Gananoque is an internationally recognized community of 5,200 residents located among the 1000 Islands along the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. We are a vibrant tourist destination halfway between Montreal and Toronto and enjoy the quality of life a small town can provide with bigger city centres minutes away.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will possess creativity and enthusiasm for promoting Gananoque as the ultimate destination for development, investment and tourism. He or she will continue to implement the strategic plan including pursing development opportunities in the target sectors, projects and initiatives; secure funding; collaborate with the Economic Development Committee and stakeholders in business and government; foster relationships with innovative developers and community stakeholders and support the existing businesses in the community.
Candidates should have proven experience in economic development, strategic planning, project and staff management, business planning, and market analysis. A diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Community Economic Development, Business Administration or related discipline, combined with suitable related experience is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.
Excellent communication skills, administrative abilities and working in strict confidence are requirements. The annual salary range for this position is $72,344 - $86,120 (2019) based on a 35-hour week.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements and qualifications of the position.
Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence, to the undersigned, by Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon.
Shellee Fournier, CAO, Town of Gananoque,
PO Box 100, 30 King Street East, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2T6
Phone: 613-382-2149 ext. 1113 Fax: 613-382-8587 or
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected, and will be only used for the purpose of the candidate selection. The Town will provide accommodation for individuals with accessibility needs.