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  • 16 Oct 2017 4:08 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Commissioner†- St. Lawrence Corridor

    Economic Development Commission

    The St. Lawrence Corridor Development Commission is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the St. Lawrence Corridor in Eastern Ontario, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Our purposeful and intentional approach to regional economic development is designed to broaden the tax base, stimulate balanced growth, increase the availability of complementary commercial/industrial businesses, and develop a skilled workforce for our region's employers. Working with a wide variety of community partners, we work to build and sustain an economic culture that reflects values of innovation and sustainability.

    The SLCEDC is responsible for growing and sustaining the local business environment with a focus on commercial and industrial sectors. The organization’s efforts are focused on attracting, retaining and growing businesses, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurial opportunities, and increasing economic access with global markets by fostering further investment and trade. These activities will be focused on attracting and retaining Industrial and Commercial prospects.

    About Our Job

    As the Commissioner, you will serve as an initial and primary contact for business, community partner, and other stakeholders' inquiries, with a special focus on your assigned industries. You will represent all business support programs typically applicable to attraction, expansion, and retention projects, and make suitable referrals to partner agencies and organizations. You will provide full lifecycle of support and technical assistance to business clients. This position will be responsible for identifying prospects within the defined target industries, executing on a calling program and coordinating with community stakeholders to assist new companies in locating to Eastern Ontario. Reporting to a Board of Directors, you will have budgetary responsibilities for the commission and performance accountabilities for incremental job growth along the St. Lawrence Corridor.

    In this position you will:

    ● Develop relationships with businesses, industry associations, and other stakeholders inassigned targeted industries and geographical areas

    ● Perform routine and proactive business recruitment, expansion, and retention assignments

    ● Consult with management of business customers to identify and evaluate business needs/challenges and coordinates business support services needed from various resources and programs within and outside the division or department

    ● Advise on industry trends and labor market information and provide business solutions and next step recommendations

    ● Participate as a team member to develop complex business development projects and programs

    ● Work with SLCEDC board, management and staff to strategically administer projects and programs

    ● Collaborate to develop marketing materials and resources for business customers; research, develop and utilize marketing material to obtain/retain target industries in relation to OED services

    ● Prepare for supervisory reviews, and compile reports relating to business services provided, that contain findings, conclusions, and recommendations

    ● Execute a pro-active calling program to identify, quantify and attract new business to the St. Lawrence Corridor.

    ● Maintain and contribute to a Client Relationship Management system

    ● Collaborate with community and industry stakeholders to collectively bring new businesses to the St. Lawrence Corridor

    ● Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

    About You

    Our Ideal Candidate has:

    ● Five years of professional B2B sales in an industrial or commercial environment

    ● Knowledge of research and analytic techniques and principles and best practices of economic development

    ● Demonstrated high performance in a business to business sales environment.

    ● Ability to prepare written and graphic materials; to compose clear and concise reports; to prepare and make presentations; and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with constituents, professional peers and elected officials

    ● Proven ability to produce above average results with a minimum level of supervision

    ● Experience in reporting to a Board of Directors

    ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs and CRM systems.

    We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have a following required minimum qualifications:

    ● Experience†Requirement: Three years of professional experience working in economic or workforce development, or a closely related field. Or Three years professional experience in B2B sales.

    ● Education Experience/Equivalency: A combination of the appropriate type and level of education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

    About Everything Else

    Hiring Range: $75,000 - $150,000

    Pre-employment Screening : An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development

    Commission policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal check.

    The St.Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, and/or local law.

    CV and Cover letter are to be sent to michael@ua2r.com, posting will close November 15th.

  • 13 Oct 2017 2:14 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Municipal Services Division

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing

    Be at the helm of an organization whose mandate is to interface with municipal partners to promote well planned and managed communities and safe, accessible, energy-efficient buildings within complete communities, supporting a quality of life for Ontarians that is second to none.

    Consider this exciting opportunity to work with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Housing, where you will join a team that plays a major role in supporting and strengthening municipal capacity and is driven by a passion for building strong communities. 

    The Municipal Services Division plays a key role on matters related to municipal land-use planning, local government services, disaster recovery and Ontario’s Building Code, which includes innovative approaches to support the government’s Climate Change Action Plan for the prosperity and resiliency of all Ontarians. 

    We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader with superior operational and relationship management expertise to provide direction and oversight on the legislated mandate and strategic initiatives of the Division.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this pivotal role, you will:

    Be a Visionary 

    • Set the strategic direction for the delivery of ministry services to municipalities through regional Municipal Services Offices (MSOs) who collaborate with municipal partners on land use planning, local government and housing. You will map a path forward for the Building Code that will keep Ontario in a position of international leadership 

    Champion Service Excellence 

    • Provide executive leadership and direction for the strategic planning, priority setting and overall direction of the Municipal Services Division related to the development and delivery of high-quality, value-added services to municipalities

    Establish and Maintain Partnerships

    • As an excellent communicator with strong leadership and relationship-building skills, you will work and maintain effective partnerships with a wide range of diverse partners and stakeholders who have competing interests, priorities and challenges, and provide the necessary influence to further the Division’s and government’s agenda

    Model Leadership

    • Support and promote a productive team environment which reflects the fostering of a culture of excellence and the creation of an inclusive, diverse, equitable, respectful and accessible workplace

    How do I qualify?

    Executive Leadership:

    • You are experienced at the executive level leading strategic direction and management of a large functionally diverse organization
    • You have significant experience in senior leadership positions working horizontally to develop partnerships 
    • You are a senior executive who has led and inspired senior management and large teams 
    • You have demonstrated experience in leading and effecting change
    • You have demonstrated senior leadership experience in risk-management and managing complex and contentious issues


    Strategic Planning:

    • You have a demonstrated understanding of legislative framework and public policy associated with municipal governance and development across Ontario
    • You understand land use planning, housing, building regulation and disaster recovery assistance 
    • You have implemented successful strategic service delivery initiatives

    Stakeholder Management:

    • You have a thorough understanding of provincial, municipal and federal relationships/issues and trends affecting municipal and local government services 
    • You are expert in customer service delivery and continuous improvement
    • You communicate clearly with partners and stakeholders to earn their trust
    • You have excellent judgement and political acuity along with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to influence
    • You are a strategic communicator with experience managing and speaking to complex situations


    Technical Skills:

    • You have solid experience in regulatory practice and knowledge of Provincial Legislative Authorities such as the Municipal Act, Municipal Election Act, Building Code, Planning Act, and other relevant legislation
    • You have a comprehensive understanding of government structure and decision-making processes and the Ministries’ directions, priorities and business agendas
    • You are familiar with governance and accountability frameworks and ensure recommended strategies align with the government’s modernization agenda
    • You have experience in and knowledge of policy development and regulatory and legislative modernization in order to lead a division to respond to program issues

    Salary range: $162,470 - $204,670 per year

    Location: Toronto

    Duration: 1 Permanent

    Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, October 25, 2017, by visiting http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?Language=English&JobID=112932. 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 the Executive Talent Search Unit at careersexecutive@ontario.ca. 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 

  • 10 Oct 2017 1:37 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    COORDINATOR, BUSINESS INFORMATION AND POLICY

    AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    Reporting to the Director, Economic Development, this senior technical position is responsible for co-ordination and implementation of Brampton’s annual business information and competitive policy plan. This position leads a team that collects and analyzes of marketing and business information used for policy development and to meet the City’s strategic goals for a prosperous and vibrant community.  

    Leads research team

    • Manages a team comprised of an analyst as well as summer and coop students to provide above services. 
    • Develops the annual Service Plan and budget. 
    • Assigns duties and project to staff, and holds them accountable for job performance according to scheduling and specifications. 
    • Responsible for staff planning, recruiting, training and development, performance management and reviews. 
    • Manages the implementation of policies, procedures and standards. 
    • Continually evaluates the team’s activities to ensure appropriate allocation of resources and makes recommendations for improvement.

    Create and deliver innovative presentations

    • Articulate business information, statistics and competitive policy visually in a succinct manner. In this regard, remain apprised of the latest information technology to create stimulating presentations for council and staff, and in support of the various sector leads. 

    Coordination of business information

    • Supporting Economic Development comments on development applications, OP/Secondary Plan reviews. 
    • Participates on special land use/infrastructure planning policy discussions and study teams. 
    • Coordinate bi-annual Employer Census and Business Directory CD/Web. 
    • Supports daily updates of the EDO website. 

    Coordinates research techniques and storage

    • Implements the annual Information and Policy Work Plan, including the collection and analysis of primary and secondary research to monitor, analyse and report on economic, socio-economic, demographic, ethno-cultural and other key statistics from diverse sources. 
    • Coordinates databases and GIS applications. Provides technical support for the inquiry tracking system and central Contact Management process.  

    Conducts research

    • Conducts sector and competitive studies (including attribute, benefit, core cost comparisons and strategic policy recommendations) within the GTA, Ontario, Canada and as required comparisons with similar US-based edge cities. 

    Stakeholder liaison

    • Attend as required Corporate visitations, advocacy and business networking/alliances with existing SMEs supporting manufacturing retention activities. 
    • Support Business Development information inquiries and fulfill customer research inquiries and presentations.

    Participates as team member

    • Involved in assisting other team members in the fulfillment of their responsibilities. 
    • Participates in strategy and planning meetings. 


    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Economic Development, Business Administration, Geography, Planning/Engineering or equivalent
    • 3-5 years experience in private or public economic development or corporate land development or in an economic-market research consulting firm; municipal environment an asset
    • Intermediate understanding of GIS applications, field research techniques, primary and secondary sources of statistical information; knowledge of economic, market and demographic analytics an asset
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English); report writing and experience presenting to small and large groups, using the latest in innovative technology
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet research, desktop GIS software 
    • Structuring and negotiating service agreements, RFPs, Agency of Record competitions and contracts, corporate sponsorships and partnership agreements an asset 
    • Valid Ontario non-probationary Class G Driver’s License with access to a vehicle.
    • Full or partial completion of Ec.D. designation through EDAC (or willingness to achieve)


    **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    Starting Salary: $86, 221.00

    TO APPLY: Please apply online, quoting file number: 102632 by October 17, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employmentor via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. We are dedicated to equal opportunity. 

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.  


  • 04 Oct 2017 1:14 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    The Township of Oro-Medonte 

    requires a 

    COORDINATOR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT /COMMUNICATIONS

    Located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, between the cities of Barrie and Orillia, the Township of Oro-Medonte is a picturesque and progressive community that prides itself on its rich heritage and unparalleled recreational opportunities, making it one of Ontario’s premier quality of life communities. 

    The Township is currently seeking an experienced professional, with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide economic development and communications services to the Corporation in the full time position of Coordinator, Economic Development/Communications. 

    The Coordinator, Economic Development/Communications shall perform activities and initiatives that will attract investment and business opportunities to the Township and support the retention and expansion of existing businesses, thereby positively impacting local employment. The successful applicant will develop and participate in projects to advance and promote Oro-Medonte’s interests as set out in the Township’s Corporate Communications & Economic Development Strategies. You will be responsible for coordinating varying forms of communications, website updating, marketing and promotional materials, and special events for the purpose of fostering and maintaining a positive image for the Corporation while upholding corporate standards. 

    The applicant must have superior knowledge of corporate communication theory, methods, techniques, and practices with a minimum of four (4) years of related experience, including one (1) year of experience that provides a working knowledge of community economic development theories, practices, and local and regional economic development potential and opportunities. The successful candidate must hold a post secondary degree/diploma in business administration communications or related discipline along with a communications related and/or economic development designation or be willing to obtain. The position requires proficient oral and written communication skills, a solid knowledge of and experience with Publisher, Adobe InDesign Creative Suite, Web Publishing Software, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and strong organizational and time management skills to effectively meet multiple deadlines. 

    In addition, the successful applicant must have the ability to think and act appropriately in a political and community service environment and to deal courteously and effectively with elected officials, the general public, residents, staff, other departmental, corporate contacts, businesses and other levels of government. 

    This is Bargaining Unit Excluded position and offers a salary commensurate with experience and education (2017 salary range $63,162 to 76,746), plus a competitive and attractive benefit package. Please address your resume to the attention of Tamara Obee CHRL, Manager Human Resources/Health & Safety, and deliver by 12:00 noon, Friday, October 20, 2017. 

    Township of Oro-Medonte 

    148 Line 7 South, Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2E0 

    Phone (705) 487-2171 Fax (705) 487-5569 

    Email: careers@oro-medonte.ca 

    A detailed job description is available on our website www.oro-medonte.ca 

    The Township of Oro-Medonte is committed to an inclusive, barrier free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the Township of Oro-Medonte Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure that you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected pursuant to The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used for the purpose of the candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to The Manager, Human Resources/Health & Safety. 

  • 03 Oct 2017 11:27 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Northern Development Officer

    Do you have the drive to make an impact on economic projects in the communities served by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines? Working as a liaison with business, industry, the non-for-profit sector, and Aboriginal, municipal, and provincial and federal governments will provide you with such an opportunity.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this role, you will:

    • promote and deliver economic development programs and services

    • assist businesses and communities to develop and implement plans to increase their competitiveness

    • provide information and advice to Aboriginal and municipal leaders and businesses

    • develop networks with clients and other ministries

    • monitor and report on community needs, issues and priorities

    • travel throughout the region to meet with clients

    Location: Parry Sound

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory requirement:

    • valid driver's licence to travel throughout the region to areas not accessible by other modes of transportation

    Technical knowledge:

    • You have knowledge of:

    - provincial and federal programs dealing with economic, business and community development

    - government structure with emphasis on provincial ministries, agencies, boards, and commissions

    - community development and business planning processes

    - the economic structure of northeastern Ontario.

    General skills:

    • You have proven research and report-writing skills.

    • You have demonstrated judgment and organizational skills.

    • You have proven ability to conduct project evaluations and financial analysis.

    • You have working knowledge of computer applications and word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, internet and electronic mail software.

    Salary Range: $1,270.00 - $1,590.60 per week

    Additional information:

    • 1 Permanent, 7 Bay St, Parry Sound, North Region

    Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, October 18, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 112298 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 

  • 02 Oct 2017 11:10 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Job Type:  Permanent 
    Primary Location:  Ontario, Canada 
    Possible Temporary Training Period: Montreal, Qc

    External Posting Description 

    CAI Global seeks an experienced Business Development professional to initially support and eventually lead the sales and business development efforts in Ontario. 

    CAI is a private consulting firm with expertise in investment project strategy, financing and implementation. Known as specialists in project financing and maximizing government financial incentives,  CAI’s advisory services begin at the development stage of a project or acquisition, through to the financing, and then to the site selection, financing negotiation and implementation stages. As site selectors, CAI knows how to close the deal with over thirty years of experience in this domain. As part of a project’s lifecycle, CAI conducts various forms of data intelligence research, industry studies and economic benefit models. CAI brings quantifiable value added results to its clients, and as a result of this knowledge, has been mandated by numerous economic development agencies to assist in attracting investments to their jurisdictions and position them internationally.

    The Business Development professional will work directly with CAI’s Director of Business Development and will act as the main point of contact for Ontario based accounts and sales activities. The candidate will be responsible to help build and execute a lead generation strategy for the purpose of generating sales. Depending on experience, there may be a learning curve requiring a training period at head office in Montreal. 

    Primary responsibilities:

    • Supporting, assisting and eventually leading the development of marketing strategies and tools 
    • Identifying and prospecting new clients 
    • Producing and/or coordinating sales proposals and corporate presentations 
    • Relationship building with key private and public sector professionals in Ontario 
    • Identifying speaking and other positioning opportunities for senior management and consultants
    • Participating on committees, if deemed beneficial
    • Documenting and tracking activities 
    • Researching grant and other incentive programs for client eligibility
    • Ensuring the firm's financial incentives database is continuously updated


    The successful candidate should have the following attributes:

    • Strong understanding of consulting services (a minimum of three years of account management /business development support experience an asset) 
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Finance, Business, or other related disciplines
    • Demonstrated skills as a team player and evidence of strong leadership
    • Ability to develop, share and adopt innovative approaches and best practices, present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions for lead generation
    • A self-starter and go-getter personality
    • An understanding of economic development 
    • Large account and contract sales support experience an asset
    • Ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment
    • Analytical, detail oriented, strong problem-solving and project management skills 
    • Superior writing and verbal communication skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
    • Knowledge of the manufacturing sector
    • Valid driver’s license and vehicle

    Please forward resumes to: m.allain@caiglobal.com

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


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