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Closing May 22, 2023 - County of Brant - Senior Economic Development Officer

10 May 2023 1:37 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

County of Brant

POSITION: Senior Economic Development Officer

REPORTS TO: Director of Economic Development and Tourism

DEPARTMENT: Strategic Initiatives

LOCATION: Initial Placement – Wincey Mills Paris

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marketing, Economics, Business, Economic Development, Real Estate, or a related field
  • Proven experience in economic development with 5 years of experience in marketing, business, economic development, real estate or related business, including familiarity with ICI planning and zoning practices
  • Background in business development with a strong understanding of the economic development target audiences and investment readiness factors related to different sectors
  • Strong interest and experience in Economic Development with experience developing actionable strategies and plans
  • Proven marketing and communications skills, proficient in social media engagement activities
  • Broad knowledge of current economic development, investment attraction, agriculture and planning issues in the County of Brant
  • Ability to obtain knowledge of related provincial and federal government legislation and programs
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, strong writing and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines
  • Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from all levels including Council, Developers, Realtors, Businesses, Ratepayers and other staff
  • Ability to develop and nurture productive business relationships with internal and external partners working collaboratively to resolve problems
  • Passionate about problem solving and looking at the bigger picture, devotion to delivering quality work
  • Proven ability and genuine desire to work as part of a team
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Economic Development (EcD) designation
  • Knowledge of CRM and presentation software
  • Understanding of sustainability best practices for business


  • Execute the County of Brant Economic Development and Tourism strategy
  • Build the necessary environment for the desired economic development and growth of industry within the County of Brant
  • Support & enhance Brant Economic Development and Tourism website
  • Support the continued success of the divisions marketing and communication channels
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partners to support business attraction, retention and growth
  • Lead on sector focused initiatives, research and relationships
  • Support companies, industries and entrepreneurs in locating and expanding in the County of Brant
  • Work toward the development of policy, plans, programs and projects that support the divisions operations and strategic directions
  • Work and collaborate with internal and external committees and stakeholders
  • Active participation on various partnership initiatives
  • Develop corporate visitation program involving prioritizing firms to target, creation of applicable forms, promote available government resources/programs, report to stakeholders on issues, trends, opportunities, threats, etc.
  • Participate in and support other aspects of the Brant Economic Development program, as needed

Annual Salary Range - $76,768 – $89,799 (Job Grade 7) 35 hours per week

Please visit to apply for this opportunity.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Monday May 22, 2023

Date of Posting: May 10, 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.

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