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  • 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

    Information on Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) is available at

    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: 

    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:


    • 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.


    • 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 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.


  • 04 Sep 2019 9:24 PM | Kerri Schuttel

    Does your aptitude for business leadership align with a passion for helping communities prosper? Are you an inspiring, dynamic leader with the ability to create a results-oriented culture of service excellence, coupled with a deep appreciation for life in Northwestern Ontario?


    Incorporated in 2006 and actively supported by industry, the community, and government, the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is an arms-length community development corporation, committed to promoting business development, retention, and expansion; and to supporting entrepreneurs in the creation and implementation of business plans. The CEDC also oversees Tourism Thunder Bay to further promote opportunities within the city to prospective business interests.


    Located in the geographic centre of North America, and with a population of nearly 110,000 residents, Thunder Bay is the largest municipality in Northwestern Ontario and the region’s de facto commercial, academic, administrative, transportation, and medical hub. Rich in resources, cultural diversity, breathtaking topography, and unparalleled opportunity, Thunder Bay is not only a great place to do business, it’s a great place to call home.

    We are seeking an outgoing, charismatic candidate with a broad array of senior executive attributes – an ally and an advocate for positive change, committed to making a lasting contribution to the economic prospects of Thunder Bay, and contributing to the community’s continuing business and industry growth and developments.


    As CEO, you will be the external voice of the CEDC, articulating the strategy and story as you head up the business development initiatives of the organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors and staff, you will strive to establish and implement an inspiring but practical long-term vision based on the organization’s strategic goals.

    Accountable to the Board of Directors, you will be a leader, a guide, a coach, and a mentor, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the CEDC – implementing the organization’s policies and decisions; developing and monitoring funding and operational budgets; managing CEDC initiatives, activities and programs; and building positive relationships at the local, provincial and national level.


    You have a post-secondary degree in business, marketing, or a related discipline complemented with seven to ten years of demonstrated senior business management experience.


    You possess a successful track record of marketing opportunities to clients; leading teams to provide outstanding service to diverse stakeholders; implementing best practices in governance and management; and developing and sustaining effective relationships and partnerships with business, government and community organizations. Specific experience in the negotiation of funding commitments from public and private sector organizations is considered an asset, as is present or past experience of living or working in the region.

    Specifically you’re able to demonstrate experience in:

    • Strategic and operational planning
    • Operational, financial, and performance management
    • Human resources leadership
    • Professional and community relationships
    • Board of Directors support / partnership

    If you’re able to demonstrate your commitment to community-building through your visionary leadership skills, please call Tracy Hamalainen at the CEDC to request the position profile and full job specification. Tracy can be contacted at (807) 625.3962

    Please apply by sending your resume together with a cover letter to by 4pm on September 20th, 2019.

    All applications and contact with the CEDC regarding this position will be treated in confidence.

  • 27 Aug 2019 4:59 PM | Kerri Schuttel

    Limited Term Contract Position

    Reporting to the Executive Director, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development and working in collaboration with the Small Business Centre (SBC) and the Windsor-Essex Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, the Women Entrepreneurship Coordinator serves as the point-of-contact to help support local entrepreneurs and businesses by focusing on entrepreneurship as a way to encourage women to start and grow emerging technology businesses across all stages of business development by: enhancing data and knowledge; encouraging women entrepreneurship; helping women-owned businesses grow; and increasing representation of women in emerging technologies businesses.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders by building and nurturing effective and collaborative networks and relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the Windsor-Essex Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, seeking opportunities to enhance outcomes through partnerships, and implementing strategies that enhance collaboration and achievement of objectives.
    • Support women entrepreneurs to access or participate in supplier diversity initiatives by working with Windsor-Essex Ecosystem to help women-led businesses access financing to grow their businesses through traditional financing mechanisms, new funding made available through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, or through venture capitalists and angel investors.
    • Support women entrepreneurs to grow in markets abroad by building on the Windsor-Essex Region's locational advantage as a border city and promoting the benefits of cross-border trade.
    • Coordinate networking events and run workshops to facilitate business opportunities
    • Work with Women Business Enterprises Canada to support women entrepreneurs in learning about the benefits of supplier diversity initiatives as well as accessing and participating in supplier diversity initiatives.
    • Increase the number of local businesses certified by WBE to grow their business by connecting them to large procurement channels.
    • Strengthen business or entrepreneurial skills for women entrepreneurs by building on existing efforts to promote entrepreneurship through the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Windsor-Essex Region and encourage more women to consider entrepreneurship in the area of emerging technologies.
    • Support access to networking, matchmaking or mentorship for women entrepreneurs by developing a matchmaking program to pair a minimum of five women entrepreneurs who are starting a business in emerging technologies with a mentor who is or has had success in the emerging technologies sector.
    • Maintain records, files, reports, and data as required

    Required Education and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration or related field. Graduate or professional degree strongly preferred.
    • Experience in economic development, business development, strategy, or sales and marketing considered an asset
    • Experience and expertise in entrepreneurship or within technology industries
    • Strong network and knowledge of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Windsor-Essex Region and Ontario
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across private, public, and social sectors
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to consistently and constructively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within WE EDC and with external partners
    • Experience in project management, working with diverse stakeholder groups, negotiating and resolving issues with companies and partners
    • Strong planning, analytical, verbal and written communications skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a highly dynamic environment
    • Strong sense of integrity and high standards of excellence
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail and follow-through
    • Strategic and innovative thinker
    • Strong social media skills
    • Experience in developing proposals to access government funding

    Other Requirements

    • Travel in Windsor and Essex County and occasional overnight and international travel
    • Valid passport
    • Some irregular hours to attend evening meetings and events

    Qualified individuals should submit their resume to by September 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation during the recruitment process is available for job applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

  • 16 Aug 2019 3:50 PM | Kerri Schuttel

    The Corporation of the County of Bruce has a Job Posting open for applications.

    Interested applicants can access the job posting through the Avanti Web Self-Service portal under the Job Posting menu.

    To apply please visit

    Please be aware that the link above synchronizes with our HRMS (Human Resources Management System) every couple mintutes. If the link does not work, and produces a 'Server Error', please retry after a couple of minutes. Thank you, for your patience.

    Please note that although a resume is required, this does not eliminate the need to complete the profile, as applications are
    screened electronically.

    Job Posting: Economic Development Officer (Contract) - Planning & Economic Development - Wiarton, ON
    Position: Economic Development Officer
    Location: Planning & Economic Development
    Opening Date: 16-Aug-2019
    Closing Date: 12-Sep-2019

    Job Id: 2019-122

    Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O.1990, Chapter M.56.

    The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Thank you,
    The Human Resources Department
    Corporation of the County of Bruce

    *Confidential information is attached, please use accordingly.

    “If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies (electronic or otherwise). Thank you for your cooperation.”

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