Manager of Economic Development, Tourism and Special Events
The Corporation of the Municipality of Leamington
Leamington is a community of unlimited potential. We are a municipality of nearly 30,000 residents located along the north shore of Lake Erie bordering Point Pelee National Park in Southwestern Ontario. We are a culturally rich mosaic, cherishing our ethnic and rural roots. Leamington enjoys the “Best of Both Seasons”, long warm summers, dazzling winters and everything wonderful in between. Our community offers excellent schools, hospital, recreational complex, fire services, spectacular marina and parks, affordable housing and attractive neighbourhoods, making Leamington an appealing choice for playing, living, working, business investment or retirement. While we are renowned for our greenhouses, we also have a thriving commercial and manufacturing sector with land available for future growth and development.
Leamington is seeking an experienced and dynamic Manager of Economic Development, Tourism and Special Events to help us continue to build a prosperous and sustainable future. Reporting to the Director of Community and Development Services, the Manager of Economic Development, Tourism and Special Events shall be responsible for planning, managing, streamlining and providing oversight of the Municipality of Leamington’s Economic Development/Tourism programs and initiatives for business retention and expansion, promotion, and marketing. Responsibilities shall include the coordination of economic development/tourism related initiatives with other internal departments and liaising with relevant departments and agencies of the County of Essex, Provincial and Federal Governments, outside agencies and groups, and maintaining regular contact with the public on matters relating to economic development.
The applicant we are seeking should have a University/college degree from an accredited college or university in economic development, business administration, marketing, economics or a related field with a minimum of 5 years responsible experience in economic development, marketing or a closely related field, focusing on the attraction and retention of businesses. In addition to a history of successful economic development and negotiations, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate strong organizational skills, independent judgment, networking with all levels of government, effective communication skills, problem solving abilities and knowledge of geographic regions and economic trends. Knowledge of the operations of municipalities and other levels of government is an asset.
Please visit our website for additional details regarding this position. Interested candidates must apply online, at our website, www.leamington.ca/careers.
Applications will be received until 11:59 PM, Sunday, August 27, 2017.