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Closing June 15, 2021 - Small Business Advisor - City of Vaughan

04 Jun 2021 4:19 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


We have an exciting Temporary Non-Unionized opportunity in the

Economic and Cultural Services Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

Small Business Advisor

(JOB # J0521-1017 / Contract, up to 6 Months)

Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

Responsible for developing and providing support to the Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Team and clients by providing advice, consultation and assistance as they relate to small business and entrepreneurship. Works with entrepreneurs and small businesses in Vaughan to assess their needs and facilitate solutions, including working with the Manager and other stakeholders in the Province’s entrepreneurship support ecosystem. Identifies high potential entrepreneurs and businesses and helps them to start or grow their ventures by assisting clients with business enquiries, advising clients on business structure, registration and various options available for entrepreneurship. Maintains appropriate data and contact information for each client served, implements entrepreneur training and funding programs, initiatives, seminars and events as per the direction of the Manager, including marketing and media relations, preparation of reports, departmental Business Plan and external liaison status updates. Counsels business clients, with a focus on business launch and expansion, manages and administers business registration processes including start-up/shut down procedures and necessary reporting.

Qualifications and experience:

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or suitable equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, problem solving and written/oral communication skills.
  • Experience in market analysis, financial planning / forecasting, budget and business plan preparation and analysis, with a strong understanding of the government programs and services, rules and regulations for starting a small business.
  • Experience in marketing and public relations with a good understanding of community stakeholders.
  • Experience with proposal development and implementation.
  • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Proficient computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to deal knowledgeably and courteously with the general public and staff.
  • Experience with proposal development and implementation.

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Tuesday June 15, 2021.

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

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