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Closing December 8, 2017 - EDCO Research/Marketing Coordinator

09 Nov 2017 11:24 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

Job Description:  Research/ Business Development Coordinator
One Year Contract with Renewal Option

Under the Direction of the CEO perform office duties that are required and requested by the CEO

 Thirty-five hours per week:  Often with non-traditional working hours.

Research – To support the EDCO Strategic Plan through research activities related to futuristic vision of EDCO and the economic development profession.


Assist CEO in preparation & distribution of all Board related material.

Respond to board enquires and information requests.

Support committee related activities.


Maintain all EDCO databases including membership & dues information.

Maintain content on EDCO website

Prepare electronic bulletins & newsletters for distribution

Monitor and prepare social media messaging according to Social Media Policy


Participate on Annual Conference Planning Committee

Attend Annual Conference and assist where requested.

Tasks: (Include but not limited to):

·         Liaison different levels of government, relevant organizations, companies and members interested in developing relationship with EDCO

·         provide timely and thorough advice, information and assistance to support those efforts. 

·         Promote EDCO as the lead economic development organization in Ontario.

·         develop and maintain all EDCOl databases such as the membership, contacts, partnership target and media database,

·         assist with the application of legislation and regulations relevant to work undertaken by the Division; including relevant corporate policies. 

·         administration of contracts related to the projects or services of the Division pertaining to economic development and community development.

·         research and prepare draft documentation to / for Division  staff and Management on current trends, programs, best practices as it relates to economic development and related disciplines.

·         maintain expertise at a high level by attending appropriate courses, seminars, conferences, by undertaking selected readings, and by liaising / networking with organizations, agencies and peers. 

·         Create and present presentations on behalf of EDCO when requested

  • represent EDCO Division at relevant meetings, including meetings in hours outside of office hours
  • practice effective public relations to sustain the positive image of EDCO
  • Undertake tasks / work assignments as directed by the CEO or Board of Directors
  • Develop EDCO communications including e-newsletter, social media presence and other online applications.
  • update EDCO website and other promotional materials


To supply support to the CEO and to perform other related duties as required.


Assist in securing sponsorhip/partnership revenue and  coordinate sponsorship/partnership fulfillment

Coordinate and maintain EDCO Online Investors Guide


Graduate of post-secondary  economic development/ business/marketing/technology program.

Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite.

Advanced skills in website management and social media.

Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

Have a valid driver’s license and access to vehicle – may be requested to travel within the Province of Ontario.

Ability and discipline to work in in own home office.

Term of Contract:

One year contract with option to renew at completion.

Please provide cover letter and resume to EDCO office at by Friday, December 8, 2017. 

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