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  • 10 Jan 2020 8:44 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    This pivotal role within the City of Hamilton – the most dynamic growth area in the GTHA – calls for a business, economics or marketing professional with a proven background in municipal or regional government. If you’re up to the challenge, this is an exceptional career opportunity.

    Reporting to the General Manager of Planning & Economic Development, you will assume direct responsibility for Economic Development activities for the City of Hamilton, including staff in four sections: Commercial Districts and Small Business; Business Investment and Sector Development; Corporate Real Estate Office; and Municipal Land Development Office. A strategic, innovative thinker with a sound knowledge of business development, who thrives in a demanding, results-oriented environment, you will develop and implement effective, measurable programs designed to attract business investment, promote economic growth and maximize employment opportunities for Hamilton residents. 

    Your primary goals and objectives as Director of Economic Development will be to generate non-residential assessment growth and job creation, improve efficiencies and focus on corporate priorities, internal and external customer service, and administrative streamlining, establish long-term continuous improvement principles, and look at alternative service delivery opportunities and best practices.

    With a demonstrated record of strong leadership and commitment to results, you favour a style of management that believes in delegating and empowering staff while, at the same time, providing guidance and leadership, when necessary, and modelling a high level of personal integrity and excellent communication skills.

    The following profile makes you uniquely qualified for the role of Director of Economic Development:

    • University degree in Business Administration, Economics or Marketing, with a substantial number of years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary environment related to economic development, small business, planning, marketing/sales, development engineering and statistical research/analysis.
    • An Ec.D. or C.Ec.D. Certification, an asset. 
    • Previous experience in a Municipal/Regional government and a proven track record of managerial competence and, in particular, capital and operating budgets.
    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and presentation.
    • Computer literacy and ability to work with City and external databases, GIS and CRM tools, etc.
    • Working knowledge of, and experience with, Human Resources matters and collective agreements.
    • Extensive experience in Corporate Real Estate and, particularly, acquisitions, divestitures, leases and appraisals.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with elected officials, government departments, all levels of management, staff and the general public.

    This permanent, full-time position offers a salary range of $138,576 to $177,406 per annum.

    About the City of Hamilton

    Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

    For full details and to apply

    If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit www.hamilton.ca/careers for details on this position as Director, Economic Development, JOB ID #15992, and to apply online, by Sunday, January 26, 2020.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

  • 20 Dec 2019 1:42 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Economic Development & Special Projects Coordinator

    24 Month Contract  

    POSTING No. 201958

    Come join our team! We are looking for a candidate that shares our corporate values of Honesty, Excellence, Team, Fun, Creativity and Respect. These values are second nature for the successful candidate and are demonstrated in their work and interactions with colleagues and the community.

    You are an economic development professional who has comprehensive knowledge of leading economic development, entrepreneurial and investment practices and trends.  You are an innovative thinker, with strong communication skills; a client-focused and solutions-oriented mindset and a knowledge of affordable housing best practices. 

    The Economic Development and Special Projects Coordinator assists in implementing key divisional and corporate cross-departmental priorities, including the Economic Development, Innovation and Culture Division’s work plan, with a focus on project coordination, research and analysis, logistical support, strategy development and implementation, and the development and delivery of an Affordable Housing program.  Working in collaboration this position contributes to making Halton Hills one of the best places to live, work, play and invest.

    Accountabilities:

    Economic Development (approximately 75% of time)

    • Provide professional advice and recommendations on assigned economic development matters to Senior Management, Committees and Council
    • Lead and/or assist with the development and delivery of key strategic initiatives, plans, studies and/or programs
    • Act as a subject matter expert on key local economic industry sectors, including advanced manufacturing, logistics, food and beverage, and clean technology
    • Research, develop and maintain Sector Profiles for target business sectors
    • Support implementation of the Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
    • Assist with the delivery of a comprehensive Business Retention and Expansion program, including the establishment and coordination of a business visitation program
    • Assist with the delivery of the Business Concierge program
    • Support implementation of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy
    • Research and develop Business Cases to showcase local investment opportunities
    • Support implementation of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) program
    • Lead the review and implementation of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) as it relates to affordable housing matters
    • Assist with the implementation of the Manufacturing Expansion Fund (MEF) program
    • Coordinate lead generation and investment inquiries, including marketing, inbound and outbound trade delegation logistics, and special events
    • Assist with the delivery of the Tourism Ambassador Program
    • Support Tourism and Arts & Culture initiatives by assisting with program and strategy development and/or implementation, communications, and by providing key event support
    • Prepare Terms of Reference for projects and oversee the work of external consultants, including project and budget management
    • Coordinate committees established for economic development projects, as assigned by the Director
    • Assist with the coordination of consultants and their work plans retained for capital projects
    • Identify, research and recommend strategic economic development and investment opportunities
    • Liaise with business, industry representatives and organizations to encourage investment attraction, and business retention and expansion
    • Maintain a comprehensive CRM database
    • Research, develop, update and track economic development and affordable housing-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Coordinate and support the development of marketing materials and activities, including content development for a bi-monthly e-newsletter and media releases

    • Create economic development-related Social Media content for various campaigns and initiatives
    • Collect and analyze economic, housing and market data, and prepare regular economic development and market research reports
    • Assist with the development and content management, and periodic updates (with consultant support), for the www.investhaltonhills.com and www.visithaltonhills.ca websites
    • Represent the Town on various internal and external committees, including those of the Chamber of Commerce, BIAs, Halton Region, and project-specific committees, as required
    • Research and assist with the submission of external funding applications for economic development and affordable housing initiatives
    • Prepare reports and presentations to Council, Standing Committees, and internal and external committees and organizations
    • Maintain awareness of economic development and affordable housing matters and trends in surrounding municipalities, as well as provincially and beyond, and reports on any impacts on the Town
    • Respond to and coordinates internal and external inquiries, including managing an Inquiry Log
    • Attend Council, Committee and stakeholder meetings
    • Perform other duties as required

    Affordable Housing (approximately 25% of time)

    • Act as a corporate subject matter expert and coordinator for Affordable Housing matters
    • Research, develop and lead implementation of an Affordable Housing program
    • Promote affordable housing resources to community stakeholders
    • Coordinate and support the work of the Affordable Housing Working Group
    • Monitor policies, data and funding announcements at the regional, provincial and federal levels and reports on their implications on the Town’s affordable housing priorities
    • Lead and/or coordinate a Best Practices Review and Municipal Scan to inventory innovative approaches to addressing housing affordability
    • Maintain a database of affordable housing projects, applications and potential sites
    • Maintain ongoing communication with affordable housing stakeholders (e.g. Halton Region, Habitat for Humanity, Provincial government, Federal government, non-profit agencies, community groups and private sector developers)

    You possess:

    • Post-secondary education completed in economic development, business, commerce, planning, marketing or a related field
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in economic development (or a related field), and/or project management and development, community outreach and construction - preferably in a municipal environment and with affordable housing-related experience.
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and contact database management
    • Membership with EDCO and/or EDAC and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (MCIP, RPP designation), or working towards the designation
    • Certificate in Economic Development and/or professional accreditation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.D), or working towards the certificate/designation
    • Thorough understanding of best practices related to affordable housing practices, incentives, financial tools and policies – including the National Housing Strategy, Halton Region’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively, and use ingenuity to solve unique challenges
    • Knowledge of leading economic development practices and trends
    • Working knowledge of municipal development processes and private-sector requirements as they related to business development and affordable housing
    • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and summarize information
    • Project management experience
    • Proficient in the use of information technologies, including Social Media
    • Ability to complete complex projects independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster internal and external relationships
    • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
    • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business purposes

    Compensation: The range for this full time contract position is $39.73 to $47.29 per hour (Based on $72,310 - $86,085 per annum)  

    Application: Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., January 22, 2020.  Please quote Posting No. 201958 on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below.

    Email: humanresources@haltonhills.ca (preferred)

    Mail: Attn. Human Resources

    Town of Halton Hills

    1 Halton Hills Drive

    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

    Posting No. 201958

    We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Town of Halton Hills is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources. 

  • 20 Dec 2019 11:56 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Department: Legislative & Planning Services

    Division: Economic Development

    Position: Program Assistant (Small Business Centre)

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

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

    Halton Region serves more than 580,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

    Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

    We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.

    Purpose:

    This role is responsible for providing professional and timely service to customers of Halton Region’s Small Business Centre and Global Business Centre by directing them to the appropriate services and resources and providing general information in areas of small business start-up and exporting and/or referral to appropriate in-house division staff and/or other government or community resources.

    Preferred Background:

    The ideal candidate will possess a post-secondary diploma with emphasis on business related studies with a minimum of two years related experience in a similar environment providing front-line service to customers. To be successful in this role, the incumbent must provide exceptional customer service through their superb verbal and written communications, interpersonal and rapport building skills.  Must possess demonstrated ability to multi-task, strong organization skills to maintain physical and online business resources and experience liaising with external agencies.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.  Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems (Microsoft Dynamics & Siebel preferred), Google Suite, MailChimp and social media channels are assets. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

    Working Conditions:

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

    Duties:

    • Provides general information in areas of small business start-up including business structure and registration, licensing, insurance, financing and exporting and/or referral to appropriate in-house division staff and/or other government or community resources.
    • Refers customers received through walk-in, telephone or e-mail to division staff for more in-depth advisory services or entry into appropriate entrepreneurship training programs.
    • Maintains online and physical business information, literature and other resources available to customers of the Region’s Small Business Centre and Global Business Centre.
    • Contributes to the divisional social/digital media program by posting on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress blog, as well as updating relevant website pages and online registration forms.
    • Liaises with community agencies and partners to build awareness and referrals to the Centre, obtain materials and distribute a range of business related information materials.
    • Inputs relevant information in divisional customer relationship management system, including client appointments and library transactions, and performs customer follow-up.
    • Prepares and facilitates weekly ‘Getting Started’ information session and other client presentations.
    • Prepares monthly e-newsletter, maintains featured entrepreneurship display case and success stories.
    • Assists with preparation of materials for entrepreneurship programs, seminars and outreach presentations by Centre’s staff.
    • Provides general support to the Centre including maintaining files and office equipment, managing subscriptions, taking minutes at meetings, supporting major divisional activities and events, tourism and cycling initiatives and projects. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Posted: December 18, 2019

    Posting Expiry: January 8, 2020

    Posting #: LP-456-20

    Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

    If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

    NOTE:  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.  

  • 13 Dec 2019 1:41 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Req ID: 3449

    Vacancy Type: Permanent 

    Number of Positions: 1  

    Closing Date: 12/23/2019

    Client Account Manager

    Job Summary

    Are you a self-motivated results driven leader looking for a professional position that combines business development and problem solving skills with a genuine enthusiasm to champion customer needs? Can you learn quickly and adapt to changing conditions, challenges and opportunities affecting local businesses. If you have experience in lead generation, business retention and expansion, investment sales and customer satisfaction this position could be right for you. Mississauga’s EDO is seeking a Client Account Manager to support economic growth and business development in the city.

    You will provide economic development services that align with the municipal priorities identified in the City’s new Economic Development Strategy. As a Client Account Manager, you will report to the Manager, Business Investment and Sector Development.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct lead generation, promotion, investment sales and after care services.
    • Identify and support investment opportunities by helping local companies and related supply chains to expand their operations.
    • Monitor industrial and commercial activities and trends, in relation to key sectors.
    • Collaborate with internal sector development, marketing and research staff to support economic development initiatives.
    • Provide direction, guidance and support to lines of business within the Economic Development Office.
    • Update and maintain EDO’s Client Relationship Management System (CRM).
    • Actively pursue investment opportunities using a standardized sales methodology.
    • Conduct business calls/sales meetings with clients to identify and close complex investment opportunities.
    • Develop effective professional working relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholder groups to advance the EDO’s strategic priorities.
    • Act as a first point of contact for business investors and channel partners that require assistance.
    • Co-ordinate meetings with internal and/or external stakeholders, to help resolve complex problems.
    • Make presentations to large and small groups.
    • Work collaboratively and confidentially with local companies and service providers to support business retention and expansion plans.
    Skills and Qualifications
    • Relevant Business, Finance, Public Administration or Economic university or college degree.
    • Minimum of three years relevant experience in professional sales or business development.
    • Exceptional focus on value-driven customer service.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, issue resolution skills and business acumen.
    • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders including the local business community, real estate development industry and other partners.
    • Competent in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
    • Excellent organizational, time-management and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and in self-organizing teams to achieve common goals.
    • Proven experience with progressive investment sales and marketing tools including proven sales methodologies and social media.
    • Deep analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex information into verbal briefings, presentations and/or written reports.
    • Political acuity.
    • An understanding of how government works including the provincial and federal Canadian governments.
    • Familiarity with international business practices, cultural norms and diplomacy.

    Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 79,251.00 - $ 105,669.00 

    Hours of Work: 35 

    Work Location: Civic Centre 

    Department/Division/Section: CMO/City Manager's Office , CMO/Economic Dev Office , Business Invest & Client Services

    Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

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

  • 13 Dec 2019 9:47 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job Number: J1219-0039

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer (Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership)

    Position Status: Full Time

    Union: Non-Union

    Division: Community Partners

    Facility: Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

    City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

    Number of Positions: 1

    Hours of Work: 35 hours/week, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

    Wage Rate: $68,230.00 - $81,226.00/Year

    Date Posted: December 3, 2019

    Closing Date: December 22, 2019

    Starting Date: January 20, 2020

    *Please include cover letter and resume with your application.*

    The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a one-stop shop for economic development services whose mission is to promote the distinctive advantages that Sarnia-Lambton has to offer to companies and residents. By coordinating community-based economic development initiatives and working to maintain a commercially attractive environment, we foster new business creation as well as help ensure that established firms remain and grow here in our region.

    The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a private/public sector, community-based partnership that works to continually increase the economic activity in the County of Lambton. We have local business leaders, educational institutions and municipal governments collaborating with one another, allowing Sarnia-Lambton as a whole to benefit from coordinated economic development initiatives.

    Position Overview

    The Economic Development Officer's key role is the promotion, development and growth of targeted community sectors. This position focuses on business attraction and business retention/expansion in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Industrial Services sectors. The Economic Development Officer’s key role is to be an effective relationship builder, connector, influencer, negotiator that sees to the promotion, development and growth of targeted community sectors. This position focuses on business attraction and business retention/expansion in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Industrial Services sectors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Market Development:

    • Plan and propose an annual business program specific to assigned sectors.
    • Research and provide site selection data and information to industrial and commercial clients and site selectors and liaise with local industries to arrange site visits.
    • Identify and analyze geographic markets, sectors and individual companies for business attraction to Sarnia-Lambton
    • Conduct business outreach and prepare studies/reports for prospective business clients regarding new or expanded businesses in order to facilitate their decisions on locating new investment in Sarnia-Lambton
    • Organize and implement specific business retention and expansion strategies through SLEP in support of local municipalities.
    • Conduct on-site visits with business clients and provide business retention and expansion assistance in support of their business growth and investment needs
    • Undertake initiatives to support business growth and population growth.
    • Work with existing, and identify new business sub-sectors promoting growth opportunities.
    • Support the growth of current businesses through business strategies and maintain a pro-active outreach program to targeted sectors.
    • Initiate and maintain a contact program with identified prospect firms, industry associations, government representatives and other intermediaries to promote Sarnia-Lambton.
    • Maintain a detailed record system of prospect and business retention/expansion activity as per SLEP practices and play a lead role with ongoing Customer Relations Management (CRM) software implementation and activities.
    • Organize and implement specific business strategies through SLEP and in support of local municipal efforts.
    • Initiate and co-ordinate meetings with appropriate groups/municipalities to identify operational projects.
    • Serve as a catalyst for the creation of economic development policies and projects within the County.
    • Communicate awareness of trends, techniques and opportunities for growth to staff, local and external partners and community groups.
    • Provide general advice to local businesses on financing, budgeting, marketing, technology development, commercialization, market development, incentives and programs.
    • Maintain effective communications and networks with agencies, organizations, government bodies and individuals capable of identifying, influencing or directing new economic development, business growth and investment opportunities to Sarnia-Lambton.
    • Prepare documents, reports, spreadsheets and databases.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to investment leads and stakeholders.
    • Keep abreast of government legislation and funding programs and prepare SLEP-focused grant and project applications if required.
    • Provide advice and support to the CEO and other staff when requested with respect to their areas of activity.
    • Arrange sector-specific tours of Sarnia-Lambton for clients/prospective clients and to a lesser extent to appropriate stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with relevant Industry Associations.
    General:
    • Incumbents must keep up to date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
    • Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis
    These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

    Supervision Requirements
    • Direct Supervision: None
    • Indirect Supervision: None
    • Functional Authority: Effectively communicates and collaborates with other staff members, industry, government and the community. May supervise project staff where required.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Formal Education:

    • A degree from a recognized university in marketing, business administration/commerce, economics, diploma/degree in economic development or a combination of education and experience in a relevant discipline.
    Experience:
    • Five years of experience in a related business role.
    • Experience in sales, marketing and developing business and marketing plans.
    • Experienced in Microsoft office suite.
    • Possess excellent oral and written communications, strong presentation skills and successful client relationship management skills.
    • Proven understanding and working knowledge of new media/social media marketing tools, knowledge and experience in working with government funding programs as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.
    Overnight travel, including international travel, may be an expectation of this position. As a condition of employment, each EDO must maintain (at their own expense) a current passport to facilitate international travel.

    Please apply for this position on the County of Lambton Website

  • 02 Dec 2019 1:14 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) is located along the St. Lawrence River in the south-eastern corner of Ontario. SDG is “Where Ontario Began”, and is rich in heritage, tradition, and culture with an abundance of historical sites, great events, and beautiful attractions. With a population of 65,000, SDG  is primarily rural yet close to urban centres such as Cornwall, Ottawa, and Brockville.

    The County is presently accepting applications for the full-time position of Manager of Economic Development. This position reports to and receives direction from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing the approved economic development programs and initiatives of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

    Main duties include but are not limited to:

    • Supervise and effectively manage the Tourism Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant assigned to the Economic Development division of the Corporate Services Department.
    • Manage and oversee the County Regional Incentives Program.
    • Promote and encourage industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural development that increase assessment, employment, and social opportunities.
    • Recommend, develop and implement program alternatives to market SDG for economic growth. Implement approved corporate marketing strategies and liaise with various external agencies/organizations on projects with common focus.
    • Develop strong relationships with local municipalities within SDG and collaborate and assist when possible for the mutual benefit of local businesses and residents.
    • Coordinate regional economic development themes, provide assistance in planning, promoting, researching and monitoring.
    • Identify and analyze the needs of different sectors and pursue possible funding opportunities that promote and enhance the capacity of SDG to provide economic development services.
    • Develop, organize, and maintain SDG’s economic related statistics, databases, and prepare related reports when necessary and ensure that data for available properties is accurate and current for potential investment opportunities.
    • Develop  the  annual  budgets  of  the  economic  development  and  tourism  divisions. Responsible for monitoring, controlling and reporting budget variations.
    • Respond to and direct development inquiries and coordinate with local municipalities, including the development and implementation of an appropriate lead protocol.
    • Appropriately represent the County at various public events/meetings, including speaking/presenting as required. Attend relevant conferences/seminars.
    • Follow all Health & Safety policies and procedures and report any non-compliance or any possible safety risks.
    • Other duties as assigned from time to time by the CAO.

    Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary education in business administration, commerce, economic development, marketing or communications, or related discipline.
    • EcD designation is an asset.
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience in economic development in the municipal or broader public sector is an asset.
    • In-depth knowledge of economic development strategies, theories and programs, as well as excellent communication skills, advisory and customer service skills, knowledge of social media, and analytical and report writing skills.
    • A valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s license is required for this position.

    2019 Salary Range: $79,011 to $90,299 with full benefit package and pension

    Location: County Administration – 26 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario.

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to visit our website at www.sdgcounties.ca to obtain the complete instruction package on how to apply. Applications will be received by e-mail until 12:00 noon on Monday, December 16, 2019. Please note that applicants selected for an interview will be contacted in early January 2020.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information received in this application will be used solely for employee selection purposes and will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code during the hiring process.

  • 02 Dec 2019 10:52 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Department: Legislative and Planning Services

    Division: Economic Development

    Position: Business Consultant (Small Business Centre)

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

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

    Halton Region serves more than 580,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

    Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

    We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.

    Purpose:

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

    Preferred Background:

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

    Working Conditions:

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

    Duties:

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

    Posted: December 2, 2019

    Posting Expiry: December 16, 2019

    Posting #: LP-400-19

    Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

    If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

  • 21 Oct 2019 10:41 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Note: This position is posted as a 12 month contract with the possibility of becoming extended and/or a permanent position based on Council approval.

    Come join our team! We are looking for a candidate that shares our corporate values of Honesty, Excellence, Team, Fun, Creativity and Respect. These values are second nature for the successful candidate and are demonstrated in their work and interactions with colleagues and the community.

    You are an economic development professional who has comprehensive knowledge of leading economic development, entrepreneurial and investment practices and trends; are an innovative thinker with experience leading transformational change; have superior communication skills; and a client-focused and solutions-oriented mindset. 

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, Innovation and Culture, you will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of a comprehensive business concierge, investment attraction and business development program.  The program’s main goal will be to identify, track, coordinate and expedite the realization of key investment opportunities.   

    Working in collaboration with internal and external partners, the Expeditor and Business Development Portfolio Manager raises the profile of Halton Hills as a prime destination for business growth and investment.  

    Accountabilities:

    • Act as the primary liaison and dedicated ‘business facilitator’ or ‘project lead’ between the business community, potential investors and the municipality to provide an advisory role for complex and high-profile projects, assist with early issue identification, provide strategic advice and develop solutions 
    • Assist investors and entrepreneurs in navigating municipal and external agency processes, from initial business idea and/or investment consideration to ‘doors open’, to subsequent expansion plans and aftercare
    • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive Business Concierge program, including stakeholder engagement, Escalation Protocol, ‘Business Facilitation Office’, KPIs, and communication and marketing strategies to ensure the effective mobilization of resources to deliver rapid and coordinated issue resolution
    • Make recommendations to the Town’s existing development review processes in order to put in place optimized, seamless, customized and automated processes   
    • Make recommendations to further cut red tape and unnecessary burdens on business 
    • Lead the Town’s ‘Strategic Economic Development Expeditor Team’ to ensure a rapid response to business development
    • Develop and deliver a staff training program to support the implementation of business concierge, including enhanced customer service protocols
    • Participate in key studies and strategies related to economic development
    • Advocate for the Town at key business and investor events to promote Halton Hills as a prime location for investment and economic growth 
    • Meet with and assist major economic prospects, senior executives and investors to attract investment and business activity
    • Meet with provincial, federal and international government officials to maximize economic development opportunities
    • Continually monitor development applications to identify and track the status of priority files, and provide regular updates to key stakeholders
    • Organize and deliver an annual ‘Open for Business Forum’ to obtain regular business feedback on any regulatory burdens, successes, best practices and opportunities to achieve efficiencies
    • Contribute to the project of digitizing Building Services and Planning processes with a focus on identifying opportunities to streamline existing policies/procedures and technologies with the goal of improving the end-customer experience
    • Collaborate with subject-matter experts across Town departments and external agencies
    • Utilize research, market data and real estate software to assist with site selection inquiries
    • Prepare reports and presentations for Council, and internal and external stakeholders
    You possess:
    • Ten years of experience in economic development, business development, investment attraction, land use planning, development, or related field, preferably with a mix of municipal government and private sector experience
    • University degree in economic development, business, commerce, land-use planning, marketing, public administration or a related field
    • Certificate in Economic Development and/or professional accreditation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.D)    
    • Membership with the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and/or Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (MCIP, RPP professional designation)
    • Demonstrated ability to apply project management principles, LEAN management, Six Sigma and similar techniques is considered an asset
    • Ability to apply a client-focused, solutions-oriented and ‘open for business’ approach to identify and recommend actionable solutions to business development
    • Business and political acumen
    • Skilled in relationship building and management
    • Thorough understanding of business needs and challenges
    • Working knowledge of the municipal development review process
    • Superior research, analytical, database development and project management skills

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and without supervision, as well as within a team
    • Ability to complete complex assignments with minimal supervision
    • Strong dispute resolution and negotiation skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, contact management and social media
    Compensation:
    The hourly rate for this full time contract position is $58.68 - $69.86 per hour
    (Based on $106,800 -  $127,142 per annum)


    Application:
    Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., November 7, 2019.  Please quote Posting No. 201947 on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below.

    Email: humanresources@haltonhills.ca (preferred)

    Mail:

    Attn: Human Resources

    Town of Halton Hills

    1 Halton Hills Drive

    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

    Posting No. 201947

    We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Town of Halton Hills is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources. 

  • 16 Oct 2019 11:37 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the City Of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism requires Manager of Tourism, Culture & Sport - Job ID# 935

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development and Tourism, the Manager of Tourism, Culture and Sport will efficiently manage and deliver all services of Tourism Brantford, including industry development, marketing and visitor services to the City of Brantford. You will develop the Division's strategic plan and budget, and oversee the operation of the Visitor and Tourism Centre. Additionally, you will act as a key contact with the County of Brant and the Six Nations of the Grand River tourism partners. An excellent verbal, written and public communicator, you will take an active role with the Brantford Tourism Advisory Committee and serve on various regional and provincial committees.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Possess a degree/diploma emphasizing tourism, marketing and/or business
    • A minimum of three (3) years' directly related experience 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and supervisory experience required
    • Familiarity with Regional Tourism Organization 3 and various marketing tools
    • Ability to act as a resource to  key target sales and marketing initiatives 
    • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills are essential
    • Possess a valid 'G' driver's license in good standing during the course of employment

    SALARY RANGE: $85,798 to $107,247 per annum (based on 35 hour a week) plus benefits

    To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website a https://careers.brantford.ca/  and click on Current Opportunities.

    Closing date for applications: Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

    Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

    We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

    Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.

  • 11 Oct 2019 10:37 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Position: Economic Development Coordinator

    Department: Planning and Development Services (Jurisdictional Group "B")

    Reports to: Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services

    Purpose and Scope:

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services, the incumbent will provide support to the Manager in the coordination and implementation of programs, objectives and policies to attract and support business investment. lt will include the promotion, growth and development of the municipality's economic base through retention and expansion of existing businesses as well as business attraction activities to support business investment. The incumbent will coordinate the development of promotional marketing materials and activities to market and promote the community.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Identify, support and encourage new business investment. 
    • Assists in providing overall coordination for the implementation of various projects and activities in the Economic Development area.
    • Develops initiatives in collaboration with the Manager to attract investment opportunities and strategies to support growth in targeted areas. This includes implementing the city's community improvement plans. 
    • Development and maintenance of relevant promotional and reference material including up to-date statistics and information on the community. (i.e. community profile, local business and industrial directory, newsletters, brochures and building inventory.) 
    • Coordinates the promotion and sale of city industrial lands.
    • Assists in developing resources to support, implement and monitor effective marketing strategies in addition to preparing appropriate marketing materials.
    • Assist in the preparation and distribution of newsletters and media releases.
    • Assist with the provision of strategic communications for the City. 
    • Respond to daily inquiries; and coordinate economic development events/seminars, meetings and career fairs. . Liaise with regional economic development professionals to implement regional economic development initiatives.
    • Develop and maintain active contact with local businesses and economic development organizations and government agencies in order to be informed of current programs and services.
    • Assist in the coordination and development and implementation of economic development initiatives and assist in responding to follow-up items resulting from committee meetings.
    • Process all incoming revenues, accounts receivables/payables related to the delivery of economic development projects and functions and assist in the preparation of requests for quotations.
    • Attend trade shows/conferences as deemed appropriate by the Manager. 
    • Coordinate the Front Street Farmers' Market and act as the City liaison with the Market Clerk and Vendors.

    Note: Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

    Contacts:

    The position will have direct contact with:

    • lnternal: Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services, Director of Planning and Development Services, City staff, Council members, Committees of Council where required.
    • External: The general public, local business leaders, Business Organizations i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business lmprovement Area (DBIA) and Quinte Economic Development Commission (OEDC) and Federal and Provincial agencies, representatives of other municipalities, consultants where required.

    Education/Specialized Training/Skills:

    The position will require:

    Must Have:

    • Three (3) year University Degree specializing in Economic Development. o Must be capable of organizing work responsibilities associated with the position.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral including presentation skills.
    • A highly developed sense of tact and diplomacy when working with business leaders.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and team building skills. 
    • The ability to manage and respond to stringent deadlines and to prioritize the same.
    • A valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's Licence and clean driver's abstract.

    Nice to Have:

    • A Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) designation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) would be considered an asset.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a municipal environment.
    • Demonstrated skills in marketing and communications.

    Decision Making:

    The position is responsible for providing timely, accurate advice and reports to the Manager, Department staff, Committees/Sub-Committees and other City Departments where appropriate and to respond to the decisions and directions generated by the same.

    Supervision:

    This position has some supervisory responsibilities with respect to the Market Clerk, as required.

    Work Environment:

    • Position works mainly within an office environment. . Requirement to work extended hours as required by the Manager. (Evening meetings, Economic Development / Business functions and events.)

    Remuneration: 2019 C.U.P.E. Band 8 (under review) Salary Grid - $31.21 - $32.51/hr

    Qualified applicants are invited to visit the City of Quinte West website at www.quintewest.ca and complete the application form and email it along with a resume clearly marked: “Economic Development Coordinator” in the subject line by 4:30pm on October 23, 2019 to: hr@quintewest.ca

    We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 (4515) or email the above if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

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