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  • 18 May 2017 3:12 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the City Of Brantford

    Economic Development & Tourism

    requires

    Economic Development Officer

    Job ID# 368

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development and Tourism, the Economic Development Officer is responsible for marketing the City as an ideal investment location for new and expanding businesses to facilitate job creation, assessment growth and community economic prosperity overall.  Enthusiastic and creative, you will leverage modern marketing channels and best industry practices to promote Brantford’s competitive advantages to the global marketplace through online resources, social networking platforms and by representing the City at various industry events. As a key team member, you will manage departmental information assets and database resources to satisfy investment inquiries and marketing initiatives, while providing back-up support to Development staff as required.


    Qualifications
    • Applicants are required to have a degree in marketing, business administration, geography or an equivalent closely related field
    • Over three (3) years’ of previous experience in a public sector environment
    • Exceptional communication skills on all fronts, from writing and presentations, to dealing with elected officials, government stakeholders and the business community in general
    • Proficient with MS Office, Web Content Management Systems (DNN, SharePoint), ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite
    • An Ec.D. certification would be an asset
    • Knowledge of real estate and the development industry would be an asset
    • A valid “G” Ontario driver’s license in good standing is required

    SALARY RANGE: $67,224.00 to $84,030.00 per annum (based on 33.75 hour a week) plus benefits

    To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at careers.brantford.ca and click on Current Opportunities.

    Closing date for applications: Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

    Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

    We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

    Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.

  • 17 May 2017 4:08 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)


     Job Posting #17-207 

    CITY MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT 

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 

    Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) 

    Requires a 

    MARKETING CONSULTANT, DIGITAL 

    Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Under the direction of the Manager, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a digital communication strategy to raise the digital profile of the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre and development and delivery of digital programs and services to elevate the digital literacy of entrepreneurs and small business in Mississauga including: 
    •  Conceptualizing, planning, developing and implementing digital marketing strategies and digital communication plan including development implementation and management of website content, social media strategy, digital and traditional marketing tools, media and marketing campaign creation and delivery and reporting on performance of all strategies and outcomes. 
    •  Conceptualizing, researching, writing and publishing compelling online content including small business related information for blog posts, e-newsletters, web and social media content, entrepreneur profiles etc. while maintaining corporate standards and procedures related to web writing, content management and style guidelines. 
    •  Developing and implementing digital education program for local small business and entrepreneurs through one-on-one, or group consultations, presentations, seminars, events, mentoring and online training programs, including online learning and resource environment and measurement and reporting of success of program delivery. 
    •  Leading the creation, monitoring and updating of new and existing content including webinars, videos, photography, calendars, on-line business services. 
    •  Actively support all MBEC programs, services, tools and information resources providing business support to early stage start-up to existing small businesses through client walk-ins, telephone, email clients, seminars, events, outreach, training, programs, mentoring etc. 
    •  Responsible for establishment, implementation, analysis, measurement and reporting of mechanisms and key performance indicators for digital strategies and tactics, and integrating their measurement into multi-channel campaign using evidence based analytics to justify digital marketing strategies. 
    •  Responsible for strategies for public engagement and communication, support of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) implementation and operation, research and other relevant project and operations support. 
    •  Perform other duties as required 

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 

    •  Post-secondary education in Digital Communications, Digital Marketing, Journalism, with a focus on Web 
    •  A minimum of 5 years industry related work experience or equivalent combination of appropriate education and experience. 
    •  Experience in advising and coaching entrepreneurs on digital marketing strategies and implementation of tools with proven outcomes. 
    •  Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with demonstrated knowledge of standards to optimize content for target audiences, accessibility, search and web standards 
    •  Experience in writing content for web and applying digital tools and technologies with a solid understanding of social media platforms, strategies and content development for small business. 
    •  Experience in digital marketing landscape, customer acquisition, engagement, paid and organic traffic, SEM, SEO, social media, display, mobile, video, email and content marketing. 
    •  Strong technical skills required, including up to date knowledge of tools - Ability to adapt to new techniques and technology including remaining current in the digital space. 
    •  Strong capability of interpreting, reporting and presenting of data, strategy, insights, KPIs 
    •  Ability to manage multiple takes and meet deadlines with good track record of team collaboration 
    •  Strong ability to organize and condense complex topics into simplified language 
    •  Ability to work in both MAC OS and Windows environment 
    •  Interest or experience and understanding of small business and entrepreneurship and ability to communicate in the French Language is a definite asset 
    •  Portfolio of digital products that demonstrates your passion to design and write great content for web in plain English is required for this position (Please note: at the time of the interview, candidates will be requested to present their portfolio). 

    Note: Some evening and weekend hours may be required. 

    Hours of Work: 35 hours of work 

    Rate / Salary: $ 67,420 - $ 89,897 

    Closing Date: May 30, 2017 Number of Openings: 1 full-time permanent 

    Department/Division/Unit: City Manager office / Economic Development / MBEC 

    Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive 

    Please apply directly on our www.mycitycareer.ca website on or before May 30, 2017 

    Please include a resume with your application 

    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted or a Record of Offences Declaration for returning staff where a Criminal Record Search acceptable to the City has previously been submitted. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Act. 

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

  • 16 May 2017 8:22 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Job Number: I-17-16

    Job Type: Full time Permanent, Union

    Closing Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, growing, historic community of over 143,000 residents offering an established economic base and an outstanding quality of life. With close proximity to beaches, snow hills, 300 hectares of park space and countless fun activities, Barrie is yours to explore. Enjoy our many wonderful summer and winter festivals, farmer’s market and theatre events by the bay. Spend less time commuting and more time enjoying life. Join the City of Barrie and be part of the team that shapes this wonderful community!                              

    The Opportunity

    The Transit and Parking Strategy Department strives to provide customer focused, efficient, reliable and affordable public transportation and parking services that link people, workplaces and the community and promotes economic development within the City of Barrie.

    Under the general guidance and direction of the Supervisor of Transit Business Services, the Parking Strategy Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the short and long term planning and improvement of the paid parking services within the City of Barrie. Specifically, this position conducts research, collects operational data, and conducts surveys in order to update parking strategies, propose and develop new parking innovations, improve functionality, increase operational efficiencies, maintain parking revenue, and increase customer satisfaction. Additionally, this position collaborates with internal partners and external community groups in the development of a Parking strategy for downtown, waterfront, City employee, commuter, and new land development parking.

    Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job

    Corporate Culture

    • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

    Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

    • Three (3) year College Diploma in Civil Engineering, Transportation or related discipline

    Experience

    • Three (3) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities

    Knowledge/Skill/Ability

    • Working knowledge of the following legislation, regulations and/or requirements:
      • Highway Traffic Act
      • Municipal Act
      • Municipal Zoning Bylaws
      • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
      • Ministry of Transportation Regulations
    • Working knowledge of the following principles:
      • Parking Management
      • Strategic Planning
    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
      • think and act strategically in a political and community service environment
      • develop, promote and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
      • interpret and analyze data, identify challenges or opportunities, and make recommendations
      • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
    • Basic computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word)
    • Intermediate interpersonal, research, project management, time management, organizational, analytical, report-writing, written communication, verbal communication, and problem solving skills

    Conditions of Employment

    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check within three (3) months of hire date
    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing

    Other Important Information                                         

    Location: 133 Welham Road in Barrie

    Hours: The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Wage: This is a Level-6 position in the CUPE Local 2380 bargaining unit with a 2017 pay range of $55,146.00 to $66,084.20 per year ($30.30 to $36.31 per hour).

    Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.

    The Application Process                       

    Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # I-17-16 Parking Strategy Coordinator in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email hire.me@barrie.ca by Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency.  Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.

    • Position Equivalency Code: D

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

    Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

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

  • 16 May 2017 8:10 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Job Posting #17-205 

    CITY MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT 

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 

    Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) 

    requires a 

    SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR (PART TIME up to 24 hrs) 

    Contract up to March 31, 2019 

    Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    Reporting to the Manager, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the successful candidate will develop, co-ordinate and deliver an entrepreneurship training, mentoring and grant program for entrepreneurs planning to start, expand or buy a small business. A key objective of the position is to help the successful development of local small businesses working directly with clients at various stages in the business cycle, through dedicated business program, developing and delivering relevant tools, programs and services, build business relationships, measure local small business economic impact, interpret, and report results. 

    •  Development and delivery of program training modules, presentations, tools, resources and materials including all logistic related to successful execution of the Starter Company Plus program 
    •  Scheduling and facilitating all logistics related to training sessions including registrations, venue, catering, speakers, training materials and delivery, etc. 
    •  Review and assessment of business plans and grant applications 
    •  Support small business/entrepreneurs in their preparation for grant presentations 
    •  Conceptualize, plan, and deliver all aspects of pitch events including facilitation of selection of grant recipients 
    •  Develop judging criteria, recruit and provide orientation and support to business mentors and judges 
    •  Evaluate entrepreneur needs and assign appropriate mentors and support 
    •  Monitor and report on progress entrepreneur and mentor activities, meetings and operational success of the business; 
    •  Monitor program compliance, responsible for evaluation and reporting of the program 
    •  Maintaining accurate and comprehensive client files and database 
    •  Administration and disbursement of program grants, maintaining accurate accounting records, monitoring and reporting on grant fund activity 
    •  Liaise with MBEC staff and regional agencies to facilitate operation of the program. 
    •  Provide guidance and information to MBEC clients via walk-in, email telephone and web, and entrepreneurship programs and services. 
    •  Create awareness by representing MBEC within the community through presentations and participation in relevant committees and events; perform other related duties as required. 

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 

    •  Post-Secondary education in Business and/or Entrepreneurship related discipline 
    •  Minimum 5 years small business consulting and coaching experience 
    •  Demonstrated experience in small business/entrepreneurship program development and delivery including consulting experience with new and existing small business clients 
    •  Ability to assess and analyze business concepts and plans 
    •  Experience in coordinating and delivering small business related training, workshops and events 
    •  Ability to assess business operations and tracking outcomes 
    •  Solid understanding of key small business trends, issues and challenges 
    •  Strong budgetary, accounting and report writing experience 
    •  Must possess strong professional business acumen and diplomacy 
    •  Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and presentation skills 
    •  Solid time management, customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills 
    •  Proficiency in computerized office environment and current and relevant technology tools 
    •  Understanding of government programs/services, managing or owning a small business, and working knowledge of French are definite assets. 
    •  Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required. 

    Note: Some evening and weekend hours may be required. 

    Hours of Work: Upto 24 hours per week 

    Rate / Salary: $ 37.04 - $ 49.39 

    Closing Date: May 30, 2017 Number of Openings: 1 part-time contract till 31 March 2019 

    Department/Division/Unit: City Manager office / Economic Development / MBEC 

    Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive 

    Please apply directly on our www.mycitycareer.ca website on or before May 30, 2017 

    Please include a resume with your application 

    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted or a Record of Offences Declaration for returning staff where a Criminal Record Search acceptable to the City has previously been submitted. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Act. 

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 16 May 2017 7:55 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Job Posting #17-206 

    CITY MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT 

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 

    Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) 

    Requires a 

    SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONSULTANT 

    Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    Under the direction of the Manager, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant will develop and implement programs and services to support early stage and growing small businesses in Mississauga aligned with City and Department strategic objectives. A key objective of the position is to help the successful development of local small businesses working directly with clients at various stages in the business cycle, developing and delivering relevant programs, services and tools, build business relationships, client follow up to measure local economic impact, interpret, and report results. 

    The successful candidate will: 

    •  Contribute to all MBEC programs and services, with emphasis on planning and delivering one-on-one and group consulting, training, mentoring, seminars, workshops and events on a vast array of current and relevant small business topics 
    •  Provide direct client guidance and information to clients via walk-in, email, telephone and web, and entrepreneurship programs 
    •  Review and analyse business plans to provide client feedback in a clear and constructive manner acceptable to the Corporation. 
    •  Conceptualize, develop and deliver enhanced small business seminars, events, and training; develop new and timely services and programs including mentor, speaker and subject matter experts programming to pre-start-up to established businesses 
    •  Develop and maintain small business tools, resources, and information including content development for information handouts, articles, newsletters and blogs 
    •  Maintain client records through dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM), with emphasis on monitor, follow-up and reporting of economic impact of client interactions 
    •  Conduct ongoing small business environmental scans, review and analysis of entrepreneurship trends, challenges, issues, opportunities, 
    •  Review legislation, licensing and regulations pertaining to small business 
    •  Analyse, identify, share and contribute to team and community resource knowledge and development. 
    •  Build partnerships and strategic alliances with key community organizations and government to foster relationships and collaborative programs and services 
    •  Create awareness and represent MBEC within the community through presentations and networking with community groups and participation in relevant committees, associations and events; 
    •  Additional support for City-wide projects that impact business, and contribution to special projects, will be required 

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 

    •  University degree in Business of Entrepreneurship 
    •  Minimum of 5 to 7 years small business consulting and coaching experience 
    •  Experience in small business program development and delivery 
    •  Strong skills and experience in marketing, financial and business plan development for small businesses 
    •  Ability to review, analyze and assess business plans and concepts to provide feedback to clients in clear and constructive manner 
    •  Experience in development and delivery of training, seminars and events on a variety of small business related topics for new and expanding small businesses 
    •  Ability to develop small business tools and resources to support client programs and service 
    •  Solid understanding of key small business trends, issues and challenges 
    •  Experience in conducting research and analysis of business information, with ability to identify issues and recommend strategic solutions; 
    •  Strong knowledge of business transactional analysis and report writing and is required 
    •  Must be results oriented team player with strong professional business acumen and diplomacy 
    •  Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills 
    •  Solid time management, customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills 
    •  Understanding of government programs/services, managing or owning a small business, and working knowledge of French are definite assets. 
    •  Proficiency in computerized office environment and current/relevant technology tools 
    •  Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required. 

    Note: Some evening and weekend hours may be required. 

    Hours of Work: 35 hours of work 

    Rate / Salary: $ 67,420 - $ 89,897 

    Closing Date: May 30, 2017 Number of Openings: 1 full-time permanent 

    Department/Division/Unit: City Manager office / Economic Development / MBEC 

    Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive 

    Please apply directly on our www.mycitycareer.ca website on or before May 30, 2017 

    Please include a resume with your application 

    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted or a Record of Offences Declaration for returning staff where a Criminal Record Search acceptable to the City has previously been submitted. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Act. 

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

  • 16 May 2017 7:44 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    SECTOR MANAGER – INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

    AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    The Brampton Economic Development Office objective is to help drive economic growth, innovation and job growth that will result in job creation opportunities, talent, investment and assessment.   The Manager will lead the economic, marketing and business development in the Innovation and Technology sector.

    • Lead, develop and implement a strategic business development plan to identify, promote, retain and secure investment and jobs through analysis, outreach and personal interactions with senior executives of individual corporations/firms in the Innovation and Technology Sector inside and outside the City of Brampton.
    • Conducting a minimum of 50 corporate calls per year at the senior executive level and collaborate with new existing Innovation and Technology companies, both private and public stakeholders; business groups and government officials to nurture relationships and ensure business growth services, trade and export services, investor development and supply chain initiatives are fully integrated to maximise resources and results.
    • Lead and develop a superior understanding and expertise of industry trends, technology shifts, developing markets, changing regulations as well as government incentives and impacts within the Innovation and Technology sector, particularly those relevant to the drivers of competing sectors within the Peel Region and National, Provincial and International marketplaces.
    • Lead, develop, host and attend key meetings/events/exhibitions/seminars as the senior representative of the City on behalf of the Director, CAO or Mayor to develop and sustain necessary corporate relationships with senior executive leaders (including CEO’s/ Presidents,etc.) provide focused presentations to senior business leaders, stakeholders, influences, senior government officials and industry leaders on the value to the City of Brampton that firm/corporation or stakeholder/government of the superior investment opportunities to invest or expand the Innovation and Technology sector in Brampton to achieve the target results.
    • Lead, develop and manage on behalf of the City incoming/outgoing missions, investment calls to support new investments/expansions or export opportunities in Innovation and Technology with senior executive leaders, provide direct support for the Mayor and Council or CAO in any meetings which may occur with senior executive leaders to support and decide the success of the proposed investment, jobs or innovation initiatives proposed and developed in cooperation with the Sector Lead for the corporation/firm/institution.
    • Lead and manage the research and development of  new investment prospects through internal and external partnerships and collaboration through analysis in target markets and working closely with sector trade advisors and industry groups specializing in the Innovation and Technology sector to obtain the desired investment, jobs, innovation and growth decisions by the responsible senior executives to further expand the sector supply chain research and development capacity in Brampton and significantly enhance the investment value to Brampton firms, corporations and institutions in the Innovation and Technology sector.
    • In consultation with the Director/Senior Manager, coordinate, advise and provide guidance to senior leaders (Director, CAO, CLT, Mayor and Members of Council) to prioritize issues, research and coordinate supporting information and facilitate appropriate action to ensure success in achieving shared goals.
    • Manage focused initiatives through collaboration with the Business Development and Marketing groups to significantly enhance the City’s competitive advantages to industry leaders and senior executives of current/future investors.
    • Manage focused cross corporation approaches with other managers and colleagues to ensure continuous improvement and own investment initiatives to obtain long term Innovation and Technology sector investments.
    • Lead, build, maintain and monitor a detailed record of sector assets, prospects and contacts.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • University degree in Economic Development, Business or Commerce
    • 5-7 years experience in Business Development, Economic Development, or similar leadership role, preferably in the public sector
    • Experience leading staff
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; public speaking experience
    • Project management and budgeting experience
    • Knowledge of GTA economic base and Brampton’s social, economic and business structures an asset
    • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations
    • Strong relationship management skills
    • Strong diplomatic, facilitation, influencing, collaborative and consensus-building skills Expert knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments, applicable Legislations and awareness of current social, economic and political priorities
    • Ability to prioritize highly complex tasks with critical deadlines
    • Experience leading strategic change to meet organizational goals
    • Highly-developed influential skills and innovative thinker
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office/Sharepoint

    ** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    TO APPLY: Please apply quoting the file number 102521 by June 7, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

  • 16 May 2017 7:32 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    SECTOR MANAGER – ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

    AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    The Brampton Economic Development Office objective is to help drive economic growth, innovation and job growth that will result in job creation opportunities, talent, investment and assessment. The Manager will lead the economic, marketing and business development in the Advanced Manufacturing sector.

    • Lead, develop and implement a strategic business development plan to identify, promote, retain and secure investment and jobs through analysis, outreach and personal interactions with senior executives of individual corporations/firms in the Advanced Manufacturing Sector inside and outside the City of Brampton.
    • Conducting a minimum of 50 corporate calls per year at the senior executive level and collaborate with new existing Advanced Manufacturing companies, both private and public stakeholders; business groups and government officials to nurture relationships and ensure business growth services, trade and export services, investor development and supply chain initiatives are fully integrated to maximise resources and results.
    • Lead and develop a superior understanding and expertise of industry trends, technology shifts, developing markets, changing regulations as well as government incentives and impacts within the Advanced Manufacturing sector, particularly those relevant to the drivers of competing sectors within the Peel Region and National, Provincial and International marketplaces.
    • Lead, develop, host and attend key meetings/events/exhibitions/seminars as the senior representative of the City on behalf of the Director, CAO or Mayor to develop and sustain necessary corporate relationships with senior executive leaders (including CEO’s/ Presidents,etc.) provide focused presentations to senior business leaders, stakeholders, influences, senior government officials and industry leaders on the value to the City of Brampton that firm/corporation or stakeholder/government of the superior investment opportunities to invest or expand the Advanced Manufacturing sector in Brampton to achieve the target results.
    • Lead, develop and manage on behalf of the City incoming/outgoing missions, investment calls to support new investments/expansions or export opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with senior executive leaders, provide direct support for the Mayor and Council or CAO in any meetings which may occur with senior executive leaders to support and decide the success of the proposed investment, jobs or innovation initiatives proposed and developed in cooperation with the Sector Lead for the corporation/firm/institution.
    • Lead and manage the research and development of new investment prospects through internal and external partnerships and collaboration through analysis in target markets and working closely with sector trade advisors and industry groups specializing in the Advanced Manufacturing sector to obtain the desired investment, jobs, innovation and growth decisions by the responsible senior executives to further expand the sector supply chain research and development capacity in Brampton and significantly enhance the investment value to Brampton firms, corporations and institutions in the Advanced Manufacturing sector.
    • In consultation with the Director/Senior Manager, coordinate, advise and provide guidance to senior leaders (Director, CAO, CLT, Mayor and Members of Council) to prioritize issues, research and coordinate supporting information and facilitate appropriate action to ensure success in achieving shared goals.
    • Manage focused initiatives through collaboration with the Business Development and Marketing groups to significantly enhance the City’s competitive advantages to industry leaders and senior executives of current/future investors.
    • Manage focused cross corporation approaches with other managers and colleagues to ensure continuous improvement and own investment initiatives to obtain long term Advanced Manufacturing sector investments.
    • Lead, build, maintain and monitor a detailed record of sector assets, prospects and contacts.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • University degree in Economic Development, Business or Commerce
    • 5-7 years experience in Business Development, Economic Development, or similar leadership role, preferably in the public sector
    • Experience leading staff
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; public speaking experience
    • Project management and budgeting experience
    • Knowledge of GTA economic base and Brampton’s social, economic and business structures an asset
    • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations
    • Strong relationship management skills
    • Strong diplomatic, facilitation, influencing, collaborative and consensus-building skills
    • Expert knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments, applicable Legislations and awareness of current social, economic and political priorities
    • Ability to prioritize highly complex tasks with critical deadlines
    • Experience leading strategic change to meet organizational goals
    • Highly-developed influential skills and innovative thinker
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office/Sharepoint
    • Flexible work hours are required, including evenings and weekends
    • Access to a reliable vehicle and a G license.

    ** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    TO APPLY: Please apply quoting the file number 102522 by June 7, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

  • 15 May 2017 5:29 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Economic Development Officer

    Business incubation and acceleration, and community economic development are among your strengths as a leader in this field, enabling you to play a key role in enhancing the economic prosperity and competitiveness of the City of Toronto.

    Reporting to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services, you will participate in the implementation and delivery of innovation community initiatives, including business incubation and acceleration development and support, community economic development initiatives, and engaging Toronto's innovation community to develop and implement collaborative projects and programs to enhance the City's competitiveness. As an Economic Development Officer, you will be a member of the Entrepreneurship Services unit and, as such, will provide outstanding service to Toronto's businesses, and assist in developing partnerships with internal and external stakeholders that will enhance the economic prosperity of the City.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    Your primary responsibilities as an Economic Development Officer will be varied, but you will be expected to:

    ·       Liaise with the private sector, City divisions, government agencies, academia, not-for-profit and other organizations to facilitate and expedite business incubation expansion and community economic development in Toronto

    ·       Perform reviews of specific services and competitive factors to ensure that the services are effective and properly targeted to support Collaborating for Competitiveness and Toronto's Start-up Ecosystem Strategy

    ·       Assist existing incubators and accelerators with expansion proposals, including special projects involving priority neighbourhoods

    ·       Gather industry intelligence to inform the implementation of new and existing business incubation programs and services to enhance the business climate

    ·       Foster an entrepreneurial climate whereby new and innovative partnerships are developed to leverage and support the creation of a positive environment for business incubation growth

    ·       Participate in the development of a City-wide business outreach program to support business incubation and community economic development

    ·       Participate in the development and implementation of a reporting and tracking system for business incubation and community economic development activities and outcomes

    ·       Identify and communicate relevant trends, business impediments/concerns and opportunities to stakeholders

    ·       Prepare and present proposals to senior business executives on business incubation and community economic development opportunities

    ·       Develop partnership programs focused on adding value to the growth potential of business incubation and community economic development initiatives

    ·       Represent the City at international, national, and local trade shows and business development activities

    ·       Facilitate and initiate the development of partnerships to support both existing and new incubation organizations/advisory boards

    ·       Collaborate with Enterprise Toronto to initiate policy-related strategies that impact the competitiveness and viability of micro enterprises and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across all business sectors and geographic areas

    ·       Provide support to community councils on business incubation and local economic development issues

    • Foster and promote strong communication channels with internal and external stakeholders.

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS

    Your application for the role of Economic Development Officer must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

    1.     Post-secondary education in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function combined with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    2.     Extensive business incubation and community economic development experience directly related to the position.

    3.     Considerable experience completing research and analysing data and statistics to determine process efficiencies, and service and program effectiveness, and make recommendations for improvement.

    4.     Considerable experience in order to represent the Division at Committees and/or Tribunals and to represent the City to maintain effective working relationships with community groups, stakeholders, elected officials and other senior managers.

    5.     Considerable experience delivering complex planning and policy assignments from inception through to implementation while balancing political, departmental and stakeholder interests combined with a thorough understanding of the innovation sector.

    6.     Experience in preparing comprehensive reports and applying relevant information to support policy analysis and decision-making.

    7.     Well-developed project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and lead teams.

    8.     Action-oriented, innovative and dynamic approach with a demonstrated commitment to, and experience in, teamwork and customer service.

    9.     Ability to contribute as a member of the Entrepreneurship Services team.

    10.  Ability to work under pressure and deliver projects within precise constraints.

    11.  Highly developed human relations skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels, superior oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability in dealing effectively with diverse community stakeholders and senior management in both the public and private sector.

    12.  Proficiency in various competencies that include strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, demonstrated ability to forge partnerships, ability to develop solid internal and external relationships, and strong negotiation and analytical skills.

    13.  Thorough technical knowledge of relevant legislation affecting economic growth and competition in Toronto, and proficiency in research, marketing, customer service, policy development, and computer applications.

    14.  Sound executive judgement and ability in handling matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature as it relates to senior business executives, Council and other senior staff.

    15.  Familiarity with government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.

    16. A valid Ontario Class "G" driver's licence and access to a vehicle for field work, an asset.

    Salary Range: $86,795.80 - $101,974.60 per year

    Work for the City you love

    Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2017 Invictus Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as an Economic Development Officer within our Economic Development & Culture Division.

    How to Apply:

    For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2272518 X, by May 30, 2017.

    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

    The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

    If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

  • 09 May 2017 1:53 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    THE CORPORATION OF NORFOLK COUNTY – JOB POSTING # NU 16.17


    Position: Economic Development Coordinator
    Status: Permanent Full Time
    Employee Group: Non-Union
    Salary: $75,686 - $94,609 per annum (under review)
    Department: Development & Cultural Services
    Division: Tourism & Economic Development
    Reports To: Manager, Tourism & Economic Development
    Location: Simcoe
    Posting Period: May 9, 2017 – May 31, 2017

    Scope of position:
    To foster, promote and implement economic development activities and business initiatives to retain, expand and attract investment, jobs and spending in Norfolk County for the agricultural, industrial, commercial, knowledge-based, tourism, social enterprise, and entrepreneurial business sectors.

    Position Description:

    • Directly supervise the Economic Development Analyst and assist in carrying out the work plan of the Division
    • Coordinate the corporate calling program (business retention visits), identifying local business opportunities and challenges, and provide information and resources to connect them to business support programs and services
    • Compile data resulting from visits; log relevant data in an appropriate CRM program; report monthly on activity; report annually on trends and progress; recommend programs and services to assist in business support; communicate urgent issues
    • Create and implement effective business attraction initiatives including generating and pursuing business leads, conducting company prospect research, contact and meet with business owners, executives and developers to promote Norfolk County as an investment destination
    • Assist in site analysis by researching properties and businesses, facilitate prospect tours; participate in trade missions outside of Norfolk County; work with developers, realtors and land owners in confidential manner; prepare information packages, proposals and responses to enquiries, 
    • Coordinate projects and strategies by working with municipal staff, community leaders, businesses and other stakeholders, determining needs, analyzing trends, scheduling and coordinating meetings, preparing and submitting reports, and developing solutions
    • Represent the County to business associations, community agencies, and economic development organizations to promote partnerships and provide support to outside organizations; to encourage joint marketing initiatives; by attending various business meetings and events; and by keeping current on what is happening in the community.
    • Foster relationships and consult with other governments, non-government agencies, academic institutions, financial institutions and community organizations on matters pertaining to community economic development, investment attraction, programs, research, policy, incentives and other activities
    • Support the development of assets required for the growth of local industries and entrepreneurs through relationships with non-governmental organizations and non-residential real estate investors
    • Coordinate the Community Improvement Plan business incentives program, receiving and reviewing applications, meeting with applicants, following policy, working with the Finance Department on preparing loan and grant agreements, processing approvals, promoting, monitoring and reporting on the program, following up on projects
    • Participate as an active, enthusiastic and supportive team member on the execution of the Division’s annual work plan
    • Advise and assist the Manager, Tourism and Economic Development, on the development of the Division’s annual work plan
    • Provide direction / mentoring of junior staff in the Division in response to handling of information requests, development issues and processes, programs and fees, demographics, and interpretation of appropriate policies and procedures. 
    • Assist other members of the Division team to undertake programs, services and activities, occasionally requiring work on weeknights and weekends, such as participation in external committees, trade shows, community events, networking functions, as required 
    • Utilize all available and appropriate communicate tools to raise awareness of the Division’s programs and services, including emails, social media, blogging, media relations, etc.
    • Assist with the development of policy/policy alternatives to ensure support of the goals/objectives of long term planning for steady future economic growth by recommending modifications to economic development programs, policies and procedures, as appropriate
    Knowledge & Skill:
    • Post-secondary degree in Business, Economic Development, Public Administration or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience, demonstrating leadership and responsibility of team members.
    • Membership with EDCO / EDAC with an Ec.D. Certificate would be considered an asset.
    Must Haves:
    • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the ability to work with members of the public.
    • Well established and refined writing skills with extensive experience in report writing with demonstrated ability to convey issues and concepts in a convincing manner
    • Excellent communication skills and experience in presenting information to individuals as well as larger audiences, including Council, Committees and various public meeting forums.
    • Excellent evaluation and analysis/ judgement skills.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
    • Commitment to personal and professional development by actively pursuing further economic development knowledge and skills
    • Demonstrated ability to exercise significant discretion and confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple files and/or projects with changing priorities and levels of complexity.
    • Sound knowledge of economic development principles and practices, programs and contacts.
    • Extensive knowledge of respective industry sectors and related promotion.
    • Knowledge of development processes and real estate principles.
    • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
    • Excellent computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department-specific software
    • Demonstrated experience with social media, website content writing, and customer relationship management (CRM) software
    • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
    The Corporation of Norfolk County 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.

    Resumes must be submitted through email, mail, fax, courier, or in person to Human Resources & Staff Development by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the posting. 

    Human Resources & Staff Development– 185 Robinson Street, Suite 300, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 – Phone: (519) 426-5870 – Fax: 519-427-5902– Email: jobs@norfolkcounty.ca

    Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check.

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

  • 09 May 2017 11:59 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable.

    Draw on your passion. Shape our community.

    Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision.  We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence.  We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

    Small Business Consultant #20774

    Corporate Services Department

    Planning and Economic Development Branch

    Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Union position.

    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 - 1630

    Temporary Full-Time, Approx.4 months, Salary $39.22 - $42.63 per hour

    Reporting to the Program Manager, Strategic Economic Initiatives, is responsible for assuming a leadership role in providing advisory services to start-up and existing small businesses in the northern six municipalities of the Region; coordinating the operations of the York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre; organizing seminars and workshops; implementing Provincial and Regional small business and entrepreneurial programs focused on green business development, business retention and expansion and initiating and facilitating new partnerships and creating an Ambassador Program and taking a progressive approach in creating partnerships and funding resources through outreach to the business community in the area. 

    Qualifications

    • Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in business administration, economics, marketing or a related field or equivalent approved combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum three (3) years experience in small business or financial consulting and business development specializing in the creation and delivery of entrepreneurial programs focused on the green business sectors and business retention and expansion.
    • Experience in identifying, facilitating and managing new partnerships and programs resulting in sustaining existing businesses, supporting the creation of new businesses and generating job creation.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated skills in current web based and advancing mobile technologies, communication and media trends.
    • Thorough knowledge of business plans, market analysis, financial planning and forecasting, small business needs, business start-up procedures, and government and private sector programs and services available to assist business.
    • Excellent organization, interpersonal, communication and report-writing skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and respond to business enquiries regarding business start-up opportunities.
    • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, access and internet.
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability. 
    • Ability to attend at off site locations in a timely and efficient manner, as required.
    • Ability to work outside regular business hours as required.

    Please apply on-line by clicking here by , quoting competition #20774. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.

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