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  • 30 Jul 2021 11:12 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

     The Corporation of the County of Bruce

    Requires a

    Economic Development Officer – Full Time Contract - Planning & Development

    "Bold and beautiful Bruce County... a healthy, caring community of prosperity and innovation."

    Bruce County is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Economic Development Officer. This role is responsible for investment attraction, development and economic growth and support. The incumbent provides high-level advisory services to new and potential investors, develops initiatives for countywide investment prospects, facilitates strategies to support growth in targeted areas and establishes relationships with representatives in the local/external community, government staff, local municipalities, and industry organizations. This is a contract position for approximately 18 months based out of the Peninsula Hub in Wiarton, ON.

    Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary degree in Economic Development, Marketing, Business Administration or a related field
    • Five years of previous experience in an economic development capacity, with two years of that experience in a supervisory role
    • Experience with budget preparation and management
    • Proven experience with resource management
    • Hi Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions hto overcome problems
    • Ability to manage files from start to finish
    • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, and policies
    • Ability to supervise and motivate a team to achieve and exceed their goals
    • Demonstrated time management skills
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain lasting working relationships
    • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees
    • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills

    Interested applicants should review the entire job posting at www.brucecounty.on.ca , and then apply online, following the outlined process. Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

    Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.56.

    The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 27 Jul 2021 2:29 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Huron’s

    Economic Development Department

    requires a

    Temporary Full-Time Economic Development Officer

    The Economic Development Officer will foster business and economic growth in Huron County. This position requires a team player who is motivated, can build strong partnerships and is constantly pursuing opportunities for growth. Solid experience in developing and working with multiple stakeholders at once in an outcome-driven environment is preferred. This is a key position within the County Economic Development Department. A creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills will thrive in this position.

    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within County
    • Act as a one-stop shop for the business community in Huron County on items related to development. Provide advice, support and assistance to businesses.
    • Act as a liaison to guide potential investors through the County development process.
    • Dedication to learning about Huron County businesses and staying attuned to their needs
    • Develop strong relationships with Huron County business community, County stakeholder groups and other levels of government
    • Assist partner municipalities to achieve development goals as laid out in their strategic plans as requested
    • In conjunction with senior management, develop an annual work plan with clear measurements

    Travel is required for this role.

    Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

    • University Degree in a relevant program OR a combination of education and work experience
    • Certificate or diploma in Economic Development
    • Background in Economic Development or Business Development involving significant experience with and management of development efforts
    • Knowledge of and interest in business development & good understanding of regional economic strengths
    • Knowledge of and network to Government Programs
    • Understanding of Planning role and function

    Wage:

    • $40.61 – $45.51, grade 10 of the 2021 pay grid,  35 hours per week.

    Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:30 pm on Monday, August 16, 2021, to:  humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca

    Submission Guidelines:

    To be considered for this position, please ensure that:
    • Email subject is “2021 – Economic Development Officer”
    • The cover letter is a maximum of one page
    • Cover letter and resume are saved together in one PDF file
    • The PDF file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. Jane Smith)

    Posted – July 26, 2021

    Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron 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.

  • 21 Jul 2021 11:22 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Department:    Legislative & Planning Services

    Division:    Economic Development

    Position:    Business Consultant, Small Business Centre

    Note:

    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.

    This is a temporary full time position working 35 hours per week for up to 12 months.

    Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

    Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

    We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.

    Purpose:

    Reporting to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services, the Business Consultant works with start-up entrepreneurs and existing small business owners and supports them to start-up, manage and grow their businesses and helps build awareness and deliver entrepreneurship and export development programs of the Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Halton Global Business Centre.

    Preferred Background:

    The successful candidate will possess a degree in Business Administration, Commerce or related discipline combined with four to seven (4-7) years professional experience in small business, finance or economic development. The successful candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of small business development, including, market analysis, business plan preparation, financial planning and accessing capital, sales and marketing, export development and scaling up business operations. The successful candidate must possess a strong awareness of current small business rules and regulations and the available tools, resources and government programs to assist entrepreneurs. Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills to work directly with entrepreneurs, to prepare social media posts and presentations and present to larger groups. Must possess a strong customer service orientation and experience working with a customer relationship management system. Ability to build strategic partnerships and collaborate. Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

    Employment Conditions:

    Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation.

    Duties:

    • Works directly with new and existing entrepreneurs and businesses and provides value-added information with respect to business start-up, management and growth including business registration and regulations, ownership structure, market research, business planning, financing and sales, marketing, export development and development approvals.
    • Presents entrepreneurship education training seminars to various customers across Halton.
    • Contributes to awareness building of the Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Halton Global Business Centre and the Division by presenting to community organizations, secondary and post-secondary schools, entrepreneurship groups and business peer-to-peer networking organizations.
    • Assists with the implementation of the Centre’s entrepreneurship and export development programs and services and the undertaking of Halton Region business and tourism events and committees.
    • Assists with the implementation of senior government funded entrepreneurship programs including Summer Company, Starter Company Plus and Futurpreneur.
    • Prepares regular blog and social media posts on various entrepreneurship topics for the Halton Business Blog and Halton Business social media accounts.
    • Develop strategic partnerships with small business and tourism stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with community partners, external agencies and subject-matter experts.
    • Maintains an up to date tracking of customer interactions on a customer relationship management system and provides timely reporting of outcomes to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services.
    • Ensures that entrepreneurship education and services presentation material is kept up to date with respect to programs, rules, regulations and resources.
    • Performs other duties, as assigned.

    Posted:                        July 19, 2021

    Posting Expires:        August 2, 2021

    Posting #:                   LP-317-21

    Apply Online at:       Halton Job Postings

    Important Information:

    • We appreciate all applications however only those selected to advance in the selection process will be contacted. Candidates will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please check your email and voicemail regularly.

    • We are committed to providing accommodation throughout the selection process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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

  • 20 Jul 2021 4:13 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Manager of Community Economic Development

    Reporting to the General Manager of Community & Corporate Services, the successful applicant is responsible for providing advice and guidance to develop and shape the Town’s economic development strategies and programs. Working closely with community stakeholders and other Town departments, the Manager will promote economic development, identify obstacles to economic development and make recommendations to Council on evidence-based policies, by-laws and procedures.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage the development and implementation of economic strategies, policies, programs, investment attraction, business retention and expansion, partnerships and funding opportunities
    • Provide professional economic development advice, assistance and support to Town Council and Committees, senior staff and community stakeholders including the BIA, the agricultural and natural resources sector, and act as the contact for economic development inquiries
    • Provide supervisory and managerial oversight to all staff in the Economic Development and Communications service area as required

    Qualifications:

    • University Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field
    • 3-5 years related experience, preferably in a municipal environment
    • Excellent administrative, leadership, analytical, research, organizational, time management, report writing and public speaking skills
    • Proven ability to build effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders, including industry and government officials and community leaders

    Salary Range: 

    $ 38.49-42.76/hour, based on 35 hours/week

    Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter marked Manager of Community Economic Development File # 21-2021, no later than August 13, 2021 at noon to:                             

    • Town of Greater Napanee
    • 124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, Ontario  K7R 3L4
    • Attention:  Michelle King
    • Or hr@greaternapanee.com

    The Town of Greater Napanee 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. We accept all resumes, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Personal information contained in your resume is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used strictly for employment assessment purposes.

  • 20 Jul 2021 12:23 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Posted:

    Friday, July 16, 2021

    Job Number:

    PN-21-28

    Job Type:

    Permanent Full-time, Non-Union

    Closing Date:

    Sunday, August 1, 2021


    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

    Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

    Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

    The Opportunity

    The Economic and Creative Development Department is part of the Infrastructure and Growth Management Division. This department is responsible for the attraction and facilitation of new business investment, and helping employers access the business opportunities of the area. They encourage and promote the creation of new Barrie-based enterprises, including start-ups and small business services. They also support the retention, growth, and expansion of the City's existing businesses. This includes bringing stakeholders together on strategic programs.

    Under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Economic and Creative Development, the Manager of Business Development will be responsible for delivering service excellence and responsible for implementing the vision, strategy, and initiatives in support of the goals of the Department. This role manages day-to-day operations focusing on the core economic development functions of investment servicing, investment attraction, business retention and expansion and strategic sector and talent development, the Manager of Business Development will lead a team of economic developers in delivering a robust economic development program.

    The Manager of Business Development will implement strategies and marketing initiatives to encourage growth of the municipality's economic base by responding to the economic needs of local industry, overseeing the completion of research, development of marketing/promotion materials, and overall developing and recommending business development policies and initiatives to build on the City's position as a premiere investment destination.

    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) 

    • Four (4) year University Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing, Communications, or related discipline

    Experience

    • Seven (7) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities, including four (4) years of demonstrated supervisory/management experience. Demonstrated experience delivering the fundamentals of an economic development program, including investment attraction, investment servicing, business retention & expansion and talent attraction in a municipal or related work environment.

    Knowledge/Skill/Ability

    • General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements: Municipal Act Planning Act
    • Working knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements: - Corporate policies and by- laws (i.e., land sale policy, purchasing policy, Code of Conduct, Health & Safety) - Urban design guidelines - Official Plan and Zoning By-law - Business Licensing
    • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards: - Invest Barrie Goals/Objectives/Action Plan - Project Management - Knowledge of municipal affairs, business principles, real estate as well as geographic and socio-economic characteristics of the City of Barrie
    • Thorough knowledge of the following principles and standards: economic development practices and principles; management principles; labour relations principles, collective agreement administration; and contemporary management practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to:
    o   

    Lead a Business Development team in a management capacity to deliver a suite of economic development programs and practices to achieve employment and non-residential tax base growth

    o    Good understanding of real estate principals, business finance/economics and local government decision making process and overall municipal policies and practices

    o    Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community/business service environment, building strong alliances/partnerships/relationships with internal and external stakeholders to delivery results and achieve departmental and corporate goals and objectives while maintaining a high standard of public relations at all times

    o    Project manage, review, analyze, and make recommendations, formulate solutions, implement new initiatives regarding strategic projects, which involves the consideration of technical issues, procedural issues, and political sensitivities

    o    Explore broad issues and recognize trends in Economic Development at a macro and micro level, and conduct research, prepare reports, and deliver presentations,

    o    Align branch programs/services, budget allocations, time and human resources to achieve overall branch, department and corporate goals, objectives, and initiatives

    o    Analyze complex issues and problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action

    o    Receive, manage, and resolve complaints, disputes, and conflict, diffuse emotionally-charged situations and resolve customer issues in a diplomatic and professional manner

    o    Exercise discretion and judgment when handling confidential, sensitive, politically sensitive, or controversial information

    o    Build cohesive and motivated teams and leads, coaches and mentors staff in achieving objectives, inspiring innovation, and encourages others to work in manner that will meet or exceed the desired objectives or results

    • Basic skills include: Research
    • Intermediate skills include: Administrative; Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Facilitation; Initiative; Judgment; Multitasking; Organizational; Public Engagement; Report-writing
    • Advanced skills include: Analytical; Business Acumen; Collaboration; Interpersonal; Leadership; Negotiation; Presentation; Prioritization; Problem Solving; Project Management; Public Relations; Report- writing; Supervisory; Teamwork; Time Management; Verbal Communication; Written Communication
    • Basic computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word), database software, electronic tracking systems, and the Internet
    • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software: Basic computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word), database software, electronic tracking systems, and the Internet
    • Availability to attend evening/weekend meetings or to work outside of designated normal hours per week

    Conditions of Employment

    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing with a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

    Other Important Information

    Location:

    City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario*

    *Please note that some positions are currently working remotely due to the pandemic restrictions. It is anticipated that once restrictions are lifted, remote work will stop, and this position will require the employee to work at the location noted above as determined by the City.

    Hours:

    The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week; however, some non-standard hours may apply.

    Wage:

    This a permanent full-time non-union position with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 14
    • Yearly Salary: $98,663.18 to $125,924.57 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $54.21 to $69.19 per hour

    Benefits:

    This position includes a comprehensive non-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 PN-21-28 - Manager of Business Development in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email Hire.Me@Barrie.ca by Sunday, August 1, 2021.

    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: F

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

    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.

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing Hire.Me@Barrie.ca.

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

  • 19 Jul 2021 12:11 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Manager, Tourism and Destination Development

    The City of Guelph is a vibrant and diverse community with a unique sense of place located in southern Ontario along the Innovation Corridor that runs between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo. We are also one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities with a projected population increase from 135,000 people to almost 170,000 in the next 10 years. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to live, work, and play—all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

    Job Summary

    The successful candidate will provide visible and positive leadership to staff that creates a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating.  Reporting to the General Manager, Economic Development and Tourism, the position will lead tourism services through integrated programs and activations, delivery of visitor information services, further destination development and grow partnerships in the community that support tourism. Additionally, the candidate will oversee the operations of/and or support the operator of the Guelph Farmers’ Market and its opportunities for growth.

    Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision for an inclusive, connected, prosperous city.

    Hours of Work

    35 hours per week, generally Monday to Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends, including on call support for events and potentially regular farmers’ market operating days.

    Duties

    Leadership

    • Recruit, train and lead staff, establish and monitor performance and development plans, provide coaching and discipline as required.
    • Develop goals and objectives for the area, set action plans to achieve them; align goals with the Corporate Strategic Plan.
    • Grow relationships with the community and users

    Department & Financial Management

    • Develop and monitor capital and operating budgets, track actual performance against budgets, provide financial forecasts, report on variances and mitigating strategies
    • Ensure compliance with Collective Agreements, City policies, Council resolutions/by-laws and other applicable federal and provincial legislation; support all legislated inspection and safety programs.
    • Recommend and prepare staff reports and presentations for Council and executive teams, as required by the General Manager. Speak at Council as required.

    Tourism 

    Manage strategic development of Tourism Services, summary of task included:

    • Lead the Tourism Advisory Board providing reports and feedback to staff and council as indicated within Tourism framework
    • Develop and manage the internal and external communication plan for Tourism Services, managing websites and social media accounts, ensuring detail and high quality of information
    • Develop the annual destination marketing plan by conducting research and analysis, and which builds and maintains brand awareness.
    • Identify opportunities and lead tourism product development initiatives that drive local tourism sector growth and support the Regional Tourism Organization 4 (RTO4) goals and the regional marketing plan, such as the Sports Tourism sector.
    • Cultivate and maintain key partnerships to enhance and develop tourism in the Guelph Wellington region, including networking with tourism operators, industry leaders, community stakeholders and government partners.
    • Research and prepare grant applications, and assist with sport tournament bids when required.
    • Ensure the provision of excellent customer service to all potential and confirmed Tourism Partners; respond in a timely manner to all inquiries.
    • Track industry performance at all levels and monitor trends, opportunities and bench marks.

    Farmers Market – This responsibility is under review and is subject to Change

    Manage Guelph Farmer’s Market, summary of tasks include:

    • Manage the Farmers Market, identify efficiencies, and ensure high quality of operations and service.
    • Liaise with current and prospective clients (vendors) of the Farmers Market, foster relationships within the community, assist with development of continued use
    • Liaise with facility staff on the smooth operations and maintenance of the facility operations (maintenance, health and safety, repairs)

    Film Office

    • Develop a film Strategy
    • Promote Guelph as a desirable site location for all film sectors
    • Respond to and follow up on all film inquiries
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Considerable knowledge and expertise related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a post-secondary diploma or degree in Tourism or destination marketing or a related discipline, and a minimum of 5 years in related tourism, destination marketing and events experience
    • Considerable experience managing, leading and training staff in a customer focused environment.
    • Considerable experience in destination marketing and promotion; experience in multiple mediums and digital platforms
    • Demonstrative experience in fostering relationships and partnerships with businesses, a variety of local and regional agencies, city departments and community organizations
    • Detailed experience with financial systems, budget forecasting, variances and financial reporting.
    • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to resolve customer inquiries/complaints in an effective manner; demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and quality service.
    • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders, council and the general public.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills, meeting deadlines, ability to multitask, handle fluent interruptions, as well as the ability to work under pressure.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    • Experience with Management My Market software an asset
    • Film industry experience is a significant asset.

    Rate

    $83,184.28 - $103,980.35

    How to Apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Friday, July 30, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

    Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

    The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

    Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • 16 Jul 2021 5:00 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Executive Director - Summary

    Salary Range: $84,722 - $111,104 per annum

    We are seeking a proven leader to lead our dynamic team, to manage our growth-oriented investment/loan fund, and to deliver high-impact community and business development programs in our performance-based nonprofit organization.

    Enjoy the rewards of work that has impact and is making a difference. Join our high performance team where for 30 years, we have been investing in jobs, businesses, innovation, and community. We manage one of the highest valued community based loan funds in the Southern Ontario CFDC network. Since 1990, we have loaned over $33 million to more than 650 businesses, impacting over 3,500 jobs and we have invested over $8.3 million in more than 650 community economic development projects in Grenville County.

    If you are:

    • an influential, flexible, creative, and inspirational leader with the ability to lead through change
    • a strategic and entrepreneurial thinker with the ability to create a long-term vision, supported by short-term, executable, and measurable plans to achieve it
    • a confident decision-maker with the ability to make sound decisions in difficult circumstances, under the pressure and complexity of tight deadlines and competing interests
    • an astute collaborator with the ability to communicate, present, negotiate and solicit confidence with stakeholders
    • a skillful coach, with the skills to create a culture of innovation, creativity, growth, and performance excellence
    • a self-starter with a strong work ethic supported by impeccable judgement, ethics, and integrity
    • an effective planner with demonstrated time management, organizational, and project leadership skills
    And you have:
    • a post-secondary degree/diploma in business, finance, economic development, public administration, or related field
    • five years of progressively responsible management and leadership experience
    • a minimum of two years of recent and relevant experience as a successful business owner or as a department or organizational lead - ideally in a nonprofit environment - responsible for proficient management of human, operational, and financial resources
    • a minimum of two years of experience working with a volunteer Board of Directors in a nonprofit environment
    • financial management experience demonstrating a solid understanding of high risk business lending, budgeting, and forecasting for operational funds and loan funds
    • experience in government advocacy, public relations, and marketing
    • a track record in securing program funding from diverse sources
    • experience in modernizing services, workflow, and management information systems, including cyber security awareness and knowledge of privacy legislation
    • knowledge of the needs of local businesses and the local economic environment
    • ability to work flexible hours and to work remotely, as required
    • a valid drivers’ license and a reliable vehicle
    • bilingualism (English and French) will be considered an asset

    We want to hear from you!

    Thank you for your interest. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

    Submissions may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

  • 12 Jul 2021 5:59 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job Title: Project Manager, Community Projects (Permanent Full-Time)

    Closing Date: July 20, 2021; 11:59pm

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

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

    The Opportunity

    Reporting directly to the Manager of Economic Development this role is responsible managing community development projects in the Economic Development division which includes Tourism and Culture. The Project Manager, Community Projects will mobilize local resources to ensure collaboration with various teams comprised of both internal and external stakeholders to deliver projects and strategies that will improve the overall Economic Development and Tourism portfolio in the Town of Caledon. As the Project Manager, Community Projects, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

    • Oversee the design, implementation and management of projects that impact community and economic development
    • Develop overall project timelines, budgets, detailed product design/formulation specifications, and develop and implement effective reporting
    • Lead the management of key corporate project initiatives aligned with Council’s strategic priorities with a dedicated focus of maintaining project management frameworks that ensure projects are standardized and delivered on time and on budget
    • Maintain an active network with other governments’ officials, associations and community agencies

    COVID-19: In consideration of the current pandemic and Public Health orders, the Town of Caledon is providing limited in-person services as Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. The successful candidate for Project Manager, Community Projects will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).

    The Ideal Candidate

    We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Economics, Economic Development, Urban Planning or closely related field. Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years related experience in a project management role with a sound understanding of community engagement processes and activities, tools, facilitation and application; preferably in a municipal context; Economic Development experience is an asset. Project Management Professional designation an asset.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience facilitating change and leading others without direct authority. We are seeking an individual with superior interpersonal skills with the ability to establish productive relationships, a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines, and excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong presentation and facilitation skills.

    This position offers a salary range of $79,761.28 - $96,363.88 plus a competitive benefit package.

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

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

    How To Apply

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

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

  • 12 Jul 2021 12:24 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    MDB Insight has built a reputation as Canada’s premiere economic development, workforce development, and market research consulting firm. Founded in 2007, we specialize in providing innovative and actionable economic development strategies, strategic plans, investment attraction and marketing solutions, and best-in-class market research that create real-world impact for our clients. We have worked extensively with communities across Canada.

    Our mission is to help people and places thrive in the 21st century economy. Join our team and be committed to improving the world around us, one community at a time!  For full details about MDB Insight visit our website at www.mdbinsight.com.

    Position Overview

    The Consultant works with and supports staff and Project Leads in project work, project management, and business development activities. This requires a talent for analytical thinking and researching data to help inform and ground the firm’s project work in evidence and insight. This role will include identification of relevant data requirements and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data secured from primary surveying and secondary research. Subsequent data modeling and predictive analysis will inform recommendations to clients. The Consultant’s work will contribute to effective and efficient completion of projects and innovative approaches that support the firm’s clients’ sustainability and competitiveness.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Consultant

    • Consultants have a defined pathway to move to advanced performance and opportunity, commensurate with increasing remuneration.  A demonstrated responsibility related to performance, communication, leadership, and project management skills is required. An advanced level of analysis, critical thinking, and research that leads to comprehensive identification of themes, priorities and actions that are grounded in evidence and clearly communicated is required. This is then presented through effective and clear written and oral communication through report writing and presentations.
    • Performance will reflect the following capabilities:
    • Comfort, confidence, and ability to communicate directly with clients, sub-consultants and project stakeholders as required.
    • Informing and guiding primary and secondary research in a wide range of fields related to economic development, strategic planning, workforce development, market research, and other core areas of business, and synthesizing findings that contribute to project outcomes and deliverables.
    • Communicating clear direction to support staff working on the project to maximize time commitment, prepare relevant data, analysis, and report content.
    • Ensuring all assigned project tasks are completed in a comprehensive manner, checked for accuracy, and delivered on schedule.
    • Informing and completing tasks associated with community engagement methodologies and, where applicable, undertaking stakeholder facilitation exercises as lead facilitator.
    • Uncovering relevant linkages between research and project goals and interpreting project directions based on those findings.
    • Generating report content including the development of thematic assessments, research narrative, statistical discussions, and appendix materials.

    Background/Training:

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

    • 2-4 years relevant experience with a demonstrated record of achievement; experience in a municipality/government/consulting setting is an asset.
    • Direct experience in research, and strategy development
    • Knowledge of available data sources (Stats Canada, Canadian Business Counts etc.)
    • Experience in economic development and its related disciplines is a strong asset

    Remuneration will be determined based on skills, knowledge, and experience. Employees are eligible to participate in professional development and profit-sharing programs after 12 months.

    The application deadline for this position:  July 26, 2021 at 4 p.m. ET.

    Interested candidates are asked to submit a detailed résumé and cover letter outlining their interest in the position to:  Ms. Chandra Halko, Office Manager, MDB Insight Inc., chalko@mdbinsight.com.

  • 02 Jul 2021 5:59 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing

     JOB DESCRIPTION

    Posting Date: June 23, 2021

    Position: Economic Development Officer

    Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Reporting to: Director of Economic Development and Community Services

    Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, as assigned

    Salary: As per salary grid

    ABOUT US

    Serving a population of more than 14,000, the Municipality of West Nipissing is focused on building a strong and prosperous community. Situated between Sudbury and North Bay, West Nipissing’s geographic locale has several advantages. The regional market territory entails large volumes of activity from a population of approximately 235,000. Served by the Trans-Canada Highway 17 and located near the Highway 11 junction, West Nipissing is easily accessible from all four geographic corners of Ontario by rail and land, only hours from major city centres including Ottawa, Toronto, and the United States. With full-service airports in Sudbury and North Bay, connections nationally and internationally are only a short drive away.

    West Nipissing rests along the shore of Lake Nipissing, a spatial mid-point of Canada’s largest mining cluster in the center of one of Canada’s most concentrated forests. As part of the basin of an ancient lake, the land is richer than much of Northeastern Ontario’s typical soil, contributing to an affluent agricultural economy.

    JOB SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development and Community Services, the Economic Development Officer (EDO) is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting on economic initiatives in support of various economic development sectors. In addition, this role provides economic development support to local businesses and undertakes activities and supports partnerships that enhance the development of the Municipality of West Nipissing as a location of choice for investment/trade, enterprise and growth.

    The EDO shall use his/her expertise to help define the character and trajectory of economic growth in the Municipality of West Nipissing by focusing on promoting the community, developing sustainable jobs matched to local employment needs and opportunities, and increasing the municipal tax base through new investment.

    The EDO is responsible for the coordination and implementation of Economic Development Strategic Plans. He or she shall have a lead role in activities and initiatives that will attract investment and business opportunities to the Municipality of West Nipissing and will actively support (and/or lead) business retention and expansion (BR&E) activities that will maintain and increase local employment in the region.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide overall coordination and oversight for the implementation of various projects and activities which are contained in approved strategic plans.
    • Compile and update relevant economic data as required for distribution to potential investors and researchers.
    • Undertake analysis and evaluation of economic and business development opportunities and identify strategies to develop these opportunities.
    • Secure funding for economic development activities and programs.
    • Staff liaison to the West Nipissing Economic Development Committee, the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and regional municipalities to implement economic development initiatives and the development of an annual work plan.
    • Identify the need for and develop a variety of promotional and marketing tools and community building events to attract new businesses and new residents.
    • Develop resources to support, implement, and monitor effective marketing strategies.
    • Conduct research, analysis, planning, and evaluation.
    • Attend Council meetings and other committee meetings as required.
    • Maintain an awareness of regional, provincial and federal economic planning programs and activities.
    • Develop and maintain active contact with other business and economic development organizations, and government agencies in order to stay abreast of current programs and services, and ensure that the Municipality’s interests are served.
    • Attend and facilitate community meetings, to provide information and updates to the public at large.
    • Build and develop relationships with various public and private sector representatives in order to grow the local economy and support economic goals.
    • Work with the Planning, Building and By-Law departments to aid property/business owners and ensure a team approach to supporting the navigation of a new or expanding venture through the various planning approval processes.
    • Contribute to strategic plan development by researching, implementing and evaluating program initiatives.
    • Monitor and examine market conditions and emerging trends which may impact existing and potential economic development and recommend appropriate action(s).
    • Evaluate and report on the impact of government (all tiers) legislative, policy and program changes.
    • Project Management – initiate and champion special projects based on current environment, often in partnership with external organizations.
    • Manage and support development and implementation of economic and business development initiatives, managing project life cycle activities. Define project scope, goals, success criteria and deliverables that support economic development goals in collaboration with project team and key internal/external stakeholders. Report project status, including project KPI’s to stakeholders. Monitor and tracks project costs, schedules, resources, risks, issues, and performance to ensure the optimal success.
    WORKING CONDITIONS / JOB ENVIRONMENT
    • Work is conducted in an office environment, travelling off-site and as needed for meetings and events and may be required to work outside regular business hours.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Post-secondary degree in Commerce, Economics or a related field and/or certification as a Professional Economic Developer (EcD) or Economic Development Planner is an asset.
    • Working experience in Economic Development, marketing and public relations.
    • Must be bilingual (French and English) oral and written.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license in the Province of Ontario.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

    Applications for this position will be accepted, in confidence, until July 16, 2021 at 4 p.m.

    Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to:

    While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Municipality of West Nipissing welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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