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


    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:


    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
    • 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


    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.


    • 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:

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

  • 15 Jun 2020 3:10 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    Planning and Economic Development Department

    Program Coordinator Rural Economic Development (Regular Full-Time)

    Job ID: 13048

    Job Number: 533

    CUPE Local 1764

    Open: May 30, 2020

    Close: June 21, 2020

    Program Coordinator - Rural

    Reporting the Manager of Agriculture & Rural Economic Development, this Program Coordinator – Rural Economic Development will be responsible for delivering innovative economic development programs and initiatives that support the retention, attraction and expansion of businesses in northern Durham Region (Townships of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock) while being an economic development resources and champion for various committees, and Regional and Municipal led initiatives.

    The incumbent will:

    • Assist in the development and implementation of programming for Durham's rural municipalities that aims to attract, retain and expand businesses in northern Durham Region
    • Coordinate ongoing Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) programming/Corporate Calling to identify issues, challenges and opportunities to fulfill business needs and enable growth/expansion
    • Work collaboratively with rural/north Durham Municipal Staff, stakeholders and organizations as well as represent the Region at various conference, tradeshows, events and/or meetings, as required
    • Promote business services available to businesses (e.g. BACD) and coordinate educational opportunities for the business community (e.g. workshops/training)
    • Coordinate the creation and distribution of rural business/economic development marketing/promotional collateral (newsletters, social content, publications)
    • Provide investment attraction services in the northern Municipalities by responding to and actively pursuing potential investment leads, including providing site selection assistance, customized information and local intelligence
    • Pursue grant funding from other levels of government and government agencies by assisting with and writing grant applications for economic development programming
    • Monitor expenditures and invoices for payment; process payment requests
    • Develop and implement community economic development projects (e.g. specific BR+E projects, downtown revitalization, First Impressions Exchange etc.) that contribute to maintaining vibrant rural communities
    • Conduct research and analysis to support the creation and development of new strategies to accommodate and adapt to changing trends in rural economic development
    • Coordinate special projects that support the Agriculture and Rural Sections annual objectives

    The successful applicant will possess:

    • Post-secondary diploma in Business, Economics, Tourism, Communications or related discipline
    • A certificate in Economic Development through the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) would be an asset
    • Previous experience in the rural economic development field and working with businesses, rural community groups and agri-businesses
    • Proven proficiency with various computer software applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Social Media, CRM systems, website CMSs
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and customer service skills
    • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
    • Sound project management, time management and presentation skills, with the ability to multi-task
    • A valid Class 'G' Ontario driver's licence and access to a vehicle

    CUPE 1764 Salary Grade 5

    This position is with Salary Grade 5 and will be paid at the following hourly rates:

    • Start: $35.65 - Six Month: $37.63 - Job: $39.61

    Conditions of Employment

    Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will be required prior to start date.

    External Application Process

    Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online ( no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

    The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to

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  • 12 Jun 2020 3:47 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    The Town of Lincoln, located in the beautiful Niagara Region, offers a unique environment that encompasses Lake Ontario, the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment and is situated between Hamilton and St. Catharines. Steeped in a rich history and home to one of the fastest growing municipalities, Lincoln is a place to grow, a place to prosper and a place to belong. 

    As a rising tourism star, Lincoln is home to many award-winning artisanal beverage producers, abundant agritourism assets, creative arts, and rich culinary establishments, all situated within a spectacular natural setting that is the Niagara Escarpment and the Lake Ontario shoreline. As part of the Niagara Region and its well-established tourism sector, Lincoln’s tourism assets are becoming more well known with increased visitors from both the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, as well as international visitors. Lincoln is a prime destination for artisanal beverages, locally grown artisanal food, cultural heritage and outdoor activities, as well as a burgeoning events and festivals calendar.

    Reporting to the Economic Development Officer and working closely with, and providing support to, our Destination Marketing Organization, the Tourism Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organization, development, publicity, and evaluation of tourism programs within the municipality. The individual will also perform administrative tasks and assist with website, marketing and other public relation functions. The Tourism Coordinator will respond to inquiries from the public including potential visitors and new businesses and issue media releases regarding tourism programs.  This position acts as a liaison between businesses, boards and all levels of government. A new role for the Town of Lincoln, the successful candidate will have the ability to be a part of building a tourism program for the community that builds off the wonderful tourism assets we have in the community.

    In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop strategies that will enhance Lincoln’s tourism image by being active and visible in the community working closely with our local tourism assets and other local and regional tourism organizations – this will include, but is not limited to, marketing and communication on behalf of the municipality to increase tourism traffic and amplify our destination.

    Lastly, the role will also include economic development responsibilities as it pertains to the attraction and retention of tourism related companies. Knowledge of economic development principles will be a strong asset for this role.

    The Successful Candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in tourism, hospitality, economic development or related discipline;
    • Minimum five to seven (5-7) years of relevant work experience, ideally in a municipal setting or destination marketing organization;
    • Excellent communication, marketing and customer service skills;
    • Excellent report writing skills;
    • Demonstrated success with community engagement, tourism and economic development initiatives;
    • Strong organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
    • Knowledge of MS Office, website design, and social media platforms;
    • Ability and comfort with public speaking, presentation skills, and stakeholder relations principles;
    • High level strategic thinking and planning and the ability to envision and convey the Town’s strategic tourism vision for the future to community stakeholders and regional/provincial partners;
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license;
    • Flexible hours as this role will include evening and weekend work, as required;
    • Progressive record of accomplishment over the course of your career;
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and a positive attitude.
    This position offers a dynamic and progressive workplace with opportunity for growth and development. The salary range for this permanent-full time position (based on a 35-hour work week) is $63,000 - $71,000.

    Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume by 4:30 PM on Friday June 19, 2020 to:

    To apply:

    1. Online:
    2. Email: noting the position in the subject line

    This job description is available in alternative formats, or accessible communication supports, upon request.

    We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information gathered is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for candidate selection.

  • 11 Jun 2020 2:29 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Communications & Economic Development Coordinator

    Full Time (35 hours per week)

    The Town of The Blue Mountains is a growing and progressive, four-season community with stunning natural features, including the Niagara Escarpment, Beaver Valley and the Georgian Bay shoreline, and the various recreational activities and experiences they afford. We are seeking to fill the permanent position of Communications and Economic Development Coordinator.

    Advantages of The Blue Mountains include excellent quality of life, endless opportunities, the amenities of a complete community and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, come join us!

    Position Overview:

    • The Communications and Economic Development Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Manager of Communications and Economic Development to lead, support and advance the overall communication and economic development efforts and initiatives of the Town of The Blue Mountains.
    • The Communications and Economic Development Coordinator will be required to take initiative to manage various projects and to work as part of a team to achieve high performance outcomes through the implementation of comprehensive communications and economic development projects and initiatives.
    • Working as a key team member responsible for providing advice and implementing various projects and initiatives as related to communications and economic development as required.
    • Regularly review, make recommendations and take action to implement the Town’s Economic Development Strategy and Communications Strategy.
    • Regularly review, make recommendations and take action to further enhance and improve the Town’s economic development and corporate communication efforts.
    • Act a staff resource for the Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Community Communications Advisory Committee, through assisting and supporting the overall department through the implementation of the respective strategies and programs, and in developing annual business action plans aimed at addressing the Town’s strategic economic development and corporate communication needs.
    • Attend and make public presentations at Council/Committee meetings as required.
    • Work collaboratively with various community associations and organizations including but not limited to the Thornbury Business Improvement Area, Clarksburg Village Association, Blue Mountain Village Association and the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce.
    • Coordinate and implement communication efforts to assist Town departments through the use of various communication tools including but not limited to: Town website, email newsletters, printed newsletters and publications, social media posts, surveys, tax bill inserts, radio advertisements, etc.
    • Act as the backup corporate media relations contact and advisor for the Town.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

    • Completion of a three-year college diploma or four-year university degree in a related discipline, (within Administration / Marketing, Economic Development, Business Development, Community Development, Project Management or Public Relations / Communications) or acceptable combination of post-secondary education and relevant work experience.
    • Minimum two years of demonstrated experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience related to the items listed within the job posting preferably in a public sector environment.
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge and the application of the principles of economic development and/or business development.
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in public relations and/or communications including writing, editing, designing, layout and production of print and electronic communications.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects and to take initiative.
    • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable making presentations and speaking in public.
    • Strong understanding of the economic situation/opportunity within the South Georgian Bay area.
    • Previous experience in communications including writing press releases, conducting research, updating website content, and social media management is required.
    • Requires excellent attention to detail, organization and communication skills. Ability to work well with people at all levels and to handle the stresses and pressures that are associated with the position with maturity and a positive attitude.
    • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to organize, shift priorities, multi-task and work independently.
    • Working knowledge of general office/administrative tasks.
    • Working knowledge of municipal government, legislation, and regulations
    • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, staff and officials at all levels, and to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and priorities and the ability to adapt to changing situations and flexibility is important.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), graphics and web publishing applications (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator), and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
    • Availability to be flexible and work unscheduled overtime and modified hours as may be required.

    Information for Interested Candidates:

    A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town’s website, under Town Hall - Employment Opportunities.

    The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday June 30th, 2020.

    Annual Salary Range: $57,308 - $67,043 (2020 Rate).

    Full Time – 1 Position Available

    In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Personal information provided by the applicants is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

    We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 11 Jun 2020 8:55 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    Economic Development Officer

     (Permanent Full Time)

    The Town of Wasaga Beach is seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to join our team in the role of Economic Development Officer.

    General Responsibilities:To assist, encourage, promote business and undertake initiatives in partnership with local businesses, the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce, Provincial agencies and developers to improve the economy and help entrepreneurs generate wealth.  To develop relationships with local businesses and community groups to ensure they have a high level of confidence in dealing with their local government.  To seek out and secure new business investment for the Town of Wasaga Beach particularly in the form of hotel, tourist, entertainment and tourist destination uses. To support the tourism industry through strategic marketing, product development, industry capacity building and visitor services. To develop policies and programs which promote and lead to the short term and long term economic development goals of the Town of Wasaga Beach.


    • Post-secondary education in Economic Development, Marketing or related program and a minimum of five years relevant experience;
    • Economic Development Certification considered an asset;
    • Strong knowledge of economic or community development practices and techniques;
    • Excellent leadership skills with an ability to communicate, both written and oral, effectively with all levels of staff, elected officials, the business community and general public;
    • Excellent analytical, presentation, conflict resolution and project/time management skills.
    • Strong work ethic and able to work independently and as part of a team and under pressure;
    • Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and databases;
    • Ability to work a variety of shifts during the day, evening, weekend and statutory holidays;
    • Ability to provide an acceptable, current criminal records check;
    • Valid class G Ontario drivers’ license with an acceptable abstract.

    Hourly Range (40 hours per week): $38.27-$44.77

    Interested applicants are invited to apply outlining their qualifications and experience to: Human Resources, 30 Lewis Street, Wasaga Beach, ON, L9Z 1A1. Fax: 705-429-6732 or email at until 4:30 p.m. on June 26, 2020.

    The Town of Wasaga Beach is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment.  Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process, upon request.  Please advise the Town of Wasaga Beach Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants who apply for this position, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, Chapter 25, as amended, and will be used for the purpose of 

  • 09 Jun 2020 4:13 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The District of West Parry Sound, located 225 km (140 mi) north of Toronto is a popular cottage country region with unsurpassed beauty, an abundance of pristine lakes and rivers, a diversified environment and a relaxed lifestyle.  West Parry Sound includes the 7 single tier communities of the Town of Parry Sound, the Townships of Carling, McKellar, the Archipelago and Seguin and the Municipalities of McDougall and Whitestone. 

    Position Overview:

    The Economic Development Officer’s key role is to promote, support, increase and strengthen the business communities of West Parry Sound.  This position focuses on business attraction, and business retention/expansion, through business support / advocacy, communication and collaboration, marketing, research and analysis, in the manufacturing, technology, construction and the tourism sectors.

    The EDO will support the development of a range of housing options and support area wide high-speed broadband infrastructure access, both of which are critically needed to attract investment and growth.

    The EDO will be an effective relationship builder, connector, influencer and facilitator who will promote, develop and grow targeted community sectors.


    • A university degree in Business Administration, Economics, Economic Development, Planning (or a related field) or combined equivalency through Community College and experience in marketing with a strong knowledge of business, finance, economics and tourism
    • 5 to 7 years related experience; Economic Development experience in the public sector would be an asset
    • Project management and program delivery experience would be an asset
    • A self-starter with the ability work independently and with minimum supervision
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills
    • Good knowledge of computer programs, the use of social media and related tools and technologies including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn
    • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgement
    • A valid driver’s license (Class G) and access to a reliable vehicle to use on corporate business

    Term of Employment: Three years

    This exciting position offers a competitive salary, benefits package and rewarding career opportunity in Economic Development in the beautiful District of West Parry Sound!

    A complete job description can be found at

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence by Friday, July 10, 2020 2:00pm to:

    c/o Michelle Hendry, Chairperson,

    WPS Economic Development Collaborative

  • 02 Apr 2020 12:49 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Title: Manager of Economic Development & Tourism

    Department/Division: Office of the CAO/Economic Development & Tourism

    Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    Date Prepared/Revised: 2020

    Job Purpose

    To develop and deliver programs to support, increase and strengthen the business communities of Perth County. This role will work with business organizations on community and economic development projects that will promote Perth County tourism, public transportation, business development and stabilization. In addition the role leads Corporate communications for the County, both internal and external. The Manager, Economic Development develops and implements Economic Development policies, a multi-year strategic plan, a multi-year transportation plan and promotes the benefits of Perth County as a business location.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Develops annual and multi-year strategic business plan in alignment with the Corporate Strategic Plan, Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) and with specific goals and objectives in terms of economic development and action plan details.
    • Executes marketing strategies pertaining to business development, retention, expansion and investment attraction initiatives within the County of Perth
    • Establish meaningful contacts with all levels of government, the business community, educational institutions, and interest groups to develop economic initiatives and opportunities.
    • Designs, delivers and implements a cross-jurisdictional public transportation program. Maintains and monitors program based on key performance indicators.
    • Represent Perth County globally, by leading foreign direct investment portfolio. Meets with companies interested in establishing a presence in Canada. Able to assist in the negotiation of land sales and trade development.
    • Responds to business investment inquiries and prepares professional promotional materials to attract investors and business to locate or expand in Perth County.
    • Implements and maintains an effective local business retention and expansion program.
    Management and Leadership
    • On-going supervision of three staff: Tourism Officer, Economic Development and Communications Officer and Transportation Project Coordinator.
    • Acts on behalf of the County by chairing or representing County interests on several external Boards. Provides subject-matter expertise on behalf of the County to advocate to all levels of government (including MPs and MPPs) on economic development, tourism and regional issues that impact Perth County and the surrounding region.
    • Active member on the County’s Senior Management Team, provides support to peer group and all County staff.
    Technical Responsibilities
    • Prepares the Economic Development operating and capital budgets and co-ordinates grant programs including reporting, expenditures, compliance with program guidelines and adherence to budget.
    • Develop and maintain an accessible online presence to increase the visibility of the County including Perth County website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites. Ensures Economic Development information posted on the website is relevant and complies with the brand of the Corporation. Builds online information resources to attract and assist potential investors and businesses.
    • Establishes and maintains external strategic relationships with the real estate community business leaders, developers, financial institutions and investors
    • Conducts research to gather information and identify resources available to assist local businesses or for entrepreneurs and new businesses. Also investigates export opportunities or diversification and expansion opportunities available through government or corporate assistance programs.
    • Establishes and maintains effective liaison and business development communications. Leads and facilitates economic development projects to generate business and community development.
    • Promotes Regional economic development initiatives through increased online presence and serves as ambassador for the County, utilizing various opportunities to promote the County.
    • Responds to all business investment inquiries and prepares professional, promotional materials to attract investors and businesses to locate or expand in Perth County. Pursues external economic development funding opportunities from senior levels of government and other sources. Ensures high degree of accuracy in all funding grants, representing not just the County, member municipalities, partner organizations and local businesses.
    • Manage funding application reporting to federal and provincial ministries ensuring all required documentation, financial information and project status updates are submitted correctly and on scheduled timeline.
    • Technical support management of Opportunity Lives Here regional job board portal.
    • Lead the development and implementation of County Economic Development and Communications Programs and initiatives.
    • Draft Policies impacting Economic Development, Tourism, Transportation and Communications.
    • Liaises with County officials, businesses, potential investors, community organizations including the Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations and Community Futures Development Corporation to encourage a collaborative approach in supporting economic development initiatives. Maintains business directory and contact management system to ensure effective outreach to local businesses and organizations.
    • Provides leadership support to lower-tier municipalities to deliver their economic development priorities. This includes providing technical assistance, advice, research, and supporting the sale or acquisition of property.
    • Collects, maintains and analyzes statistical data from primary and secondary data sources, including Census, Employment data, website traffic reports, and municipal land prices; to ensure an ongoing understanding of market, economic, housing and labour trends that could impact the County, and develops responses to critical issues and to maintain a directory of businesses in the County. Uses this information to support task forces and committees, including the Affordable Housing Taskforce.
    • Maintains expertise by attending appropriate courses, seminars and conferences and by undertaking selected reading.
    • Leaders and Supervisors are responsible under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers. This includes ensuring the Occupational Health and Safety Act and County of Perth policies and procedures are adhered to. Leaders and Supervisors are accountable for providing job specific training including awareness of job hazards and instructions on methods of control and for monitoring workers for compliance.

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