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  • 28 Sep 2022 9:50 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Sioux Lookout

    Economic Development Officer

    The Economic Development Officer will be responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of a strategic action plan and taking a lead role in activities and initiatives that will support business retention and expansion and the attraction of investment and business opportunities to the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.

    This is a Non-Union / Non-Management Position.

    RESPONSIBILITIE

    Strategy and Planning:

    • Assist in the development of economic development strategies, objectives, and long-range plans for a unified attraction program.
    • Monitor conditions and trends with regarding to existing and potential development and make recommendations.
    • Keep informed of all funding opportunities, share opportunities with affected departments and assist in obtaining funding opportunities.
    Programs / Initiatives and Implementation:
    • Act as contact for business attraction
    • Research and target recruitment prospects
    • Collection information and create marketing materials
    Internal / External Relations:
    • Prepare Council reports, business cases, terms of reference, RFP’s as required.
    • Engage with other Municipal departments for recommendations, data collection and analysis regarding land use amendments, infrastructure plans, and zoning policies.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
    • Strong understanding and cultural awareness of Indigenous communities served by Sioux Lookout.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Completion of post-secondary education in Business Administration, Economic Development, Marketing or equivalent field.
    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec. D.) preferred
    • Completion of the AMTCO Municipal Administration Program preferred
    • Minimum 1-3 years working experience in Economic Development, marketing, public relations, or Municipal Government

    SKILLS

    • Proven effectiveness in strategic planning, risk management, and business processes
    • Familiarity with computer usage and ability to create marketing materials
    • Ability to prepare, review, and monitor funding applications.
    • Exceptional communication skills - verbal and written.
    • Ability to present information in various group sizes and situations.
    • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

    To apply for this opportunity, you are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to the undersigned.

    Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

    Human Resources Department, Municipality of Sioux Lookout
    Phone: (807) 737-2700 • Fax: (807) 737-8067 • Email:
    careers@siouxlookout.ca

    The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



  • 26 Sep 2022 4:37 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Brampton

    JOB TITLE:  Coordinator, FDI Africa and Caribbean Markets

    DEPARTMENT:  Office of the CAO

    POSTING NUMBER:  105018

    NUMBER OF POSITIONS:  1

    JOB STATUS & DURATION:  Full Time Permanent

    HOURS OF WORK:  35 hour workweek

    LOCATION:  Hybrid Model – when working onsite, you will report to the location of City Hall.

    SALARY GRADE:  005

    HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $82,748.00 - $93,092.00 per annum

    MAXIMUM OF SALARY RANGE:  $103,435.00 per annum

    JOB TYPE:  Management and Administration

    POSTING DATE: September 23, 2022

    CLOSING DATE: October 7, 2022

    AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    Reporting to the Manager, Investment Attraction, this role will develop and implement a plan to attract inward investment to Brampton from African and Caribbean markets.

    The Coordinator will foster partnerships and identify opportunities for investments and job growth in the City of Brampton by generating quality leads and providing superior client consultation services to business prospects. This role will lead the coordination of the City’s participation in incoming delegations from African and Caribbean countries; and coordinate outbound missions to these markets.

    This position encompasses multi-stakeholder engagement, significant research and analysis and requires excellent communication and presentation skills. A strong background in Economic Development in African and Caribbean markets is required. The Coordinator, FDI African & Caribbean Markets, provides project management expertise for the development and implementation of initiatives while establishing a positive and authentic image for Brampton as an ideal location to invest.

    OPERATION SUPPORT

    • Develop and implement a plan to attract inward investment to Brampton from African and Caribbean markets;
    • Generate high quality investment leads and work with ED team to close deals;
    • Coordinate and participate in missions, events and activities that will help build relationships with African and Caribbean markets;
    • Lead and participate on cross-divisional project teams within the City and with other stakeholders as required to implement approved projects;
    •  Constantly update own knowledge of Brampton’s assets while continuously building an understanding of the city’s value propositions for businesses looking to locate or expand in Brampton;
    • Develop and implement tactics based on Brampton’s value proposition to specifically target African and Caribbean markets;
    • Research and consolidate relevant information in the preparation of copy for all corresponding mission narratives, statistics, PowerPoint presentations, council reports, social media and media releases (pre and post mission) that will effectively build a business case for Brampton as an ideal global business location;
    • Track the development of leads, contacts, opportunities, and the progression of lead generation campaigns in CRM;
    • Stay current on key and future business trends, including international trade agreements specific to African and Caribbean markets, and any developments that impact Brampton’s competitiveness;
    • Identify factors which may impact project success and provide mitigation strategies to address these factors;
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    CUSTOMER SERVICE

    • Provide customer service support to prospective investment clients from African and Caribbean markets while promoting Brampton as an ideal business expansion location;
    • Respond and handle public enquiries; prioritize requests and escalate for resolution as required to meet corporate service standards;
    • Build and maintain a relationship with cross-functional departments, team, management and externally, to foster and support coordination while carrying out accountabilities;
    • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.

    COMMUNICATION AND REPORTING

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills to deal effectively and tactfully with a broad range of senior management personnel, elected officials, staff, external agencies, other levels of government and the general public.
    • Manage communication plans to ensure timely messaging with Mayor and members of Council, internal and external stakeholders;
    • Create and maintain detailed project documentation and ensure all necessary sign-offs and approvals meet corporate policies and confidentiality requirements;
    • Achieve departmental operational objectives by contributing expertise, information and recommendations to strategic plans and progress reviews, including preparing and completing business and action plans specific to attracting investment from the African and Caribbean markets;
    • Prepare presentations and reports that include measurement of progress against set project goals and objectives;
    • Act as the main point of contact for content and production of materials and assist with content and proof approvals.

     

    CORPORATE CONTRIBUTION

    • Lead and facilitate research and engagement strategies using internal and external project teams to support project planning and implementation objectives;
    • Participate in business reviews to improve service delivery and integration with other key city departments;
    • Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations to assist in the revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the needs of stakeholders are continually met.

     

    BUDGET SUPPORT

    • Use effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines;
    • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, assists in preparing annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.

     

    TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION

    • Manage, lead and facilitate project coordination and team meetings as required to meet project needs;
    • Work well within diverse groups in support of project and operational goals and objectives;
    • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    EDUCATION:

    •  Post-secondary degree or diploma in economic development, business administration, public relations, sales and marketing or equivalent.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • 3-5 years’ experience in municipal economic development, corporate business development and marketing. Project management experience and application of methodology.

    OTHER SKILLS AND ASSETS:

    • Valid Ontario non-probationary Class G driver’s License and have access to a personal vehicle.
    • Advanced knowledge, experience or exposure of investment attraction strategies within African and Caribbean markets and best practices and techniques within a municipal setting.
    • Project management experience and application of methodology.
    • Experience providing excellent customer service, networking with diverse groups and building strong relationships.
    • Computer proficiency with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Customer Relationship Management software (CRM).
    • Excellent report writing and demonstrated track record in presenting to small and large groups.
    • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
    • Solid organizational skills; detail oriented and well organized to coordinate activities and tasks meeting conflicting priorities and timelines.

       Knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments and applicable Legislations is an asset

    **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

    Interview:  Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.                                                                    

    As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment quoting reference #105018 by October 7, 2022 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

    As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable.  The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.

    Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact TalentAcquisition@brampton.ca or 905.874.2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 


  • 26 Sep 2022 2:13 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Burlington Economic Development – Job Description

    JOB TITLE: Economic Development Officer (EDO) - Marketing and Communications

    CURRENT JOB RATING: Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits (health and dental) and professional development opportunities.

    ABOUT BURLINGTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

    Burlington Economic Development (Burlington EcDev) is an agency of the City of Burlington that exists to promote economic growth in our city.

    The team at Burlington EcDev works to attract high-value companies to our city, support the expansion of existing businesses, and encourage the start-up and growth of new companies. During the COVID-19 pandemic we launched new programs to support retailers and small business and these supports continue to be a focus for us today. We work closely with local stakeholders to grow and sustain Burlington’s competitive and prosperous community. We work with all levels of government, and act as a liaison with the private sector to advocate and support the growth of our economy. We also stay connected with post-secondary institutions to ensure talent, research and subject matter expertise are available and accessible to the business community.

    In 2017, we launched TechPlace, a one stop destination for new and growing technology companies. We recently celebrated 5 years of operations and we are proud that today TechPlace is an award-winning innovation centre. Featuring almost 10,000 square feet of office and event space, TechPlace is a core part of our strategy for supporting innovation and entrepreneurship locally and the space is home to many innovative programs.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    We are looking for a marketing and communications professional looking to build a career in economic development. You will play a direct role in supporting the attraction, retention and growth of business in Burlington through strategic marketing initiatives and frontline customer service. Reporting to the Manager of Marketing and Attraction you’ll lead the implementation of our digital strategies, including managing our websites, paid search campaigns, and social channels. To really help tell Burlington’s story, you’ll be on the front lines of customer service, attending corporate calls with major employers, coordinating business supports such as co-marketing opportunities, and ensuring City of Burlington support for ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking ceremonies. As a Burlington EcDev and TechPlace brand champion, you’ll lead the development of our annual report every year, as well as ensure we’re putting our best foot forward with

    captivating, on brand collateral. You’ll have the unique opportunity to learn the ropes of core economic development functions such as site selection and responding to research and data inquiries. On the TechPlace side, you’ll work with our resident companies, endorsed users and referral partners to create content that boosts the TechPlace brand, as well as support TechPlace staff with planning events and program launches.

    ROLE STRUCTURE:

    This is a hybrid position that will allow you to work from home and in our office. You will be required in our downtown Burlington office a minimum of two days a week. In-person requirements will vary depending on business needs and time of year, including attending corporate calls, partnership meetings and business events.

    SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

    • University degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, and/or post-Graduate degree in related field. Specialty in Economics, Planning or Public Administration considered an asset
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience
    • Demonstrated interest in marketing and a creative mindset
    • Experience in a customer service or sales environment
    • Critical problem-solving skills and ability to look at the bigger picture
    • Well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in the digital marketing toolkit: WordPress (or similar), Canva, Google Analytics, Mail Chimp, social media, etc.
    • Proficiency in the business toolkit: Zoom, MS Teams, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Proficiency in Salesforce not required but considered an asset
    • Strong organizational skills to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines
    • Interest in attaining an Ec.D. Designation

    Most importantly, a positive attitude with a willingness to learn and teamwork-oriented approach to getting stuff done.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Lead the development of the Burlington EcDev annual report, as well as complementing TechPlace reports.
    • Champion the Burlington EcDev and TechPlace brands by ensuring our brand guides are up to date and that all outgoing content and campaigns meet our guidelines.
    • Write and submit award applications to IEDC, EDAC and EDCO that recognize outstanding economic development programs and achievements.
    • Support the design and delivery of marketing and sales tools for Burlington EcDev and TechPlace.
    • Manage InvestBurlington.ca and TechPlace.ca including content management and SEO.
    • Manage BurlingtonEcDev and TechPlace social media channels and e-newsletter strategies.
    • Provide front line support to businesses including ground-breaking ceremonies, ribbon cutting events, and scheduling and attending corporate calls with the Manager of Business Development.
    • Communicate with Mayor’s Office and City Council, City of Burlington departments and external partners to coordinate event attendance, cross-promotional activities and general business support.
    • Support the updating and maintenance of Salesforce including inputting Customer Service Requests (CSRs) and regular reporting.
    • You will receive training to support with responding to customer service requests that span across our service areas. This will be a unique opportunity to expand your marketing expertise into an economic development specialty.
    • Deliver frontline customer service at our downtown Burlington office to direct business requests, complete basic site selections and respond to research and data inquiries.
    • Participate in and support other aspects of Burlington EcDev’s economic development program, as needed.

    PERKS AND BENEFITS:

    • Comprehensive benefits package including health and dental
    • Flexible working hours and hybrid office policy
    • Professional development allowances for all staff
    • Opportunities to attend business events and conferences
    • Full access to TechPlace
    • Exciting opportunities to network with business executives and elected officials while supporting Burlington’s business community

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to invest@burlington.ca by 9:00AM on October 12. Please include in your cover letter a clear statement on why you’re interested in expanding your marketing background into economic development.

    No phone calls please.

    MORE INFORMATION:

    www.Investburlington.ca

    www.techplace.ca


  • 20 Sep 2022 9:37 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    North Middlesex

    Economic Development and Communications Coordinator

    (35 hours/week) – Full Time

    Department: Administration

    Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer

    Proposed Start Date: Immediately

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer or designate, the Economic Development Communications Coordinator performs a complete range of communications and administration support toward Economic Development for the municipality. This position is responsible for all social media platforms, website updates and maintenance, event coordination, community outreach, database and survey development. Plays an active role in communications and marketing support for the municipality throughout.

    General responsibilities may include: coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support business, commercial and service-oriented enterprises; entrepreneurship and innovation; events, festivals and tourism; and, residential development as well as providing communication strategies to market and promote the Municipality.

    PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

    • University Degree or College Diploma in Public Administration, Communications, Economic Development, Marketing or related discipline
    • Previous experience in an office environment.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to demonstrate proficient computer skills in MS Office applications and database systems.
    • Familiarity with economic development within North Middlesex an asset.
    • Marketing, promotion, and communications experience an asset.

    RATE OF PAY – Job Rate (under review) - $24.10/hour; 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, but given the nature of the position, there may be a need to work some evenings and weekends.

    SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this position by submitting their cover letter and resume in PDF format on or before October 5, 2022 @4:00 p.m. via Employment Opportunities on the North Middlesex website.

    We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Municipality of North Middlesex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations will be provided upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purposes of the candidate selection.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer or designate, the Economic Development Communications Coordinator performs a complete range of communications, administration, and IT support toward Economic Development for the municipality. This position is responsible for all social media platforms, website content development and maintenance, event coordination, community outreach, database and survey development. Plays an active role in communications and marketing support for the municipality throughout.

    General responsibilities may include: coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support business, commercial and service-oriented enterprises; entrepreneurship and innovation; events, festivals and tourism; and, residential development as well as providing communication strategies to market and promote the Municipality.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES

    • Produce engaging and timely social media content and updates, including but not limited to the municipal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn accounts.
    • Upload and update content to the municipal website while ensuring best SEO, Accessibility (AODA Standards) and CSS practices.
    • Identify and develop new and existing ideas and innovations related to destination-making through events and festivals, niche marketing, tourism and enhancing the visitor experience.
    • Establish and maintains meaningful linkages with other levels of government, the business community, educational institutions, and interest groups to develop the Municipality’s presence and capabilities.
    • Design and implement communication tools and performance metrics.
    • Provide advice and recommendations regarding media relations
    • Pursue external economic development funding opportunities from senior levels of government and other sources.
    • Create and sustain networks with stakeholders, including business and community leaders, community and regional organizations, potential investors and committees.
    • Serve as a liaison to the North Middlesex Economic Development Committee.
    • Coordinates and composes external communications in terms of monthly newsletters, electronic signage and message boards.
    • Development of news releases, media advisories; establishes, implements and monitors media relations procedures.
    • Develops communication strategies, and programs that align with the corporate strategic plan.
    • Types, edits and formats correspondence, agendas, statistics, forms, documents, presentations, manuals, agreements and any other material for department staff.
    • Manage and/or assists with the facilitation of Council meetings, public and town hall meetings as well as local community events.
    • Leads in research, development, and implementation of recommendations contained in strategic plans and marketing studies.
    • Conducts community outreach activities including survey distribution and business retention initiatives
    • Assists in the development of marketing campaigns and promotional materials
    • Act as a project leader (when assigned) on corporate-wide improvement project(s).
    • Undertake special projects and perform other duties as assigned, in accordance with departmental or corporate objectives.
    • Maintains confidentiality in the management of sensitive information.

    COMMUNICATIONS DUTIES (REFINED)

    • Website:

    o Responsible for the municipal website including but not limited to updating information, redesign of webpages, creation of content and design for all departments.

    o Responsible to ensure all posted documents are in compliance with AODA standards.

    o Responsible for providing timely reports to departments on website analytics.

    o Responsible for ensuring the website is up to date, relevant and consistent at all times.

    o Responsible for webforms on the website and ensuring they interact correctly with the municipal records management system.

    o Responsible for training of other municipal support positions on updating the website as required.

    o Liaise with senior leadership team quarterly to report on website and suggest quality improvements to be completed.

    o Respond to questions, concerns and information posted by residents.

    o Work with IT staff (via County of Middlesex IT or others) to ensure the website remains effective as a communication, business and customer service tool

    Social Media:

    o Coordinates corporate social media channels by generating and coordinating content, captures social media analytics.

    o Execute all social media posts in a consistent tone to support the corporate brand, amplify marketing messages, provide customer service and engage followers through strategic content.

    o Manage and grow day-to-day activities on corporate social media platforms.

    o Continue to improve and increase the municipality’s digital presence

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • University Degree or College Diploma in Public Administration, Communications, Economic Development, Marketing or related discipline
    • Previous experience in an office environment.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to demonstrate proficient computer skills in MS Office applications and database systems.
    • Familiarity with economic development within North Middlesex an asset.
    • Marketing, promotion, and communications experience an asset.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    • Working within an office work environment
    • Attend staff meetings, and other meetings as required
    • Some offsite work including attendance at various community & municipal events
    • Position is subject to some evening and weekend events
    • Attend Council and committee meetings including: Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) quarterly, Strategic Economic Development Action Group (SEDAG) quarterly

    Physical demand requires significant computer work concentration and sitting in meetings. Normal hours are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, but given the nature of the position, there may be a need to work some evenings and weekends.

    The Municipality of North Middlesex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations will be provided upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purposes of candidate selection.



  • 20 Sep 2022 9:31 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Town of Gravenhurst

    Economic Development Coordinator

    Full-time unionized position (35 hours/week)

    Salary Range:  $58,877 - $66,539

    Job Posted Internally/Externally: September 15, 2022  Closes: September 29, 2022

    Known as the “Gateway to Muskoka”, the Town of Gravenhurst is a progressive growing urban and rural municipality located in the District Municipality of Muskoka, home to approximately 13,000 permanent year-round residents and a seasonal population of equal size. Gravenhurst offers both permanent and seasonal residents opportunities in recreation, leisure, tourism, culinary, culture, heritage, arts, sights, sounds, and attractions which makes it a great place to live, work, and play!

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, the Economic Development Coordinator will join a team that focuses on business retention and expansion, community development and tourism management.  The role will join another Economic Development Coordinator in facilitating and implementing various economic development projects and programs that help create a creative business environment supporting a year-round diversified local economy.  The position will assist 

    in securing new private and public sector investment; implementing business retention and expansion strategies; and fostering a positive relationship with the local business community.

    To view the complete job description including the summary of desired qualifications, please visit our website:

     

     

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022, to:

     

    Corporation of the Town of Gravenhurst

    3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z3

    Attention:  Human Resources

    (705) 687-7016 (FAX)

    HumanResources@gravenhurst.ca

     

    We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Town of Gravenhurst is an inclusive employer.  Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

    All information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M. 56


  • 06 Sep 2022 12:03 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Peterborough & Kawartha Economic Development

    Economic Development Officer - Tourism

    Type: Permanent, full-time 35 hours/week

    Salary: $52,167/yr. (Includes Health & Dental Benefit Package, OMERS pension plan, Employee Assistance Program)

    Location: PKED Offices (270 George St. N., Peterborough) 

    Posting Date: September 6, 2022 

    Closing Date: September 26, 2022

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of economic development and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough. We play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region.

    PKED operates Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) which is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region. PKT provides industry leadership and destination marketing services to attract visitors to the region and operates the year-round Visitor Centre located in the Venture North Building.

    PKED also operates the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) which is one of 54 Small Business Centres in the Province of Ontario, serving as an entrepreneur’s first point of contact with the business support community. Services, consultations, tools and resources are delivered to help start-ups and small businesses succeed.

    We have a team of dynamic professionals who offer economic expertise that identifies growth opportunities, provides services to existing ventures, and attracts new companies and visitors by sharing the region’s competitive advantages.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Director of Tourism, the Economic Development Officer - Tourism works as part of a high-energy team, responding to lead and advancement inquiries. Playing a critical supporting role to attract new tourism business investment to the region, this position also works with existing local tourism businesses to identify opportunities for growth as well as proactively identify challenges that may cause a business to consider relocation. The Economic Development Officer - Tourism works with key partners across the business, academic, sustainable and innovative community to create long-term growth and prosperity for the region. This position provides one-on-one, on-site consultation with businesses to explore matters such as marketing opportunities, operational and financing challenges, human resources issues, and strategic planning.

    The incumbent will have proven experience in a sales environment with a strong understanding of proactively developing relationships within the tourism industry to attract meetings, conferences, group travel and sports events to the region. This role requires an ability to “close sales” and meet targets to generate revenue for local tourism businesses.

    The expected outcomes of this role are to attract, retain and expand existing tourism-based events and businesses which will ultimately generate high-value jobs in the Peterborough & Kawarthas region.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Attract, Retain and Grow the Existing Business Base: 30%

    • Engage with regional businesses to assess their needs and goals, with a focus on unique challenges and opportunities that may exist for businesses in this community.
    • Conduct regular outreach activities and meet with clients pursuing expansion and relocation opportunities by providing services such as:

    o Identifying available properties

    o Facilitating local and external supply chain network connections

    o Supporting funding applications through government channels

    o Referring clients to team members or third parties for additional support

    o Advising of various financial, workforce development, marketing, and other planning resources that are available to them in the community.

    o Providing information on programs and government regulations relevant to business retention and expansion.

    o Acting as a liaison and facilitator for regional companies pursuing business to business leads.

    o Prepare relevant business materials specific to the client’s request (such as maps of a site, zoning information, multiple properties)

    • Based on data gathered from site visits, effectively communicate to key stakeholders in the community regarding the health and wellbeing of the business community and local/regional economy, and any rising challenges such as labour and workforce issues in the community.
    • Coordinate seamless concierge and after-care for businesses locating and expanding in this region.
    • Prepare and present relevant economic development activities and reports to various audiences, which include collected data as well as a detailed analysis of businesses and services in this region.
    • Develop a working knowledge of key industry growth sectors in the region, identify prospective investment and expansion leads and follow up with outreach calls, visits, meetings and/or real estate tours.
    • Develop and maintain proposal materials and packages for investors, intermediaries and businesses in key sectors
    • Organize and conduct tours to showcase regional assets for prospective investors and incoming delegations.
    • Liaise with economic development staff within the City as well as the 8 Townships and 2 First Nation Communities within the County of Peterborough to assist with client inquiries.
    • Liaise with other Economic Development professionals outside our region to research and incorporate best practices for the Tourism and Conference planning sectors.
    • Attend relevant business functions as a representative of PKED to build stronger connections with the regional business community and business leaders.

    Lead Investment Attraction in Meetings, Conferences, Sports Tourism & Group Travel Sector: 20%

    • Identify key market segments for group travel sector development and attraction to the region. Meet with potential clients to understand the purpose and scope of their meeting or event and provide solutions based on accommodation and services provided within the region.
    • Lead the solicitation and bid process to attract identified group travel, meetings, conferences and sporting events in accordance with the sector plan and community stakeholders.
    • Develop and maintain appropriate materials and packages to position Peterborough & the Kawarthas competitively with event planners and key stakeholders.
    • Inspect venues to ensure that they meet the client’s requirements.
    • Identify and attend trade shows associated with the Conference, group and sports tourism trade
    • Follow up with conference organizers to find out and determine economic impact on the region.
    • Connect film companies inquiring about the region to appropriate resources.
    • Perform regular SWOT analysis to determine which key market segments to pursue as well as identify local challenges that are impacting the competitiveness of the region to attract desired group travel, sports tourism, meetings and conference opportunities.

    Project Management: 20%

    • Initiate and champion special projects in partnership with external organizations as required.
    • Manage project life cycle activities:

    o Define project scope, goals, success criteria and deliverables in collaboration with project team and key stakeholders.

    o Using Microsoft Teams Planner, schedule and track project activities, timelines, milestones and deliverables.

    o As required, assist with selection process and onboarding of new staff to undertake project activities.

    o As required, manage project staff to ensure deliverables are successfully achieved on time and within budget.

    o Monitor and track project costs, schedules, resources, risks, issues and performance to ensure optimal success.

    o Maintain regular communication with project team members.

    o Regularly report project status to Director and stakeholders.

    o Provide a final report and presentation on project results to Board of Directors and/or stakeholders as required.

    o Meet all Funding Agreement requirements and complete final reports as required for projects funded by external organizations.

    Prepare Analytical Reports 15%

    • Prepare economic impact reports for each business retained or completing expansion within the region.
    • Provide quarterly status updates for the corporations’ quarterly metrics reports to Councils.
    • Assist clients with their retention and growth plans by providing statistical data as requested.

    Administration 15%

    • Complete administrative tasks including but not limited to maintaining internal documentation
    • Monitor program budgets and budget impacts for existing or proposed business initiatives
    • Assist with completion of funding applications.
    • Conform to all PKED Corporate policies and procedures as well as internal tracking systems.
    • Create sector specific content in the development of the annual marketing and communications plan, presentations, website, publications, etc.
    • Provide direction for marketing activities that promote project-based initiatives.
    • Perform other related duties as required

    WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

    Internal: Director of Tourism PKED Staff Internal committees

    External: Business Owners Government Representatives

    Regional Agencies City and County Council

    City Planners Regional Boards and Committees

    KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

    The incumbent must have proficient knowledge of the following (or the willingness and ability to obtain):

    • Diploma or post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Tourism/Hospitality, or Economics, is required.
    • Previous experience in a sales environment with proven success in growing sales, building relationships and meeting targets is required.
    • Certification in Economic Development is an asset.
    • Research experience including data collection management, analysis and reporting of findings is required.
    • Competent computer skills, with solid understanding of Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Excel, and other MS Office products is required.
    • Project management experience and use of Microsoft Planner is an asset.
    • Above average keyboarding skills and ability to create Power Point presentations is necessary.
    • Experience using a Customer Relation Management System (Synchronist) or similar experience with data entry is an asset.
    • Valid Class G driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract with access to vehicle is required.

    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    • Strong networking and relationship building skills
    • Excellent communication and presentation ability
    • Strong collaborator and able to work effectively in group projects
    • Sound decision-making and problem-solving ability
    • Exceptional research and analytical ability
    • Time management skill and ability to work under deadlines
    • Ability to deal with frequent interruptions and competing priorities
    • Exceptional attention to detail

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Most work activities take place in a climate-controlled office environment. Regional travel will be required to meet with business owners and to attend networking events. Work activities require visual and mental concentration for intermediate durations of time. Standard office hours, Monday through Friday, with occasional extended hours for meeting or event attendance. Occasional lifting and carrying of items weighing less than 30 lbs (i.e. trade show booth materials).

    Please send your application (PDF or Word document) to Barbara van Vierzen, Director of Operations at recruitment@investptbo.ca by September 26, 2022.

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process, but applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Thank-you to all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 01 Sep 2022 3:13 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Mississauga

    Business Sector Development Consultant

    Req ID: 22039

    Vacancy Type: Permanent

    Number of Positions: 1

    Closing Date: 09/27/2022

    Job Summary

    Please apply to this job at https://jobs.mississauga.ca/job-invite/22039/

    Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

    Do you have a passion for the Advanced Manufacturing industry? The City of Mississauga's Economic Development Office is looking for an Advanced Manufacturing Business Integrator to build and promote a platform to enable future growth of Advanced Manufacturing sector through collaboration, partnership, and program development across the City. Here's what you get to do:

    Reporting to the Manager, Business Investment and Sector Development, and as a key member of the Sector Development team, you will provide leadership and support the Economic Development Office in developing and implementing initiatives that will achieve and advance the City’s objectives in the Advanced Manufacturing sector through:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Developing a vision, strategy, plans and action to transform and lift Mississauga’s manufacturing base into a sustainable, innovative and globally competitive force.
    • Drive integration among the industry and support organizations through connectivity and local supply chain development. 
    • Managing client service activities on a confidential basis with businesses to ensure assistance to companies through the delivery of programs that encourage the adoption and application of lean, disruptive innovation and technology throughout manufacturing processes
    • Advising local business or potential new business clients on industry trends, competitiveness issues, workforce training, opportunity for growth, regulatory and policy issues. 
    • Nurturing newer companies that have demonstrated potential to grow in the new economy through mentorship and connections with regional and senior government programs. 
    • Explore partnerships in advanced manufacturing consortiums to grow the Mississauga cluster. 
    • Designing and delivering presentations on sector issues for stakeholder groups including council, advisory, consortiums and other industry associations. 
    • Recommending expenditures and monitoring of budgets, evaluating proposals related to new initiatives. 
    • Providing support to our investment Sales Team.  Managing your time and budget to advance strategic priorities.

    Skills and Qualifications 

    • Minimum Bachelor degree in a related discipline (e.g. Science, Engineering, Business). A relevant graduate degree, or applicable combination of education and work would be considered an asset. 
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in the Advanced Manufacturing sector and thorough knowledge of Industry 4.0 issues and trends, including relevant legislation and policies affecting economic growth and competition in Mississauga, the region, Province and Country 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the network within the sector and industry structures, supply chains and business operations 
    • Knowledge of key regulations and legislation, government programs and business operations related to the advanced manufacturing sectors in Ontario 
    • Familiar with resources and initiatives that support workforce development issues that address the technical skills gap and opportunities to improve productivity, innovation and export-readiness. This experience could be in the area of adoption and application of Lean, disruptive innovation and technology in the manufacturing processes. 
    • Strategic thinker, integrator and leader to take innovative ideas through to implementation. 
    • Must have the ability to travel within the City and provide own transportation. 

    This position offers flexible work from home arrangements

    Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 83,485.00 - $ 111,315.00

    Hours of Work: 35

    Work Location: Civic Centre Department/Division/Section: P&B/Planning & Building Dept , P&B/Economic Dev Office , Business Invest & Client Services

    Non-Union/Union: Non Union

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