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  • 24 Aug 2021 5:32 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Posted:

    Monday, August 23, 2021

    Job Number:

    TC-21-29

    Job Type:

    Temporary Full-time, Up to 6 Months, Union

    Closing Date:

    Monday, September 6, 2021

    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

    Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

    Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

    The Opportunity

    The Economic and Creative Development Department is part of the Infrastructure and Growth Management Division. This department is responsible for the attraction and facilitation of new business investment, and helping employers access the business opportunities of the area. They encourage and promote the creation of new Barrie- based enterprises, including start-ups and small business services. They also support the retention, growth, and expansion of the City's existing businesses. This includes bringing stakeholders together on strategic programs.

    Under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Economic and Creative Development, the Senior Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer position is responsible for planning and implementing initiatives related to the growth of entrepreneurship, start-up businesses, innovation, and the City of Barrie's economy as a whole. Specifically, this position coordinates programs, events, workshops, and meet-ups to share tools, networks, practices, and resources that promote the growth of knowledge-based industries, innovative industries, and creative industries in Barrie. Additionally, this position collaborates with post- secondary institutions, public organizations .and private businesses to create new programs and identify and fill gaps required to create an environment of innovation and partnerships in order to grow the local business ecosystem. Overall, this position delivers both strategic and operational services that are conductive to the growth of Barrie's economy.

    Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job


    Corporate Culture

    •  Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

    Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

    • Four (4) year University Degree in Business, Commerce, Engineering or related discipline
    Experience
    • Five (5) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities
    • Demonstrated experience working with startups and startup ecosystems and/or corporate innovation ecosystems
    • Demonstrated experience developing and executing strategic and tactical plans
    Knowledge/Skill/Ability
    • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards: startup ecosystem development principles; lean startup and scale-up practices; incubation and acceleration activities; mentorship models; trends related to business innovation; data management and data analytics; content Management Software
    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • communicate and present information to a wide range of internal and external contacts using the appropriate medium
      • communicate information and ideas in writing in a manner that can be understood by others
      • develop, promote, and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
      • evaluate, select, and act on various methods and strategies to accomplish tasks and to meet objectives before being asked or required to do so
      • generate ideas, conclusions and/or solutions utilizing reason and judgment
      • interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff and contacts in a political and community/client service environment
      • lead and coordinate simultaneous projects with multiple stakeholder groups
      • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
      • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
      • set priorities, meet deadlines and manage work demands
      • think and act strategically in a political and community service environment
      • verbally communicate information and ideas in a manner that can be understood by others
      • work independently with minimal supervision
      • work collaboratively in a group setting to achieve a desired objective, goal and/or outcome
    • Intermediate skills include: Analytical; Interpersonal; Initiative; Negotiation; Presentation; Problem Solving; Project Management; Time Management; Written Communication
    • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and Word), gg, social media platforms, Accela, MailChimp, Constant Contact, EventBrite, Watson Analytics, Prezi, and the Internet
    • Availability to attend evening/weekend meetings or to work outside of designated normal hours per week

    Conditions of Employment

    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing with a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

    Other Important Information

    Location:

    City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario*

    *Please note that some positions are currently working remotely due to the pandemic restrictions. It is anticipated that once restrictions are lifted, remote work will stop, and this position will require the employee to work at location noted above as determined by the City.

    Hours:

    The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

    Wage:

    This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 9
    • Yearly Salary: $72,581.60 to $86,923.20 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $39.88 to $47.76 per hour

    The Application Process

    Please submit your resume electronically by quoting TC-21-29 – Senior Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer (Temporary FT, Up to 6 Months) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email Hire.Me@Barrie.ca by Monday, September 6, 2021.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.

    •  Position Equivalency Code: F

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

    Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing Hire.Me@Barrie.ca.

    We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • 23 Aug 2021 2:03 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville

    invites applications for the position of

    Co-ordinator, Small Business Enterprise Centre
    Community Services Department

    (Full-time position, 35 hours per week)

    The Town of Orangeville has an opportunity available for the position of Co-ordinator, Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) within the Town’s Community Services Department, Economic Development and Culture Division. This position promotes business development, expansion, and retention by co-ordinating the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre, while assisting with the development and implementation of economic development initiatives.

    Job Duties:

    • Providing information, referrals, and counselling to prospective and existing businesses.
    • Co-ordinating special projects, implementing and delivering initiatives and key SBEC programs geared towards fostering economic development, business expansion and retention.
    • Developing, promoting and delivering events, presentations and workshops; collaborating with partners for sponsorship as warranted.
    • Developing and maintaining partnerships with community organizations,  committees, and staff to support the Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Economic Development Office.
    • Maintaining business development statistics; conducting research as needed; completing data analysis and reports as required; and assisting in preparation of reports and presentations to organizations, committees and Council.
    • Contributing to marketing and promotional programs to support business development in the Town, creating informational materials as needed.
    • Providing input into the annual operating budget for the Economic Development office, drafting funding proposals, and participating in partnership outreach for revenue generation.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • University degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Economics, Public Administration, or a closely related discipline.
    • A certificate in Economic Development is considered an asset.
    • A minimum of three to four years’ current work experience, with demonstrated knowledge of small business and economic development related regulations, programs and services.
    • Experience counselling prospective and existing business owners.
    • Background in business development, public relations, marketing, and liaising with various levels of government, community organizations, members of the business community and other stakeholders.
    • Previous experience in an Economic Development office and municipal government environment is preferred.
    • Excellent judgment, research, and communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Experience writing and editing marketing and communications materials.
    • Project management skills to manage projects within timelines and budget.
    • Computer skills, including use Microsoft Office, and Microsoft CRM.
    • Valid Ontario Class G license and access to a vehicle for business purposes
    • The successful candidate will be required to complete a background check, including but not limited to a Criminal Record Check.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional need for evening work as required to attend/facilitate meetings, workshops, and events.

    Salary Range: $75,912.20 to $88,816.00, Band 10 on the Town’s 2021 Pay Grid, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, in confidence, to Sarah Alexander, Human Resources Assistant, no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Applications may be submitted online or submitted in person to the Town Hall located at 87 Broadway.

    To select the best candidates to serve the Town of Orangeville and its people, several screening tools, including Police Record Checks are required as part of the hiring process for some employment or volunteer positions. When requested, applicants are required to provide a Police Record Check as a condition of their offer of employment. Police Record Checks must be dated within three (3) months of the employment offer to be considered valid. The specific type of Police Record Check required will be indicated in the job posting qualifications.

    The Town of Orangeville is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. By submitting your personal information to the Town of Orangeville, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in connection with our recruitment, hiring and/or employment processes. Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, and will be used to determine the qualifications for employment with the Town of Orangeville. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1.

  • 23 Aug 2021 9:48 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

    The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

    As the Director, Downtown Strategy you will be a part of the Senior Management Team in the Planning & Development Services Department and provide oversight, accountability and cross-corporate collaboration to implement the Downtown strategy. You will lead a team in this new Business Unit toward realizing the Council- approved Greater Downtown Plan with a focus on the 5 Strategic moves framework (Neighbourhoods for vibrant urban life, A green network for a healthy environment, Streets for people, Transit for all, Future-proof and innovate for the next generation). A primary focus of this role will be to lead in transforming Calgary’s downtown, encouraging private investment and development, and promoting Calgary’s future downtown to businesses, residents, investors and visitors. You will be a champion of Downtown Calgary as an attractive and safe place to live, play, work and invest. You will maintain an active speaking and networking schedule to ensure Downtown Calgary remains a high-profile focus within the community. Your leadership will inspire your team and networks to be innovative, work at the pace of business, and be nimble and flexible in approach. Primary duties include:

    • Build external relationships and partnerships. Develop and sustain ongoing community and stakeholder relations with major downtown stakeholders, Civic Partners, Business Improvement Areas, Community Associations and other organizations.
    • Represent the City with other orders of government to leverage and amplify City investments and strategies in the Greater Downtown Area.
    • Prepare and execute business plans and operating and capital budgets that align with Council priorities and other corporate objectives while leveraging private investments where possible to further fulfill the mandate.
    • Develop, implement and lead innovative governance models to carry out the delegated authority from Council. Maintain strong communication and working relationships with the Mayor’s Office, the Greater Downtown Ward Councillors and all of Council at-large.
    • Explore regulatory initiatives (Land use bylaw, policies) including approvals, to encourage development enabling regulatory improvements.
    • Identify and prioritize Public realm, infrastructure, and servicing investment.
    • Work with internal partners to leverage how The City’s municipally owned Public lands can contribute to achieving Calgary’s Greater Downtown Plan.
    • Develop appropriate organizational structures to support the required governance model and lead all recruitment efforts to appropriately staff the team with experienced team members.
    • Provide oversight and be accountable for the development, marketing, evaluation, and administration, programming and capital investments of the Downtown Development Incentive Program including the budget.

    Qualifications

    • A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or a degree in a complimentary field (for example; Business, Engineering, Planning, or related) with at least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in a complex organization.
    • Equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered.
    • You are highly regarded for your well-developed political and organizational sensitivity; are driven by a dedication to serve the citizens of Calgary; and committed to our purpose of “Making life better every day” through our culture of Character, Commitment, Competence, and Collaboration.
    • As a City leader, you exhibit key leadership behaviours – encouraging open communication; a collaborative working environment that empowers others to make sound decisions; ensuring a respectful, inclusive and accessible environment; and promoting employee health, safety and wellness.

    Pre-employment Requirements

    • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

    Union: Exempt

    Position Type: Permanent

    Compensation: Director Band $155,500 - $240,000 per annum

    Hours of Work: Standard 35 hour work week

    Audience: Internal/External

    Business Unit: Downtown Strategy

    Location: 800 Macleod Trail SE

    Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle. 

    Apply By: September 7, 2021

    Job ID#: 3044424

    Apply online at www.calgary.ca/careers

  • 16 Aug 2021 12:30 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

     My Main Street is a new initiative to revitalize and maintain inclusive, vibrant main streets anchoring communities across Southern Ontario. My Main Street is a project of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI ) and will be delivered in partnership with Ontario municipalities.

    This is a 24-month full- time contract position starting in September 2021. The Marketing Manager will work remotely from anywhere in Southern Ontario, with occasional meetings and travel within the province. The Marketing Manager will report to the Director, My Main Street Accelerator as a member of the leadership team, and will hire and manage a small group of marketing coordinators.

    If you care about the success of people, businesses, and communities if you are a natural connector and communicator, and if you have the optimism and persistence to create and execute a brand new initiative, please join us!

    ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $90,000

    Key Responsibilities

    BRAND & STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

    • Build and refine the My Main Street brand into a recognized source of thought leadership for community economic development and main street revitalization.
    • Develop and deploy a marketing strategy focused on engaging community partners and main street businesses to leverage My Main Street programming and resources.
    • Create online and print collateral and assets including presentations, brochures, articles, infographics, short videos, and success stories.

    CHANNEL DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

    • Oversee the development and management of the My Main Street web platform and client relationship management (CRM) system.
    • Identify, develop, and manage marketing channels to support My Main Street, including, but not l limited to social media, e-newsletter(s), website, channel partners and local media.
    • Develop original content and source secondary content from program partners for marketing and communication purposes.
    • Manage engagement with media and leverage media relations and earned media to promote My Main Street locally and provincially.

    ANALYTICS & REPORTING

    • Manage analytics and reporting with My Main Street marketing channels.
    • Continually monitor all relevant social campaign data/ metrics to ensure effective performance.
    • Provide regular reports, insights, and analysis to track ROI on marketing investments.
    • Accurately analyze all data sets and provide monthly reporting dashboard for the team and partners.

    MANAGE & LEAD TEAM

    • Manage and lead a small team of marketing coordinators to support the delivery of My Main Street.
    • Provide ongoing mentorship and leadership to staff to ensure high-functioning client relations, service delivery and partner engagement skills are hallmarks of My Main Street.

    Position Profile

    • 5 years experience in marketing and communications, leading marketing and branding strategy, and implementing communications and marketing plans
    • Experience in managing multiple stakeholders and relationships
    • High- performing team management and coaching skills, with a good understanding of and commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity
    • Experience and knowledge of Word Press platform, as well as basic HTML & CSS
    • Graphic design experience (Photoshop, In Design, Adobe Suite or equivalent). Video editing skills would be an asset.
    • Experience working with a CRM / Marketing Automation Platform (Hub Spot, Eloqua, or similar)
    • Analytics expertise: an intimate knowledge of attribution, marketing, and web analytics
    • Excellent understanding of cross channel impacts and how to track campaign effectiveness and attribute brand initiatives
    • Writing, editing skills including adaptation to suit a variety of formats and audiences
    • Experience in event planning and delivery
    • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities evolve and change 
    • University or College education or equivalent experience
    • French or another additional language would be an asset
    • Familiarity with economic development principles would be an asset

    My Main Street is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and our work environment. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will contribute to a culture of purposeful collaboration.

    Please send your resume and a cover letter showing how you meet the Position Profile as well as samples of your work to amy.matchen@mymainstreet.ca by August 24, 2021. Please note Marketing Manager in the subject line.


    Download a PDF version of this ad here.

  • 16 Aug 2021 12:20 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

     My Main Street is a new initiative to revitalize and maintain inclusive, vibrant main streets anchoring communities across Southern Ontario. My Main Street is a project of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and will be delivered in partnership with Ontario municipalities.

    This is a 24-month full-time contract position starting in September 2021. The Program Manager, Main Street Ambassadors will work remotely from anywhere in Southern Ontario, with regular in- person meetings and travel within the province. The Program Manager will report to the Director, My Main Street Accelerator as a member of the leadership team, and will hire and manage a small group of program coordinators.

    If you care about the success of people, businesses and communities if you are a natural leader and relationship builder, and if you have the optimism and persistence to create and execute a brand new initiative, please join us!

    ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $90,000

    Key Responsibilities

    PROGRAM PLANNING, MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION

    • Build and manage the Main Street Ambassadors Program of My Main Street.
    • Maintain a project plan for all components of the Main Street Ambassadors Program.
    • Oversee the delivery of grants to participating municipalities and delivery partners.
    • Develop key performance indicators for all program components, identifying targets and evaluation methods.
    • Work with the team to ensure quality assurance through ongoing feedback and program review.

    RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT & PARTNER ENGAGEMENT

    • Build and manage relationships with program delivery partners and municipalities.
    • Convene participating municipalities and Main Street Ambassadors to share best practices and coordinate program delivery across Ontario.
    • Explore new strategic partnerships that can be developed to support the delivery of My Main Street.

    ANALYTICS & REPORTING

    • Manage analytics and reporting associated with the delivery of grants and Main Street Ambassadors Program components.
    • Accurately analyze all data sets and provide monthly reporting dashboard for the team and partners.

    MANAGE & LEAD TEAM

    • Manage and lead a team of program coordinators focused on supporting the delivery of the Main Street Ambassadors Program.
    • Provide ongoing mentorship and leadership to staff to ensure high-functioning client relations, service delivery and partner engagement skills are hallmarks of My Main Street.

    Position Profile

    • 3 - 5 years of experience in Project or Program Management, keeping a complex program moving on time and on budget (PMP designation an asset)
    • Experience in developing and delivering programming for small businesses
    • Experience in program development, measurement, and evaluation
    • Experience managing multiple stakeholders and relationships
    • High-performing team management and coaching skills, with a good understanding of and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Previous experience in a sales role and sales or marketing environment is an asset
    • Experience working with small businesses and/ or a BIA (Business Improvement Area) is an asset
    • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities evolve and change 
    • University or College education or equivalent experience 
    • French or other additional language is an asset

    My Main Street is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and our work environment. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will contribute to a culture of purposeful collaboration.

    Please send your resume and a cover letter showing how you meet the Position Profile to amy.matchen@mymainstreet.ca by August 24, 2021. Please note Program Manager, Main Street Ambassadors in the subject line.


    Download a PDF version of this ad here.

  • 16 Aug 2021 12:02 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    My Main Street is a new initiative to revitalize and maintain inclusive, vibrant main streets anchoring communities across Southern Ontario. My Main Street is a project of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and will be delivered in partnership with Ontario municipalities.

    This is a 24-month full- time contract position starting in September 2021. The Program Manager, Business Development will work remotely from anywhere in Southern Ontario, with regular in- person meetings and travel within the province. The Program Manager, Business Development will report to the Director, My Main Street Accelerator as a member of the leadership team, and will hire and manage a small group of program coordinators.

    If you care about the success of people, businesses, and communities, if you love spreadsheets, and if you have the optimism and persistence to create and execute a brand new initiative, please apply!

    ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $90,000

    Key Responsibilities

    PROGRAM PLANNING, MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION

    • Build and manage the Business Development Program components of My Main Street, including business startup supports, market research assistance and funding supports.
    • Develop key performance indicators for all program components, identifying targets and evaluation methods.
    • Maintain a project plan for all components of the Business Development Program.
    • Continuously ensure quality assurance through ongoing feedback and program review.

    RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT & PARTNER ENGAGEMENT

    • Build and manage relationships with program delivery partners and municipalities.
    • Explore new strategic partnerships that can be developed to support the delivery of My Main Street.

    ANALYTICS & REPORTING

    • Manage analytics and reporting associated with the delivery of support programs for main street businesses.
    • Accurately analyze all data sets and provide monthly reporting dashboard for the team and partners.

    MANAGE & LEAD TEAM

    • Manage and lead a team of program coordinators focused on supporting the delivery of the Business Development Program.
    • Provide ongoing mentorship and leadership to staff to ensure high-functioning client relations, service delivery and partner engagement skills are hallmarks of My Main Street.

    Position Profile

    • 3 - 5 years of experience in Project or Program Management, keeping a complex program moving on time and on budget (PMP designation an asset)

    • Experience in developing and delivering programming for small businesses

    • Experience in program development, measurement, and evaluation

    • Experience managing multiple stakeholders and relationships

    • High- performing team management and coaching skills, with a good understanding of and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

    • Excellent organizational and time management skills

    • Previous experience in a sales role and sales or marketing environment is an asset

    • Experience working with small businesses and/ or a BIA (Business Improvement Area) is an asset

    • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities evolve and change

    • University or college education or equivalent experience

    • French or other additional language is an asset

    My Main Street is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and our work environment. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will contribute to a culture of purposeful collaboration.

    Please send your resume and a cover letter showing how you meet the Position Profile to amy.matchen@mymainstreet.ca by August 24, 2021. Please note Program Manager, Business Development in the Subject line.


    Download a PDF version of this ad here.

  • 09 Aug 2021 3:47 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    MUNICIPALITY OF VAL RITA-HARTY

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

    Comprehensive Service Delivery and Organizational Review

    ISSUE DATE: August 11th, 2021

    OVERVIEW

    The Municipality of Val Rita-Harty (“Municipality”) is seeking proposals from qualified professional consulting firms to conduct a Comprehensive Service Delivery Review of municipal operations including an Organizational Review. The review will be an objective evaluation of current municipal services and operations as identified within the Scope of Work and will provide recommendations in terms of improving efficiency, effectiveness and accountability before November 30th 2021.

    A Comprehensive Service Delivery Review will provide the information needed by Council to make informed decisions around the provision of service with the underlying goal of reducing costs and maximizing efficiencies.  The expectation is that the study will include a high level public consultation to enhance the understanding of services provided.

    In this Request for Proposal (“RFP”), entities that submit Proposals are referred to as “Proponents” and the entity that is selected in accordance with this RFP is referred to as the “Successful Proponent”.

    CLOSING DATE AND TIME

    The Municipality will accept receipt of written Proposals until Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. local time. 

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this RFP, this RFP is not an offer to enter into either a bidding contract (often referred to as “Contract A”) or a contract to carry out the Contract (often referred to as “Contract B”).  Neither this RFP nor the submission of a Proposal by a Proponent shall create any contractual rights or obligations whatsoever on either the Proponent or the Municipality, nor shall it create any legal rights or duties applied to a formal “Contract A” bidding procurement process.  No legal relationship or obligation regarding the procurement of any good or service shall be created between the Proponent and the Municipality until the successful negotiation and execution of a written contract with the Successful Proponent.

    CLOSING LOCATION

    2 rue de l’église, Val Rita-Harty, Ontario P0L 2G0

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Jimmy Coté, CAO

    Municipality of Val Rita-Harty

    2 rue de l’église

    Val Rita-Harty, Ontario    P0L 2G0

    Phone:  (705) 335-6146

    Email: CAO@valharty.ca

    FULL RFP

    Access the full RFP here

  • 04 Aug 2021 8:58 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Director, Economic Services and Supports

    As the largest city and regional hub of Southwest Ontario, the City of London offers an outstanding quality of life. World-class health care and educational institutions, big city attractions, and a community that is clean, safe, and affordable, make London a great place to raise a family. A leader in commerce, culture, and innovation, London brings together expertise in manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare, with emerging sectors like robotics, digital creative, and financial technology.

    Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Planning and Economic Development, this position is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction, overall management and leadership of the Economic Services and Supports Division. The Economic Services and Supports Division oversees and implements Citywide strategic economic initiatives/incentive programs and supports core area business growth and retention.  The primary areas to deliver this service include Urban Regeneration, Economic Partnerships, Strategic Land Development, Industrial Land Development Strategy and land development, departmental client services, technology initiatives and operational supports.

    • As a Senior Leader with the Corporation, the Director, Economic Services and Supports fosters an enterprise-wide approach to ensure consistency and collective delivery in support of the strategic priorities of the Division, Service Area and Corporate strategic plan. They will be accountable for developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the Economic Services and Supports Division to meet the organization’s strategic plan and effectively deliver the business responsibilities of the unit. They will direct the planning, management, and administration for the division and will also develop and maintain comprehensive policies, programs, procedures, and protocols.
    • The ideal candidate is a strategic leader with previous knowledge of overseeing and implementing City-wide strategic economic initiatives/incentive programs. You will have demonstrated ability to co-create a vision for the Division aligned with strategic priorities, build common purpose and direction, and deliver outcomes to strengthen overall organizational performance. Having completed an Honours University degree in Economic Development, Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field, combined with eight years of experience working directly with the development community and various levels of government. Significant experience in land use development is considered an asset.

    The City of London and Odgers Berndtson are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others. 

    Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online ideally by September 10th, 2021 at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17326 . For more information, please contact Sarah Shaikh of Odgers Berndtson at sarah.shaikh@odgersberndtson.com. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

    The City of London is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the City of London throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

  • 30 Jul 2021 11:12 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

     The Corporation of the County of Bruce

    Requires a

    Economic Development Officer – Full Time Contract - Planning & Development

    "Bold and beautiful Bruce County... a healthy, caring community of prosperity and innovation."

    Bruce County is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Economic Development Officer. This role is responsible for investment attraction, development and economic growth and support. The incumbent provides high-level advisory services to new and potential investors, develops initiatives for countywide investment prospects, facilitates strategies to support growth in targeted areas and establishes relationships with representatives in the local/external community, government staff, local municipalities, and industry organizations. This is a contract position for approximately 18 months based out of the Peninsula Hub in Wiarton, ON.

    Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary degree in Economic Development, Marketing, Business Administration or a related field
    • Five years of previous experience in an economic development capacity, with two years of that experience in a supervisory role
    • Experience with budget preparation and management
    • Proven experience with resource management
    • Hi Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions hto overcome problems
    • Ability to manage files from start to finish
    • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, and policies
    • Ability to supervise and motivate a team to achieve and exceed their goals
    • Demonstrated time management skills
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain lasting working relationships
    • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees
    • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills

    Interested applicants should review the entire job posting at www.brucecounty.on.ca , and then apply online, following the outlined process. Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

    Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.56.

    The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 27 Jul 2021 2:29 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Huron’s

    Economic Development Department

    requires a

    Temporary Full-Time Economic Development Officer

    The Economic Development Officer will foster business and economic growth in Huron County. This position requires a team player who is motivated, can build strong partnerships and is constantly pursuing opportunities for growth. Solid experience in developing and working with multiple stakeholders at once in an outcome-driven environment is preferred. This is a key position within the County Economic Development Department. A creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills will thrive in this position.

    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within County
    • Act as a one-stop shop for the business community in Huron County on items related to development. Provide advice, support and assistance to businesses.
    • Act as a liaison to guide potential investors through the County development process.
    • Dedication to learning about Huron County businesses and staying attuned to their needs
    • Develop strong relationships with Huron County business community, County stakeholder groups and other levels of government
    • Assist partner municipalities to achieve development goals as laid out in their strategic plans as requested
    • In conjunction with senior management, develop an annual work plan with clear measurements

    Travel is required for this role.

    Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

    • University Degree in a relevant program OR a combination of education and work experience
    • Certificate or diploma in Economic Development
    • Background in Economic Development or Business Development involving significant experience with and management of development efforts
    • Knowledge of and interest in business development & good understanding of regional economic strengths
    • Knowledge of and network to Government Programs
    • Understanding of Planning role and function

    Wage:

    • $40.61 – $45.51, grade 10 of the 2021 pay grid,  35 hours per week.

    Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:30 pm on Monday, August 16, 2021, to:  humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca

    Submission Guidelines:

    To be considered for this position, please ensure that:
    • Email subject is “2021 – Economic Development Officer”
    • The cover letter is a maximum of one page
    • Cover letter and resume are saved together in one PDF file
    • The PDF file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. Jane Smith)

    Posted – July 26, 2021

    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.

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