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  • 11 Dec 2018 7:49 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Are you a creative, outgoing, self-motivated person who has business marketing and strong communication skills? 

    The West End Rainy River District is seeking a candidate to fill the position of the Economic Development Officer.  The successful applicant will be responsible for advancing strategic economic development initiatives for Town of Rainy River, Township of Lake of the Woods and Dawson Township.

    Preferences will be given to the candidates who have a minimum of five years’ experience related to economic development or business marketing.  The complete job description is available at the Town of Rainy River Municipal Office and on the Town website (

    Resumes including qualifications shall be received in sealed envelopes or by email to the undersigned.  Please mark “Economic Development Officer” on the outside of the sealed envelope or in the subject line of the email.

    Town of Rainy River
    Re:  Economic Development Officer

    PO Box 488

    201 Atwood Avenue

    Rainy River, ON P0W 1L0

    The job posting will be open until the position is filled.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.


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  • 05 Dec 2018 3:29 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)
    Department:      Community & Development

    Location:             Napanee

    Supervisor:         Director, Community & Development Services

    Hours of Work: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (with flexible hours as required)

    Salary Range:    $50,923.60 to $59,568.60 per year plus a comprehensive benefit package

    The County of Lennox & Addington requires a Small Business Development Officer to provide high quality coaching to entrepreneurs and business owners by analyzing situations and educating clients on business plans, market feasibility, financial management and marketing (including digital capabilities).


    • Support the Business Coaching program by providing timely confidential business coaching to small businesses and entrepreneurs
    • Provide one on one assistance to help our small businesses and entrepreneurs expand their digital capabilities (i.e. social media, online sales, digital marketing)
    • Connect small businesses and entrepreneurs with local and regional resources to help them grow or start-up
    • Develop productive business relationships with our economic development partners
    • Work closely with our Economic Development Officer to support business retention and expansion strategies
    • Help us grow our social media community by curating content for our marketing efforts


    • Post-secondary education, preferably in business or marketing
    • Current or former business owner with entrepreneurship experience or a clear understanding of entrepreneurship and small business.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently and confidently
    • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to relate to small business owners, regardless of professions
    • The ability to mentor small businesses on digital business tools and social media improvements
    • Understand the importance of social media and digital technologies for small business growth
    • Access to a personal vehicle, as most appointments will require travel within Lennox and Addington

    Please forward a detailed resume and covering letter by 4:00 p.m. on December 14, 2018 to the attention of:

    Human Resources

    County of Lennox and Addington

    97 Thomas Street East

    Napanee, ON   K7R 4B9

    Phone: 613-354-4883   Fax: 613-354-3112


    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of applicant selection. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resumes received after the closing date will not be considered. 

    Please note that accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process.  If you require an accommodation, please call the County’s Human Resources Department at 613-354-4883 to discuss.  We will work with you to meet your needs.

  • 05 Dec 2018 3:20 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.

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

    We are seeking someone who: enjoys working in a collaborative and team focused environment; is creative, ambitious, hardworking and energetic; and understands business and the minds of entrepreneurs as well as how to create small, strategic and surgical impacts that have lasting beneficial outcomes on the local economy.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within County
    • Act as one stop shop for 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 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

    Qualifications and Education 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 agricultural economics and business
    • Implementation of economic/business development activities
    • Knowledge of and network to Government Programs
    • Understanding of municipal planning role, function and legislation

    Preferred Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Visionary
    • Self motivated
    • Understands and appreciates outcomes and measured results
    • Knowledge of supply-chain oriented development
    • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a small team
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, online databases and customer resource management software
    • Travel is required for this role, access to a vehicle is needed

    Wages: This position is a grade 10 on our 2018 non-union wage grid at $38.84-43.53/hour. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package and pension plan that is topped up by the County.

    Please email your letter of application and resume in one PDF document by 12:00pm, Monday January 2, 2019 to

    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.

    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.

  • 27 Nov 2018 3:07 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is currently seeking to fill the Director, Travel and Tourism Development position.

    Nestled at the heart of the Great Lakes and surrounded by endless outdoor opportunities, Sault Ste. Marie is a four-season vacation destination.  The community was recently ranked by Expedia as one of the friendliest cities in Canada.  The Director, Travel and Tourism Development is responsible for bolstering and retaining this reputation by leading a staff team that attracts and supports major events, undertakes tourism product development initiatives, and promotes Sault Ste. Marie to strategic markets around the world.

    In support of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation's operations related to the Tourism Sault Ste. Marie (TSSM) division and the organization's strategic plan, the Director, Travel and Tourism Development is a destination developer, tourism visionary and a respected leader.  The Director is responsible and accountable for the growth of travel and tourism inclusive of product development and execution of effective marketing and sales strategies, and the provision of strategic leadership and oversight of the organization in all aspects of its operations.  The Director develops long-range strategic business plan, serves as the designated spokesperson for the division, and establishes and maintains ongoing effective communications with committee members, government leaders, business and cultural and institutional leaders, convention and event planners, and the local and national tourism industry.  The Director is a flexible, responsive and politically astute and is comfortable with capably managing multiple programs and a dynamic team.  The Director reports to the Executive Director of the organization and is part of the Corporation's senior management team.  The Director manages various tourism related committees and is an advisor to the SSMEDC Board of Directors.

    Summary of qualifications include:


    • 4 year degree in Business Administration or equivalent
    • 5 years of direct tourism experience
    • 5 years in a senior leadership management role
    • Natural leadership skills
    • Ability to budget and execute budgets
    • Ability to build partnerships and networks
    • Ability to generate and diversify revenues (partnerships, sponsorships, government funding, etc.)
    • Crisis management experience
    • Sales experience in hospitality related profession
    • Ability to build, motivate and supervise a team of professionals
    • Ability to speak in public and deliver presentations (including City Council)
    • Knowledge on local, regional, national and international tourism trends and legislation


    • Master's degree in an area of relevant study
    • Relevant industry-related certification
    • Destination development experience
    • Bilingual (French/English)

    Full job description is available upon request.

    Please email your resume and cover letter by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018 to and include the following in the subject line: "Director, Travel and Tourism Development"

    The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors with Advisory Committees.  Its mission is to support the sustainable growth and the further development of a diversified local economy through activities and undertakings that facilitate creation and retention of wealth in the community, increased productivity and global competitiveness, inward investment and trade, and the marketing and promotion of business development and tourism.  Funded by all levels of government and the private sector, the corporation's three operating divisions are Business Development, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Finance & Administration.  Together, they work to create and retain jobs, attract visitors, and increase the Municipal tax base.

    We thank all individuals who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  All information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 16 Nov 2018 4:49 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Kingston Economic Development Corporation facilitates economic growth through community wide collaboration by working in partnership with municipal departments, post-secondary institutions, provincial agencies and business leaders.

    Strategic Focus Areas: Attraction - Growth and Retention - Entrepreneurship and Support of Community Economic Development

    We are looking for:

    • Innovate, collaborative and client-focused business development professional experienced at relationship building, sales, research, financial and project management
    • Experience in a Senior Business Development or Economic Development role within a not-for-profit or municipal environment in the private and public sectors 
    • Experience leading strategic direction, attraction, aftercare and support to local business
    • Experience in and/or understanding of commercial land sales; legal, regulatory and taxation aspects of business investment in Canada, and government relations at municipal, provincial and federal levels
    • Knowledge of the Ontario economy and the City of Kingsville with advanced understanding of high potential growth sectors
    • Post-secondary degree
    • Proficiency in a second language (French preferred)

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to Brenda Palmer at:

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

    “Executive Search Professionals”
    Venture Business Centre
    556 O’Connor Dr. Kingston, ON K7P 1N3

  • 14 Nov 2018 4:37 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Manager, Economic Development Services is responsible for attraction of new investment to Chatham-Kent; business retention and expansion; increasing job opportunities; land sales in CK Business Parks, assisting in sales of private buildings and industrial/commercial land and encouraging foreign investment and the enhancement of global trade opportunities; advocacy; public relations; training staff; assisting with and overseeing the implementation of the strategic direction and carrying out policies of Council.  This position participates on the Manager/Supervisor Team.

    Location:  EDS Building 124 Thames Street, Chatham
    Group: 1 Manager/Supervisor
    Position Reports to: Director, Economic Development
    Reporting to this position:  Economic Development Officers (3); Business Consultants (2)

    Hours of work: This position will work weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

    Full job description and list of qualifications required

    This permanent full-time position has an annual wage range of $92,988 to $109,643 (based on Grade 11 of the 2018 non-union full-time compensation plan), plus health & dental benefits following the successful completion of a 3-month waiting period.  Participation in the OMERS pension plan is mandatory.  The Municipality offers a comprehensive benefit package, including long term disability and an extended health plan.


    Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our Career Profile application form and a resume to the email address below.  Please do no include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc.  Please only download the application form onto a computer or laptop; it doesn't load correctly onto a phone, tablet or iPad.  You should see boxes beside yes and no that you click in to answer the question.

    What we look for in the application form and resume: Detailed information in the boxes provided under each question in the career profile application form where you have answered "yes".  Your resume should provide the same detailed information. In both documents, list under each employer the following: (1) the job titles, (2) dates you were in each position, (3) a summary of the job duties/skills/experiences you gained in each position.  The same information needs to be in both the career profile application form and the resume.  Please be sure to check the box beside yes or no for each question asked in the career profile application form.

    Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only.  Attachments must be attached directly to your email; we are not able to download documents from an internet site.

    We encourage all to apply, including women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities.

    Applications must be received before 4:30 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2018:

    Municipality of Chatham-Kent
    Attn: Jan Richards, Recruitment Officer
    Corporate Services
    315 King Street West
    PO Box 640
    Chatham, ON  N7M 5K8
    Fax: 519-436-3237
    Email address:

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees.  Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or  Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.  We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 06 Nov 2018 8:34 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    The Town of Milton’s Executive Services Department is seeking a driven and enthusiastic individual with a passion for connecting people to fill the role of Economic Development Officer. Reporting to the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development, this full-time position plays a lead role in developing and executing Milton’s Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, in line with the corporate strategic plan.  In addition, the Economic Development Officer plays a key role in corporate strategic initiatives including working with Milton Education Village stakeholders and promoting Milton’s growing knowledge based economy. The successful incumbent must be able to work variable hours including evenings and weekends.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan

    • Develops, leads and manages Milton’s Economic Development Strategy and the Action Plan with a focus on investment attraction, retention and expansion initiatives
    • Prepares Council reports, presentations and briefing materials for the Chief Administration Officer and Director, Strategic Initiatives & Economic Development which includes the Economic Development Annual Report
    • Develops marketing, communications and promotional materials for attracting investment with a focus on the knowledge based economy
    • Collaborates with the Manager, MEV Innovation Centre and Economic Development Staff, supporting small and medium enterprises, sector development and knowledge-based initiatives
    • Participates in the development and administration of Economic Development’s capital and operational budget and attends quarterly variance meetings
    • Forecasts non-residential development to determine anticipated non-residential revenues for the corporate budget

    Business Development

    • Builds and fosters relationships with the ICI real estate community, site selectors, contractors, consultants, business leaders, investors, consultants, government representatives, institutions and other community organizations
    • Fosters relationships and consults with a variety of stakeholders on matters pertaining to investment attractions, programs, research, and other various economic development activities
    • Leads and represents Milton Economic Development on various committees
    • Provides direction to investors, developers, contractors and businesses navigating planning and building processes and resolving issues

    Research and Analysis

    • Undertakes research, collection, interpretation, and analysis of economic, demographic and development indicators to support economic development initiatives and determine value propositions and competitive analysis
    • Monitors key economic indicators and maintains up-to-date investment profile for the Town of Milton
    • Manages all website content including property listings, statistics, data, and resources
    • Identifies and monitors local investment and business leasing and sales activity

    Education and Experience

    • Degree in Urban/Economic Geography, Business, Public Administration, Economics, Environmental Studies or Planning
    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D)
    • 5 years of experience in Economic Development or a related field
    • Previous experience developing and implementing economic development strategies and action plans
    • Knowledge of Municipal Act, Planning Act, and related legislation is an asset
    • Excellent communication skills including preparation and delivery of presentations/reports
    • Strong project management, research, analytical and problem solving skills
    • A valid Ontario Driver’s License with a driving record that demonstrates responsible/safe driving behavior as use of a personal vehicle is required.

    Salary Range:  $80, 465 - $100,581 (35 hour work week)

    Interested applicants should apply online at under the Careers section by midnight on November 27, 2018.

    In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation, applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used strictly for candidate selection.

  • 05 Nov 2018 4:19 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Wellington requires an Economic Development Officer.

    The Economic Development Officer focuses on implementing countywide Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) initiatives, managing the Signage Programme and supporting departmental initiatives such as Talent Attraction and the Community Improvement Programme. The Officer enjoys the variety involved in economic development, feels confident coordinating projects and working with a range of stakeholders.

    The minimum qualifications for this position include:

    • Three year college diploma in economic development, business administration or related field.
    • Minimum four years of experience or equivalent, preferably in economic/tourism/business development.
    • Familiarity the rural municipal landscape and understanding of municipal economic development issues.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), email and internet.
    • A valid driver’s licence (minimum G2 Class) and access to a reliable vehicle.

    This position offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary range of: $57,475.60 to $67,230.80 (2018 Non Union Compensation Grid), based on a 35 hour work week.

    Visit our website at:

    Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, clearly marked Posting #135-18 by Wednesday, November 21 at 12:00 pm.

    County of Wellington Administration Centre
    74 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3T9
    E: or F: 519.837.8882.

    Please respond by one method of application only. No phone calls please.

    Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    The County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for disabilities is available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

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