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

    Job Number: J1219-0039

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

    Position Status: Full Time

    Union: Non-Union

    Division: Community Partners

    Facility: Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

    City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

    Number of Positions: 1

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

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

    Date Posted: December 3, 2019

    Closing Date: December 22, 2019

    Starting Date: January 20, 2020

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

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

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

    Position Overview

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

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Market Development:

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

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

    Qualifications

    Minimum Formal Education:

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

    Please apply for this position on the County of Lambton Website

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

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

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

    Main duties include but are not limited to:

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

    Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Department: Legislative and Planning Services

    Division: Economic Development

    Position: Business Consultant (Small Business Centre)

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

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

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

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

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

    Purpose:

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

    Preferred Background:

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

    Working Conditions:

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

    Duties:

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

    Posted: December 2, 2019

    Posting Expiry: December 16, 2019

    Posting #: LP-400-19

    Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Accountabilities:

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

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


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

    Email: humanresources@haltonhills.ca (preferred)

    Mail:

    Attn: Human Resources

    Town of Halton Hills

    1 Halton Hills Drive

    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

    Posting No. 201947

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

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

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

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

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

    QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Position: Economic Development Coordinator

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

    Reports to: Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services

    Purpose and Scope:

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

    Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

    Contacts:

    The position will have direct contact with:

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

    Education/Specialized Training/Skills:

    The position will require:

    Must Have:

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

    Nice to Have:

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

    Work Experience:

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

    Decision Making:

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

    Supervision:

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

    Work Environment:

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

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

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

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

  • 11 Oct 2019 9:28 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation is seeking a Full-time (contract)

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

    Do you have a passion for business development, investment attraction and business retention?  Do you have a solid understanding of local and regional industry sectors?  Are you motivated to make a difference in your community?  If you have said yes, this opportunity may be for you!

    The Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation (ROEDC) is seeking a motivated and business savvy Economic Development Officer to foster, promote, and implement economic development programs and enhance current business initiatives for the growth and well-being of our communities.   

    This position will report to the Board of Directors.  The ROEDC was created in 2014 to further economic development in the Township of Zorra, the Township of East-Zorra Tavistock, the Township of Norwich, the Township of Blandford-Blenheim and the Township South-West Oxford (all within the County of Oxford).

    The job scope, key responsibilities, and other information related to the position is outlined in the job description available on any of the following websites:

    www.swox.org          www.twp.norwich.on.ca                  www.ezt.ca

    www.zorra.on.ca      www.blandfordblenheim.ca

    Applications are to be submitted electronically in confidence to:

    Mary Ellen Greb, CAO, at cao@swox.org

    Township of South-West Oxford

    312915 Dereham Line, RR 1

    Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0

    519-485-0477

    Application deadline is Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

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

    Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ROEDC is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation required.

  • 07 Oct 2019 10:52 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)
    Manager Economic Innovation and Partnerships
    • Job Title: Manager Economic Innovation and Partnerships

    • Posting Id: 272 
    • Department: Office of the City Manager 
    • Division: Strategy, Innovation & Engagement 
    • Job Grade: Admin Grade 08 
    • Rate of Pay: $120,764.00 - $140,078.00 Annual 
    • Job Type: Full Time 
    • Replacement/New Position: Replacement 
    • Posting Type: Internal and External 
    • Posting Date: 10/01/2019 
    • Application Deadline: 10/23/2019

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the Director, Strategy, Innovation and Engagement, the Manager, Economic Innovation and Partnerships will lead and guide the section with a view to drive business development to expand the non-residential tax base, explore and maximize new revenue opportunities and promote economic innovation in Richmond Hill. You will be responsible for leading a creative team of economic development professionals to design business attraction, investment and retention approaches in partnership with other government and community partners. In collaboration with the Manager of Real Estate you will explore opportunities to generate revenue streams through the City’s real estate portfolio. You will also work to promote innovative municipal approaches for business customers, foster innovation and capture revenue for the City.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Lead the Economic Development section:

    • Manage, develop and encourage the creativity of a team of economic development professionals
    • Set the strategy, priorities and work plans for the section, and monitor and report on progress
    • Prepare, manage and forecast the section budget
    • Oversee the day-to day operation of the Small Business Enterprise Centre
    • Liaise with and report to committees of Council, other levels of government, and community and business organizations
    • Prepare reports for City Council and Committees.
    Drive business development in Richmond Hill:
    • Design and lead business attraction, investment and retention activities
    • Help businesses navigate Richmond Hill’s economic ecosystem through activities such as providing start-up expertise and advice, responding to business inquiries, assisting and facilitating expedited municipal approvals, and championing service excellence and expedience for non-residential developments
    • Promote Richmond Hill’s value proposition through activities such as marketing and promotion, proactive outreach, targeting market sectors (e.g. the film industry), preparing economic studies and long-range plans, and hosting seminars and workshops on market trends
    • Consults with City divisions, programs, agencies, boards and commissions on City priorities and policies to remove barriers and facilitate business development, retention and expansion opportunities
    • Works with cross-divisional teams to facilitate development applications and provide advice on planning and zoning matters, delivery of educational programs, and provision of business and civic intelligence, business network development, marketing and promotion of programs
    • Connect businesses with available resources such as land and space, incentive plans and programs, and partnership opportunities
    Capture revenue opportunities and foster innovation:
    • Strategically explore opportunities to generate revenue streams through the City’s real estate portfolio
    • Explore municipal revenue opportunities through initiatives such as naming rights and utility leases on municipal assets 
    • Champion innovative municipal service delivery approaches to promote economic development such as continuous improvement of service delivery to business customers, helping connect Richmond Hill businesses to public procurement opportunities and implementing “made in Richmond Hill” technology solutions 
    • Promote entrepreneurship among City staff to capitalize on the City’s strengths and abilities
    • Support municipal innovation by working with local businesses to develop a transformative and entrepreneurial culture at the City of Richmond Hill, and participating in initiatives such as Smart Cities 
    Leverage strategic partnerships:
    • Build and manage effective relationships with individuals, associations, organizations, institutions, governments and agencies (etc.) capable of identifying, influencing or directing new economic development opportunities to Richmond Hill
    • Manage and implement economic development related partnership agreements 
    • Represent Richmond Hill’s economic development interests by providing advice and input into government policy and other initiatives led by partner organizations 
    Education and Experience:
    • Degree in Planning, Business, Commerce, Public Administration, Economic Development or related discipline 
    • 7 years progressive experience 
    • Prior municipal economic development experience is required

    Required Skills/Knowledge:

    • Ability to think strategically, as well as develop and implement strategies and programs
    • Encourages innovative thinking and new ideas
    • Ability to lead and develop a team of staff 
    • Ensures that objectives and accountabilities are clearly communicated 
    • Empowers staff to support a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
    • Extensive knowledge of municipal economic development
    • Knowledge of municipal Official Plans and Zoning Bylaws.
    • Proven ability to implement major community economic development project(s)
    • Ability to manage and implement multiple projects
    • Exceptional skills in preparing clear, concise, accurate and complete reports and presentations
    • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with staff, the business community, business organizations, and other levels of government
    • Ability and political acuity to interact extensively with elected officials and senior staff
    • Manage organizational change through strong leadership and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently, combined with well-developed organization and time management skills and the ability to deal effectively with tact, courtesy, discretion and diplomacy with all levels of staff and the public
    • Demonstrates and encourages perseverance and resilience in difficult times
    • Demonstrates and encourages excellent listening skills and different points of view
    • Proven ability to oversee and manage budgets
    • Must be and willing and able to transport yourself to City work sites as required (mileage compensated).
    • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Demonstrates personal leadership
    • Builds people and culture
    • Cultivates open communication
    • Shapes the future
    • Navigates and leads through complexity and change

    The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

    For more information, visit the link here


  • 20 Sep 2019 3:22 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    In partnership with Almaguin Community Economic Development, the Township of Armour is inviting applications for the position of

    Director of Economic Development 

    Three Year Contract Position 

    Pay Range for 2019: $32.36 to $40.44/hr 

    The Director of Economic Development is responsible for promoting economic development and works closely with the Almaguin Community Economic Development Board (ACEDDB). This position has overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating economic development activities and to provide the leadership to ensure that departmental objectives are met in a safe, effective and efficient manner. 

    The complete job description for the Director of Economic Development position is available from the Township of Armour municipal office and on the Township website at http://www.armourtownship.ca

    Information on Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) is available at www.baced.ca

    To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly indicating 

    “Application for Director of Economic Development” 

    by October 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

    To: John Theriault, Clerk-Treasurer/Administrator 

    Email at: clerk@armourtownship.ca 

    Fax: 705-382-2068 

    By mail or in person: 56 Ontario Street, Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 

    The Township of Armour is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations will be provided upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). 

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for this competition. 

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


  • 17 Sep 2019 10:06 AM | Kerri Schuttel

    The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) is currently seeking to fill the position of Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Defence Project Manager.

    SSMEDC has taken the lead on behalf of Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC) to develop and implement a 3-year Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) pilot project initiative that will:

    • Help Northern Ontario companies increase awareness and understanding of defence supply chain opportunities;
    • Provide Northern Ontario firms with the expertise required to prepare to participate in this sector;
    • Support Northern Ontario firms with defence certification requirement and bid preparation process;
    • Provide capacity to source/develop Northern Ontario companies capabilities as required by current contract obligation opportunities;
    • Provide the resources required to effectively work in tandem with Northern Ontario’s designated region representative at FedNor to increase marketing of Northern Ontario capabilities; and
    • Represent Northern Ontario companies at defence events and to assist them in their business development efforts.

    The position will be responsible for the development and implementation of brand and communications/trade show strategies, grant program criteria, and team workplans as required in accordance with project deliverables identified by FedNor and NOHFC to increase defence readiness opportunities throughout Northern Ontario.

    Summary of qualifications include:

    Essential

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, or related field of study;

    • A minimum of 7 years direct experience in the defence sector, including knowledge of Government of Canada procurement process for defence;

    • A minimum of 5 years experience working in a business environment;

    • Municipal and public sector experience, including stakeholder management and public relations;

    • Project management experience, including coordinating project delivery teams;

    • Strong managerial skills and experience, including developing team work plans;

    • Strong financial skills, including managing budgets;

    • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; and

    • Possess strong analytical skills, including the ability to think strategically and creatively.

    Preferred

    • Project Manager Certification
    • Master’s degree in an area of relevant study
    • Bilingual (French/English)

    Full job description is available upon request.

    Please email your resume and cover letter by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to hr@ssmedc.ca and include the following in the subject line: “ITB Defence Project Manager”

    The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors with Advisory Committees. Its mission is to support the sustainable growth and the further development of a diversified local economy through activities and undertakings that facilitate creation and retention of wealth in the community, increased productivity and global competitiveness, inward investment and trade, and the marketing and promotion of business development and tourism. Funded by all levels of government and the private sector, the corporation’s three operating divisions are Business Development, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Corporate Services. Together, they work to create and retain jobs, attract visitors, and increase the Municipal tax base.

    We thank all individuals who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. All information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    THIS OPPORTUNITY IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: FedNor and NOHFC

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