    The successful candidate will possess a degree in planning, economics, business administration, or public administration with four to seven years professional work experience in economic development or a related field. Professional accreditation from the Economic Development Association of Canada (Ec.D.) is desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate; strong knowledge of employment land development, investment attraction, site selection and real estate, business retention, and workforce development, and have excellent report writing abilities and strong communication skills, excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to support internal and external clients. Demonstrated knowledge of legislation relating to land development, municipal approvals and Halton’s competitiveness for attracting investment is required. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment including liaison work with external stakeholders is essential. Demonstrated solid judgement, problem-solving, political acuity, tact and diplomacy skills are necessary. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

    Working Conditions: 
    Travel will be required incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver's license by their first day of employment.


    • Undertakes actions related to employment land development, investment attraction and retention and sector development as set out in the Region’s Economic Development Strategic Implementation Plan. 
    • Works with internal and external partners, including the Halton Local Municipalities and developers to facilitate timely employment land development and industrial and commercial construction activity. 
    • Implements the Region’s investment attraction and retention plan, working closely with Toronto Global, senior levels of government and the Halton Local Municipalities. 
    • Develops marketing and communications and presentation materials for attracting investment in strategic sectors to Halton, highlighting the region’s competitiveness, labour force and other attributes. 
    • Builds and maintain relationships with industrial and commercial realtors, developers, site selectors and end-users in key sectors to increase awareness of Halton’s investment potential. 
    • Prepares briefing materials and reports for Senior Management and Council as required with respect to economic development initiatives, investment attraction, key sector and ICI development trends. 
    • Prepares regular blog and social media posts on various economic development topics. 
    • Performs other duties, as assigned. 

    Please apply online by July 21, 2018 at 

    Note: Personal information collected through the job application process will be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.

    At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

  • 19 Jun 2018 11:34 AM | 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 

    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, July 20th, 2018 to: 

    Peggy Rouse, Clerk-Administrator 

    Municipality of Arran-Elderslie 

    1925 Bruce Road 10, P.O. Box 70 

    Chesley, Ontario N0G 1L0 


    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. 

  • 24 May 2018 10:11 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer shall be responsible for the planning and implementation of economic and destination development, as well as marketing activities aimed at attracting new visitors, residents, business and investment to Minden Hills. The ideal candidate is expected to bring energy and creativity along with community relations and communications expertise to the role as they grow and enhance the Township’s profile. Other varied and exciting responsibilities/initiatives shall include business retention, youth retention, entrepreneurial ventures, promoting existing, new and expanding business, investment, BIA support services, program and event planning, tourism, website and social media administration, advertising, volunteer opportunities, initiatives that support existing and new Township plans, and departmental administration.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Excellent knowledge and awareness of economic and destination development and marketing principles, theory, strategies, techniques, and best practices.Analytical skills to review and summarize data and prepare documents and reports for a broad audience. Familiarity with data collection techniques and sources.
    • Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills; deadline oriented, with the ability to proactively manage competing priorities.
    • Demonstrated management, supervisory, organizational and leadership ability.
    • Ability to engage and motivate others and contribute effectively in a dynamic team environment with the additional ability to recruit and work well with volunteers in a business settling.
    • Knowledge and experience in public and media relations with excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to development, monitor and work within approved budgets and funding opportunities.
    • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
    The ideal candidate will possess: 
    • A post-secondary education in the field of Communications, Marketing, Tourism, Economic Development, Public or Business Administration, or a related discipline.
    • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in progressively responsible related positions, including a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the supervision of staff and the administration of employment policies.
    • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing software, as well as utilizing Social Media and other related database applications.
    • An understanding of Minden Hills’ economic, cultural, social and political environment and community demographics is an asset. 

    Salary will commensurate with experience and skills.

    Prior to the final selection for this position, the candidate shall be required to provide, at their own expense, a Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and Driver’s Abstract.

    Please refer to the Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, obtained in person at the Administration building, 2ndfloor, by calling 705-286-1260 ext. 313 or by emailing

    This is an open call for applications until the position has been filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience to:

    Employment Opportunity
    Economic Development, Destination & Marketing Officer
    Township of Minden Hills
    7 Milne St, PO Box 359, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

    Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk, or email

    We thank all applicants for applying, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and supporting material is used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you are contacted by the Township of Minden Hills regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially. Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact the Clerk’s Department at 705-286-1260 to discuss alternative solutions.

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