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  • 25 Apr 2017 8:42 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Township of Mapleton

    Economic Development Coordinator (6-month Contract)

    Minutes from the Guelph and Kitchener/Waterloo areas, the Township of Mapleton, is seeking an experienced individual to become its Economic Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess a Post-Secondary education at a college or university level, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in Economic or Community Development, Business Administration or Social Science.

    Experience with municipal operations and providing advice to a municipal council would be a definite asset. Reporting to the CAO, the Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for developing and marketing innovative programs and initiatives to encourage business growth and tourism activity in the Township.  This includes carrying out Council directives and implementing economic development and marketing activities to the benefit of the community.  Seeks opportunities for economic development and assists businesses in retention and expansion.  Reporting to the CAO Clerk this position works actively in promoting downtown revitalization, cultural activities, community investment, and industrial development.  In concert with Council and the Management Team, coordinates communication of Township activities and initiatives through up to date and varied technologies.

    The successful candidate will have a strong communications background; be able to plan, co-ordinate and motivate; be innovative, and will lead stakeholders by example and through effective communications. The Township has a competitive compensation program with salary range of $52,700-$62,000‎. Confidential inquiries, and résumés, should be directed no later than 5:00 p.m. May 12, 2017 to:

    Mr. Brad McRoberts, MPA, P. Eng.

    CAO Clerk

    Township of Mapleton

    by emailing bmcroberts@mapleton.ca

    A copy of the job description can be found on the Township’s website at www.mapleton.ca

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment. The Township of Mapleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 20 Apr 2017 3:19 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Are you an accomplished leader with a passion for tourism?  Do you love the idea of working in one of Canada’s leading arts and creative destinations?  The Stratford Tourism Alliance is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization and to continue to position Stratford as Canada’s leading arts Town!  Reporting to a Board of Directors, you will motivate your talented team, oversee operations and facilitate high-impact marketing campaigns.  Interested candidates are asked to apply by email by submitting their resume to: executivesearch@visitstratford.ca by 4:00 pm May 16th, 2017.  More information including position description and requirements are available at www.visitstratford.ca/ED

    Executive Director

    Stratford Tourism Alliance

    Seeking A Leading Edge Executive Director!

    If you are a highly engaged professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply for the position of Executive Director with Stratford Tourism Alliance, the leading tourism marketing organization to promote Stratford.

    The City of Stratford is one of Canada’s tourism icons. Boasting a growing and diverse economy and home to the internationally recognized Stratford Festival, the region attracts over 1 million visitors each year.  It is a leading leisure travel destination that attracts a great deal of media attention for its beautiful setting and strong culinary and cultural assets.

    Responsibilities:

    Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, you will lead a strategic organization that facilitates high-impact tourism marketing programs through a performance based approach. You will:

    • Supervise, motivate, and leads staff to achieve STA’s goals through strategic leadership and motivating a strong team.
    • Prepare yearly business and marketing plans to support the organization’s strategic direction and priorities;
    • Be a self-starter who understands and is highly responsive to organizational, market and industry needs;
    • Demonstrate skills in political acuity and diplomacy;
    • Monitor statistics and undertake regular competitive analyses of Stratford’s position in the larger tourism industry environment;
    • Manage the operational and financial aspects of the Corporation and provide regular reporting in keeping with the policies set by the Board of Directors;
    • Facilitate industry development and networking;
    • Develop policies, program and service initiatives, expenditure/revenue strategies, and related initiatives to achieve strategic objectives of the STA;
    • Establish contracts for external services, development of networks, preparation of grant applications and the undertaking of other activities in support of the organization’s mission, goals, and its business operations;
    • Work collaboratively with municipal staff, Regional Tourism and community organizations to support partner initiatives to build strategic partnerships and stakeholder alliances;
    • Act as the main contact for media relations – approving press releases, editorial calendar, planning and overseeing the media program of the STA;
    • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

    Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economic Development, Marketing, or recognized equivalent;
    • Progressive, strategic thinking, combined with a results-based approach;
    • A minimum of 10 experience including experience in senior leadership or management;
    • Demonstrated financial and program management capacity;
    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of tourism industry;
    • Excellent communication and public relations skills;
    • Ability to build relationships and consensus and partner effectively with multiple organizations and stakeholders;
    • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully implement strategic plans;
    • Excellent conflict resolution skills and the ability to handle difficult situations;
    • A strong ability to advance multiple projects concurrently; and
    • An understanding of the municipal accountability and municipal process.

    Annual Salary: $83,000 – $90,000 plus benefits

    To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume, clearly outlining your qualifications and experience to by May 10th, 2017 at 4:00pm. Please submit one complete application only. While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Accommodations are available for people with disabilities for all aspects of the recruitment process. Applicants should make their needs known in advance.

    STA Note: The job posting can be found at www.visitstratford.ca/ED  for easy sharing.

  • 20 Apr 2017 3:05 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Senior Policy Advisor

    Are you interested in playing a lead role in the continued development of Ontario's globally competitive ecosystem of start-up companies and growth-oriented entrepreneurs? Do you have expertise in program design and partnership development? If so, join the Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Services Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, where you will lead the development of key programs, build key sector relationships, and lead consultation processes with other ministry and inter-jurisdictional stakeholders.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this role, you will:
    • Provide policy advice and expertise in the area of commercialization, entrepreneurship and new business creation
    • Maintain a leading-edge awareness of the business climate, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes that impact provincial competitiveness and commercialization/entrepreneurship capacity
    • Lead and coordinate the planning and execution of policy research, program development and program review/renewal activities
    • Develop and present in-depth reports, analysis of policy options, and recommendations to ministry senior management for decision-making purposes
    • Develop relationships and alliances with key government, academic, industry, not-for-profit and private sector partners and stakeholders
    • Contribute to the development of inter- and intra-governmental policy, planning and funding arrangements for entrepreneurship and commercialization partnerships.

    Location: Toronto

    How do I qualify?

    Business Knowledge:

    • You have knowledge of economic theory, economic development issues (e.g. business climate factors, industrial sectors, business development and growth, commercialization, financial/funding issues), provincial business growth strategies, and relevant legislation, regulations, and policies
    • You know key objectives pertaining to the growth of research and development clusters, innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship in the province
    • You have knowledge of the decision-making and accountability framework of the provincial government and the legislative approvals and allocations processes, to lead development of policy and program options, Cabinet documents and Ministry program policies and guidelines
    • You have knowledge of policy development principles and processes
    • You can design, plan, and manage policy development, options analysis, financial analysis, performance measurement, and implementation plans
    • You have excellent analytical and problem solving skills to: evaluate competing interests and proposals of economic development stakeholders; identify issues and impacts; and develop and recommend program options, approaches and solutions

    Project Management and Research Skills:

    • You have experience with project management techniques and principles to plan and manage options and impact analyses and policy review and development processes
    • You have strong research skills and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative principles/methodologies to conceptualize, design, and manage inter-jurisdictional research projects, studies, surveys, trends analyses, environmental scans, and other forms of research
    • You can plan and manage work to timelines
    • You can organize and facilitate consultations, develop collaborations and partnerships, and coordinate tendering and contracts

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

    • You have excellent oral and written communications skills
    • You can prepare briefing notes, Cabinet submissions, option papers, reports, and background analyses for senior management, the Deputy Minister, the Ministers and the Premier
    • You have excellent presentation and facilitation skills to explain program policy positions and promote policy and strategic initiatives to the Ministries' senior management and to stakeholders and inter-jurisdictional partners

    Consultation and Relationship Management Skills:

    • You have excellent advisory skills to provide policy advice and expertise on a range of strategic economic development, entrepreneurship and commercialization issues
    • You are able to lead and coordinate consultation processes and develop partnership opportunities related to Ministry programming
    • You have effective advisory, consultation, facilitation and negotiation skills to discuss and resolve diverse and competing policy and program related issues
    • You have strong partnership building, influencing and consensus building skills to develop effective linkages and consultation frameworks with stakeholders

    Computer Skills:

    • You are proficient with computers and standard office software programs and tools to research and prepare materials

    Salary Range: $74,802 - $108,721 per year

    Additional information:

    ·       1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension), 56 Wellesley St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Please apply online, only, by Thursday, May 4, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 106433 in the Job ID search field. 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

  • 13 Apr 2017 10:46 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

                             The MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION

    is accepting applications for the full-time, permanent position of

    “Director of Sustainable Economic Development”

    Closing Date:  April 27th, 2017 at 12:00pm

    Job Summary:

    • To ensure the coordination of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Economic Development programs, and that ventures are delivered and maintained in an efficient and effective manner by ensuring the operations of the department are consistent with the policies and procedures established by the Council and within acceptable risk tolerances of economic development protocols. 
    • To improve the effectiveness of the department’s services by striving to maintain and expand on existing projects and ventures while pursuing new appropriate economic development opportunities so the future needs of the membership are addressed.
    • To ensure effectiveness in leasing and maintenance of non-supported capital assets belonging to the First Nation and managed by the Sustainable Economic Development department.

    Educational Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

    • University degree in the field of business or finance and 3 years of related experience OR
    • College Diploma in field of business or finance and 5 years of related experience OR
    • 8 years of directly related experience
    • Extensive experience working in a First Nation environment
    • Experience and/or knowledge base in the management of capital and infrastructure projects
    • Experience and/or knowledge base in the maintenance of capital assets
    • Solid background in computers with specific knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Results of a current criminal reference check

    Assets

    • A technical background in the areas of infrastructure, general construction and building maintenance management
    • Thorough understanding of the provincial and federal legislation impacting on First Nations Governments
    • Self-starter with strong personal relationship, negotiation, communication and presentation skills

    Salary:  Commensurate with the MNCFN Salary Grid     

    Please submit your cover letter, resume, proof of educational qualifications and three current references to:

    The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

    Attention:  Personnel Committee

    2789 Mississauga Road

    RR#6 Hagersville, ON

    N0A 1H0

    Applications will also be accepted by fax at 905-768-1225 or via email at the address listed below. 

    A detailed job description is available at the New Credit Admin Building or by email at Kerri.King@newcreditfirstnation.com

    Miigwech to all who apply, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 13 Apr 2017 10:42 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Senior Economic Officer, New York

    With offices in Canadian embassies and consulates in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of International 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 Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the Greater Chicago and Greater Boston areas. 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
    • 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’s 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: $84,774 - $130,605 per year

    Additional information:

    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 48 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Please apply online, only, by Friday, May 5, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 106756 in the Job ID search field. 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

  • 13 Apr 2017 10:40 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Senior Economic Officer, Shanghai

    With offices in Canadian embassies and consulates in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of International 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 and the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, and Hubei as well as the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (referred to as the ‘territory' or ‘region'). 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
    • 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: $84,774 - $130,605 per year

    Additional information:

    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 48 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 106843, by Friday, May 12, 2017. 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

  • 13 Apr 2017 10:39 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Senior Economic Officer, Paris

    With offices in Canadian embassies and consulates in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of International 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 in Paris, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in France. 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
    • assist in determining specific priorities, objectives and strategies for trade, investment and general business relations with France
    • propose to the Ministry annual programming for France 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 France
    • work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions on opportunities to advance Ontario's interests in France

    Note: you will be working at the Canadian Embassy located in Paris, France.

    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 French

    Industry Knowledge:

    • you have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business, economic and innovation interests and objectives in France to attract investment and trade and build Ontario's innovation ecosystem
    • you have sound knowledge of Ontario's and France'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 France
    • you have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
    • you demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario’s and France'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: $84,774 - $130,605 per year

    Additional information:

    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 48 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

    Please apply online, only, by Friday, May 5, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 106849 in the Job ID search field. 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

  • 06 Apr 2017 10:47 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    JOB POSTING NOTICE

    Small Business Consultant – Exempt

    Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

    Summary:

    To provide information and assistance to existing small business operators or new entrepreneurs on; feasibility and viability of their venture, government programs, services, regulations and requirements relevant to starting and operating a new business . The main facets of the position include; management of Business Enterprise Centre, provide senior level consultation, guidance and direction to small business proprietors on the development of business plan, financial projections and feasibility, marketing plan development and implementation, employee administration, promotion of services of the business resource centre within the community , network, and facilitate relationships with community partners.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Consult at Senior level with clients on business topics: strategic planning , financing/refinancing their business (preparation for and sources for), marketing , human resource management , reaching sales projections, benchmarking their business, industry trends/market research, new product assessment , international trade, contract procurement, business ownership requirements/regulations, contract administration and the like.
    • Instruct, or provide training seminars/workshops on business plan development, marketing, taxes, financing, starting a small business, legal issues, sales strategies, bookkeeping, etc. Initiate, design and develop new programs, workshops and seminars as identified.
    • Administer the Business Enterprise Centre programs, the office and financial resources under each project agreement. Maintain relationships and adhere to Memorandums of Understanding entered into with public partners such as the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Ministry of Innovation, Research and Science, and solicit and maintain relationships with private sector partners. Meet with directors and regional administrators of the programs delivered. Develop and refine comprehensive business support services to meet client needs and achieve Centre goals.
    • Prepare and present reports to the Director of Economic Development, City Council, as well as the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Ministry of Innovation, Research and Science, and private sector partners.
    • Identify opportunities and prepare proposals for submission to administer and deliver additional programs to the community through public sector initiatives. If successful, implement and administer the project to ensure completion of objectives as well as financial reporting required.
    • Manage all client complaints including the documentation, investigation and resolution of such.
    • Oversee and approve the coordination and host local events/tradeshows.
    • Develop and promote the services provided to clients by the Centre including the writing of copy for marketing brochures, advertisements, newsletters and press releases. Prepare and design web site content. Serve as the Centres public relations representative giving speeches and interviews and attending community events. Plan special events and media opportunities. Promote services and programs to individuals, organizations and agencies which may include presentations to large groups, participating in tradeshows, sitting on local committees for business initiatives, etc.
    • Simplify the gathering of information (by clients) about starting and running a small business. Act as a community resource/contact point on matters pertaining to new business start-up and business growth. Conduct a community needs analysis and make recommendations and/or implement programs to meet these needs. Link community services to support small business.

    Accountable for:

    • Annual operating budgets. Write and refine business and strategic plans for the Centre; including budgets, new initiatives, goals and cash flow projections for submission to the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Ministry of Innovation, Research and Science for continuance of funding. Implement ways to measure Centre's success and monitor outcomes.
    • Supervise program staff, assign tasks, administer performance assessments and implement required changes with the employee, assist in hiring of new staff, provide training for new staff. Ensure up to date knowledge by the Centre staff on existing programs available for small business and the appropriate contact point.
    • Authorize and manage purchases, preparation of all financial reports and paperwork, validation of purchases received, and collection of accounts receivables. Ensure all revenue projected is achieved as it forms critical component of operating budget.

    Position Requirements

    • University Degree/College Diploma in Business, Entrepreneurship or Economics – or related field work.
    • Three (3) years’ experience in business or financial consulting.
    • Understanding of business plans, market analysis, financial planning.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong computer and database skills.
    • Outstanding communication and organizational skills, and strong personnel management and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Position requires a valid driver's license and a vehicle in good operating condition.

    Pay Group 7 – Minimum $64,857 annually; Maximum $81,071 annually (2017 Rates)

    Posting closes: Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 11:59PM

    Applications will be accepted online at www.stcatharines.ca/jobs.  Please reference the recruitment number 2017-120 in your cover letter.  Applications received any other way will not be accepted.

    The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

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