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  • 27 Aug 2020 4:02 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Huron’s
    Economic Development Department
    requires a
    Full Time Economic Development Officer

    The Economic Development Officer will foster business and economic growth in Huron County. This position requires a team player who is motivated, can build strong partnerships and is constantly pursuing opportunities for growth. Solid experience in development and working with multiple stakeholders at once in an outcome driven environment is preferred. This is a key position within the County Economic Development Department. A creative thinker with excellent problem solving skills will thrive in this position.

    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within County.
    • Act as one stop shop for business community in Huron County on items related to development. Provide advice, support and assistance to businesses.
    • Act as a liaison to guide potential investors through County development process.
    • Dedication to learning about Huron County businesses and staying attuned to their needs.
    • Develop strong relationships with Huron County business community, County stakeholder groups and other levels of government.
    • Assist partner municipalities to achieve development goals as laid out in their strategic plans as requested.
    • In conjunction with senior management, develop an annual work plan with clear measurements.

    *Travel is required for this role.

    Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

    • University Degree in a relevant program OR a combination of education and work experience
    • Certificate or diploma in Economic Development
    • Background in Economic Development or Business Development involving significant experience with and management of development efforts
    • Knowledge of and interest in business development & good understanding of regional economic strengths
    • Knowledge of and network to Government Programs
    • Understanding of Planning role and function

    Wage:

    • $40.01 – $44.84, Grade 10 of the 2020 Pay Grid,  35 hours per week.

    Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:30 pm on Sunday September 13, 2020 to:  humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca

    Submission Guidelines:

    To be considered for this position, please ensure that:

    • Email subject is “2020 – Economic Development Officer”
    • The cover letter is a maximum of one page
    • Cover letter and resume are saved together in one PDF file
    • The PDF file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. Jane Smith)

    Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 21 Aug 2020 9:37 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The London Economic Development Corporation is looking for a Business Development Coordinator.

    This job is the perfect fit for an enthusiastic individual with excellent people skills and a passion for growing our economy. If you are a professional who likes to establish, maintain, and foster relationships you would make an excellent addition to our team!

    The job:

    • Identify the needs of employers and keep them informed about relevant programs and services
    • Maintain and enhance professional relationships with client companies, support agencies and service providers
    • Seek out and research local businesses experiencing growth and provide targeted information including workforce, grants and subsidies, export markets and more
    • Maintain databases of information on various topics including real estate, professional services companies, and resources shared with expanding and growing businesses
    • Create opportunities for our clients to connect with resources and available supports
    • Attend industry trade shows to develop new investment and job creation prospects
    • Research key industry trends to generate leads and understand needs of growing companies
    • Participate in events, networking and professional development opportunities

    Your qualifications:

    • Undergraduate degree in Business, International Business, Economics, Public Relations, or related field
    • 2+ years of experience in a related position
    • Advanced understanding of the 5 key business sectors (manufacturing, technology, food and beverage, health sciences, and professional services) that the LEDC supports
    • Knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal resources available to support organizations

    Here’s what we can offer you:

    • Competitive pay and benefits
    • Opportunity for growth
    • A professional and rewarding position
    • Great company atmosphere 

    How to apply:

    Please send resume with BD Coordinator in subject line to: resumes@ledc.com before 4:00 pm September 10, 2020. No phone calls please.

    Although we thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The LEDC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

  • 20 Aug 2020 4:45 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The partnering communities of the R.M. of Estevan No. 5, R.M. of Coalfields No. 4 and the Town of Bienfait are seeking an experienced economic development professional to offer both leadership and expertise in developing and implementing economic development strategies within the region. An action and results oriented individual is needed to support activities which will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Create and implement new economic development opportunities for the region.
    • Undertaking business and project feasibility analysis and business planning.
    • Liaise with government agencies, not-for-profits, community associations, and local/regional stakeholders to help coordinate, initiate and develop and/or manage complex projects.
    • Prepare and manage funding proposals on behalf of the region.
    • Developing/directing marketing and communication for the region including a regional economic prospectus and supporting documents.

    The community is facing potential industry impacts related to the closure of the Boundary Dam and Shand Power Stations and Westmoreland Coal Mine.

    The Regional Economic Development Director is responsible for facilitating and promoting economic development. This includes the following:

    • Develop and implement of a regional economic plan.
    • Facilitate additional planning as required.
    • Establish and support the regional leadership team.
    • Develop a regional economic prospectus and supporting documents.
    • Develop/direct marketing and communication for the region.
    • Research and provide recommendations on existing/new economic development opportunities.
    • Evaluate results of economic development studies and agreements and makes recommendations.
    • Takes minutes at meetings and maintains economic development committee files and reports.
    • Assumes responsibility for identifying and fostering community economic development opportunities.
    • Acts as a liaison between local organizations, businesses and individuals and representatives of councils and administrations.
    • Facilitates partnerships within and outside the region to develop and promote opportunities.
    • Act as a resource and guidepost for local community based staff/volunteers.
    • Conduct additional surveys and research on market opportunities.
    • Identifies capital development program opportunities.
    • Represents the partners at regional, territorial and national meetings and conferences on economic development.
    • Promotes the region through media relations and liaises between the partner councils and the media.
    • Ensures all applicable and pertinent statutes are adhered to.
    • Stays abreast of changes to pertinent statutes and related regulations.
    • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Champion for positive change, with proven influencing skills.
    • Post-secondary credentials in a related field an asset.
    • Related experience within municipal government or economic development environment.
    • Business development and market analysis abilities.
    • Investment attraction experience.
    • Government Relations experience.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including preparing and delivering presentations, letters and reports
    • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
    • Strong facilitation, meeting management and marketing skills
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills
    • Strong negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills
    • The successful candidate must have a reliable vehicle.

    Annual contract fee will commensurate with experience.

    Application Deadline

    Qualified candidates should forward their application, no later than 12:00 pm September 18, 2020 to:

    • R.M. of Estevan No. 5
    • #1, 322 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T8
    • rm5@sasktel.net

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

  • 20 Aug 2020 2:16 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

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

    Situated in the Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai, China, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in Shanghai, Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao and Provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Zhejiang. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development and trade issues to promote and project Ontario's image for business opportunities.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this high profile role, you will:

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

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

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

    Industry Knowledge:

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

    Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

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

    Project and Issues Management Skills:

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

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

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

    Computer Proficiency:

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

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

    Additional information:

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

    Note:

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

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 149127, by Thursday, September 10, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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

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

    www.ontario.ca/careers

  • 20 Aug 2020 2:09 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

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

    Situated in the Canadian Embassy, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in Seoul, Korea. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development, investment and trade growth strategies to promote and project Ontario's image for business opportunities.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this high profile role, you will:

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

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

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

    Industry Knowledge:

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

    Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

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

    Project and Issues Management Skills:

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

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

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

    Computer Proficiency:

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

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

    Additional information:

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

    Note:

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

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 148220, by Thursday, September 10, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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

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

    www.ontario.ca/careers

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

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

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

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this high profile role, you will:

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

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

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

    Industry Knowledge:

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

    Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

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

    Project and Issues Management Skills:

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

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

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

    Computer Proficiency:

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

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

    Additional information:

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

    Note:

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

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

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

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

    www.ontario.ca/careers

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

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

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

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this high-profile role, you will:

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

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

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

    Industry Knowledge:

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

    Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

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

    Project and Issues Management Skills:

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

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

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

    Computer Proficiency:

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

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

    Additional information:

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

    Note:

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

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

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

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

    www.ontario.ca/careers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer

    Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time

    Reference Code: 847

    Closing Date: August 14, 2020

    Location: Midhurst, Ontario

    Position Summary

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

    Position Requirements

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

    Compensation

    $71,859.00 - $86,228.00 per annum

    To Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Job Designation: Senior Economic Development Officer

    Department: Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives

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

    Pay Grade: 13

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

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

    Job Responsibilities:

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

    Qualifications/Skills:

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

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

    DATED: July 17, 2020

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

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