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  • 16 Nov 2018 4:49 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Kingston Economic Development Corporation facilitates economic growth through community wide collaboration by working in partnership with municipal departments, post-secondary institutions, provincial agencies and business leaders.

    Strategic Focus Areas: Attraction - Growth and Retention - Entrepreneurship and Support of Community Economic Development

    We are looking for:

    • Innovate, collaborative and client-focused business development professional experienced at relationship building, sales, research, financial and project management
    • Experience in a Senior Business Development or Economic Development role within a not-for-profit or municipal environment in the private and public sectors 
    • Experience leading strategic direction, attraction, aftercare and support to local business
    • Experience in and/or understanding of commercial land sales; legal, regulatory and taxation aspects of business investment in Canada, and government relations at municipal, provincial and federal levels
    • Knowledge of the Ontario economy and the City of Kingsville with advanced understanding of high potential growth sectors
    • Post-secondary degree
    • Proficiency in a second language (French preferred)

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to Brenda Palmer at:  bpalmer@palmercareers.com

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview shall be contacted.

    PALMER & ASSOCIATES
    “Executive Search Professionals”
    Venture Business Centre
    556 O’Connor Dr. Kingston, ON K7P 1N3

  • 14 Nov 2018 4:37 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Manager, Economic Development Services is responsible for attraction of new investment to Chatham-Kent; business retention and expansion; increasing job opportunities; land sales in CK Business Parks, assisting in sales of private buildings and industrial/commercial land and encouraging foreign investment and the enhancement of global trade opportunities; advocacy; public relations; training staff; assisting with and overseeing the implementation of the strategic direction and carrying out policies of Council.  This position participates on the Manager/Supervisor Team.

    Location:  EDS Building 124 Thames Street, Chatham
    Group: 1 Manager/Supervisor
    Position Reports to: Director, Economic Development
    Reporting to this position:  Economic Development Officers (3); Business Consultants (2)

    Hours of work: This position will work weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

    Full job description and list of qualifications required

    Compensation:
    This permanent full-time position has an annual wage range of $92,988 to $109,643 (based on Grade 11 of the 2018 non-union full-time compensation plan), plus health & dental benefits following the successful completion of a 3-month waiting period.  Participation in the OMERS pension plan is mandatory.  The Municipality offers a comprehensive benefit package, including long term disability and an extended health plan.

    Applying:

    Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our Career Profile application form and a resume to the email address below.  Please do no include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc.  Please only download the application form onto a computer or laptop; it doesn't load correctly onto a phone, tablet or iPad.  You should see boxes beside yes and no that you click in to answer the question.

    What we look for in the application form and resume: Detailed information in the boxes provided under each question in the career profile application form where you have answered "yes".  Your resume should provide the same detailed information. In both documents, list under each employer the following: (1) the job titles, (2) dates you were in each position, (3) a summary of the job duties/skills/experiences you gained in each position.  The same information needs to be in both the career profile application form and the resume.  Please be sure to check the box beside yes or no for each question asked in the career profile application form.

    Attachments:
    Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only.  Attachments must be attached directly to your email; we are not able to download documents from an internet site.

    We encourage all to apply, including women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities.

    Applications must be received before 4:30 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2018:

    Municipality of Chatham-Kent
    Attn: Jan Richards, Recruitment Officer
    Corporate Services
    315 King Street West
    PO Box 640
    Chatham, ON  N7M 5K8
    Fax: 519-436-3237
    Email address:  Ckresume@chatham-kent.ca

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees.  Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or ckhr@chatham-kent.ca.  Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.  We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 06 Nov 2018 8:34 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    The Town of Milton’s Executive Services Department is seeking a driven and enthusiastic individual with a passion for connecting people to fill the role of Economic Development Officer. Reporting to the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development, this full-time position plays a lead role in developing and executing Milton’s Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, in line with the corporate strategic plan.  In addition, the Economic Development Officer plays a key role in corporate strategic initiatives including working with Milton Education Village stakeholders and promoting Milton’s growing knowledge based economy. The successful incumbent must be able to work variable hours including evenings and weekends.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan

    • Develops, leads and manages Milton’s Economic Development Strategy and the Action Plan with a focus on investment attraction, retention and expansion initiatives
    • Prepares Council reports, presentations and briefing materials for the Chief Administration Officer and Director, Strategic Initiatives & Economic Development which includes the Economic Development Annual Report
    • Develops marketing, communications and promotional materials for attracting investment with a focus on the knowledge based economy
    • Collaborates with the Manager, MEV Innovation Centre and Economic Development Staff, supporting small and medium enterprises, sector development and knowledge-based initiatives
    • Participates in the development and administration of Economic Development’s capital and operational budget and attends quarterly variance meetings
    • Forecasts non-residential development to determine anticipated non-residential revenues for the corporate budget

    Business Development

    • Builds and fosters relationships with the ICI real estate community, site selectors, contractors, consultants, business leaders, investors, consultants, government representatives, institutions and other community organizations
    • Fosters relationships and consults with a variety of stakeholders on matters pertaining to investment attractions, programs, research, and other various economic development activities
    • Leads and represents Milton Economic Development on various committees
    • Provides direction to investors, developers, contractors and businesses navigating planning and building processes and resolving issues

    Research and Analysis

    • Undertakes research, collection, interpretation, and analysis of economic, demographic and development indicators to support economic development initiatives and determine value propositions and competitive analysis
    • Monitors key economic indicators and maintains up-to-date investment profile for the Town of Milton
    • Manages all website content including property listings, statistics, data, and resources
    • Identifies and monitors local investment and business leasing and sales activity

    Education and Experience

    • Degree in Urban/Economic Geography, Business, Public Administration, Economics, Environmental Studies or Planning
    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D)
    • 5 years of experience in Economic Development or a related field
    • Previous experience developing and implementing economic development strategies and action plans
    • Knowledge of Municipal Act, Planning Act, and related legislation is an asset
    • Excellent communication skills including preparation and delivery of presentations/reports
    • Strong project management, research, analytical and problem solving skills
    • A valid Ontario Driver’s License with a driving record that demonstrates responsible/safe driving behavior as use of a personal vehicle is required.

    Salary Range:  $80, 465 - $100,581 (35 hour work week)

    Interested applicants should apply online at www.milton.ca under the Careers section by midnight on November 27, 2018.

    In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation, applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used strictly for candidate selection.


  • 05 Nov 2018 4:19 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Wellington requires an Economic Development Officer.

    The Economic Development Officer focuses on implementing countywide Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) initiatives, managing the Signage Programme and supporting departmental initiatives such as Talent Attraction and the Community Improvement Programme. The Officer enjoys the variety involved in economic development, feels confident coordinating projects and working with a range of stakeholders.

    The minimum qualifications for this position include:

    • Three year college diploma in economic development, business administration or related field.
    • Minimum four years of experience or equivalent, preferably in economic/tourism/business development.
    • Familiarity the rural municipal landscape and understanding of municipal economic development issues.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), email and internet.
    • A valid driver’s licence (minimum G2 Class) and access to a reliable vehicle.

    This position offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary range of: $57,475.60 to $67,230.80 (2018 Non Union Compensation Grid), based on a 35 hour work week.

    Visit our website at: www.wellington.ca

    Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, clearly marked Posting #135-18 by Wednesday, November 21 at 12:00 pm.

    ATTENTION: HR DEPARTMENT
    County of Wellington Administration Centre
    74 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3T9
    E: careers@wellington.ca or F: 519.837.8882.

    Please respond by one method of application only. No phone calls please.

    Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    The County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for disabilities is available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

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