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  • 28 Sep 2023 1:19 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

    Job Title: Associate Economic Development Officer

    Position Status: Full Time / Non-Union

    Salary range: $55,525.00 - $65,745.00/Year)

    Sarnia-Lambton is a centre of chemistry & energy excellence and innovation.  Agriculture and rural communities are integral to our economy. Our legacy of industrial and economic assets are highly leverageable for the new low-carbon future. We lead and innovate in nurturing a circular economy towards environmental sustainability. Our unique blend of industry, agriculture, people, and quality of living positions us for unparalleled prosperity.

    At the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, we help the local economy grow by promoting the distinct advantages that Sarnia-Lambton proudly offers companies and residents.  Our organization helps attract new investment, business, and jobs to the community, while assisting companies that are here to remain and grow in our region. We collaborate with local business leaders, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, industry, accelerators, and municipal governments, as partnerships are the key to the success of this welcoming community.  


    We are looking for an Associate Economic Development Officer who is looking to build a career in Economic Development. You play a direct role in supporting the promotion, development and growth of targeted industrial sectors. This position focuses on business attraction and business retention/expansion across our core strategic sectors, and land management. The Economic Development Associate’s key role is to be an effective support to our team, relationship builder, and project leader, leading to investment and job creation.

    This role has opportunity for growth within our organization.

    You will also benefit from many advantages, such as:

    • ·       Full time hours, with an optional regular day off compressed work week
    • ·       Vacation time and excellent benefits package
    • ·       Pension plan
    • ·       Working with an established, knowledgeable team


    Land Management:

    ·       Establish and maintain relationships with public and private land owners.

    ·       Develop and maintain an inventory of industrial and commercial land and building and associated assets and infrastructure.

    ·       Assist with research and provide site selection data and information to industrial and commercial clients and site selectors and liaise with local industries to arrange site visits.

    ·       Liaise between potential investors, business and property owners and the Building and Planning department and provide input into Building and Planning processes that relate to economic development activities.

    Targeted Marketing / Lead Generation:

    ·       Work with our team of EDO’s to identify and analyze geographic markets, sectors and individual companies for business attraction to Sarnia-Lambton.

    ·       Conduct targeted business analysis and outreach as part of investment lead generation campaigns.

    ·       Support the growth of current businesses through specialized and on-going initiatives and maintain a pro-active outreach program to targeted sectors.

    ·       Initiate and maintain a contact program with identified prospect firms, industry associations, government representatives and other intermediaries to promote Sarnia-Lambton.

    ·       Assist with preparing studies/reports for prospective business clients regarding new or expanded businesses to facilitate their decisions on locating new investment in Sarnia-Lambton.

    ·       Lead and assist projects and initiatives to support local municipal efforts to attract and retain investment.

    Economic Development Tools Management:

    ·       Manage the procurement, utilization, and management of economic development tools – including inventories, databases, mapping, and other electronic or non-electronic – that assist internal and external economic development processes.

    Other Duties:

    ·       Assist with coordination of meetings with appropriate stakeholders/municipalities to identify operational projects.

    ·       Develop content for use by economic development officers and the SLEP marketing team.

    ·       Maintain effective communications and networks with agencies, organizations, government bodies and individuals capable of identifying, influencing or directing new economic development, business growth and investment opportunities to Sarnia-Lambton.

    ·       Assist with preparation of documents, reports, spreadsheets and databases.

    ·       Assist with preparing presentations to investment leads, municipalities, and stakeholders.

    ·       Maintain knowledge of government programs and incentives, and help communicate these opportunities to SLEP clients.

    ·       Assist in identifying and preparing SLEP-focused grant and project applications.

    ·       Provide advice and support to the team of Economic Development officers, the CEO and other staff when requested with respect to their areas of activity.

    ·       Collaborate with relevant industry associations. 


    ·       Degree or diploma in economic development, business administration, commerce, political sciences, communications, or a relevant field; 

    ·       Zero to three years of experience in a related role;

    ·       Driver’s license and access to a vehicle;

    ·       Knowledge of the Lambton County economy is a significant asset;

    ·       Possess excellent oral and written communications, strong presentation skills and successful client relationship management skills;

    ·       Demonstrated professionalism and ability to handle confidential and sensitive material;

    ·       Commitment to growth within the role and willingness to learn and establish priorities for own workload.

    Work Location: In-person at our office.

    Overnight travel, including international travel, may be an expectation of this position. As a condition of employment, employees must maintain (at their own expense) a current passport to facilitate international travel.

    TO APPLY: 

    ·       Submit a resume AND cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest  

    We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    View Job Posting and Apply

  • 20 Sep 2023 3:16 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)


    POSITION: Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

    REPORTS TO: General Manager of Strategic Initiatives

    DEPARTMENT: Strategic Initiatives

    LOCATION: Initial Placement –Wincey Mills, Paris

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary school education or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Three years of related administrative support or similar experience 
    • Proficiency with MS Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, internet, and financial systems 
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent proofreading and editing skills with precise attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision 
    • Ability to maintain professionalism while under pressure, meeting deadlines 
    • Ability to organize logistical components for seminars, conferences, and special events 
    • Demonstrated safe work practices • Drivers abstract with an acceptable record


    • Previous Municipal experience
    • Experience in one or more of Economic Development, Tourism, Communications, Marketing, Special Events
    • Knowledge of social media programming
    • Experience with research and data compilation
    • Knowledge of project management and related software (Smartsheet)
    • • Provide effective and confidential executive and administrative support to the General Manager and Department Management Team including conducting research and preparing timesheets 
    • Attend division team meetings and prepare meeting minutes with actionable items assigned to individuals 
    • Track, prepare, proofread, and edit correspondence, reports, briefings, memos, meeting minutes etc. including adhering to accessibility standards 
    • Support department with policy and procedure review and research best practices 
    • Support department to seek grant opportunities and with grant writing and reporting 
    • Receive and code invoices for payment, and support department budget planning
    • Provide assistance with planning and on-site support for special events and public consultations. Events may include Salute to Brant and the Annual All Staff Meeting as well as others 
    • Support special projects as they arise within the department 
    • Support the Communications and Marketing division: 

     Distribute communication materials and maintain kiosks

    Create content for social media and website

    • Support the Community Partnership division: o Provide administrative support for capital fundraising projects and the Inclusion, Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Strategy 
    • Support the Economic Development, Tourism and Arts, Culture and Heritage division: o Maintain CRM database 
    • Provide frontline customer service at the Wincey Mills office and coordinate ordering office supplies, maintenance, internal and external communication distribution 
    • Manage the storage unit including reviewing the contract, invoices, organization of the unit, and retrieval and distribution of items 
    • Other duties as assigned

    Annual Salary Range: $59,532 - $69,651 (Job Grade 4)

    35 hours per week

    Please visit to apply for this opportunity.

    Date of Posting: Wednesday September 20, 2023

    Application deadline: 11:59 p.m., Monday October 2nd, 2023

    The County of Brant is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Accessibility accommodations are available for all stages of the recruitment process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the County if you require accommodation. We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 10 Aug 2023 2:39 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

    Economic Development Officer


    The Town of Bridgewater (pop: ~8,700) is located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, about one hour’s drive from the provincial capital of Halifax. A forward-thinking, progressive community, in 2014 our town was named “Best Place To Raise A Family” in Atlantic Canada. In 2019, Bridgewater was declared winner of the $5 million Smart Cities Challenge prize for its plan to combat energy poverty. As the “Main Street of the South Shore,” we are the hub community of our region, boasting great recreation amenities and quality of life, matched with a wide range of shops, services, and restaurants to suit the tastes and needs of you and your family.


    We are seeking an experienced Economic Development professional to join our Team. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position supports the strategic goals of the Town and the implementation of the Town’s Economic and Business Development priorities with specific responsibility for investment attraction; business retention and expansion; relationship building; local and external business engagement, communications, and development; and land marketing, sales and acquisition.  This position has senior strategic project management responsibilities for major initiatives undertaken within the Town.  This position also has responsibility for developing briefing papers, research reports, staff reports and policy development. This role will be actively engaged with other departments and other economic development stakeholders to ensure that the economic development efforts are aligned, integrated and consistent with all of Council’s strategic priorities and directions.



    • Post-Secondary Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Community Development, or a related field; undergraduate required, masters’ preferred.
    • Certificate or Diploma from a recognized program of Economic Development.


    •  A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a role or roles with responsibility for economic development or a related field.
    • Program delivery and project management would be an asset.
    • Experience in areas such as business, industrial/commercial development, real estate and/or marketing would be an asset.
    • Combination of education and experience will be considered.


    • Understanding of local government roles and responsibilities
    • Municipal, provincial, and federal regulatory environment related to economic development
    • Familiarity and experience with municipal and property law
    • Demonstrated understanding of economic development principles
    • Basic knowledge of GIS systems would be an asset.
    • Experience with ArcGIS Business Analyst would be an asset.
    • Must hold a valid drivers’ license and be willing to travel.

    Visit to view the full job description for this position.


    • Permanent position
    • Salary: $73,171 – 94,559, commensurate with experience.
    • Full-time (35 hours per week)
    • In addition to salary, the Town offers a comprehensive benefits package and flexible work policy.


    Interested individuals should forward a resume and cover letter in confidence to:

    Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer

    Competition# TOBEDO_2023

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. 

    The Town of Bridgewater is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. We are committed to treating people fairly, with respect and dignity, and to offering equal employment opportunities based upon an individual's qualifications and performance — free from discrimination or harassment because of Age, Race, Colour, Religion, Creed, Ethnic, national or aboriginal origin, Sex (including pregnancy and pay equity), Sexual orientation, Physical disability, Mental disability, Family status, Marital status, Source of income, Irrational fear of contracting an illness or disease, Association with protected groups or individuals, Political belief, affiliation or activity, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code.

    The Town of Bridgewater is committed to the principles of the Accessibility Act. As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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