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Closing June 24, 25022 - County of Wellington - Economic Development Officer

06 Jun 2022 11:28 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

Museum and Archives Department

Economic Development Division

Requires an Economic Development Officer

Under the supervision of the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Officer leads the implementation of economic development strategies that support local economic growth. The Officer supports partnerships to facilitate business investment, retention and attraction in Wellington County. Departmental initiatives include Ride Well Rural Transportation, Talent Attraction, Attainable Housing, the Community Improvement Programme (CIP), Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) activities, Wellington County Signage the Taste Real Local Food programme, Experience Wellington, business enquires and support. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks involved in 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.
  • All new or rehired employees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and agreement of the County of Wellington vaccination requirement, prior to commencing employment.

This position offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary range of: $64,573.60 to $75,530.00 (2022 Non-Union Compensation Grid), based on a 35 hour work week.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, clearly marked Posting #237-22 by Friday, June 24 at 4:00 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.

COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: Economic Development Officer

Reports to: Director of Economic Development

Department: Museum and Archives/Wellington Place

Positions Supervised: 0

Effective: April 2012

Revised: October 2021

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the supervision of the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Officer leads the implementation of economic development strategies that support local economic growth. The Officer supports partnerships to facilitate business investment, retention and attraction in Wellington County. Departmental initiatives include Ride Well Rural Transportation, Talent Attraction, Attainable Housing, the Community Improvement Programme (CIP), Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) activities, Wellington County Signage the Taste Real Local Food programme, Experience Wellington, business enquires and support. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks involved in coordinating projects and working with a range of stakeholders.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the guidance of the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Officer has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating department initiatives and events, including monitoring programmes, marketing and communications, programme application intake, survey development and implementation, and business engagement.
  • Collaborating with municipalities to ensure effective rollout of department initiatives.
  • Performance measurement of programmes against short and long-term objectives.
  • Supporting economic development enquiries by conducting research, reviewing information, reaching out to stakeholders/groups and conducting follow up.
  • Sourcing information and resources for industry specific initiatives by collecting and analyzing data, local market conditions and recommending directions targeting various business sectors.
  • Supporting the municipalities in their economic development efforts where appropriate.
  • Working with a variety of municipal departments to implement initiatives.
  • Creating marketing content to promote Wellington County and economic development programmes and initiatives.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships between local organizations, businesses, industry and representatives of government with the aim of creating new economic opportunities.
  • Assisting with other economic development activities as required.

CONTACTS:

Internal: County of Wellington staff at all levels.

External: Municipal, industry and community stakeholders across and beyond Wellington.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Skills in research, planning, analyzing, implementing and evaluating.
  • Facilitation and coordination skills (leading meetings, planning projects).
  • Developing promotional material and media relations support.
  • A high degree of self-initiative and thoughtfulness in decision-making.
  • Able to respect and exercise confidentiality.
  • Professionalism, representing the County of Wellington at public meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

OTHER:

  • Location: Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Flexibility of location may be required.
  • Hours of work: 35 hours per week, flexibility of hours is required including working both evenings and weekends as needed.



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