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Closing October 21, 2021 - Manager of Economic Development - Town of Bracebridge

05 Oct 2021 1:33 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

Come join us! Be part of an enterprising team that’s proud to support a vibrant, healthy, safe, and caring community. We are seeking a well-qualified, dedicated, enthusiastic and customer service focused applicant for the position of:


Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development or designate, the Manager of Economic Development is responsible for the Town’s Economic Development programs and activities. The Manager of Economic Development creates and manages all development and marketing programs related to business retention and attraction. In addition, the Manager will oversee tourism and cultural aspects of the economic development program including responsibility for managing the visitor information services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce. The Manager is the key liaison for the Economic Development Branch with Council, Town staff, other external agencies and the development community.

The successful applicant must have a Degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field, or equivalent; a Certificate in Economic Development from the Economic Development Association of Canada/University of Waterloo or a Certified Economic Developer Professional Accreditation (Ec.D.) or equivalent; and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, tourism, culture and special events including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business prospects, local business owners, Council, Town staff, community stakeholders and representatives of other levels of government; experience in managing economic development and tourism related social media accounts and technical expertise with websites, the ability to prepare clear and concise reports, grant applications, newsletters and presentations with a proven ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously. Good working knowledge of municipal government and municipal development policies in general, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS 2015, the Municipal Act, labour relations principles and collective agreement administration, and contemporary management practices is required.

The Manager of Economic Development will possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and to exhibit courtesy, tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public, department officials and other members of staff, the ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements at all times and have exceptional, written and verbal communication and marketing skills. Excellent financial management, budgeting, organizational, prioritization, problem-solving and leadership skills. The ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, to build strong and enthusiastic staff teams and external alliances/partnerships, to align departmental programs/services with corporate goals and objectives, and to champion the mission and values of the Town is also required.

An excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications including Excel, Word, and Outlook, familiarity and comfort with web and social media platforms, and experience with database software, related GIS and application tracking systems is required.

Work outside of regular hours will be required to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events and activities.

The successful candidate must possess a Class “G” driver’s license in good standing, have access to a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business and be able to provide a current acceptable driver’s abstract and a current acceptable criminal record check.

This is a Full Time Non-Union position with a comprehensive benefit package. Salary Range per year of $85,977 - $100,591.

For more detailed information, please see the Job Description for this position at under Employment and Volunteer Opportunities.

Please submit your application, including covering letter and resume, quoting File 2021-E-025 by October 21, 2021 to:

  • Town of Bracebridge 
  • Attention: Human Resources 
  • 1000 Taylor Court 
  • Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1R6 
  • File Reference: 2021-E-025
  • E-Mail:

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25 and will be used to determine employment eligibility. The Town of Bracebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to meeting its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Questions regarding collection of information or accommodation should be directed to the Corporate Services Department at (705) 645-5264.

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