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  • 17 May 2022 3:52 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Municipality of South Bruce

    Economic Development Officer

    The Municipality of South Bruce is currently recruiting for one (1) Full Time Economic Development Officer for a 2 year contract position. This position will develop programs and initiatives to encourage and support attraction and retention of businesses, workforce fulfillment, including business transitions, agro-business support and development. They will actively work with the Planning, Building and By-Law departments to aid property owners in obtaining access to Community Improvement Plan Grants, and ensure a team approach to supporting the navigation of a new or expanding venture through the various planning approval processes. They will encourage business growth, job creation and investment by actively promoting the full range of support, information and advice available to businesses in South Bruce.

    For a full job description, please see below.

    Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting their resume with covering letter by 12:00 pm Noon on Friday, June 10th, 2022 to:

    Leanne Martin, CAO/Clerk

    Municipality of South Bruce

    21 Gordon St E

    PO Box 540

    Teeswater, Ontario N0G 2S0

    Resumes and cover letters may also be forwarded to lmartin@southbruce.ca

    We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those considered for an interview will be acknowledged. Information obtained during this recruitment process is collected for candidate selection only and is protected by the Municipal Freedom of Information Act. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Municipality is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please indicate in your application to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    POSITION TITLE: Economic Development Officer

    DEPARTMENT: Administration

    SALARY GROUP: $77,342 - $92,074

    GENERAL SUPERVISOR: CAO/Clerk

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Economic Development Officer will perform a variety of duties associated with administration and research to develop programs and initiatives to support our businesses, attain and attract new businesses and workforce fulfillment.

    PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work towards the implementation of the recommendations contained within the Economic Develop Strategic Plan. 
    • Develop programs and initiatives to encourage and support attraction and retention of businesses, workforce fulfillment, including business transitions, agro business support and development. 
    • Actively researches and develops innovative approaches and ideas for attracting and retaining businesses and improving the quality of life in South Bruce 
    • Encourage business growth, job creation and investment by actively promoting the full range of support, information and advice available to businesses in South Bruce
    • Is the primary contact and liaison with prospective and expanding businesses, that may need assistance with site location, understanding municipal procedures and regulations, finding and developing an appropriate labour force, and establishing sustainable financing.
    • Work with Bruce County Planners and senior management team to ensure zoning, planning, and Official Plans support business growth, retention, and attraction.
    • Partner with existing individuals and agencies to market and support the development of existing land within South Bruce. 
    • Promote space for lease or sale including commercial, industrial, institutional and retail revitalization, working with community groups i.e., EDC, BIA, CIC, and other development services and associations. 
    • 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
    • Work with the Planning, Building and By-Law departments to aid property owners in obtaining access to Community Improvement Plan Grants, and ensure a team approach to supporting the navigation of a new or expanding venture through the various planning approval processes.
    • Assist established businesses with expansion and redevelopment proposals, including special projects that may involve being a resource in land development negotiations and property acquisition.

    ADMINISTRATION

    • Provides input into the Economic Development budget, prepare reports, make recommendations/presentations and attend Council/Committee, senior management, community groups, public and/or other meetings as required.
    • Coordinate business development research by collecting, collating and analyzing data pertinent to economic growth in the municipality and local areas; determine data relevance and recommend directions targeting various business sectors.
    • Monitor, record and follow-up all inquiries and communications relative to business development, current business and new opportunities. Provide quarterly status reports on current leads.
    • Play a key role in providing support for grant applications and review of funding opportunities.

    OTHER

    • Manages special projects as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.

    SKILLS

    • Ability to develop and analyze business plans.
    • Ability to identify and promote community economic development projects and initiatives.
    • Ability to prepare research and prepare statistical reports to committees, Council, and the community.
    • High level of proficiency with computer programs including Word and Power Point.
    • Ability to work effectively with stakeholder groups, business owners, executives, and elected officials.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through the ability to facilitate, network, lead, research, negotiate, analyze, and resolve issues. 
    • Possesses a strong sense of personal integrity and upholds ethical practices.
    • Stress management and time management skills.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • College or University degree in Commerce, Economics or a related field and/or certification as a Professional Economic Developer (EcD) or Economic Development Planner;
    • Economic development certificate is an asset;
    • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a business/economic development or related role, preferably in a municipal environment
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement investment attraction and business development strategies.
    • Understanding of the land development process, land use planning and municipal processes
    • A Driver’s License valid in the Province of Ontario
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines. Full-time is based on a 35 hour work week conducted during normal office hours between 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. A flexible one hour lunch period ensures customer service interruptions and delays are kept to a minimum at all times. May be required to work outside and beyond the normal hours of work.
  • 12 May 2022 11:56 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    GINOOGAMING FIRST NATION

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    On behalf of our client, Ginoogaming First Nation, we are seeking an Economic Development Manager to join their leadership team. Located in Longlac, Ontario on the northern shore of Long Lake, this strong and proud community is approximately 300 km northeast of Thundery Bay, Ontario.

    Reporting to the Band Manager, the Economic Development Manager will be responsible for protecting and broadening the community’s economic base and identifying new or emerging areas of economic opportunity which will contribute to an increased quality of life for the membership and community of Ginoogaming First Nation. As a key person, you will manage departmental finances, lead departmental planning, facilitate staff meetings and coordinate staff activities while overseeing project management, environmental initiatives, and employment opportunities. This role represents the community in a personable, professional way and acts as an organizational advocate with all relevant funding sources.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Strategic Planning and Operational Management

    • Develop and recommend overall economic development vision, strategies and policies by creating, researching, analyzing, and implementing economic and resource development activities
    • Plan, organize and promote programs and related activities including business attraction, retention, job creation, business assistance, marketing, and related functions
    • Ensure that strategy is developed into departmental operational plan(s) and translated into work plans
    • Monitor implementation and progress of all plan activities and provide consistent reports 
    • Write business plans and provide advice and guidance to members with economic development ideas or interests under the direction of the Band Manager and Chief and Council.
    • Actively seeks out potential new partnerships whose values and principles align with the First Nation 
    • Develop business plans and support the preparation of detailed estimates
    • Manage agreements and relationships with applicable government agencies and departments and submit reports to applicable government departments or agencies as required
    • Ensure that Economic and Resource Development department operations are conducted within relevant legislation, policies, and procedures

    Program and Service Delivery Management

    • Coordinate delivery of and supervise departmental programs and services
    • Coordinate advice and guidance on lands and natural resources management
    • Develop proposals for program funding
    • Ensure program funds are expended appropriately
    • Develop needs assessments and evaluation criteria to identify and measure the effectiveness of programs and service delivery  
    Financial and Human Resources Management
    • Participate in the preparation of the budget for economic development operations and maintain up-to-date knowledge of budget and funding requirements

    • Provide required data to inform monthly and quarterly financial statements and report

    • Working with the Human Resources Manager, recruit, coach, and mentor staff including coordination of training and development activities

    • Lead the department’s performance evaluation process in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager, focusing on growth and capacity building

    • Promote and foster the development of a strong and cohesive team, emphasizing the importance of teamwork and mutual support of one another for the department and First Nation’s benefit

    Band Council Support and Administration

    • Prepare materials and reports as requested by the Band Manager
    • Attend and participate in various business meetings, seminars, conferences and other related functions to promote the Nation’s advantages
    • Represent the Band at local, regional, provincial or other meetings as required

    Education and Experience

    • Post-secondary education in business, environmental science, lands and natural resources, project management, or another related field is preferred.

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of management and related experience in planning, economic development, natural resources management, human resources management and program management, delivery and evaluation

    • Related experience with First Nations organizations is desired

    • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures relating to First Nations administration

    • Ability to develop clear strategies and plans and manage resources, including people, materials, assets, and money, to achieve desired goals

    • Knowledge of environmental concerns and land management practices and how best to balance with economic development opportunities

    • Business acumen including good negotiation and facilitation skills.

    • Strong team leadership and management skills

    • Solid operations management skills

    • Ability to establish good working relationships, both internally and with external stakeholders

    • Ability to manage conflict using sound judgement.

    • Effective written and oral communications skills

    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

    • Demonstrate a dedication to the role and the Community

    If you are results-oriented and seeking new challenges, you will want to explore this opportunity. To learn more, please contact Anne Thomson or forward your resume to anne.thomson@mnp.ca.
  • 12 May 2022 10:55 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Kitchener

    Business Growth & Outreach Lead (Health, Technology and Innovation)

    Competition Number: 132-791

    Job Code: 1320

    Job Status: Permanent Full-Time 

    Position Overview:

    The Business Growth and Outreach Lead is responsible for leading and implementing strategies and initiatives that stimulate the growth of Kitchener’s health, technology, digital media, and innovation ecosystems. The growth and ongoing development of the City’s office sector is a primary focus, which includes developing strong relationships with existing, expanding and new businesses. Strong academic and Industry experience provides the foundation to lead strategic high profile economic development projects and initiatives.

    Responsibilities:

    Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion

    •  Leads and implements strategies and initiatives that stimulate the growth of Kitchener’s health, technology and innovation ecosystems.
    • Builds and manages a client portfolio and sales funnel of prospective, existing and expanding businesses, through the adoption of Salesforce.  Works with corporate executives and decision makers to interpret and understand their financial outlook in order to support their expansion and development decision making process.
    • Actively builds and manages partnerships with key industry growth partners such as Waterloo Economic Development Corporation, Communitech, Velocity, the Accelerator Centre, Medical Innovation Exchange, and post-secondary institutions.
    • Actively builds and manages relationships with key building owners, developers and real estate agents/brokers.  Analyzes and summarizes development proformas and criteria in order to support their decision-making process.
    • Represents the City at trade shows and investment meetings, leads investment tours, supports foreign direct investment initiatives and liaises with Federal, Provincial and Regional Government Agencies to resolve client concerns and access program funding.
    • Supports the growth of the city’s local high tech and health labour force, strengthening the ecosystem with the goal of retention of jobs locally.

    Stewardship of Development Assets

    • Actively stewards and owns the growth and development of the Innovation District.
    • Stewards the brand of the Innovation District, locally and nationally, through the implementation of marketing strategies, brand campaigns, promotional efforts, and earned media. 
    • Actively builds partnerships and a unified business community effort to advance the Innovation District, including the Health Sciences Campus and future Bramm Yards.
    • Support the City’s sustainability objectives by promoting adoption with the business community
    • Support the implementation of the City’s Sustainable Development Goals within Make it Kitchener 2.0 and integration with the business community

    Sales & Recruitment

    • Actively seeks out, and negotiates with, prospective tenants for the City’s various business facilities, such as 44 Gaukel. 
    • Actively nurtures prospective development partners for City-owned urban lands.
    • Responsible for nurturing client relationships from prospect stage through to lease/acquisition completion.
    • Actively seeks out funding and sponsorship opportunities to support the City’s economic development initiatives

    Project Management

    •  Leads various high profile economic development projects and initiatives, including strategic actions of Make It Kitchener 2.0.  This includes project conception, community engagement, strategy development, terms of reference, project charter, the coordination of resources, solicitation of funding, etc.
    • Coordinates all aspects of financial incentive programs, such as the Startup Landing Pad Program. 
    • Ensures the delivery of City-funded services by partner organizations, such as Communitech, Velocity, and the Accelerator Centre

    Requirements:

    •  4-year degree in business, economic development, real estate, marketing, sales or related field.
    • Minimum 4-7 years of related and relevant experience including business development, sales, relationship management, and industry participation.
    • Must have demonstrated experience leading, managing and implementing major projects, including a track record of successfully completing projects within scope, on-time and on-budget.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and execute a project plan that collaboratively engages a variety of stakeholders while ensuring project timelines are met
    • Preference may be given to candidates with direct experience in the fields of health innovation, technology or computer engineering
    • Preference may be given to candidates with direct experience with startup innovation companies.
    • Must have working knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of economic development, real estate, business growth and investment.
    • Must have an ability to analyze and interpret key corporate financial documents (ex: balance sheets, income statements, financial statement notes, proformas, etc.).
    • Must have experience with, and working knowledge of, marketing, sales and brand development principles. 
    • Must demonstrate the abilities to establish new client relationships, foster relationships and complete sales transactions.
    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills
    • Superior written, oral and presentation skills, with demonstrated strength in report writing and presentation skills; proven ability communicating effectively at all levels of both internal and external organizations
    • Demonstrates an ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively as part of a team

    In accordance with the City of Kitchener’s Mandatory Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, new City of Kitchener employees (or employees rehired after a break in service of more than 3 months) are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

    We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance.  

    Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.  

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

     Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

    "The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

    The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

    1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

    2. within the same Division in the case of students."

    Department: Development Services

    Division: Economic Development 

    Union Affiliation: CUPE 791

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with some evenings and weekends

    Compensation

    Salary Range: $79,590 - $99,487

    Click here for more information


  • 12 May 2022 10:46 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Kitchener

    Business Growth & Outreach Lead (Manufacturing, Food & Financial Services)

    Competition Number: 130-791

    Job Code: 1321

    Job Status: Permanent Full-Time 

    Position Overview:

    The Business Growth and Outreach Lead is responsible for leading and implementing strategies and initiatives that stimulate the growth of Kitchener’s manufacturing, food production and financial services ecosystems. The growth and ongoing development of the City’s business parks and industrial areas is a primary focus, which includes developing strong relationships with existing, expanding and new businesses. Strong academic and Industry experience provides the foundation to lead strategic high profile economic development projects and initiatives.

    Responsibilities:

    Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion

    •  Leads and implements strategies and initiatives that stimulate the growth of Kitchener’s manufacturing, food production and financial services industry ecosystems.
    • Builds and manages a client portfolio and sales funnel of prospective, existing and expanding businesses through the adoption of Salesforce.  Works with corporate executives and decision makers to interpret and understand their financial outlook in order to support their expansion and development decision making process.
    • Actively builds and manages partnerships with key industry growth partners such as the Manufacturing Innovation Network, Waterloo Economic Development Corporation, post-secondary institutions, Workforce Planning Board, and other community partners.
    • Actively builds and manages relationships with key building owners, developers and real estate agents/brokers.  Analyzes and summarizes development proformas and criteria in order to support their decision-making process.
    • Represents the City at trade shows and investment meetings, leads investment tours, supports foreign direct investment initiatives and liaises with Federal, Provincial and Regional Government agencies to resolve client concerns and access program funding.
    • Supports the growth of the city’s local skilled labour force, enhancing the ecosystem with the goal of retaining jobs locally.

    Stewardship of Development Assets

    • Actively stewards the growth and development of the City’s various business parks and industrial areas, such as the Huron Business Park, and Lancaster Corporate Centre, .
    • Stewards the brand of the City’s employment lands, locally and nationally, through the implementation of marketing strategies, brand campaigns, promotional efforts, and earned media, . 
    • Actively builds partnerships and a unified business community effort, such as with building owners and real estate agents, to advance the growth of the City’s employment lands.
    • Support the City’s sustainability objectives by promoting adoption with the business community
    • Support the implementation of the City’s Sustainable Development Goals within Make it Kitchener 2.0 and integration with the business community

    Sales & Recruitment

    •  Actively seeks out and negotiates with prospective tenants for the City’s various business facilities, such as 44 Gaukel. 
    • Actively nurtures prospective development partners for City-owned suburban lands.
    • Responsible for nurturing client relationships from prospect through to lease/acquisition completion.
    • Actively seeks out funding and sponsorship opportunities to support the City’s economic development initiatives.

    Project Management

    •  Leads various high profile economic development projects and initiatives, including strategic actions of Make It Kitchener 2.0.  This includes project conception, community engagement, strategy development, terms of reference, project charter, the coordination of resources, and solicitation of funding.
    • Supports the growth, development and execution of the Waterloo Region Manufacturing Innovation Network.
    • Leads the planning and development of new industrial land and business parks.

    Requirements:

    •  4-year degree in business, economic development, real estate, marketing, sales or related field.
    • Minimum 4-7 years of related and relevant experience including business development, sales, relationship management, and industry participation.
    • Must have demonstrated experience leading, managing and implementing major projects, including a track record of successfully completing projects within scope, on-time and on-budget.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and execute a project plan that collaboratively engages a variety of stakeholders while ensuring project timelines are met
    • Preference may be given to candidates with direct experience in the fields of manufacturing or food processing.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with direct experience with scaling industrial companies.
    • Must have working knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of economic development, real estate, business growth and investment.
    • Must have an ability to analyze and interpret key corporate financial documents (ex: balance sheets, income statements, financial statement notes, proformas, etc.).
    • Must have experience with, and working knowledge of, marketing, sales and brand development principles. 
    • Must demonstrate the abilities to establish new client relationships, foster relationships and complete sales transactions.
    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills
    • Superior written, oral and presentation skills, with demonstrated strength in report writing and presentation skills; proven ability communicating effectively at all levels of both internal and external organizations
    • Demonstrates an ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively as part of a team

    In accordance with the City of Kitchener’s Mandatory Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, new City of Kitchener employees (or employees rehired after a break in service of more than 3 months) are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

    We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance.  

    Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.  

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

     Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

    "The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

    The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

    1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

    2. within the same Division in the case of students."

    Department: Development Services

    Division: Economic Development 

    Union Affiliation: CUPE 791

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with some evenings and weekends

    Compensation

    Salary Range: $79,590 - $99,487

    Click here for more information


  • 11 May 2022 8:32 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    LONG LAKE #58 FIRST NATION

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    The Economic Development Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the operation of the Economic Development Department. The Economic Development Administrative Assistant will provide vital administrative support to the Economic Development staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare, key in, edit and proofread correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports and related material.
    • Coordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments and organizations.
    • Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings for the department.
    • Order office supplies and maintain inventory
    • Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages.
    • Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
    • Determine and establish office procedures.
    • Record and prepare minutes of meetings.
    • Arrange travel schedules and submit any required information to the finance department.
    • May compile data, statistics and other information to support research activities.
    • May supervise and train office staff in procedures and in use of current software.
    • May help organize conferences or events related to economic development.
    • All other related tasks, as assigned.

    Accountability

    The Economic Development Administrative Assistant is accountable to, and is under the day-to-day supervision of, the Economic Development Manager.

    Education and Skill Requirements

    Education and Experience

    • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
    • Experience is an asset and training will be provided.

    Desirable Skills

    • Positive attitude and excellent customer service skills
    • Good time-management and organizational skills.
    • Good trouble shooting and critical thinking skills.
    • Good verbal, written and computer skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, office environment.

    Location: Long Lake #58 First Nation

    Reviewed: March 2022

    Location: Long Lake #58 First Nation

    Please call (807) 707-3094 for further information. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references to: careers@longlake58fn.ca.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 4:00PM, FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022


  • 11 May 2022 8:31 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    LONG LAKE #58 FIRST NATION

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    Long Lake #58 First Nation (LL58FN) community is located along the north shore of Long Lake along Highway 11 and approximately 300 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay, ON. LL58FN is a member of the Anishinabek Nation and the Matawa First Nation Management Group. It has a large membership with the majority residing in the community and in Thunder Bay, ON.

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

    The Economic Development Officer is responsible for supporting the operation of the Economic Development Department. The Economic Development Officer shall play an important role in activities and initiatives that will attract investment and business opportunities to Long Lake #58 First Nation and will actively support (and/or lead) business retention and expansion activities that will maintain and increase local employment in the region.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supports the Economic Development Department in the implementation of the long-term economic development strategy in accordance with the Long Lake #58 First Nation 5-Year Economic Development Plan.
    • Assist to develop policies and administer programs to provide industrial and commercial business investment in Long Lake #58 First Nation.
    • Provides support/coordination to economic development programs and initiatives.
    • Assess business opportunities and develop strategies to attract venture capital.
    • Review and evaluate commercial or industrial development proposals and provide advice on procedures and requirements for government approval.
    • Design market research questionnaires, social/economic surveys, and comparative research on a variety of topics/areas of economic development.
    • Assist with the development and implementation of plans to attract desired industrial, commercial, retail, and professional investment by conducting economic research and creating/analyzing business surveys, socio-economic data, labour statistics, population, and existing business/residential base.
    • Plan development projects and coordinate activities with representatives of a whole variety of industrial and commercial enterprises, community and business associations and government agencies.
    • Provide consultation on planning and starting of new businesses.
    • Assist with aspects of applicable RFP and proposal-review processes, if required.
    • Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts, or articles.
    • Plan and develop E-commerce strategies.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with potential partners, communities, and other First Nations.
    • Deliver presentations to businesses, developers, industry associations, etc.
    • Assist with the development, maintenance, and distribution of Economic Development materials.
    • All other duties, as assigned.

    Accountability

    The Economic Development Officer is accountable to, and is under the day-to-day supervision of, the Economic Development Manager.

    Education and Skill Requirements

    Education and Experience

    • University degree or college diploma in Commerce, Economics, or a related field.
    • Experience working in a First Nation Organization.
    • Economic development certificate is an asset.
    • Previous experience in economic development, marketing or public relations is an asset.

    Desirable Skills

    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills to foster relationships with potential business partners, community member and Chief & Council.
    • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills.
    • Ability to take initiative and a willingness to learn.
    • Ability to work independently and as a leader of the Economic Development Department.
    • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and record-keeping skills.
    • Ability to openly assume additional responsibilities that may arise from the community administration and/or the Chief & Council.

    Location: Long Lake #58 First Nation

    Please call (807) 707-3094 for further information. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references to: careers@longlake58fn.ca.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 4:00PM, FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022


  • 09 May 2022 1:48 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Guelph

    Economic Development Analyst

    When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of 2000 full and part-time employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

    As a regional top employer, the City of Guelph values its employees and offers competitive salaries, excellent benefit packages, opportunities for professional development, a healthy work-life balance, and many roles with flexible work options. Our corporate values are integrity, service, inclusion, wellness, and learning. 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.

    The Opportunity

    This position will provide research, data collection, data maintenance, interpretation and synthesis of information that supports Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) programs and projects. This position will assist with the advancing of economic development efforts of the community and inform the development of EDT related policies and strategic directions. This includes but is not limited to: marketing, business retention and expansion, investment attraction, downtown renewal, EDT capital projects, commercial real estate and other related projects.

    Your role

    • Assist EDT department staff by identifying their information needs and providing the relevant and available data and resources required;
    • Liaise with data providers and partners such as City staff in other related departments (e.g. GIS, Planning, Community Services, Building, etc.), Statistics Canada, Conference Board of Canada, Provincial and Federal government agencies, Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Planning Board, University of Guelph and other economic development organizations and associations;
    • Research and collect projects including but not limited to: industry and market intelligence, demographics, labour force, income, economic indicators, community and sector profiles, development and construction values, tax assessment values, etc.;
    • Advise on and undertake procurement of additional data sets or information to further analytics capabilities of the department;
    • Organize and perform regular maintenance, data entry and updates to EDT databases (e.g. CRM, business directory, business retention and expansion survey data, business data/GIS mapping);
    • Establish and ensure effective data management practices are completed through the updating and indexing of data;
    • Data visualization and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data for EDT key performance indicators as well as broader economic performance and intelligence;
    • Collect, analyze and interpret information from surveys, research forums, round tables and other primary sources;
    • Work with subject matter experts to develop business and financial analysis, policy reviews and assist in the preparation of related business cases that inform policy development and strategic direction (e.g. Parking Master Plan, Downtown Implementation Strategy, etc.);
    • Research and develop tools to further support economic analysis, monitoring, and/or forecasting;
    • Prepare reports and presentations to senior staff, Council and stakeholders;
    • Support and respond to internal and external requests for information and provide information and data for requests for information packages for investment prospects;
    • Through the provision of data, assist with the development and updating of marketing collaterals, annual reports, sector and community profiles, website, etc.;
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a degree in commerce, statistics, economic development, economics and/or information studies or closely related discipline and progressive experience in business development research and analysis, preferably in both the private and public sectors. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
    • An affiliation with Economic Development Council of Ontario, Economic Development Association of Canada or similar would be considered an asset;
    • Excellent computer skills with proficiencies in Microsoft Dynamics, MS Office suite, ArcGIS, Power BI. Knowledge of Google Analytics, Power Automate and/or Python considered an asset;
    • Knowledge of data collection best practices and data management principles including legislative responsibilities for data privacy;
    • Excellent knowledge and abilities in research methodologies for collecting qualitative and quantitative primary (e.g. surveys) and secondary sources information;
    • Demonstrated experience analyzing, interpreting and integrating statistical data, as well as conducting geospatial analysis;
    • Advanced knowledge of data sets and information sources (e.g. Statistics Canada, Conference Board of Canada);
    • Abilities to keep apprised current data sources and recommend and implement data systems as required;
    • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy would be considered an asset;
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Proactive and a self-starter;
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) and presentation skills with the ability to communicate and work with all levels of staff, businesses and the general public;
    • Exceptional judgement and political sensitivity in complex situations;
    • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to maintain and synthesize information and respond to data requests, often with short timelines;
    • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills;
    • Ability to work well under pressure;
    • Manage multiple priorities and function effectively in a high volume workplace;
    • Designation of EcD or CEcD is an asset.

    In accordance with the City of Guelph’s employment practices, new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

    Rate

    $69,600.00-$87,000.00

    How to apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, May 29, 2022. 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 that 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.

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  • 09 May 2022 1:43 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    County Renfrew

    Manager of Economic Development

    Full Time – Permanent

    Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. The area is rural in nature and is made up of distinct regions, offering a range of living styles, outdoor adventures and a welcoming community. This could be your opportunity to live life to the fullest. The County of Renfrew offers exciting opportunities to contribute and grow, in a collaborative environment.

    Reporting to the Director of Development & Property, the Manager of Economic Development is responsible for a full range of activities relating to the Economic Development Division. The Manager will provide professional economic development advice and assistant to business owners, site selectors, consultants and the municipalities in the County on matters relating to local business attraction, retention and expansion. The Manager will conduct research and provide information on government and private sector programs and services to local businesses and lower-tier municipalities.

    Qualifications:

    ·         Post-secondary education in a field related to economic development, marketing, tourism development, business/entrepreneurship, and domestic/international business management.

    ·         5-6 years’ progressive experience dealing with municipal, provincial, and federal government agencies, academic and educational institutions, a wide range of businesses, services and manufacturers in multiple sectors.

    ·         Computer fluency required with Internet-based research, work processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and graphics software.

    ·         Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, marketing and analytical skills are essential.

    ·         Entrepreneurial with proven strategic planning, risk analysis and administration experience.

    ·         Experience in governmental proposal writing and reporting.

    ·         CMMIII, CMO, Ec.D., CITP certification an asset.

    ·         Supervisory experience essential.

    ·         Valid drivers’ license and immediate accessible transportation required.

    Compensation: $83,985 - $95,841 per annum, plus comprehensive benefits package.

    Please send your resume, stating Competition #22-90 by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2022 to:

     Human Resources, County of Renfrew

    9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

    EMAIL: hrinfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca (in MS Word or pdf format)

    Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contactedAccessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the selection process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.



  • 05 May 2022 5:52 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Region of Durham

    Manager, Business Development & Investment

    EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

    The Region of Durham is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its community and organization, and strongly welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities and people from diverse communities.

    In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

    Manager, Business Development & Investment

    Job ID: 16336

    Planning & Economic Development Department

    Work Location: Whitby, ON

    Salary: - $104,048 to $130,060 per annum

    Close Date: May 31, 2022

    Description:

    Reporting to the Director, Economic Development and Tourism, the incumbent will:

    • Lead the Region's award-winning, central Business Development & Investment Attraction office, acting as the trusted voice for Durham to domestic and international investment audiences, coordinating seamless concierge services, securing commercial and industrial investment, strengthening local priority sectors, and creating high-value jobs
    • Develop priority sector growth strategies, and foster relationships with Durham Region's top employers that are innovating to solve global challenges, coordinating tailored support services that include an expansion support program
    • Lead and motivate a highly effective Business Development & Investment team
    • Develop and implement an Investment Attraction Plan, including identifying and continually updating the list of priority target geographies and target sectors for attracting inbound investment, generating leads internationally and domestically for prospective investment, and advancing leads through the sales funnel
    • Strengthen the Durham innovation community by working with partners to enable the strengthening or creation of new physical innovation and collaboration space and programming for local innovative entrepreneurs
    • Organize and conduct tours to showcase Regional assets for prospective investors and incoming delegations
    • Lead research and analytics to inform overall strategy, improve business services delivered to prospective investors, and form key messaging
    • Develop and maintain proposal materials and packages for investors specific to key priority sectors
    • Maintain relationships with lower-tier municipal economic development teams for coordinated service delivery
    • Build and maintain relationships with investment agencies at senior levels of government, and with the foreign trade commissioner service
    • Promote the Region's competitiveness and value proposition to the Realtor and developer communities
    • Lead global business missions with or without delegations that could consist of Regional politicians, area municipalities, post-secondary institutions, business community and other stakeholders, forming or strengthening Economic Development Partnerships with other foreign regional governments
    • Develop and manage an annual budget for the Business Development & Investment program

    The successful applicant will possess:

    •  A degree or diploma in Economics, Business Administration, Marketing, Commerce, or a related discipline or relevant experience
    • Several years managerial experience within the private sector business development environment or a municipal Economic Development environment
    • EDCO Membership in good standing would be an asset
    • Professional sales experience with an understanding and ability to conform to the sales cycle
    • Strong economic analysis, research, and data analytics skills
    • Extensive knowledge of business procedures in the fields of economic development and marketing
    • Strong ability to build relationships at the executive level
    • Strong coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to lead and direct staff
    • Strong consultation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation/public speaking ability
    • Excellent business development, project management, financial management and analytical skills

    In addition, all Region of Durham employees are required to be fully vaccinated, as defined in the Region's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, as a condition of hire in accordance with the Region's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please visit: https://bit.ly/3MLShkP and apply online directly to Job ID#16336 no later than May 31, 2022.

     We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be con

  • 02 May 2022 11:20 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Guelph

    Manager, Tourism and Destination Development

    When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of 2000 full and part-time employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

    As a regional top employer, the City of Guelph values its employees and offers competitive salaries, excellent benefit packages, opportunities for professional development, a healthy work-life balance, and many roles with flexible work options. Our corporate values are integrity, service, inclusion, wellness, and learning. 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.

    The Opportunity

    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. With the newly implemented Municipal Accommodation tax, the Manager will have oversight and responsibility of the programming including the relationship of the Destination Marketing Organization. Two additional staff will be hired to assist is the implementation of this program.

    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 some occasional evenings and weekends, including on call support for events and programs along with potentially regular farmers’ market operating days.

    Your role

    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
    • Align goals and objectives with the Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

    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. In conjunction with the DMO
    • 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 and other aligned tournament bids when required, and in collaboration with DMO and other City Departments
    • 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:
    • Currently the role is oversight of the implementation of the 10C programing ensuring the the GFM’s continues as per council direction.
    • 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 – The Film office is on hold at the moment, however this initiative could be re-ignited pending any new funding

    • 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.
    • 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 considerable experience in related tourism, destination marketing and events.
    • Considerable experience managing, leading and training staff in a customer first 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).
    • Film industry experience may be considered asset.
    • EcD designation or CEcD designation considered an asset.
    • Municipal expertise is considered an asset.

    In accordance with the City of Guelph’s employment practices, new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

    Rate

    $87,200.00 - $109,000.00

    How to apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, May 22, 2022. 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 that 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.



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