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  • 23 Jun 2021 11:54 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The City of North Bay, is seeking a creative and innovative team player to focus on implementing and maintaining strategies to support and encourage new investment attraction and the expansion and diversification of the existing business base. For more information about our strategies, please visit our Invest in North Bay Website.

    The incumbent will leverage their strong business networks and resources to attract new investments and facilitate strategic partnership with industry key sectors to support economic growth. As a proven collaborator who enjoys working in a fast paced environment, the successful candidate will have a strong project management background and will lead internal initiatives while providing end to end client service to business and stakeholders.

    The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of Economic Development, the North Bay economy and Northern Ontario. With relevant post-secondary education and a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years on the job experience, or an acceptable combination of formal education and related experience, the candidate will be accustomed to working in the field of economic development and ideally has obtained, or be presently working towards, his/her professional designation in Economic Development. Bilingualism is considered an asset.

    We’re looking for a self-motivated team player with a proven track record in the economic development field who possesses extensive networking, customer service, communication and strong interpersonal skills. The individual must be flexible and work independently in demanding situations, meet deadlines and balance competing priorities. We are seeking an individual who is proficient with office and online systems and available to travel and work outside of traditional business hours.

    The annual salary range for this non-union position is $69,157 to $86,438. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and are an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) employer.

    Qualified individuals interested in being considered for this position are requested to submit, in confidence, a resume and covering letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the requirements and qualifications of the position, no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 via email to: staffing@northbay.ca.

    While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of North Bay’s Accessibility Policy. We encourage applicants to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 07 Jun 2021 7:12 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    County Administration Buildings

    Belleville, Ontario

    2021-NON-GG-161

    TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

    Permanent Full-Time

    Hastings County has an opening for one (1) permanent full time Tourism Development Coordinator position. This is a non-union position and reports to the Economic and Tourism Development Manager. The Tourism Development Coordinator’s prime function is to work closely with member municipalities, local accommodators and attractions to facilitate the development and expansion of tourism opportunities (experiences and products) with the objective of enticing visitors to stay longer, enhance their economic impact and identify Hastings County as a desirable destination to relocate to and invest in.

    Duties:

    • In collaboration with Department staff, coordinate the County’s destination development initiatives and implementation of tourism development plans and strategies; and prepare reports, make recommendations/presentations and conduct committee and other group updates in support of destination development activities.
    • Collect and analyze demographic information to profile the County’s target market(s) (ideal guest) in support of destination development and identify where investment is needed to increase visitation and strengthen existing travel and investment opportunities.
    • Maintain productive working relationships with local accommodators, businesses, tourism partners and local assets, and facilitate connections/relationships among these groups to create a strong network. This includes facilitating and supporting local businesses and organizations seeking to establish or expand purchasable tourism experiences within Hastings County and help connect them to funding opportunities and other partners to implement.
    • Liaise and collaborate with the Small Business Centre, Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization, Community Futures Development Corporations Chambers of Commerce and other organizations on the development of business training and development opportunities tailored to the local tourism industry.
    • Ensure initiatives and programs are effectively communicated to all stakeholders including the County’s Planning and Development Committee.
    • Maintain databases and compile and analyze data, statistics and other relevant research materials that track and benefit tourism development strategies.
    • Help prepare Requests for Proposals, obtain quotes, and negotiate with vendors to obtain appropriate value for Hastings County’s marketing dollars.
    • At the direction of the Economic and Tourism Development Manager, assist in the implementation of various initiatives and direction as required by the County Planning and Development committee or County Council.
    • Serve as a County representative at related events and engagements as required.
    • Perform a variety of administrative tasks related to economic and tourism development activities as required by the Director of Planning and Development and/or Economic and Tourism Development Manager, including, but not limited to, the development of budgets, reports, invoices; and maintain files of relevant resource materials, client records, tourism development related financial transactions and other confidential information.
    • Field inquiries from the general public related to tourism development activities.
    • Maintain good/positive relations with tourism industry stakeholders both private and public, tourism associations and/or related sectoral organizations and appropriate affiliated provincial and federal government contacts.
    • Assist and provide some support to County tourism marketing efforts as required and assigned.
    • Be aware of and follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and County policies.
    • Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned by the Manager of Economic and Tourism Development and/or the Director of Planning and Development.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • University Degree or College Diploma in Planning, Economic Development, tourism, public relations or related field.
    • Substantial knowledge and experience in developing and implementing economic, tourism and/or community development strategies and projects within a public sector or private sector setting.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Hastings’ tourism industry and culture as well as familiarity with key industry leaders.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows applications and social networking sites.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Valid “G” driver’s license and reliable transportation.

    Salary Range: $55,034-$64,366 per annum, with excellent fringe benefits

    Please send resume and cover letter by email to: careers@hastingscounty.com

    Quote: 2021-NON-GG-161 – “Your Name” in the subject line CLOSING DATE:         Friday, June 25, 2021 by 4pm

    Juliana Alvarez-Molina Human Resources Advisor

    Talent Management & Acquisition

    In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information collected will be used only for the purposes of this employment opportunity.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The County of Hastings is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Please contact us if you require this posting in an alternate format. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

  • 07 Jun 2021 1:35 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF BRANT

    NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY

    POSITION:                  Arts, Culture & Heritage Officer

    REPORTS TO:             Director of Economic Development and Tourism

    DEPARTMENT:           Strategic Initiatives

    LOCATION:                 Initial Placement – Wincey Mills Paris

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum undergraduate degree from a four-year university program or equivalent in creative and cultural industry management, arts administration, arts management, museum studies, or a related field.
    • Preference for areas of focus in business/arts joint degree, creative and cultural economic development, museum curation, heritage designation
    • Minimum 3-4 years related experience is required in order to have adequate knowledge of the trends/developments in arts, culture and heritage fields
    • Experience with associated marketing and budgetary responsibilities
    • Stakeholder and industry organization participation experience
    • Experience with funding applications and source funding activities
    • Governmental agency experience
    • Knowledge of and participation within International, National & Provincial sector organizations
    • Well-developed interpersonal communication, writing and presentation skills
    • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office
    • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle

    Duties:

    • Provide recommendations on the administration, assessment and preservation the County of Brant’s heritage and cultural resources, including County-owned heritage structures.
    • Development of arts, culture and heritage policies and programs.
    • Providing leadership and support in developing and implementing arts, culture and heritage initiatives and policies that will advance corporate strategic plans including: County of Brant Strategic Plan, County of Brant Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan, County of Brant Filming & Digital Media Strategy & Action Plan and the forthcoming Arts, Culture & Heritage Masterplan
    • Promote the County of Brant as a viable location for new and/or expanding cultural industries
    • County of Brant liaison for all designated heritage properties including National, Provincial & Locally designated properties
    • Assess required resources, formulate strategies and propose initiatives to increase the arts, culture and heritage impact on the economic and social aspects of the community
    • Provide input and assistance on annual budget and strategic marketing plan for the cultural & creative industries sector
    • Facilitate and initiate innovative partnerships to support related organizations and advance the development of the sector
    • Develop funding requests, conduct due diligence for funding proposals and administer funds from private and public sector sources, including grant programs across all levels of government
    • Divisional liaison for various committees, including the County of Brant Heritage Committee, Tourism Advisory Committee, the Brant Museums & Galleries Association as well as various community museum, heritage, arts and cultural committee sittings
    • Research and author staff reports, information updates and memos to Council and various Advisory Committees
    • Administer and manage the County of Brant’s public art portfolio, and associated maintenance plan including estimates for services and evaluation of  proposals
    • Represent the County of Brant at a variety of networking and industry events, preparing and delivering presentations to local and regional stakeholders, government representatives and industry partners

    Annual Salary Range - $73,510-86,013 (Job Grade 7 - under review - 35 hours per week)

    Please visit www.brant.ca/jobs to apply for this opportunity.

    The application deadline is: Sunday, June 20th, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

    Date of Posting: June 2nd, 2021

    The County of Brant is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Accessibility accommodations are available for all stages of the recruitment process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the County if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 04 Jun 2021 4:19 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    CITIZENS FIRST THROUGH SERVICE EXCELLENCE

    We have an exciting Temporary Non-Unionized opportunity in the

    Economic and Cultural Services Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    Small Business Advisor

    (JOB # J0521-1017 / Contract, up to 6 Months)

    Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

    The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

    Responsible for developing and providing support to the Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Team and clients by providing advice, consultation and assistance as they relate to small business and entrepreneurship. Works with entrepreneurs and small businesses in Vaughan to assess their needs and facilitate solutions, including working with the Manager and other stakeholders in the Province’s entrepreneurship support ecosystem. Identifies high potential entrepreneurs and businesses and helps them to start or grow their ventures by assisting clients with business enquiries, advising clients on business structure, registration and various options available for entrepreneurship. Maintains appropriate data and contact information for each client served, implements entrepreneur training and funding programs, initiatives, seminars and events as per the direction of the Manager, including marketing and media relations, preparation of reports, departmental Business Plan and external liaison status updates. Counsels business clients, with a focus on business launch and expansion, manages and administers business registration processes including start-up/shut down procedures and necessary reporting.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or suitable equivalent.
    • Minimum of five (5) years related experience.
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, problem solving and written/oral communication skills.
    • Experience in market analysis, financial planning / forecasting, budget and business plan preparation and analysis, with a strong understanding of the government programs and services, rules and regulations for starting a small business.
    • Experience in marketing and public relations with a good understanding of community stakeholders.
    • Experience with proposal development and implementation.
    • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Proficient computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to deal knowledgeably and courteously with the general public and staff.
    • Experience with proposal development and implementation.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Tuesday June 15, 2021.

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

  • 04 Jun 2021 4:14 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    CITIZENS FIRST THROUGH SERVICE EXCELLENCE

    We have an exciting Full Time Non-Unionized opportunity in the

    Economic & Cultural Services Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    Economic Development Coordinator

    (JOB # J0521-0764)

    Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

    The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

    Primarily responsible for providing support to core economic development activities of the Department. First and foremost, this position leads data analysis and information sharing via visualization. The Coordinator will also assist in lead generation and handling; business development and promotion events (including sales, marketing, trade shows, inbound delegations, special events); information and data analysis; installation, updating and maintenance of the CRM; updating and maintenance of web and social media channels; assists with policy, plans, studies, programs and projects that support strategic directions and operation of the Department; and participates in other aspects of the economic development program, as needed.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • Undergraduate Degree in Digital Media, Marketing, Geography/GIS, Urban Planning, Economic Development, ICI Real Estate, or a related field, is required.
    • Minimum one (1) year work experience in an Economic Development environment.
    • About to commence, currently in-progress of completing, or completed an economic development designation from EDAC and/or IEDC is required.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, records management, research, interpersonal communication skills and ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff.
    • Demonstrates communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills.
    • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently together with extensive experience working as a member of interdisciplinary teams and staff to achieve successful results.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster internal and external relationships and work in partnership with City, business, labour, academic institutions, community agencies, and government.
    • Strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills with a commitment and focus of customer service excellence.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, with experience successfully completing projects on time and on budget within precise constraints.
    • A high degree of proficiency with digital media (content and channel development), MS Office, and applications in CRM, Contact Management, and Spatial Mapping/Analysis is required.
    • Strong applied knowledge and skills in primary and secondary survey methods, sources, including economic, market analysis and reporting is required.
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Tuesday June 15, 2021.

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

  • 04 Jun 2021 12:39 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Haliburton

    Requires a

    Director of Economic Development

    The Haliburton Highlands is a vibrant region located in Central Ontario.  Four municipalities make up the County of Haliburton:  Algonquin Highlands, Dysart et al, Highlands East and Minden Hills.  There are over 600 clear lakes, stunning scenery and it is only a 2 ½ hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area.  The Haliburton Highlands is well known as cottage country for many, an active community of artists, independent businesses, outdoor enthusiasts and for those enjoying a relaxed and vibrant lifestyle.  This could be your location to live, work and play – come and join us in #MyHaliburtonHighlands.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with County Council, the newly created Director of Economic Development is responsible for providing advice and guidance required to develop and shape the County’s economic development strategies and programs.  The Director will work across the County departments and municipalities to promote economic development in the County.  As a creative leader, the Director will identify obstacles to economic development and recommend changes and/or creation of policies, bylaws, and procedures to engage in innovative and forward thinking and support a growing business and residential community.

    The successful applicant will hold a University degree in business administration, economics, marketing or a related discipline with three to five years of related experience, preferably in a municipal environment.  Applicants with a comparable combination of educations and experience will also be considered. They will also hold a Certified Economic Developer Designation, or have the ability to become certified within a reasonable time frame. 

    For complete responsibilities and requirements of the position please visit our website at www.haliburtoncounty.ca/careers

    Please submit a detailed resume indicating your skills and experience no later than Monday, June 28, 2021 to:

    Andrea Bull, Human Resources Manager

    abull@haliburtoncounty.ca

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

    The County of Haliburton is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation can be provided in all steps of the hiring process.  For accommodation options and to ensure full and equal access during the recruitment and selection process, contact Human Resources.

    In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of job selection.

  • 04 Jun 2021 12:01 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    DOWNTOWN COORDINATOR

    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Job Number: TC-21-26

    Job Type: Temporary Full-time, Up to 18 Months, Union

    Closing Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021


    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

    Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

    Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

    The Opportunity

    The Economic and Creative Development Department is part of the Infrastructure and Growth Management Division. This department is responsible for the attraction and facilitation of new business investment, and helping employers access the business opportunities of the area. They encourage and promote the creation of new Barrie-based enterprises, including start-ups and small business services. They also support the retention, growth, and expansion of the City's existing businesses. This includes bringing stakeholders together on strategic programs.

    Reporting to the Manager of Business Development, the Downtown Coordinator will play a key role in the team implementing the City's vision for Downtown Barrie. This role will work to coordinate and engage Downtown Barrie Business Improvement Association (BIA), Tourism Barrie, investors and the sectors of innovation, business, art, and culture in creating a positive and growing downtown economy. The Downtown Coordinator will facilitate development investment leads in Downtown Barrie and will link tourism, public art, arts and culture, open spaces, entrepreneurship and business development practices to execute on strategies, operations and programming to facilitate investment, development and cultivate a vibrant and active downtown core.

    This position will facilitate the development and implementation of economic development investment policies, strategies and programs for the purpose of attracting and maintaining business investment for Downtown Barrie and will serve as the key liaison to the Downtown BIA, connecting City Departments and developing collaborative programs and strategies for market positioning, business growth and retention and overall economic activity in the core.

    Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job

    Corporate Culture

    • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

    Education (degree/diploma/certificates)

    • Three (3) year University Degree in Business, Commerce, Public Administration, Economics, Urban Planning, Marketing, Communications, or related discipline
    Experience
    • Three (3) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities
    • Demonstrated experience related to implementing project plans or initiatives involving multiple stakeholders
    • Demonstrated experience related to Communication, report-writing and public speaking
    Knowledge/Skill/Ability
    • Working knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements: • Corporate policies and by- laws (i.e. purchasing policy, Code of Conduct) • Business Improvement Area Legislation under the Ontario Municipal Act
    • General knowledge of the following principles and standards: Project Management • City of Barrie Economic Development Strategy • Downtown Barrie BIA• Tourism Barrie • Role of Destination Marketing Organizations and Business Improvement Areas in Ontario
    • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards: • Knowledge of economic development fundamentals
    • Demonstrated Ability to:

    o    Successfully bring public and stakeholders together and communicate the value of downtown, tourism, arts and cultural contributions to the economic vitality to the City

    o    Deliver a project from start to finish, preferably in the economic development, downtown development, or tourism realm, requiring stakeholder collaboration, communications, success metrics, and within a budget

    o    Work in a fast paced environment requiring collaboration, ease in working with elected officials and senior levels of leadership in both the municipal and private setting.

    o    Communicate equally effectively at varied organizational levels. Combines information from multiple sources, customizing the communication to the recipient, including elected officials, senior management, staff, community groups and the general public. Must be able to communicate effectively, in oral, graphic, and written form.

    o    Respond to client needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner. Strives to consistently meet service standards and follows up to ensure needs have been met

    o    Develop and deliver investment packages, resource toolkits, reports, and public presentations related to business investment, retention and attraction

    • Intermediate skills include: Administrative; Attention to Detail; Business Acumen; Collaboration; Consultation; Customer Service; Facilitation; Judgment; Organizational; Presentation; Problem Solving; Professionalism; Project Management
    • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite - Word. Excel, PowerPoint,
    • Availability to attend evening/weekend meetings or to work outside of designated normal hours per week
    Conditions of Employment
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

    Other Important Information

    Location: City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario*

    *Please note that some positions are currently working remotely due to the pandemic restrictions. It is anticipated that once restrictions are lifted, remote work will stop, and this position will require the employee to work at location noted above as determined by the City.

    Hours: The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

    Wage:  This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 7
    • Yearly Salary: $63,281.40 to $75,839.40 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $34.77 to $41.67 per hour

    Benefits: This position includes single health and dental benefits, prorated paid sick time based on the expected duration of employment, and prorated vacation time based on calendar year and in accordance with the Employment Standards Act.

    The Application Process

    Please submit your resume electronically by quoting TC-21-26 - Downtown Coordinator (Temporary FT, Up to 18 Months) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email Hire.Me@Barrie.ca by Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.

    • Position Equivalency Code: D

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

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

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing Hire.Me@Barrie.ca.

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

  • 04 Jun 2021 11:40 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH AND MARKET ANALYST

    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Job Number: TC-21-27

    Job Type: Temporary Full-time, Up to 18 Months, Union

    Closing Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021


    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

    Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

    Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

    The Opportunity

    The Economic and Creative Development Department is part of the Infrastructure and Growth Management Division. This department is responsible for the attraction and facilitation of new business investment, and helping employers access the business opportunities of the area. They encourage and promote the creation of new Barrie-based enterprises, including start-ups and small business services. They also support the retention, growth, and expansion of the City's existing businesses. This includes bringing stakeholders together on strategic programs.

    Reporting to the Director, Economic and Creative Development, the Economic Development Research and Market Analyst is responsible for providing data, information and market intelligence to inform strategy, value proposition development, targeted market segments, social media content, and key economic indicators for the Economic and Creative Development Department.

    The Economic Development Research and Market Analyst will research, collect and interpret data, develop reports, metrics and measures adapted from market and economic indicators from a variety of sources at the macroeconomic and local level to identify trends, create benchmarks, develop forecasts, and report measures and communication tools regarding Barrie's economy.

    The position will also play a key role in promoting Barrie as a vibrant business and living destination amongst key audience groups in target markets by leveraging data collected to develop content that positions Barrie as a leader in key industrial segments, promotes and grows Barrie's brand as a premiere living and working destination, and identifies relevant influencers that align with Invest Barrie's strategic areas of focus.

    Our Culture and Qualifications of the job

    Corporate Culture

    • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

    Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

    • Four (4) year University Degree in Bachelor’s degree in market research, statistics, social sciences, business, economics, communications or equivalent
    Experience
    • Three (3) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities
    Knowledge/Skill/Ability
    • General knowledge of the following principles and standards: • City of Barrie Economic Development Strategy - General knowledge of marketing and communication systems and processes
    • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards: - Secondary and tertiary research practices, processes, and principles - General knowledge of current trends and best practices regarding: 
    o Corporate social media channels/platforms 

    o Social media strategies

    • Demonstrated Ability to:

    o Conduct research for problem solving or to develop solutions - analyzing facts, generating comparisons and drawing conclusions from available information

    o Develop and curate content across social media and other digital platforms, conveying ideas and information in a clear and compelling way

    o Prepare accurate reports that present information clearly and effectively for various purposes, both from a marketing and corporate lens

    o Critically interpret and evaluate research and its implications within a strategic framework, thinking critically and expansively by combining ideas in unique ways to develop unique and compelling content

    o Identifying key audiences, targeted influencer networks across digital media platforms and engaging with key with key stakeholders to obtain information and develop promotional and corporate report content

    o Communicate equally effectively across organizational levels. Combining information from multiple sources, customizing the communication to the recipient, including elected officials, senior management, staff, businesses, stakeholders, and the general public

    o Respond to client needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner. Strives to consistently meet service standards and follows up to ensure needs have been met and maintain a high standard of public relations at all times

    o Produce realistic and achievable work plans, identifying and prioritizing resources across initiative/programs

    o Writing and developing blog content, newsletters, website content, presentations and other promotional collateral material based on primary and secondary data collection.

    • Intermediate skills include: Analytical; Attention to Detail; Business Acumen; Customer Service; Interpersonal; Organizational; Problem Solving; Reading Comprehension; Report-writing; Research; Time Management; Verbal Communication; Written Communication
    • Basic computer literacy using the following systems and software: Basic computer literacy utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud, web software, GIS and database software
    • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
    • Availability to accommodate deadlines or peak period workloads that may extend beyond designated normal workday hours or normal hours per week
    Conditions of Employment
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

    Other Important Information

    Location: City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario*

    *Please note that some positions are currently working remotely due to the pandemic restrictions. It is anticipated that once restrictions are lifted, remote work will stop, and this position will require the employee to work at location noted above as determined by the City.

    Hours: The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

    Wage: This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 6
    • Yearly Salary: $58,640.40 to $70,288.40 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $32.22 to $38.62 per hour

    Benefits: This position includes single health and dental benefits, prorated paid sick time based on the expected duration of employment, and prorated vacation time based on calendar year and in accordance with the Employment Standards Act.

    The Application Process

    Please submit your resume electronically by quoting TC-21-27 - Economic Development Research and Market Analyst (Temporary FT, Up to 18 Months) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email Hire.Me@Barrie.ca by Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.

    • Position Equivalency Code: E

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

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

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing Hire.Me@Barrie.ca.

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

  • 20 May 2021 5:11 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON

    MANAGER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    PERMANENT, FULL TIME (35 HOURS PER WEEK)

    The Manager of Economic Development is responsible for leading development and implementation of economic development strategy, programs and projects, ensuring that Centre Wellington is investment-ready, local and re-located businesses are supported and assisted to help grow the local economy. 

    Centre Wellington’s reputation for knowledge based, innovative, sustainable businesses and business ideas is strengthened and sustained and the Centre Wellington brand is promoted and marketed. The Manager makes recommendations and implements approved direction to guide the economic growth of the community.

    Key Major Responsibilities:

    Lead Economic Development Strategy

    • Leads the development, approval and implementation of the long-term economic development strategy in accordance with the Economic Development Strategic Action Plan.
    • Support the development and maintenance of Centre Wellington’s Employment Land Inventory; ensures an appropriate supply of employment land.
    • Manages and oversees all of the Economic Development programs including: the business retention and expansion (BR&E) initiative; investment attraction; innovation district support; enhanced customer service and advisory support and sponsorship and advertising.
    • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with economic development agencies and associations, other levels of government, and universities/colleges as it relates to business attraction, development and retention initiatives.
    • Involvement includes working on external boards, committees and special task forces. Strategic partners include, but not limited to, Elora and Fergus BIA, local Chambers and Boards of Commerce, County, Provincial and Federal Government agencies and ministries, etc.

    Ensure Centre Wellington is Investment-Ready

    • Delivers presentations to businesses, developers, industry associations, site selection consultants and real estate firms about the municipality and opportunities for investment.
    • Manages all investment leads and works in conjunction with staff in researching appropriate land development sites and facilities for clients.
    • Negotiate with representatives of business, industry, commerce and government to influence and facilitate the establishment and growth of business and agriculture development.
    • Responsible for attracting desired industrial, commercial, retail, and professional investment to Centre Wellington by conducting economic research and analyzing business surveys, socio-economic data, labour statistics, population and existing business/residential assessment base.

    Economic Development Division Administration Functions

    • Provides leadership and management for Economic Development staff including staff development, performance management, coaching/ mentoring, recruitment and retention as well as assesses and plans divisional staffing needs.
    • Manages the development of all collateral marketing material and oversees the updates and maintenance of all information contained within the marketing materials, economic development webpages and on-line site search functions.
    • Prepares memorandums and reports as the subject matter expert on Economic Development matters to keep the CAO and Council informed, and to receive approval for the direction of the division. Assists with presentation of reports to Council, as necessary.
    • Coordinates the preparation and presentation to Council/stakeholders on economic development studies and reports.
    • Participates on Departmental and Corporate strategic initiatives, special projects and committees to meet the long-term goals and objectives of the Corporation.
    • Develops and administers the division’s annual operating and capital budgets, tracks variances and makes recommendations for adjustments to the budgets as required.


    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • 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)
    • Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years in economic development, business development, investment attraction, land use planning, development, or related field, including management experience in economic development in municipal government or broader public sector environment, or equivalent.
    • Understanding and appreciation of Centre Wellington’s economic development sectors and how they relate to their municipal government that is charged with governing, serving and protecting.
    • Possess a demonstrated knowledge of business development.
    • Exceptional business and political acumen and management skills to interact professionally and effectively with the CAO, Council and external members of the community, business, customers and other levels of government.
    • Skilled in relationship building and management with strong dispute resolution and negotiation skills.
    • Understanding of legislation and policies that affect economic development.
    • Proven ability in writing strategic plans as it relates to economic development.
    • Possess proven financial management and budget skills.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, contact management and social media
    • A valid “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
    • Working knowledge of the municipal development review process.

    Annual Salary:                   $89,377 - $104,558

    How to Apply:               

    Township of Centre Wellington, 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0

    via email to: careers@centrewellington.ca

    Deadline to Apply:            Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

    To learn more about the Centre Wellington community and the requirements for this position, please visit the Township’s web site at www.centrewellington.ca and search the Job Opportunities link. Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document in .PDF format and indicate the position title in the subject line of email. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to adjust recruitment practices based on the guidance provided by our local Public Health Unit. Assessment of candidates may be via video/remote interviews or physically distanced face to face interviews. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

  • 20 May 2021 8:54 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

    CONSULTING SERVICES

    1. BACKGROUND ON THE MILL PROPERTY

    For nearly a century, the Town of Fort Frances and surrounding regions has been largely dependent economically on the pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances. In the 1980’s the operation employed 1,500 people working directly at the mill or indirectly harvesting and hauling in the surrounding woodlands. The paper mill properties were also responsible for approximately $2 million in municipal taxation.

    The mill ceased operations in 2014 and the properties upon which it operated are currently in the process of redevelopment as part of economic revitalization efforts in Fort Frances and across the Rainy River District.

    2. BACKGROUND ON FORT FRANCES / AAZHOGAN RENEWAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

    2670568 Ontario Ltd. acquired the former Fort Frances mill properties in July 2019 and remain the owners of the property today. 2670568 and Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) have subsequently formed a joint venture with the intent to collaboratively redevelop the mill properties. Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments Inc. is the operating entity assigned by RRFN to act on their behalf for this redevelopment work. The joint venture operates as Aazhogan Renewal.

    In June 2020, Aazhogan Renewal and the Town of Fort Frances agreed to work together to address anticipated planning and development requirements associated with the mill properties, most notably with amendments that may be required with the Town of Fort Frances Official Plan and the ambitions of Aazhogan Renewal. The Town of Fort Frances and Aazhogan Renewal agreed to work together through a newly formed Fort Frances / Aazhogan Renewal Planning Committee (“the Committee”).

    The Committee is an advisory committee with no official authorities. The Committee was established to undertake this Project.

    The Committee is comprised of one representative from each of the following four organizations:

    • 2670568 Ontario Ltd.
    • Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments Inc.
    • Town of Fort Frances
    • Rainy River Future Development Corporation

    RRFDC represents the economic development interests of the Rainy River District municipalities including Alberton, Dawson, LaVallee, Emo, Lake of the Woods, Chapple, and Rainy River.

    3. THE SERVICES

    RRFNDC seeks to retain, through this Request for Proposals (RFP), a community planning consulting firm with experience in urban design, economic development and land use planning in Ontario to conduct a Project at the direction of the Committee in support of its mandate.

    The consultant team will include professional planners, a landscape architect, economic analysis and engineering professionals.

    The successful firm will be required to travel to the Town of Fort Frances to meet with Aazhogan Renewal and then the Committee to conduct consultations.

    4. PROJECT PURPOSE

    The purpose of this Project is to develop recommendations for amending Town planning documents relevant to ongoing renewal efforts within the Town limits.

    There are three main stages required to achieve this purpose are as follows:

    • Supporting Aazhogan Renewal in identifying the highest and best uses related to ongoing renewal efforts at the former mill properties.
    • Identifying key constraints to pursuing these highest and best uses, with an emphasis on zoning and other regulatory challenges.
    • Developing recommendations for amending Town planning documents to provide maximum flexibility and impact for ongoing renewal efforts within the Town limits.

    5. PROJECT ACTIVITIES

    There will be five main activities involved in the Project:

    • Document Review and Situational Analysis, including but not limited to the following:
    o   Background reports and conceptual designs previously completed for the property re-development.

    o   Recent planning studies conducted in Fort Frances on key properties;

    o    The current Fort Frances Official Plan;

    o    Ownership profile for all Aazhogan Renewal lands and buildings in Fort Frances.

    • Conduct in-person engagement sessions with representatives of Aazhogan Renewal to discuss highest and best use of the former mill properties.
    • Conduct in-person engagement sessions with Committee members.
    • Conduct in-person engagement sessions with Town of Fort Frances staff.
    • Identify appropriate channels for public engagement, if any, related to this Project.

    6. PROJECT DELIVERABLES

    The Consultant will be responsible for providing the following key deliverables:

    • Develop a situational analysis for the Committee summarizing the relevant circumstances related to this Project.
    • Provide recommendations to Aazhogan Renewal on the highest and best use-based outcomes for the property, inclusive of a conceptual master plan.
    • Provide recommendations to the Committee for amending Town planning documents relevant to ongoing renewal efforts within the Town limits.
    • Provide a final presentation to the Town of Fort Frances on key initiatives resulting from the engagement.

    7. TIMING

    The Project must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021. As time is of the essence, proposals indicate proposed timeframes, which will be considered in the evaluation.

    8. PRICE QUOTATION

    Provide a detailed budget estimate of total fees, including retainer fees, expenses and per diem rates. No additional fees will be paid to Consultant for administration or management of Consultant services.

    9. PROJECT PROPOSAL

    The Proposal shall contain at least, but is not limited to, the following:

    a.   An introduction explaining the methodological approach that will be used in delivering the services.

    b.   Names, qualifications, and experience of staff and sub-contractors to be assigned to the project.

    c.   Maximum total cost of program services broken down by coordinator and sub- contractors, with anticipated expenses, disbursements, payment schedule and conditions listed separately.

    d.   Per Diem rates for key personnel involved in the assignment and an estimate of the number of days that such personnel would spend on the assignment and in the project area.

    e.   The Consultant will maintain a project diary in which activities such as significant contacts, telephone calls, correspondence, instructions, meetings, discussions, negotiations, product development, time and expenses incurred in connection with the performance of the projects are recorded.

    f.   At least two (2) references for projects of a similar scope.

    g.   A draft Contract of Engagement.

    h.   Certificate of Insurance ($2,000,000)

    10. MONITORING 

    The RRFDC recognizes that only through continuous contact will the Consultant achieve optimum performance. The Consultant is therefore required to submit a brief monthly written activity summary report as outlined above.

    11. CONTRACT

    The Consultant shall enter into a contract with the Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC). The contract shall indicate that services to be provided shall be performed to the satisfaction of the RRFDC and its funding partners, according to the Terms of Reference, and for the amount agreed upon by the parties.

    The contract shall also indicate that no additional money shall be paid to the Consultant for any additional work for which prior authorization has not been given in writing.

    12. CONTRACT CHANGES

    The contract may be revised during the program if agreed upon in writing by both parties. Any change would include an assessment of the impact of the proposed change on target dates and costs.

    13. CONDITIONS

    This project is conditional upon approval of Ontario government funding satisfactory to RRFDC.


    Mail hard copies of proposals to:

    Geoff Gillon

    Rainy River Future Development Corporation

    601 Mowat Avenue

    Fort Frances, Ontario

    P9A 1A2

    Or e-mail proposals to geoff@rrfdc.on.ca

    By 4:00 pm on June 30, 2021

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