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  • 17 May 2019 1:53 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane, recognized as one of the top 50 small towns in Canada to visit in 2017 and the #1 in snowmobile trails in the world, is looking for a new Chief Administrative Officer/Economic Development to replace the current CAO, who is retiring.

    If you are looking for a change of pace, the Town of Cochrane, a culturally diverse and vibrant community including a large francophone and aboriginal population, has the largest gold mine in North America nearby, two world class forestry mills poised for prosperity, and some of the leading green energy initiatives in the region. The Town of Cochrane is home to the Polar Bear Habitat and the Tim Horton Event Centre which boasts the Cochrane Crunch. Cochrane boasts a very diversified economy in mining, forestry, government, tourism and agriculture.

    The ideal CAO candidate will champion accountable, responsive customer service, innovative and results based leadership to strengthen the Town’s operations by aligning vision and strategy with operational and financial excellence.  You will focus on helping to establish and implement Municipal strategic long range directions and key infrastructure planning to achieve Council’s vision and priorities and provide business, policy and technical advice to Council. With a solid background in economic development you will provide the expertise and leadership to successfully implement proactive Economic Development strategies.

    You bring successful executive management experience to achieving results through others, are an excellent communicator who is comfortable in the community, at the council table, working with our federal and provincial partners and interacting with all levels of staff and volunteers. You are a superb coach and mentor, drive strategic direction, build collaborative relationships, value partnerships, embrace new ideas and exemplify accountability.

    Education, Skills and Experience

    • Degree in Business/Public Administration, Economics, Planning or related discipline with applicable professional designation or a combination of related equivalent education, training and experience.
    • Five (5) years Senior executive leadership experience running a multifaceted public sector organization and/or a business.
    • AMCTO Professional Accreditation or CMO is considered an asset.
    • Successful in implementing major community economic development project(s)
    • Strong working knowledge of strategic planning, business planning, municipal finance, governance, human resource management and a proven consensus builder.
    • Able to demonstrate understanding of working in a provincial and regional context(s) in which the Municipality functions.
    • Understands the importance of intergovernmental relations and working effectively with diverse communities including the francophone and indigenous communities.
    • Bilingualism would be an asset

    Applications will be received until the position is filled.  The selection process begins on June 20, 2019. To receive more information about Cochrane, please contact

    To get more information about this position or to submit your resume, please contact Evelyn Dean at or leave a message at 519-538-4391. We look forward to your inquiries. Please feel free to forward this opportunity to those that may be interested.

  • 15 May 2019 9:06 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The County of Dufferin sits on the fringe of the Greater Toronto Area, about 100 kilometres northwest of Toronto. It is largely a rural county with three urban settlement areas. The region is well known for its rivers, its rolling hills and its excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. The UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Niagara Escarpment and the world famous Bruce Trail, run through Dufferin offering spectacular vistas and hiking opportunities. Home to over 61,000 residents the area boasts fabulous restaurants, shopping and amenities.

    Reporting to the Economic Development Officer and working closely with the Planning Coordinator, the Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator will oversee the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project and ensure it is designed, planned, organized and carried through to implementation based on evaluation of local action plans.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Assist with the recruitment, training and coordination of volunteers to conduct business visits.
    • Proactively connect with existing businesses to understand and respond to local business needs.
    • Develop survey questions, coordinate business visits and the collection of data, input data into Executive Pulse and manage the results.
    • Advise businesses of various market development, financing, workforce training, and business planning resources available to them.
    • Generate written reports to confirm findings, provide progress updates and submit final summary.
    • Identify, design and implement strategies that help strengthen existing businesses and industries.
    • Prepare all communication materials for the program including letters, agendas, minutes, contracts, surveys and presentations.
    • Organize and lead community based meetings.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary education in the field of Business, Economics, Economic Development, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies (Business option) or Public Administration.
    • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in economic development or a related field.
    • Proven project management skills in planning, designing, implementing, analyzing and evaluating.
    • Research experience including data collection management, analysis and reporting of findings.
    • Knowledge of economic development, community development and tourism.
    • Ability to build effective working relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.
    • Marketing skills in promotion utilizing multiple communication channels.
    • A valid driver’s license in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle.

    The salary for this position is $34.25 - $40.06 per hour. It is based on a 35 hour week, typically from Monday to Friday. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is also required. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and covering letter, to be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 31, 2019 quoting job number C36-19 in the subject line by email to:

    Please note that this position is pending the approval of government funding. All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will receive a response. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection and will not be used for any other reason. The County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 13 May 2019 11:23 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    One-Year temporary (Unionized) contract position (35 hrs/wk)
    Salary Range: $52,488 - $59,277
    Job Posted Internally/Externally: May 13th, 2019, closes: May 24th, 2019

    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 Wharf Revitalization Coordinator will coordinate and facilitate a revitalization process aimed at strengthening the commercial sector, improving the physical environment and promoting activities that will add to the community’s enjoyment of the Muskoka Wharf and local quality of life. They will foster partnerships among the various stakeholders and coordinate all initiatives associated with the development of a Wharf Revitalization Strategic Action Plan and any implementation required.

    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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24th, 2019 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.

    All information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M. 56

  • 13 May 2019 11:17 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing activities, including corporate communications, stakeholder relations, media relations and special events. This position participates as an active member of the Senior Management Team of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and Small Business Centre.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement marketing communication strategies to ensure a consistent and clear message is delivered
    • Plan, direct and implement all marketing activities, communications, media relations, public relations and promotional activities for economic development
    • Implement opportunities for collaboration, partnerships and sponsorships with businesses and investors to market Windsor Essex region
    • Develop and maintain relationships with local, provincial, national and international media to keep the Windsor Essex region front and center in the news and increase awareness of the corporation
    • Develop meaningful measurement vehicles to track all marketing and communications efforts

    Detailed Position Responsibilities

    • Effectively position, market and build brand equity locally, nationally and internationally for WE EDC and the Small Business Centre as well as the Windsor Essex Region
    • Plan, direct and implement all marketing activities, communications, media relations, public relations and promotional activities for economic development, including the development and production of assets such as website (social media) e-newsletters, collateral materials such as brochures, videos, trade show booths, media relations releases and advisories), event development and management to strategically promote the region and WE EDC stakeholders
    • Contribute to the development of the overall Strategic Plan
    • Provide marketing and communications support to all business units of WE EDC in the implementation of departmental marketing and communications strategies and campaigns
    • Manage the use of external resources as they pertain to the marketing and communications function (e.g. advertising agency, suppliers and consultants)
    • Responsible for writing, editing, messaging, and managing the integrity of corporate brand
    • Develop, expand, and manage current site designs and lead redesigns when needed
    • Assist in the development and implementation of online content strategy
    • Manage accuracy of content through all social media channels
    • High level of confidentiality is a must and the actions of the director and the department reflects on the organization and the Windsor Essex region
    • Manage the marketing budget to support activities and achieve organizational goals
    • Leverage financial and in-kind resources of industry stakeholders and senior levels of government for the execution of program initiatives
    • Develop relationships with relevant media
    • Create and negotiate opportunities to profile the CEO and the WE EDC senior team and the organization in positive environments
    • Act as the WE EDC spokesperson as requested and delegated to do so
    • Other duties as assigned


    • University Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or other relevant education
    • 7 to 8 years of experience in management positions in the public or private sector
    • Strong skills in planning and implementing strategic marketing activities, communications and media relations
    • Work effectively across internal functional areas and in situations without clear direction
    • This is a complex role requiring effective management of multiple responsibilities concurrently
    • Considerable independent contact with a wide variety of organizations, individuals in the public and private sector is a key characteristic of the position
    • High level of confidentiality is a must and the actions of the director and the department reflects on the organization and the Windsor Essex region
    • Required from time to time to assume and take on accountabilities, responsibilities and tasks of other team members to support the Corporation’s initiatives and overall success


    • Travel in Windsor and Essex County and occasional overnight travel
    • Some irregular hours to attend events

    Qualified individuals should submit their resume to by June 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

    Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

  • 06 May 2019 2:29 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Competition No. TEDC-2019-02

    The new team member will provide assistance to the Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and the Business Enterprise Centre. S/He will offer both leadership and expertise in the implementation of economic development projects and services to entrepreneurs. An action and results oriented individual is needed to directly contribute to the economic and employment diversification of the area. Activities will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Lead priority projects aimed at generating employment and investment in the City of Timmins from conceptual stage to final implementation
    • Provide consultations to people looking to start, expand or purchase a business in the Cochrane District
    • Provide guidance and advice to investors, entrepreneurs and partners
    • Gather, analyze, present and maintain up-to-date economic development information relating to the City of Timmins
    • Prepare funding proposals on behalf of project partners and clients; and
    • Assist clients with their business plan preparations

    Criteria/ Skills:

    • Post-Secondary graduate with specialization in areas related to economic development, commerce, marketing, etc.
    • Excellent communication, research and analytical skills
    • Solid knowledge of the community & industry partners
    • Superior interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team situation
    • Sound knowledge of Federal, Provincial and other public, as well as, private funding agencies, services and programs
    • Solid knowledge of MS Office Suite
    • Economic development experience would be an asset
    • Certification in Economic Development would be an asset;
    • Ability to effectively communicate in both English and French is asset

    SALARY:        $64,464 to $87,596 (2019)

    All applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of May 17, 2019.

    BY MAIL: 220 Algonquin Blvd. East, Timmins, ON P4N 1B3                      

    HAND DELIVERY:    236 Algonquin Blvd. East, 2nd Floor, Timmins, ON P4N 1B2

    FAX:    705-360-2685


    PHONE: 705-360-2628

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.

    Pour de l’information en français, veuillez appeler le 360-2600, poste 2312


  • 06 May 2019 2:25 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Competition No. TEDC-2019-01

    The new team member will provide assistance to the Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and offer both leadership and expertise in the implementation of community economic development strategies. An action and results oriented individual is needed to directly contribute to the team. Activities will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Liaise with government agencies, not-for-profits, community associations, and local/regional stakeholders to help coordinate, initiate and develop and/or manage complex projects
    • Prepare and manage funding proposals on behalf of the community, clients and partners
    • Create and implement new economic development opportunities for the community
    • Mentor other Community Economic Development staff members, clients and stakeholders


    •  A degree in Business, Economic Development, Planning or Public Administration or a similar type of degree program
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an economic/community development setting, and at least 2 years’ experience working on medium to large scale community development projects.
    • Supervisory/Mentorship experience is essential
    • Bilingualism is an asset

    Ability to:

    • Meet deadlines and motivate others to do the same
    • Demonstrate measurable results and personal performance in the economic development field
    • Understand government funding mechanisms that assist communities and client;
    • Perform at a high level in a changing or ambiguous environment
    • Superior communication, research and analytical skills
    • Detailed knowledge of the city, local and regional stakeholders

    SALARY:        $90,235 - $113,386 (2019)

    All applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of May 17, 2019.

    BY MAIL: 220 Algonquin Blvd. East, Timmins, ON P4N 1B3                      

    HAND DELIVERY:    236 Algonquin Blvd. East, 2nd Floor, Timmins, ON P4N 1B2

    FAX:    705-360-2685


    PHONE: 705-360-2628

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
    Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.
    Pour de l’information en français, veuillez appeler le 360-2600, poste 2312


  • 03 May 2019 5:21 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    People, Place, Prosperity
    Working within our Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to help the City of Cambridge achieve our vision: A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity. 

    Job Profile
    Working with the Economic Development Division to promote Cambridge as a great City to locate a business and live in, provides information, guidance, support, and customer service to individuals and groups in the process of starting or running a business, and completes regular follow-up to ensure the clients are supported throughout the process.  In addition, the position is responsible for operating the Small Business Centre.

    What you will be doing

    • Provides business consulting, reviews business plans and makes recommendations on improving business planning through market research resources and techniques. Assists clients with Provincial online business registrations and renewals.\
    • Develops, promotes and delivers business related seminars, workshops, programs, and administers special projects related to the promotion of the Small Business Centre and small business (i.e. the Summer Company program)
    • Creates timely and accurate printed material for clients; compiles and analyzes statistical information; creates reports; and responds to public inquiries.
    • Provides liaison between local businesses, community organizations, schools, levels of governments and clients for the purpose of promoting the Centre's services and programs, client success and small business development.
    • Represents and promotes the Small Business Centre, small business development and Economic Development Division in the community through involvement with such organizations as the Chamber of Commerce and EDAC, as well as attending various tradeshows throughout the year
    • Supports Economic Development efforts through research, analysis, report writing, promotion and marketing
    • Maintains relevant Economic Development information and statistics in publications, web site, social media etc.
    • Provides assistance in land sales, leases etc.
    • Provides assistance, guidance and facilitates customers in navigating the development approvals process.
    • Reviews development applications and provides Economic Development comments when necessary..  
    • Undertakes other duties as assigned from time to time by the Manager of Business Development and/or Director of Economic Development.
    • Acts as back up to the Senior Economic Development Officer when necessary.

    A Degree in Economic Development; Business Administration; Marketing; Entrepreneurship; Planning, or a combination of equivalent qualifications and experience.

    Experience and Knowledge
    Two to Four years’ experience running a small business or providing small business consulting. Experience in creating and presenting seminars and excellent customer service also required.

    We will ask you for these items if you are hired

    • Valid G driver's license.
    • Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training Certificate from the Ministry of Labour
    • Proof of your current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.

    Your compensation
    The annual salary range for this non-union position is $65,290 to $79,623 (Band Level 3). We offer a comprehensive benefit package and are an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) employer.

    Hours of Work

    Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week)

    Location of Position

    This position is located at the Grand Innovations, 96 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge.

    Advertisement Expiration Date
    To apply for this position visit:  This posting closes on May 14, 2019.

    Accommodation needs and protection of privacy
    The City of Cambridge welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please make your needs known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Division.

    Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only. 

  • 15 Apr 2019 5:14 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Moosonee is seeking an Economic Development Officer (EDO). 

    The EDO is responsible for leading the implementation of the current Moosonee Community Economic Development Strategic Plan, and works as part of the Moosonee Senior Executive, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer. The EDO serves as the senior leader in Community Economic Development for the Corporation of the Town of Moosonee, and will be involved in pursuing new economic opportunities in collaboration with government, private industry, municipalities, and neighbouring First Nations.

    The position requires experience and proven leadership skills working on economic development, business development and/or venture development for a municipality or a First Nation.

    The successful candidate will have a related university degree, college diploma, and/or experience, with successful track record of living and working in the North and with Indigenous communities and organizations as well as municipalities.

    Note that this is a three-year contract position with possible extensions contingent on available funding.

    Persons interested in this position should submit their resume on or by May 31, 2019 to the attention of:

    Shelley Petten
    Town of Moosonee, P.O. Box 727
    Moosonee, Ontario, P0L 1Y0
    Fax #: 705-336-2426 Email:

    Successful Candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check.

    In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information collected will be used only for the purposes of this employment opportunity. The Town of Moosonee is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Please contact us if you require this posting in an alternate format. If contacted for an interview, please advise if you require accommodation. We thank all candidates who apply but advise that only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 25 Feb 2019 8:46 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Position Status: Full Time
    Facility: Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
    City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Wage Rate: $36.84 – $43.86/Hour

    The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a one-stop shop for economic development services whose mission is to promote the distinctive advantages that Sarnia-Lambton has to offer to companies and residents. By coordinating community-based economic development initiatives and working to maintain a commercially attractive environment, we foster new business creation as well as help ensure that established firms remain and grow here in our region. 

    Position Overview

    The Economic Development Officer’s key role is the promotion, development and growth of one or more targeted community sectors. These targeted community sectors may include, but are not limited to:

    • Bio/Petrochemical
    • Food
    • Manufacturing
    • Information Technology
    • Professional Services
    • Workforce & Entrepreneurship

    **Please Note: We are currently recruiting for multiple Economic Development Officer positions. Each will focus on one or more of the targeted community sectors listed above. Applications must include a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please highlight your experience as it relates to the sectors and your preferred sector(s) (if any).**

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Market Development:

    • Plan and propose an annual business program specific to assigned sectors.
    • Research and provide site selection data and information to industrial and commercial clients and site selectors and liaise with local industries to arrange site visits.
    • Identify and analyze geographic markets, sectors and individual companies for business attraction to Sarnia-Lambton
    • Conduct business outreach and prepare studies/reports for prospective business clients regarding new or expanded businesses in order to facilitate their decisions on locating new investment in Sarnia-Lambton 
    • Undertake initiatives to support business growth and population growth.
    • Work with existing and identify new business sectors promoting growth opportunities. 
    • Support the growth of current businesses through business strategies and maintain a pro-active outreach program to targeted sectors.
    • Initiate and maintain a contact program with identified prospect firms, industry associations, government representatives and other intermediaries to promote Sarnia-Lambton.
    • Maintain a detailed record system of prospect activity as per SLEP practices and play a lead role with ongoing Customer Relations Management (CRM) software implementation and activities.
    • Organize and implement specific business strategies through SLEP and in support of local municipal efforts.
    • Initiate and co-ordinate meetings with appropriate groups/municipalities to identify operational projects.
    • Serve as a catalyst for the creation of economic development policies and projects within the County.
    • Communicate awareness of trends, techniques and opportunities for growth to staff, local and external partners and community groups.
    • Provide education to local businesses on market development and associated topics
    • Keep abreast of government legislation and funding programs and prepare grant and project applications if required.
    • Maintain effective communications and networks with agencies, organizations, government bodies and individuals capable of identifying, influencing or directing new economic development and investment opportunities to Sarnia-Lambton.
    •  Provide advice and support to the CEO and other staff when requested with respect to their areas of activity.
    • Conduct on-site visits with business clients and provide assistance in support of their business investment inquiries and activities.
    • Arrange sector-specific tours of Sarnia-Lambton for clients and prospective clients.


    • Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
    • Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position’s Physical Demands Analysis

    These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

    Supervision Requirements

    Direct Supervision: None
    Indirect Supervision: None
    Functional Authority: Effectively communicates and collaborates with industry, government and the community.


    Minimum Formal Education:

    • A degree from a recognized university in marketing, business administration/commerce, economics, diploma/degree in economic development 


    • Five years of experience in a business development role.
    • Experience in sales, marketing and developing business and marketing plans.
    • Experienced in Microsoft office suite.
    • Possess excellent oral and written communications, strong presentation skills and successful client relationship management skills.
    • Proven understanding and working knowledge of new media/social media marketing tools, knowledge and experience in working with government funding programs as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

    A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

    How to Apply

    Please send applications to 

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