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Closing April 26, 2018 - Manager of Economic Development & Tourism - Town of Smiths Falls

05 Apr 2018 9:11 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border. 

The Town provides a high quality and affordable life for its residents, with beautiful heritage buildings, two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCOWorld Heritage site and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that will expand the economy of the community, further enhance the Town from a creative economy perspective, develop the community from a lifestyle standpoint to encourage residential growth, provide local employment opportunities, and strengthen the tax base of the Town of Smiths Falls. 

The ideal candidate will have a degree or diploma in business administration, marketing or economic development or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Economic Development Certification is preferred. 

Related work experience includes a minimum of five (5) years preferably in a municipal or economic development corporate environment. The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership, communication, problem solving, financial, administrative and organizational skills. 

The Town of Smiths Falls provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. To explore this challenging opportunity further, qualified applicants are invited to submit a confidential cover letter and resume before April 26th, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. to: 

Lynda McKimm, Human Resources Advisor by email to 

The Town of Smiths Falls is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Only those under consideration will be contacted. Information is collected for the purpose of job selection under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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