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  • 19 Aug 2020 4:24 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    With offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade's International Trade & Investment Offices are headed by people familiar with the needs of their particular market—and the business advantages Ontario can offer it. We are also an important resource for local economic development offices interested in attracting foreign investment or finding export markets.

    Situated in the Canadian Consulate General in New York City, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in the USA. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development and trade issues to promote and project Ontario's image for business opportunities.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this high profile role, you will:

    • Work closely with provincial and federal colleagues around the world to drive investment, trade and science & technology opportunities for Ontario
    • Actively promote Ontario as a destination for foreign direct investment and as a partner for international trade
    • Assist in determining specific priorities, objectives and strategies for trade, investment and general business relations with New York City and other neighbouring territories as assigned
    • Propose to the ministry annual programming for the territory and other neighbouring territories as assigned, and implement as approved
    • Raise Ontario's international profile through strategic channels, including media, social media and speaking opportunities
    • Initiate and support incoming business delegations from Ontario
    • Actively support the planning and implementation of Ministerial and Premier-led trade missions
    • Provide advice to senior government and business leaders
    • Provide high-quality intelligence on the territory
    • Work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions on opportunities to advance Ontario's interests in the territory
    Note: you will be working at the Canadian Consulate General in New York City, USA.

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

    • You have the ability to obtain and maintain Canadian Diplomatic Passport and Diplomatic Accreditation / Visa / Official ID in host country (cannot hold citizenship of host country)
    Note: the above-noted requirement will also apply to any family members that may accompany the successful candidate to the host country
    • You are a Canadian Citizen
    • You have the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance from the Government of Canada
    • You are able to undergo Medical / Fitness for Duty Assessment

    Industry Knowledge:

    • You have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business, economic and innovation interests and objectives in New York City to attract investment and trade and build Ontario's innovation ecosystem
    • You have sound knowledge of Ontario's and the territory's governments, economies, decision-making processes and business cultures
    • You have knowledge of policy development, decision-making and program delivery processes

    Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

    • You can provide high-level consultation, advice and recommendations to senior officials to promote Ontario's business interests in the territory
    • You have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
    • You demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario and the territory's' socio-economic and political issues and identify potential opportunities, issues and impacts

    Project and Issues Management Skills:

    • You have analytical and problem-solving skills to synthesize complex and sensitive material, and handle a wide range of business issues
    • You have leadership and project management skills to lead complex projects and initiatives

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

    • You have interpersonal and oral communication skills to give presentations, chair meetings and represent the organization
    • You have written communication skills to write high-level correspondence, briefing notes and reports

    Computer Proficiency:

    • You can prepare spreadsheets, correspondence, conduct research and prepare reports using computer software

    Salary Range: $88,653 - $136,581 per year

    Additional information:

    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 48 months, 250 Yonge St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Note:

    • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 148218, by Thursday, September 10, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

    If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

    www.ontario.ca/careers

  • 19 Aug 2020 4:18 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    With offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade are headed by people familiar with the needs of their particular market and the business advantages Ontario can offer it. We are also an important resource for local economic development offices interested in attracting foreign investment or finding export markets.

    Situated in the Canadian High Commission, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in New Delhi. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development and trade issues to promote and project Ontario's image for business opportunities.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this high-profile role, you will:

    • Work closely with provincial and federal colleagues around the world to drive investment, trade and science and technology opportunities for Ontario
    • Actively promote Ontario as a destination for foreign direct investment and as a partner for international trade
    • Assist in determining specific priorities, objectives and strategies for trade, investment and general business relations with India
    • Propose to the Ministry annual programming for India and implement as approved
    • Raise Ontario's international profile through strategic channels, including media, social media and speaking opportunities
    • Initiate and support incoming business delegations from Ontario
    • Actively support the planning and implementation of Ministerial and Premier-led trade missions
    • Provide advice to senior government and business leaders
    • Provide high-quality intelligence on India
    • Work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions on opportunities to advance Ontario's interests in India
    Note: you will be working at the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi, India.

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

    • You are a Canadian Citizen
    • You have the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance from the Government of Canada
    • You have the ability to obtain and maintain Canadian Diplomatic Passport and Diplomatic Accreditation / Visa in host country (cannot hold citizenship of host country)
    • You are able to undergo Medical / Fitness for Duty Assessment
    • You are proficient in English

    Industry Knowledge:

    • You have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business, economic and innovation interests and objectives in India to attract investment and trade and build Ontario's innovation ecosystem
    • You have sound knowledge of Ontario's and India's governments, economies, decision-making processes and business cultures
    • You have knowledge of policy development, decision-making and program delivery processes

    Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

    • You can provide high-level consultation, advice and recommendations to senior officials to promote Ontario's business interests in India
    • You have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
    • You demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario's and India's socio-economic and political issues and identify potential opportunities, issues and impacts

    Project and Issues Management Skills:

    • You have analytical and problem-solving skills to synthesize complex and sensitive material, and handle a wide range of business issues
    • You have leadership and project management skills to lead complex projects and initiatives

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

    • You have interpersonal and oral communication skills to give presentations, chair meetings and represent the organization
    • You have written communication skills to write high-level correspondence, briefing notes and reports

    Computer Proficiency:

    • You can prepare spreadsheets, correspondence, conduct research and prepare reports using computer software

    Salary Range: $88,653 - $136,581 per year

    Additional information:

    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 48 months, 250 Yonge St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Note:

    • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 149131, by Thursday, September 10, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

    If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

    www.ontario.ca/careers

  • 07 Aug 2020 9:29 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Regional Economic Prosperity is a new service of Metro Vancouver organized to advance shared economic prosperity, livability and sustainability in Canada’s Pacific Gateway. With a focus on attracting strategic investment that generates significant economic, employment, environmental and community benefits that improve the long-term competitiveness of the region, the Regional Economic Prosperity service will work in collaboration with key stakeholders including member jurisdictions of Metro Vancouver, First Nations, key regional stakeholders as well as federal and provincial ministries and agencies active in investment attraction. The result is a comprehensive, customized service for companies wishing to conduct business in a vibrant expanding region with a strong and talented workforce in one of the world’s most livable regions.

    With unprecedented times shaping all aspects of our economic policy and drivers, there is a critical need for collaboration and intelligent stewardship of strategic investment to the Metro Vancouver Region. Metro Vancouver understands the economic diversity of the Lower Mainland and as such has created the Regional Economic Prosperity service and is looking for an Executive Director to lead this unique entity. The Executive Director will be charged with developing, advocating for and implementing the Regional Economic Prosperity Business Plan, and will be accountable for a range of matters including maintaining effective relationships with regional economic development agencies, and fostering collaboration with stakeholders such as the Regional Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee (REPAC), Invest in Canada, Western Economic Diversification and the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. The Executive Director will utilize research and data to attract strategic investment in the region through identifying and targeting strategic partners and marketing the value proposition for investment in the region.

    The Executive Director will bring a proven track record of collaborating with a variety of diverse partners and constituents to achieve mutually beneficial goals, and will be seen as credible, influential and strategic. Paramount to the Executive Director’s success will be the ability to clearly communicate and articulate expectations, priorities, and deliverables to ensure accurate and timely achievement of strategic goals, and to gain support throughout the region. The Executive Director will have a solid working understanding of the policy and infrastructure levers that support economic growth and will bring an ability to manage organizational changes, anticipate future events and identify opportunities to ensure an efficient use of resources.

    As a superior relationship builder, the Executive Director brings an entrepreneurial approach, confident and approachable demeanor, and demonstrated success achieving and exceeding results through people, innovation and technology. Ideally, the Executive Director understands the complexity of working in a multi-constituent environment and excels at bringing partners into the fold to achieve shared objectives.

    This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a team which will enable economic partnership and stability. If this is the next step in your career, send your resume cover letter to Allison Rzen and Jennifer Madden at www.pfmsearch.com

    Candidates can also apply via the application page here: https://pfmsearch.com/executive-opportunity/metro-vancouver-executive-director-regional-economic-prosperity/

  • 31 Jul 2020 9:53 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer

    Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time

    Reference Code: 847

    Closing Date: August 14, 2020

    Location: Midhurst, Ontario

    Position Summary

    Under the direction of the Manager of Economic Development, this position is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community and economic development in order to secure opportunities and facilitate processes for economic and business development and sustainability, and to increase business growth.

    Position Requirements

    1. Requires a university degree in Planning, Business Administration, Urban Development, Political Science, Economics, or a related discipline.
    2. An Economic Development certification through a 2 year post graduate course and attainment of Economic Development designation is an asset.
    3. Requires at least three (3) years’ experience in a related environment.
    4. Previous experience in a municipal environment will be considered an asset.
    5. Requires knowledge of community economic development theories and practices as well as knowledge of local and regional economic development potential and opportunities.
    6. Requires an understanding of municipal planning processes, working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, Planning Act and Regulations.
    7. Requires an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion. Knowledge of real estate as well as geographic and socio-economic characteristics of Simcoe County is a benefit.
    8. Must have an excellent understanding of municipal government process as well as the ability to interpret policies, regulations and legislation.
    9. Demonstrated “Customer First” service treatment of customers, partners and colleagues.
    10. Demonstrated flexible and positive approach and initiative in completing assignments.
    11. Proven ability to foster a cooperative work environment with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders.
    12. Strong interpersonal, time management, presentation, multi-tasking, and communications skills (both written and oral).
    13. Computer proficiency in MS Office software applications.
    14. Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
    15. Graphic design, Word processing, spreadsheet and database computer skills required as well as map reading software is an asset.

    Compensation

    $71,859.00 - $86,228.00 per annum

    To Apply

    View the job description and submit your application online at www.simcoe.ca/jobs

    ** Contract Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension **

    The County of Simcoe thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, but please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

    Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act (2001) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.

  • 23 Jul 2020 4:09 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    POSITION ID: 3918-001 and 3918-002    CALL NO. 20-2007 (CUPE 1329)

    This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. The minimum threshold score for the interview is 75%.

    Job Designation: Senior Economic Development Officer

    Department: Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives

    Salary Range: $85,535 - $104,303

    Pay Grade: 13

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, this position is responsible for initiatives, programs and customer service associated with new investment and business retention and expansion, in order to generate new property tax assessment and employment in the Town of Oakville.

    There are two Senior Economic Development Officer positions available. One position will primarily focus on new investment and the other on business retention and expansion however the positions work collaboratively and provide support to each other as needed.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive investment attraction strategy and action plan, including the development of an investment attraction marketing strategy.
    • Prepare comprehensive site selection proposals for new investment and respond to inquiries from companies, developers, site selectors and ICI brokers. Deliver presentations/pitches regarding new investment opportunities.
    • Provide assistance to applicants in the development approval process including coordinating meetings with internal and/or external stakeholders to help resolve complex problems.
    • Lead and/or work with department staff on collaborative projects including the Economic Development Strategy, COVID recovery initiatives, and sector and supply-chain strategies.
    • Develop and implement strategies for business retention and expansion, including a comprehensive corporate calling program.
    • Act as Town liaison for Oakville’s three Business Improvement Areas including providing information and assistance to the BIAs as needed, and lead or participate in coordinated initiatives.
    • Promote and administer the Town’s Brownfield Community Improvement Plan.
    • Assess and implement changes for improved customer service delivery with respect to a One Window for Filming in Oakville. Update related policies and procedures. Work with the Economic Development and Research Officer to oversee the coordination of commercial filming.
    • Plan and coordinate Ontario Auto Mayor’s initiatives in partnership with the Mayor’s office and economic development staff from across Ontario, in support of the automotive industry.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with developers, investors, real estate agents, site selectors, the Chamber of Commerce and the business community in respect of development initiatives, issues and processes.
    • Work with Toronto Global, Halton Region, as well as provincial and federal ministries regarding program initiatives and development opportunities.
    • Coordinate and attend trade shows and events to promote the Town as an investment destination and support industry partners’ events via attendance and networking.
    • Participate on cross-departmental or corporate teams or projects, as required.
    • Develop, maintain and use CRM system.
    • Provide input for departmental publications including the annual Economic Development report.
    • Develop and implement an annual work plan and track progress in accordance with departmental performance indicators.
    • Prepare reports and presentations for Council.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications/Skills:

    • Degree in Business, Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, or Economics.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in economic development.
    • Eligibility for certification from the Economic Developers Association of Canada or equivalent.
    • Working knowledge of real estate practices and an understanding of the Provincial Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Places to Grow Act and the Town of Oakville’s Official Plan.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, presentation, project management and leadership skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team setting.
    • Working knowledge of a variety of computer applications including GIS, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, Salesforce and internet search engines.
    • The successful candidate will be required to supply their own personal vehicle for performing job duties/corporate business.

    Applications for this position must be received at oakville.ca in the employment section no later than midnight on July 31, 2020.

    DATED: July 17, 2020

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

  • 15 Jul 2020 10:50 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job Title: Business Retention & Expansion Project Coordinator – One Year Contract

    Last Revision Date: July 2020

    Reports to: Economic Development Officer

    Approved by: Council

    Wage Level: Pay Grade 2 $50,819 to $54,424

    Effective Date: July 2020

    Summary of Job Responsibilities:

    The Business Retention & Expansion Project Coordinator position is primarily responsible for performing a wide variety of duties to assist with carrying out the South Dundas Business Network Expansion Project including, creation of a business inventory, setting up and data inputting into a Client Relation Management (CRM) System, developing an efficient communication system to connect with the business community and development and execution of a number of events. This position offers full time hours for the duration of the 12-month project from September 2020 to August 2021.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Creation of a South Dundas Business Inventory
    • Client Relation Management System Set Up, Data Entry and Usage
    • Development and implementation of an efficient communication systems to connect with the business community
    • Develop and execute numerous engagement events
    • Develop and execute a Career and Job Fair
    • Administrative duties as assigned
    • Complete any additional duties as assigned by the Economic Development Officer

    Skills & Qualifications

    • Relevant degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution such as Business Administration, Data Management, Project Management or a related program
    • Relevant event planning, data entry and administrative experience
    • Relevant experience using CRM Software
    • Relevant experience with Email Marketing
    • Proficient computer skills
    • Working knowledge of the Municipality of South Dundas and area
    • Valid driver’s license an asset
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong written communication skills
    • Highly self-motivated and able to take initiative without persistent supervision
    • Possess excellent customer service skills
    • Highly organized, focused and results-oriented
    • Desire to work with and contribute to a positive and productive team environment
    • Willingness to take on additional roles or responsibilities as required by the Economic Development Officer or his/her designate
    • Must be available to work occasionally outside of normal office hours

    Hours of Work:

    • 35 hours per week including occasional economic development events that take place outside of normal business hours and statutory holidays.

    This job description is intended to summarize the responsibilities of the job and is not a comprehensive list of all duties to be performed.

    Application Deadline:

    Qualified candidates should forward their application, including proof of certifications, marked “Business Retention & Expansion Project Coordinator” by 12:00 pm August 7, 2020 to:

    Municipality of South Dundas

    Attention: HR

    34 Ottawa Street

    P.O. Box 740

    Morrisburg ON K0C 1X0

    or by Email: hr@southdundas.com

    We thank all those applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.

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

    In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613-543-2673.

    Please know that should you require any special accommodations in order to apply for a position or interview for a position with the Municipality of South Dundas, we will endeavor to make such accommodations.

  • 14 Jul 2020 3:43 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    THE CORPORATION OF NORFOLK COUNTY – JOB POSTING # NU 12.20

    Position: Director, Strategic Innovation and Economic Development

    Status: Permanent Full Time

    Employee Group: Non-Union

    Salary: $93,804 – $117,257 per annum

    Division: Planning and Development

    Posting Period: July 13, 2020 – August 4, 2020

    Department: Economic Development and Tourism

    Reports To: General Manager, Planning and Development

    Location: Simcoe, ON

    How to apply to this position:

    Follow the link below for the application process:

    https://apply.workable.com/j/406368FD33

    Scope:

    Promote and encourage balanced industrial, commercial, residential, industrial and tourism growth and development according to Council’s policies and priorities with a view to providing increased assessment, employment and social opportunities.

    The director is expected to be a key participant in the development of the County’s strategic plans as well as a developer of talent within the organization.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Post-secondary degree in Business, Commerce, Economic Development, Public Administration or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience, demonstrating leadership and responsibility of team members.
    • Certifications through the Economic Developers of Canada Ec.D. would be considered an asset.
    • Membership with EDCO / EDAC would be considered an asset.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Innovative and strategic thinking, including experience with creating new things or new approaches.
    • Understanding of “roadblocks” and the ability to influence or break down barriers.
    • Agile/nimble/flexible with working styles and assignments.
    • Demonstrated relationship building and networking.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Commitment to leadership values, including a shared vision, enabling others to act, collaborative teamwork along with change and growth.
    • Thorough knowledge of Municipal Government decision making processes, policies and procedures as well as applicable legislation.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with the business community, development industry, staff and council.
    • Knowledge of provincial and federal government programs and funding opportunities.
    • Experience in the direction of dynamic marketing and promotional materials.
    • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
    • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software.
    • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    Position Description:
    • Develop integrated economic development and tourism goals, strategies, objectives and business plans in concert with approved Corporate Strategic Goals, and directs the Department's operations to achieve those goals.
    • Negotiate with representatives of business, industry, commerce and government to influence and facilitate the establishment and growth of business, agriculture and tourism development.
    • Responsible for attracting desired industrial, commercial, retail, and professional investment to the County by conducting economic research and analyzing business surveys, socio-economic data, labour statistics, population and existing business/residential assessment base.
    • Support business retention and growth, ensuring there is an appropriate balance of employment opportunities in relation to residential growth and encouraging new jobs in a variety of accessible places.
    • Work with the employment second to utilize environmentally sustainable practices and cost-efficient measures.
    • Create innovation networks in the agricultural, industrial, tourism and commerce fields.Strategize and provide recommendations regarding impacts of the new economy, the “new normal”, and increased virtual business.
    • Develop and maintain networks between the County and Federal and Provincial governments relating to the Department
    • Establish a collaborative environment with the business community and related partners with the goal of innovation and enhancement of the economic status of the county.
    • Develop and implement the Department's operating and capital budgets, monitor and take appropriate actions to ensure adherence to the approved budgets.
    • Develop strategic economic development initiatives and coordinate overall department business/work plans.
    • Manage the preparation, assembly, and dissemination of data and analysis, in support of the local economy.
    • Facilitate growth and development of tourism in Norfolk County.
    • Support the development and maintenance of a County Employment Land Inventory to help ensure an appropriate supply of employment land. Investigate the creation of a special purpose corporation to hold, develop, and make available strategic employment lands.
    • Participate as a member of the Division Management Team, under the direction of the General Manager, and contribute to the development of Corporate goals and objectives.
    • Work closely with professional and technical staff within the Municipality to streamline approval processes and to maximize economic development and tourism potential opportunities.
    • Prepare and present information/ briefing reports related to Department issues and recommend specific actions required to update Council, the Senior Leadership Team and others.
    • Administer applicable legislation and regulations relevant to the Department; including relevant collective agreements and other corporate policies.
    • Oversee and manage (with program parameters) the grant programs offered by the County.
    • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that corporate goals and objectives are always in consideration by Department staff and meet the overall goals of the County as they relate to economic development.
    • Responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of appropriate policies and procedures that support the effective operation of the Department.
    • Develop and deliver cost-effective programs and services for the County.
    • Provide/ practice effective public relations to sustain a positive image for Norfolk County.
    • Provide strategic advice and direction on other initiatives that support economic development, such as special events, arts and culture, institutional support and overall development of a healthy community.
    • Chairs/participates on committees, task forces, and special projects. Represents the County on external committees, meetings, and economic development focused forums.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with peers and counterparts in other organizations.
    • Act as a resource for Chambers of Commerce and other business associations.
    • Undertake activities as per all lawful instruction and direction received from the General Manager, ensuring compliance with legislation and regulations.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    The Corporation of Norfolk County 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.

    Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education, transcripts preferred.

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

  • 08 Jul 2020 7:36 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    We’re recruiting energetic people who share our values of teamwork, respect, honesty and commitment. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated, professional and committed co-workers, willing to go the extra mile. Our mission is to lead and serve Fort Erie by pursuing opportunities, leveraging partnerships and managing our resources to achieve growth. The bar is set high, but we will help you reach it!

    As an Executive Assistant/Junior Economic Development Officer, you will provide administrative, operational, and logistical assistance to facilitate and further the goals and objectives of economic development and tourism initiatives within the Town of Fort Erie. You will also support the Manager in the operation, planning and delivery of all economic development and tourism services.

    You will apply your technical knowledge of office administration, MS Office software applications, communications, print production, social media tools and graphic design. You have a demonstrated working knowledge of community based economic development principals and strong working knowledge of the Town of Fort Erie and the Region of Niagara.

    Your post-secondary education in Business Administration, Political Science or Tourism and Marketing is complemented by two years of equivalent work experience and demonstrated senior level office administration experience. Education in Economic Development and previous experience in a Municipal setting would be considered an asset.

    The salary range is $61,400 - $73,673 annually for this non-union position, based on 37.50 hours weekly. We also offer comprehensive health and wellness benefits.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow and promote positive change in a friendly, safe environment, we’d love to hear from you!

    "Fort Erie…a welcoming, prosperous connected community of choice."

    The deadline for receiving applications is 12 NOON local time on Monday, July 20, 2020. Click here to apply.

    Only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. Personal information is collected pursuant the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended to determine eligibility for employment. The Town of Fort Erie is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available to candidates upon request.

  • 24 Jun 2020 9:03 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Timmins Economic Development Corporation is seeking a

    Full-Time Director of Community Economic Development

    (Competition No.: TEDC-2020-03)

    The new team member will provide assistance to the Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and offer both leadership and expertise in the implementation of community economic development strategies. An action and results oriented individual is needed to directly contribute to the team. Activities will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Liaise with government agencies, not-for-profits, community associations, and local/regional stakeholders to help coordinate, initiate and develop and/or manage complex projects
    • Prepare and manage funding proposals on behalf of the community, clients and partners
    • Create and implement new economic development opportunities for the community
    • Mentor other Community Economic Development staff members, clients and stakeholders
    Criteria/Skills:
    • A degree in Business, Economic Development, Planning or Public Administration or a similar type of degree program
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an economic/community development setting, and at least 2 years’ experience working on medium to large scale community development projects.
    • Supervisory/Mentorship experience is essential
    • Bilingualism is an asset

    Ability to:

    • Meet deadlines and motivate others to do the same
    • Demonstrate measurable results and personal performance in the economic development field
    • Understand government funding mechanisms that assist communities and client
    • Perform at a high level in a changing or ambiguous environment
    • Superior communication, research and analytical skills
    • Detailed knowledge of the city, local and regional stakeholders

    SALARY:  $91,600.00 - $115,115.00 (2020)

    All applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of July 3, 2020.

    BY MAIL:  220 Algonquin Blvd. East, Timmins, ON P4N 1B3               

    HAND DELIVERY:  236 Algonquin Blvd. East, 2nd Floor, Timmins, ON P4N 1B2

    FAX:  705-360-2685

    E-MAIL:  human_resources@timmins.ca     

    PHONE:  705-360-2628

    Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The City of Timmins is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Timmins will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Pour de l’information en français, veuillez appeler le 360-2600, poste 2312.

  • 15 Jun 2020 3:50 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    City of Waterloo

    One of the World’s Top Intelligent Communities, Waterloo boasts a knowledge economy that is globally recognized and is home to major employers, global think-tanks, the country’s leading finance and insurance companies, and world renowned post-secondary institutions. Waterloo’s prosperity is at an all-time high and consistently outperforms provincial standards for wealth, educational attainment, and talent. From urban design and architecture awards to sustainability and economic development awards, Waterloo wins local, provincial and global acclaim as a premier destination for success.

    Senior Economic Development

    Reporting to the Executive Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Officer will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including the business community, the broader public sector, various levels of government and cultural staff to facilitate and expand business investment in the City of Waterloo with a focus on land development, job growth and retention.

    Accountabilities

    • Promote the City of Waterloo as a location of choice and build relationships with the local business community to drive business expansion, retention and investment
    • Collaborate with municipal, regional, provincial and federal government officials and private sector representatives to increase investment in the City of Waterloo
    • Develop initiatives and strategies for business expansion and retention and promote these through proposals, presentations and tours
    • Develop and maintain relationships with various community partners including academic institutions, chamber of commerce and commercial and industrial realtors and developers to assist in supporting and promoting local business growth and prosperity
    • Engage with culture staff, senior management, Council and advisory committees on issues of economic development
    • Manage the acquisition, development and sale of city-owned employment lands
    • Represent the City within a variety of external organizations participating as an active member and providing guidance to corporate committees, task forces and project teams
    • Represent the City at networking events, business development outreach meetings and real estate/developer forums
    • Market the City as a location of choice to senior business executives, incoming delegations and other investment mediaries
    • Maintain an up to date community profile report on the City of Waterloo, including economic statistics and indicators, local businesses and services

    Minimum Qualifications

    • University degree in Business Administration, Economic Development, Local Economic Development, Urban Planning or related discipline
    • Eligibility for certification in the Economic Developers Association of Canada
    • 5+ years recent and relevant experience within the field of economic and/or business development with a proven track record of success and results
    • Previous experience managing land development projects an asset
    • Previous experience facilitating Community Improvement Plans and Business Retention and Expansion programs would be considered an asset
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including preparing and delivering presentations, letters and reports
    • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with a strong focus on customer service to effectively interact with all stakeholders
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment
    • Strong facilitation, meeting management and marketing skills
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills
    • Strong negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Work efficiently in a high volume, fast paced environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion in a work environment that has access to confidential and sensitive information
    • Knowledge of the Municipal Act, Planning Act, and related legislation would be considered an asset
    • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of software
    • A satisfactory police criminal and judicial matters check will be required as a condition of hire
    • Applicants may be required to undergo testing as part of the recruitment process

    For more details and to apply on-line, please visit the employment page of our website at:

    www.waterloo.ca/careers/

    Job Posting Deadline: June 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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