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  • 26 Nov 2021 4:07 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Senior Economic Development Officer is responsible for business retention, expansion, promote and build the awareness of the Town as a prime location for business investment by developing and implementing marketing and promotional strategies at local, regional and provincial levels ensuring that all sectors identified through the Economic Development Action Plan & Community Tourism Plan are targeted for investment.

    Key Duties:

    • Generate leads by leveraging marketing and promotion efforts to facilitate investment in the Town
    • Manage and respond to all leads generated
    • Promote the Town as a prime location for business investment
    • Ensure that all existing Town sectors, specifically those identified through the Economic Development & Tourism Strategy are targeted for retention and expansion assistance, through program development and implementation
    • Develop and maintain relationships with the Town's primary broker community, employment land owners and local agent network
    • Build relationships with Institutions (Hospital, University, College etc.) and Government Representatives (local, regional, provincial) to leverage initiatives at all levels with a focus on supporting business and business attraction
    • Attend meetings, functions and participates in joint initiatives to raise awareness of Ajax, develop a network, and assist in creating public/private opportunities
    • Ensures tactical plans are developed on an annual basis and incorporated into an annual work plan


    • University degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Commerce or Economics and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience, or a combination of training, education and experience deemed equivalent
    • Professional Economic Developer designation (EcD/CEcD)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills (formal and informal presentations, council reports, etc.)
    • Advanced skills required to negotiate, influence, handle and resolve conflict; develop solid relationships and consult effectively with stakeholders
    • Excellent organization, time management and planning skills
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Strong project management skills (certification an asset)
    • Experience in the broader public sector an asset
    • Class G driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract
    • Upon being hire, ability to provide a clear criminal reference check that is satisfactory to the Town

    Rate of Pay: 

    $90,037 to $100,041 per year.  This is a non-union position that works a 35 hour work week.  The Town offers a comprehensive benefits package with paid sick and vacation leave, plus an OMERS pension.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to the Town of Ajax website at  The closing date for this position is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

    All Town of Ajax employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; proof of vaccination status will be requested as a condition of employment upon hire. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Town’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.  The Town embraces diversity and gender expression through policy, staff training and providing positive spaces.  The Town encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  If selected for an interview, please inform Human Resources staff of any accommodation you may require the process.

  • 23 Nov 2021 3:06 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Small Business Consultant

    Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Job Number: TC-21-52

    Job Type: Temporary Full-time, Up to 1 Year, Union Position

    Closing Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021


    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

    Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

    Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

    The Opportunity

    The Economic and Creative Development Department is part of the Infrastructure and Growth Management Division. This department is responsible for the attraction and facilitation of new business investment, and helping employers access the business opportunities of the area. They encourage and promote the creation of new Barrie-based enterprises, including start-ups and small business services. They also support the retention, growth, and expansion of the City's existing businesses. This includes bringing stakeholders together on strategic programs.

    The Small Business Centre is a partnership between the City of Barrie and the Province of Ontario delivering a wealth of small business support services to current and aspiring entrepreneurs through the pre-start up to growth stages of business development. Reporting to the Manager of the Small Business Centre, the Small Business Consultant position provides front line customer service and information/guidance/support/referral to

    individuals and groups who are investigating starting a small business, in the start-up process of a new venture, or currently in business less than 5 years. In addition, the Small Business Consultant is responsible for scheduling, designing and delivering seminars on various business-related topics; networking with other community members and organizations in order to promote the Small Business Enterprise Centre; and supporting the day-to-day office operations.

    Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job

    Corporate Culture

    • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive,Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

    Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

    • Three (3) year University Degree in Business Administration or related discipline


    • Three (3) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities


    • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for business start-ups in Ontario
    • Working knowledge of current government financial supports available to businesses, with particular emphasis on COVID-19 relief measures
    • Knowledge of business principles (accounting, marketing, finance, planning and sales (including e- commerce) in order to advise and provide information on a broad range of business related questions Knowledge and experience in developing and critiquing business plans
    • Research, analytical, and organizational skills in order to gather business information and data in addition to the creation and presentation of seminars
    • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills
    • Ability to think and act responsibly in a political and community based business service environment 
    • Computer literacy utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), major online meeting platforms, and the ability to skillfully manage database information related to client data management

    Conditions of Employment

    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing with a reliable vehicle to us on corporate business
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check*
    (*Please note that this is a requirement of the position for any new employees to the City of Barrie in accordance with the Police Record Check Procedure. Existing employees will be grandfathered from this requirement.)

    Other Important Information

    Location: City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario

    Hours: The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

    Wage: This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 5
    • Yearly Salary: $54,017.60 to $64,682.80 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $29.68 to $35.54 per hour

    Benefits: This position includes single health and dental benefits, prorated paid sick time based on the expected duration of employment, and prorated vacation time based on calendar year and in accordance with the Employment Standards Act.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at

    • Position Equivalency Code: E

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, and 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.

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing

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

  • 23 Nov 2021 11:21 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Take a look at what employees are working on related to our Term of Council Priorities moving us forward towards The Brampton 2040 Vision.


    POSTING NUMBER: 104436

    HIRING SALARY RANGE: $81,325.00 - $91,491.00 PER ANNUM MAXIMUM OF SALARY RANGE:  $101,656.00 PER ANNUM


    Reporting to the Manager, Entrepreneurial Services, this role is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and delivery of Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (BEC) entrepreneurship programs, including those supported by the Province of Ontario. The Coordinator attracts participants and delivers programming by working with stakeholders, internal departments, program speakers, mentors, trainers, and program participants. Additionally, this role will administer, organize and provide training and mentorship including, but not limited to, organizing seminars and events, facilitating training, publicizing program schedules, booking resources as required, maintaining appropriate data and contact information for each participant, and the preparation of program related reports, briefing notes, and memos.


    • Manage, facilitate and lead strategic projects and initiatives to advance the vision, priorities and goals of the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre work plan.
    • Contribute to the development of entrepreneurship programs, services and projects, assuring quality of instruction, appropriate selection and development of facilitators and administrators, contributing to the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre’s Key Performance Indicators.
    • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure successful program delivery at all stages for the program participant: application; vetting; granting (when necessary); mentorship; and program completion.
    • Lead and participate on cross-divisional project teams within the City and with other stakeholders as required to implement approved projects
    • Manage community-led projects which involve facilitating meaningful multi-stakeholder dialogue and liaising with internal departments, external agencies, organizations, cultural and business communities and the public, and may require contracting and managing outside consultants.
    • Provide overall leadership and direction to cross-functional project teams by assigning tasks and managing the performance of these teams to ensure the successful implementation of new initiatives.
    • Identify factors which may impact project success and provide mitigation strategies to address these factors.
    • Provide support to the Manager of Entrepreneurial Services on corporate wide initiatives.
    • Attends and represents the City at Provincial and Regional Business Enterprise Centre network meetings and information sessions as required.
    • Use effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.
    • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, assists in preparing annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.


    • Develop strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a thorough understanding of and positive support for projects and initiatives.
    • Organize and direct effective project teams for the successful delivery of projects and initiatives.
    • Escalate complex issues to the appropriate level for resolution.


    • Manage communication plans to ensure timely communication with Mayor and Councils, internal and external stakeholders.
    • Create and maintain detailed project documentation and ensure all necessary sign-offs and approvals meet corporate policies and confidentiality requirements.
    • Achieve departmental operational objectives by contributing expertise, information and recommendations to strategic plans and progress reviews, including preparing and completing business and action plans.
    • Prepare presentations and reports that include measurement of progress against set project goals and objectives.


    • Lead and facilitate research and engagement strategies using internal and external project teams to support project planning and implementation objectives.
    • Participate in business reviews to improve service delivery and integration of Entrepreneurial Services goals and objectives with other key city departments
    • Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations to assist in the revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the needs of Entrepreneurial Services stakeholders are continually met.


    • Manage, lead and facilitate project coordination and team meetings as required to meet project needs
    • Work well within diverse groups in support of project and operational goals and objectives.
    • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
    • Liaise with similar small business development organizations, governmental and educational agencies as required in order to be aware of existing programs and opportunities that will assist small business development and success for program applicants and participants
    • Provides advice and guidance to other staff members


    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in economic development, business administration, public relations, sales and marketing or equivalent.
    • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a related field
    • Project Management experience, with proven ability to create and interpret business cases and financial proposals
    • Experience in developing and providing entrepreneurial programming and supports.
    • Expertise in working with the small business sector Knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments and applicable Legislations is an asset
    • Ability to identify business needs, initiate and coordinate project resource requests
    • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
    • Solid customer service and people management skills; ability to interface with internal and external customers to meet corporate service standards
    • Solid organizational skills; detail oriented, well organized able to coordinate activities and tasks meeting conflicting priorities and timelines
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software
    • Ability to travel between work locations within the GTA
    • Partial or full completion of EcD professional designation an asset.

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

    Job Status: Contract

    Job Type: Management and Administration

    Applications must be received by: December 3, 2021

    Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


    As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: quoting reference #104436 by December 3, 2021 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

    In accordance with the City of Brampton’s Vaccination Administrative Directive, new employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and provide proof of full vaccination* before their start date. Employees who are unvaccinated or do not disclose their vaccination status will be required to:

    • a) complete the City of Brampton’s mandatory learning regarding COVID-19 vaccination; and
    • b) take regular COVID-19 tests prior to attending the workplace. Employees must demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result in order to attend the workplace.

    The City of Brampton strongly encourages candidates to be fully vaccinated prior to your start date. New employees who are not fully vaccinated may request accommodation based on medical (disability), religious, or other protected grounds. Employees with an approved accommodation will only be required to adhere to item b) above.

    * Fully vaccinated means the two-week anniversary after receiving a vaccination series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal , or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.

    The City of Brampton continues to follow COVID-19 workplace control measures including physical distancing, masking, hygiene, personal protective equipment (e.g. medical masks, eye protection), and capacity limits to create a healthy and safe environment for both employees and the public.

    Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send ti me sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874-2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

  • 22 Nov 2021 3:37 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Department:Community & Development Services

    Location:Napanee, Ontario

    Supervisor:Director, Community & Development Services

    Hours of Work:35 hours per week, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, (with flexible hours as required)

    Salary Range:Competitive Salary plus a comprehensive benefit package

    Closing Date:December 3, 2021

    Lennox and Addington County is a growing community and our team is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Senior Economic Development Officer.

    We are looking for someone who can assist us with investment attraction and is skilled at building growth solutions for our existing businesses and entrepreneurs. You will help us take our community to the next stage of growth.

    You are innovative, take initiative and enjoy working independently.  You know what it takes for a business to be successful and you want to help.  You see yourself as an entrepreneur who is looking to make an impact and is excited about the opportunity to make a big difference. You value networking and relationships and are always looking to raise the bar.

    Here are some of the things that will be part of your day-to-day life with us:

    • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within the County
    • Manage all investment leads
    • Develop relationships with our businesses and network within our local municipalities
    • Provide exceptional business coaching and customer service to our larger business clients
    • Connecting businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources to help them grow or start-up
    • Create an environment of innovation to grow our economy
    • Thinking and acting strategically
    • Manage the Economic Development Coordinator (this position supports small business clients)


    • Post-secondary education, preferably in business or marketing
    • Five years Economic Development experience
    • Working knowledge of business operations (financial management, marketing and product development) in order to support investment attraction strategies, business expansions and entrepreneurial start-ups
    • Ability to passionately promote Lennox and Addington and negotiate effectively
    • Strong at developing internal and external relationships
    • Considerable experience working with political staff, community stakeholders and private sector senior management on sensitive and confidential issues
    • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • A track record of innovation and creativity
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently and confidently
    • Access to a personal vehicle, as most appointments will require travel within Lennox and Addington

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of applicant selection. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resumes received after the closing date will not be considered. 

    Please note that accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process.  If you require an accommodation, please call the County’s Human Resources Department at 613-354-4883 to discuss.  We will work with you to meet your needs.

    For more information and to apply online:

  • 17 Nov 2021 8:36 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    With a population of 32,000, Orillia is a sustainable and creative city that leverages its core strengths: a lively and historic downtown, exciting growth, and vibrant waterfronts along two lakes.  Orillia is located one hour north of the GTA and offers affordable living alongside major employers like Lakehead University, Georgian College and the Ontario Provincial Police headquarters. Orillia offers an excellent quality of life with four-season recreation and cultural opportunities for every age including an impressive parks and trail system, festivals, galleries, music and live theatre. Located in the heart of Orillia and Lake Country is a great place to live, work and explore.



    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Business Development provides leadership, overall direction, management and administration of functions associated with business development, culture and tourism.

    Provides leadership and management including staff development, performance management, coaching/mentoring, recruitment and retention as well as assesses and plans departmental staffing and budget needs.


    Business Development

    • Oversee the Business Development Division including ongoing implementation and maintenance of an effective Business Retention and Expansion program by maintaining a database of commercial and industrial businesses, identifying retention and expansion opportunities, providing research and resources, and connecting contacts to relevant support programs and services.  
    • Ensure staff work closely with local and regional organizations such as the Orillia Business Improvement Area, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Orillia Manufacturing Association, Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce and Orillia District Construction Association, Georgian College and Lakehead University, etc. to support regional development initiatives.
    • Direct, manage and lead the City’s effort to promote and pursue opportunities for attracting businesses and industries to locate in Orillia. Develop proposals and provide criteria for potential new businesses regarding sites, partnerships and opportunities for development.
    • Establish a program to attract new business to Orillia.
    • Maintain effective and co-operative liaison with Council, other municipal departments, government agencies, post-secondary institutions, and local representatives of business and industries. Prepare reports, make recommendations/presentations and attend Council and Council Committee, community groups, public and/or other meetings, as required. Act as a staff resource for Council-appointed Committee regarding economic development program issues. 
    Strategic Initiatives
    • Act as a strategic advisor to the CAO.
    • Conducts research, prepare briefing notes, and compile presentations for the CAO.
    • Work with the CAO, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Council to develop the corporate strategic planning framework and process.
    • Monitor the implementation of the corporate strategic plan, related departmental objectives and actions, and alignment with key strategic priorities. Meet with SLT and CAO to review progress and prepare reports for Council.
    • Provide leadership, coordination, and advice on organization-wide strategic initiatives and administrative/inter-municipal projects. Ensures delivery of strategic initiatives.
    Culture, Tourism and Events
    • Review, prepare and submit grant approval applications, as required.
    • Oversee the Culture, Tourism and Special Events Division and provide strategic direction and administration of its various functions, including cultural programming and development and tourism promotion.
    • Provide strategic direction on the development and implementation of the Tourism Strategy including branding and wayfinding, which includes implementing new methods to promote the City as a tourist destination in partnership with area tourism partners.
    • Oversee the development and execution of a visitor information services strategy that coordinates with the City’s tourism providers and those businesses benefiting from tourism activity.
    • Provide oversight on the administration of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).
    • Oversee the operation and strategic direction of the two municipally-owned culture facilities – the Orillia Opera House and the Stephen Leacock Museum National Historic Site.  Ensure the historical integrity of both sites is maintained.

    General Management

    • Participate as a member of SLT, provide advice/opinion/counsel to CAO in corporate decision-making and on sensitive/controversial issues; lead and/or participate on corporate project teams.
    • Provide leadership, coordinate and direct departmental managers in the preparation of strategic and annual business and work plans, major policies and service level standards for the departments.
    • Direct supervision of staff and oversee the supervision of all staff within the Department. Conduct performance management/review, assist staff by coaching and mentoring, recommend training for staff development, implement health and safety policies and procedures and disciplines employees as required.
    • Prepare reports/recommendations/by-laws and attend council, committee, community and other public meetings as required; makes presentations and provides advice/guidance on issues, plans, and strategies.
    • Member of the Emergency Control Group.


    • Post-secondary degree in a related field (e.g., business, economic development, public administration).
    • A minimum of 10 years progressive management experience is preferred, which includes five years direct senior managerial experience.
    • A designation in Economic Development Certification (EcD.) an asset
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with strong organizational, analytical, leadership, coaching, time management, strategic planning, presentation, and management skills.
    • Excellent computer skills using MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, and Word, together with other application software such as Geographic Information System software, email software and the internet.
    • Possess a valid class ‘G’ Ontario’s driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract and access to a reliable vehicle.
    • A current and acceptable Criminal Record Check is required for this position at the incumbent’s expense, prior to the commencement date.

    Compensation for this position is $119,018 to $149,301, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.

    Please apply by through the City’s on-line portal at

    Please view the City of Orillia’s employment opportunities website for a candidate briefing package pertaining to this position

    We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process.  Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia ON L3V 7T5 or call 705-325-1311.

  • 05 Nov 2021 3:49 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job ID: 304646

    Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Full/Part Time: Full-Time

    Regular/Temporary: Regular

    If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

    The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

    Reporting to the General Manager of Community Services, the Director of Partnerships is accountable for and oversees the strategic direction and operational management of the Business Unit. As the Director, you will lead, support, and advance all Partner relationships.

    In addition, you will develop project approaches, strategies and outcomes within the Community Services Department to ensure alignment with corporate, departmental, and public expectations. Primary duties include:

    • Support Partnership relationship management and reporting.

    • Advance Partnership sectors including Housing; Recreation; Sport; Social Services; Community; Arts; Economic Development; Tourism; and Libraries, and resources for developing new and existing Partners.

    • Improve and promote businesses (Business Improvement Areas).

    • Leverage provincial and federal funding to advance sectors. 

    • Act as a senior City representative with partner organizations (resolve escalated issues and have a leadership presence).

    • Oversee delivery of Council reports and requests related to partnerships.

    • Provide guidance and advice on leading partnership practices.

    • Drive consistent process, environmental scans and accountability measures for partnership and investment programs.


    • A degree in a related field, with at least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in a complex organization.

    • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.

    • A Master’s degree in a related field will be considered an asset.

    • A successful track record in building and maintaining relationships with diverse stakeholders including internal business units, elected officials, businesses and citizens, the community and all orders of government is essential.

    • Demonstrated ability as a strategic communicator with strong political acumen is required. 

    • Experience and success in creating and executing a strategic vision and direction for a complex organization, ideally in a service-based environment is a preferred asset.

    • Public sector experience, particularly municipal government experience in a large, multi-union environment, is a preferred asset.

    • Aligning with City corporate values, you will have demonstrated success in building, developing and leading strong teams, developing and using metrics to improve organizational performance, deploying resources to achieve effective and efficient outcomes, and establishing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with colleagues, clients, stakeholders, and/or elected officials.

    Pre-employment Requirements

    • An enhanced security clearance will be conducted.

    • A media check will be conducted. 

    • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

    • Effective November 1, 2021, all City of Calgary employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

    Union: Exempt

    Position Type: Permanent

    Compensation: Director Band 2 $131,500 - 200,000 per annum

    Hours of Work: Standard 35 hour work week

    Audience: Internal/External

    Business Unit: Partnerships

    Location: 800 Macleod Trail SE

    Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week, earning 1 day off in each 3 week cycle. 

    Apply by: November 15, 2021

    Job ID #: 304646

    View the online posting here.

  • 04 Nov 2021 12:22 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Reports to: EDCO CEO

    The Economic Development Program Manager will serve as a contract position to assist in economic development program management during the My Mainstreet Program.  The contract position will take the lead on program development including the EDCO Annual Conference (in concert with professional conference coordinators), Spring Symposium and Professional Development Events. The Project Coordinator will  serve as ex-officio to all EDCO Committees.   


    • Ensures liaison to EDCO members re My Mainstreet Initiative including professional development  & communication content.
    • Represents the EDCO brand with the EDCO CEO at key events with members and stakeholders.
    • Works with committee chairs to ensure committee meetings are scheduled, attended and minutes are created & distributed (Minutes are provided to EDPC by EDCO RMC)
    • Works with EDCO Conference Coordinators to execute EDCO Annual Conference and Showcase.
    • Takes lead role in EDCO Membership Strategy Implementation.
    • Works with EDCO staff to execute EDCO events as per committee direction
    • Reporting of activity to EDCO CEO and receive direction from same.
    • Reporting of issues that may affect reputation of organization related to EDCO programming.
    • Create logistics plans for each event.
    • Works with venues, service providers to create sound agreements to be approved by CEO.
    • Creates budgets in line with EDCO budget to generate revenue.
    • Works the EDCO’s Research Marketing Coordinator to execute marketing plans.
    • Creates back- end systems for registration.
    • Creates promotion content for EDCO RMC.
    • Ensures DEI consideration for all programming.
    • Ability to work under stress with changing conditions requiring decision making skills.
    • Ability to establish working relationships with EDCO Chairs, Venue Staff and stakeholders
    • Must plan and adhere to deadlines.
    • Must be able to have  a flexible work schedule.  Hours may be outside traditional work day.
    • Must have solid understanding of economic development, Ec.D designation is preferred.
    • Not for profit experience is an asset.
    • Event planning experience is an asset.
    • Fund raising skills and sponsorship fulfillment.
    • Solid communications skills.
    • Experience with association management software (Wild Apricot preferred)
    • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 is necessary.
    • A business administration degree or equivalent.
    • Bilingualism is an asset.

    Legal Compliance

    Ensures all events, promotion and activities are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

    Physical Demands/Working Conditions


    Contract will be renewed on an annual basis for the duration of the EDCO My Mainstreet Program.

    Remuneration:  $60,000.00

    Applications:  Resume and cover letter to be sent to:  Heather Lalonde, EDCO CEO,

  • 02 Nov 2021 2:53 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    My Main Street is an initiative to revitalize and maintain inclusive, vibrant main streets anchoring communities across Southern Ontario. My Main Street is a project of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and will be delivered in partnership with Ontario municipalities.

    The My Main Street Local Business Accelerator is seeking a number of Market Research Specialists. This is a 15-month full-time contract position starting in November 2021. Each Market Research Specialist will work remotely from anywhere in Southern Ontario, with regular in-person meetings and travel within the province. Reporting to the Director, My Main Street Local Business Accelerator, the Market Research Specialist will deliver customized primary and secondary market research and data analysis to Main Street neighborhoods and small businesses across Southern Ontario.

    ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:$60,000 - $70,000

    Key Responsibilities

    Market Research and Data Analysis

    • Work with our partners, leading Canadian research firms, to deliver primary and secondary research and insights to My Main Street neighbourhoods and small businesses.
    • Identify, analyze, and interpret complex data sets including demographics and characteristics of the neighbouring community, the gaps in the retail mix for the main street, and the market potential for Main Street neighbourhoods and local small businesses.
    • Generate reports to provide insights to inform delivery partners and small businesses with market potential and growth opportunities.

    Program Coordination

    • Support the successful delivery of various program components.
    • Work with the team to ensure quality assurance through ongoing feedback and program review.
    • Coordinate with team members on the delivery of the program components as necessary.
    • Other duties as required.

    Relationship Management and Stakeholder Engagement

    • In collaboration with Main Street Ambassadors, manage and coordinate relationships with participating neighborhoods and small businesses.
    • Prepare and present PowerPoint presentations to effectively communicate research results to communities and small businesses.
    • Participate in stakeholder meetings and assist in identifying needs and recommended solutions from datasets and reports.

    Position Profile

    • Minimum of 1 year of experience (or equivalent summer experience) in data management, manipulation, interpretation, and analysis.
    • University or College education or equivalent experience.
    • Effectively synthesize complex or diverse information. Use sound judgement to complement data-based insight, supporting and explaining the reasoning for decisions.
    • Expertise in all Microsoft applications as well as facility with other software applications including data analytics software.
    • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate, comprehensible, professional-quality data analytical reports.
    • Ability to create and deliver informative, compelling presentations that capture and keep the audience’s attention – both in person and via Microsoft Teams.
    • Ability to thrive in and contribute to an integrated and collaborative team environment and to apply a positive team approach to working with colleagues.
    • Experience in program coordination, measurement, and evaluation.
    • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities evolve and change.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Experience working with a CRM tool (i.e. HubSpot) is an asset.
    • Experience working with small businesses and/or a BIA (Business Improvement Area) is an asset.
    • French or other additional language is an asset.

    My Main Street is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and our work environment. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will contribute to a culture of purposeful collaboration.

    Please send your resume and a cover letter showing how you meet the position profile to by November 8, 2021. Please note Market Research Specialist in the subject line.

  • 26 Oct 2021 11:28 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Director, Growth Management


    About the City of Hamilton

    The City of Hamilton – one of Canada’s largest cities – is home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Hamilton boasts a diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody its values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. You are invited to help the City #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and to help the City achieve its vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

    About the Role

    The Director of the Growth Management Division is one of the City’s foremost city-builders, with responsibility for a range of services and functions related to managing and ensuring the sustainable growth and development of the City of Hamilton. To succeed in this vital role, you will bring both a strategic, long-term outlook, and the ability to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment related to development and infrastructure approvals.

    Reporting to the General Manager of the Planning and Economic Development Department, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team, while acting as a key member of the Departmental Leadership Team. You will oversee the development and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets, and work collaboratively to ensure integrated, efficient and effective Growth Management programs to support the City’s strategic vision, and meet the growing needs of Hamilton’s residents and businesses.

    As Director, Growth Management, you will develop and implement strategies and programs to ensure coordinated, orderly land development, along with recommending specific policies and long-range strategies in the delivery of services to meet mandated goals and objectives. You will ensure that growth and development complies with Provincial and Federal statutes and regulations and municipal by-laws and policies, and you will also play a significant role in implementing the City’s Climate Change Action strategy.

    Using a “best practices” approach, you will establish and achieve departmental goals and objectives through the effective, efficient use of financial and staff resources, develop and deliver quality services, and instill a customer service focus throughout the Division. Committed to achieving results, you will design and implement strategies to improve service and divisional effectiveness and efficiency, as well as evaluate, and report on, the Division’s financial, administrative and staff performance.

    As a proven leader with a demonstrated strong record of staff empowerment and development, you will also be known for your success in promoting teamwork and integration between units within the Division and with other parties participating in cross-functional and cross-program initiatives.

    About the Portfolio

    This is a sizable and impactful mandate, with accountability for the administration and overall management of the following service areas: engineering design and engineering approvals associated with planning and development applications, infrastructure planning and environmental assessments, capital budgeting, staging of development, development agreements and legislative approvals, site plan servicing and lot grading approvals, and construction implementation and inspections.

    About the Candidate

    To be considered for the role of Director, Growth Management, you must be licensed as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario or demonstrate equivalent qualifications, and possess extensive knowledge of, and senior-level experience in, the development approvals process, in either the private or public sector, preferably in the Ontario context. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is considered an asset.

    Knowledge and Skills

    The following profile will also support and drive your success as Director of Growth Management:
    • Knowledge of, and experience implementing, green development standards and climate change mitigation and resiliency measures.
    • Knowledge of, and experience implementing, continuous improvement initiatives, including development and tracking of performance metrics.
    • Highly developed analytical and business planning skills, with a proven track record for long-term visioning and big-picture thinking.
    • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills in a predominantly unionized environment.
    • Highly developed ability to articulate a vision, to lead and inspire others.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a large multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented and predominantly unionized environment.
    • Knowledge of the collective bargaining process.
    • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.
    • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff, the development industry and the general public.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Department/Division, including: Planning Act, Development Charges Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Municipal Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act and Environmental Protection Act.
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to problem-solve creatively and build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including various political levels, communities, staff and media.
    • Proven ability to effectively negotiate complex agreements, and excellent facilitation skills to build consensus.
    • Working knowledge of computer software applications, including AMANDA, Bluebeam, and Microsoft platforms.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.

    To apply for this high-impact directorship role in municipal growth management, submit your application to Phelps at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: November 19, 2021.

    The City of Hamilton values the diversity of its workforce and the knowledge of its people.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    NOTE: As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.


    401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
    Phone: 416 364 6229

  • 20 Oct 2021 3:58 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    Full-time unionized position (35 hours/week) Salary Range: $58,003.40 - $65,556.40

    Job Posted Internally/Externally: October 8, 2021 Closes: October 26, 2021

    Known as the “Gateway to Muskoka”, the Town of Gravenhurst is a progressive growing urban and rural municipality located in the District Municipality of Muskoka, home to approximately 13,000 permanent year-round residents and a seasonal population of equal size. Gravenhurst offers both permanent and seasonal residents opportunities in recreation, leisure, tourism, culinary, culture, heritage, arts, sights, sounds, and attractions which makes it a great place to live, work, and play!

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, the Economic Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, facilitating and implementing various economic development projects and processes to foster an entrepreneurial and creative business culture for a year-round diversified local economy. The position will assist in securing new private and public sector investment; implementing business retention and expansion strategies; and fostering a positive relationship with the local business community.

    To view the complete job description including the summary of desired qualifications, please visit our website:

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, to:

    Corporation of the Town of Gravenhurst

    3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z3 Attention: Human Resources

    (705) 687-7016 (FAX)

    We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Town of Gravenhurst is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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