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  • 19 Jun 2018 3:32 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Town of Cochrane is a progressive community situated in the heart of the Great Claybelt of North Eastern Ontario and is currently accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Officer.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Economic Development Officer is responsible for the execution of all tasks and performance duties thereof relative to the coordination in the Town’s delivery and oversight of economic development activities with the intent of attracting new businesses, encouraging investment opportunities, increasing job opportunities and identifying opportunities for sustainable growth and development by promoting and marketing the Town as a great place to live, visit and to do business. 

    The successful applicant will have the following:

    1. Post- secondary education or university degree in Commerce, Economics or Community Economic Development
    2. Previous experience in a municipal government environment or in public sector;
    3. Holds or working towards a Certificate in Economic Development and /or Economic Development (Ec.D) designation.
    4. Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office
    5. Valid Class “G”driver’s license in good standing 

    Compensation for the position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    A complete job description is available at the Municipal Office, 171 Fourth Avenue, Cochrane, Ontario during normal office hours or by visiting the municipal website at www.cochraneontario.com.  Qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and a detailed resume including references, in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential – Economic Development Officer” to the following address, by Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., local time

    We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Town of Cochrane is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 705-272-4361 or email the below if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

    Jean Pierre Cousineau, Human Resources Manager
    The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane
    171 Fourth Avenue, Cochrane, ON   P0L 1C0
    Tel: (705) 272-4361/Fax: (705) 272-6068
    Email: jp.cousineau@cochraneontario.com

  • 19 Jun 2018 11:34 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie is seeking a Community Development Coordinator with strong leadership skills to join our management team. Located in Bruce County Ontario, close to many major tourist destinations with two (2) Villages, one (1) Town and in a rural setting, the Municipality offers the appeal of both small town and country living for our residents. People have found that the communities that make up Arran-Elderslie are great places to raise their families and retire. 


    Reporting to the Clerk-Administrator, the Community Development Coordinator is an integral member of the management team. The successful candidate will provide strategic planning and or policy development recommendations to the organization with respect to communications, corporate marketing, business and visitor attraction and retention. This position will interact with all staff across the organization as necessary including participation with the Senior Management Team when projects and activities require interaction at that level. 


    This is a full-time management position will be commensurate with qualifications. The Municipality offers a competitive benefits package. 


    For further information regarding the education, qualifications and experience requirements, please see the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie website at www.arran-elderslie.com/Employment.page 


    Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and references, marked “Private and Confidential – Community Development Coordinator” by regular mail, personal delivery or e-mail no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 20th, 2018 to: 


    Peggy Rouse, Clerk-Administrator 

    Municipality of Arran-Elderslie 

    1925 Bruce Road 10, P.O. Box 70 

    Chesley, Ontario N0G 1L0 

    E-mail: careers@arran-elderslie.ca 

    We thank all applicants who apply for the position, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001 and will only be used for candidate selection. The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • 04 Jun 2018 2:07 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The County of Huron, known as “Ontario’s West Coast,” is a mosaic of vibrant communities along the shores of Lake Huron.  The County has a population of 60,000 people. Amidst pastoral and marine scenery, the County’s economic strengths are agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, the Communications & Marketing Officer will execute the strategic communications and overarching marketing plans and strategies on behalf of the Economic Development Department.The Communications and Marketing Officer will anticipate, plan for and respond to public issues; and provide communications support for the Economic Development Department. This is a key position within the County Economic Development Department. A strategic communicator who pursues creative win-win solutions will thrive in this position.

    We are looking for someone who: wants to work in a collaborative and team focused environment; is ambitious, energetic and hardworking; a positive thinker who won’t miss the pitfalls either; and someone who not only understands marketing, communications, and public relations theory but can also do the work.

    • Provide strategic and tactical communications expertise to assist the Economic Development department in achieving program and service objectives; ensuring alignment with, and understanding of, corporate strategic objectives and priorities; 
    • Develop and execute strategically-based marketing plans in conjunction with other members of the Economic Development Department as required
    • Oversee and ensure the implementation of overarching Department marketing initiatives related to County branding, business development & environment and lifestyle
    • Manages allocated  communications and marketing budget and resources
    • Act as media liaison for the Economic Development department while anticipating and managing reputational risks, assisting with timely and effective responses; 
    • Administer the County tourism program, including designing and implementing marketing campaigns and products, coordination with community stakeholders, evaluation and reporting;
    • Works to ensure effectiveness and consistencies amongst Economic Development marketing collateral (for example, websites, social media accounts and video)
    • Makes every attempt to measure paid and earned marketing efforts and their effectiveness.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements:

    • Proven writing, editing and research skills
    • Knowledge of and interest in investment and business development oriented marketing, regional branding and storytelling and opportunity specific marketing plans
    • Knowledge of and network to local and regional media, stakeholders and business community
    • Understanding of Economic Development and Business Development 
    • Experience or background in developing and implementing marketing campaigns and/or brand strategies
    • A Bachelor’s Degree with a focus in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or Communications (or equivalent experience)
    • Knowledge of digital media, public relations theory                                      

    *Travel is required for this role* This is a full-time permanent role.

    Please forward your letter of application and resume in one PDF document by 8:30 AM (EDT), Monday July 9, 2018 to:

    Email: humanresources@huroncounty.ca

    The Corporation of the County of Huron -- Human Resources 
    1 Courthouse Square
    Goderich, Ontario
    N7A 1M2

    Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    The County of Huron 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.

  • 31 May 2018 3:10 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Purpose: 
    Reporting to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services, the Business Consultant works with start-up entrepreneurs and existing small business owners and supports them to start-up, manage and grow their businesses and helps build awareness and deliver entrepreneurship and export development programs of the Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Halton Global Business Centre. 

    Preferred Background: 
    The successful candidate will possess a degree in Business Administration, Commerce or related discipline combined with four to seven years professional experience in small business, finance or economic development. The successful candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of small business development, including, market analysis, business plan preparation, financial planning and accessing capital, sales and marketing, export development and scaling up business operations. The successful candidate must possess a strong awareness of current small business rules and regulations and the available tools, resources and government programs to assist entrepreneurs. Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills to work directly with entrepreneurs, to prepare blog posts and presentations and present to larger groups. Must possess a strong customer service orientation and experience working with a customer relationship management system. Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

    Working Conditions: 
    Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment. 

    Duties: 

    • Works directly with new and existing entrepreneurs and businesses and provides value-added information with respect to business start-up, management and growth including business registration and regulations, ownership structure, market research, business planning, financing and sales, marketing and export development. 
    • Presents entrepreneurship education training seminars to various customers across Halton. 
    • Contributes to awareness building of the Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Halton Global Business Centre and the Division by presenting to community organizations, secondary and post-secondary schools, entrepreneurship groups and business peer-to-peer networking organizations. 
    • Assists with the implementation of the Centre’s entrepreneurship and export development programs and services and the undertaking of major Halton Region business events. 
    • Assists with the implementation of senior government funded entrepreneurship programs including Summer Company, Starter Company Plus and Futurpreneur. 
    • Prepares regular blog and social media posts on various entrepreneurship topics for the Halton Business Blog and Halton Business social media accounts. 
    • Maintains an up to date tracking of customer interactions on a customer relationship management system and provides timely reporting of outcomes to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services. 
    • Ensures that entrepreneurship education and services presentation material is kept up to date with respect to programs, rules, regulations and resources. 
    • Performs other duties, as assigned. 

    This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours/week.

    Please apply online: www.halton.ca/jobs 

    At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    Halton Region is pleased to accommodate applicants who have a disability. Please inform Human Resources at 905-825-6000 ext. 7700 if you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.


    NOTE: Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment. 
  • 24 May 2018 10:11 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer shall be responsible for the planning and implementation of economic and destination development, as well as marketing activities aimed at attracting new visitors, residents, business and investment to Minden Hills. The ideal candidate is expected to bring energy and creativity along with community relations and communications expertise to the role as they grow and enhance the Township’s profile. Other varied and exciting responsibilities/initiatives shall include business retention, youth retention, entrepreneurial ventures, promoting existing, new and expanding business, investment, BIA support services, program and event planning, tourism, website and social media administration, advertising, volunteer opportunities, initiatives that support existing and new Township plans, and departmental administration.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Excellent knowledge and awareness of economic and destination development and marketing principles, theory, strategies, techniques, and best practices.Analytical skills to review and summarize data and prepare documents and reports for a broad audience. Familiarity with data collection techniques and sources.
    • Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills; deadline oriented, with the ability to proactively manage competing priorities.
    • Demonstrated management, supervisory, organizational and leadership ability.
    • Ability to engage and motivate others and contribute effectively in a dynamic team environment with the additional ability to recruit and work well with volunteers in a business settling.
    • Knowledge and experience in public and media relations with excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to development, monitor and work within approved budgets and funding opportunities.
    • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
    The ideal candidate will possess: 
    • A post-secondary education in the field of Communications, Marketing, Tourism, Economic Development, Public or Business Administration, or a related discipline.
    • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in progressively responsible related positions, including a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the supervision of staff and the administration of employment policies.
    • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing software, as well as utilizing Social Media and other related database applications.
    • An understanding of Minden Hills’ economic, cultural, social and political environment and community demographics is an asset. 

    Salary will commensurate with experience and skills.

    Prior to the final selection for this position, the candidate shall be required to provide, at their own expense, a Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and Driver’s Abstract.

    Please refer to the Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, obtained in person at the Administration building, 2ndfloor, by calling 705-286-1260 ext. 313 or by emailing sprentice@mindenhills.ca

    This is an open call for applications until the position has been filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience to:

    Employment Opportunity
    Economic Development, Destination & Marketing Officer
    Township of Minden Hills
    7 Milne St, PO Box 359, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

    Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk, or email sprentice@mindenhills.ca

    We thank all applicants for applying, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and supporting material is used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you are contacted by the Township of Minden Hills regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially. Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact the Clerk’s Department at 705-286-1260 to discuss alternative solutions.

  • 15 May 2018 3:28 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)
    The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with a population of over 120,000, located in the heart of Southern Ontario. Set in a picturesque natural setting, the City of Guelph’s progressive approach to environmental sustainability, culture and heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life make it a great place to live and work. 


    Because of its clean environment, higher standard of living, and lower than average crime rate, Guelph is consistently rated as one of Canada's best places to live. Guelph maintained one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country throughout the Great Recession.  In February 2016, it had the lowest unemployment rate in the country, at 3.9 percent, compared to the national rate of 7.3 percent. 

    Guelph is home to the University of Guelph as well as Conestoga College - rated a top college in Canada. Guelph is in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in nearby Waterloo, Ontario.

    Guelph is proud of its diverse and stable economy.  The private sector includes such established companies as Linamar, Cargill Meat Solutions, Polycom Industries, The Co-operators, Guelph Manufacturing Group Inc. and Blount Canada. Public sector employers include Upper Grand District School Board, University of Guelph, City of Guelph, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Guelph General Hospital and Homewood Health Centre. The Guelph area has attracted many advanced manufacturing companies supporting agri-food developers, innovation firms, environmental management and technology companies, and tourism operators. 

    Because Guelph has attracted these five important emerging sectors, they have been identified in Guelph’s Economic Development Strategy as growth industries upon which to focus economic development activities.

    The City of Guelphis seeking a new General Manager, Business Development and Enterprise Serviceswho will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Economic Development and Business Development divisions on behalf of the City. 

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise (IDE), the GM, Business Development and Enterprise Services’ primary focus is on business development programs and services within the following areas:
    • Economic Development; and
    • Downtown Renewal.

    These integrated divisions work to create a city that attracts and supports business investment, fosters collaboration and partnership among stakeholders, as well as leverages local assets to create a sustainable city and foster growth opportunities for the community.

    Having completed your university education, preferably a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline, ideally, you will also have a professional designation in Economic Development, either through EDAC or International Economic Development Council. You will have a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional work experience (preferably at the municipal level) with at least 5 to 10 years at a Senior Supervisory level. You possess a rare combination of political, consensus-based leadership and business development skills that will position you as a key liaison between Council, the Deputy CAO and Business Owners, the Real Estate Industry, Manufacturing Organizations, Institutional Stakeholders and other levels of Government externally, as required. 

    We anticipate having a shortlist of candidates for interviews by late June 2018, with interviews being held in July 2018.  

    If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, and to receive a comprehensive Position Profile, please contact Kartik Kumar, Managing Director at Legacy Executive Search Partners, at 416-271-4397 or by email, at kartik.kumar@lesp.ca

    The deadline for all applications is June 14th, 2018

  • 01 Mar 2018 2:16 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Toronto Global is a not-for-profit investment attraction agency that supports the expansion of foreign-owned businesses to the Toronto Region. We represent the Cities of Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, as well as the Regions of Durham, Halton and York, and work closely with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and our municipal partners to offer complimentary and customized services to growing international companies. 

    We assist companies by sharing market research and intelligence that supports their decision-making, and by facilitating local connections to assist with the establishment of operations in the region. Toronto Global actively promotes the competitive advantages of the Toronto Region as an ideal location for corporate expansion. 

    Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Investment Attraction, the Director of the Investment Attraction unit is a member of Toronto Global’s senior management team and will play a significant role in the ongoing development of a high-performing client-facing team and in fostering integration and alignment between Investment Attraction, Research & Insights and Marketing & Communications. This includes identifying, evaluating and implementing tools, processes and initiatives to continually improve Toronto Global’s added value to the corporate site selection decision process and to support smooth and efficient internal operations. 

    Full job description

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to careers@torontoglobal.ca

    Toronto Global is committed to providing accommodation in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email Human Resources at careers@torontoglobal.ca. All accommodation requests will be kept strictly confidential. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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