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  • 25 May 2023 9:26 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    POSTING #: CUPE-2023-33


    Located on the Niagara Peninsula in Southern Ontario, Haldimand County is a single-tier municipality with diverse urban and rural communities, an endless supply of four-season outdoor activities and an outstanding quality of life.

    Our diverse team of responsive and dedicated professionals are committed to providing our citizens with high-quality services making our County a great place to work and live.

    We’re currently looking for a Research and Marketing Technician to assist our Economic Development & Tourism team on its journey to successfully manage the growing development within our county. The ideal candidate for the Research and Marketing Technician position is a dedicated self-starter individual with strong communication skills and proven experience in delivering excellent customer service to its stakeholders.

    The County believes in encouraging our employees to contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference. Joining our team opens the door to a rewarding career where the health and wellness of our employees, families, and communities is vital to the success of our workplace. The municipality’s dedication to work/life balance, wellness programs, employee recognition programs, learning and development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits are a few of the reasons why you should join us today!

    If you want to become a leader in your field and take your career to new heights, let's talk and build something great!


    Reporting to the Manager, Economic Development and Tourism the incumbent will:

    • Provide technical and administrative assistance to the Manager, Division staff, as well as other Departmental staff.
    • Provide coordination of business services, functions and operations related to the Economic Development and Tourism Division.
    • Provide marketing support to the division for all programs, projects and initiatives.
    • Provide research and data analysis support to the Division and various committees including Business Development and Planning Advisory Committee, Agricultural Advisory Committee; Haldimand Business Network and Tourism Network.
    • Assist the Division staff in the promotion of business and tourism development and retention in Haldimand County with the goal of producing economic benefit through assessment growth, employment, increased social development as well as contributing to an enhanced quality of life for residents.
    • Assist with the formulation and implementation of business attraction, development and retention strategies, programs and initiatives;
    • Engage industry-related stakeholders and community groups on various initiatives, learning opportunities and partnerships


    • University undergraduate level – four years or equivalent (relative to area of responsibility – planning, economic development, marketing or business)
    • PLUS
    • Minimum 3 years, up to and including four years current related experience (work / coop / volunteer)
    • Experience in customer relationship management, account management, marketing, business, sales and/or related employment is preferred;
    • Certificate in Economic Development is considered an asset.

    Or equivalent to the above.


    • Good understanding of municipal government, its operations and services.
    • Sound technical knowledge relative to responsibilities.
    • Good knowledge of business and legal processes and financial management methods to assist prospective investors with the development of their projects in Haldimand County.
    • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relations with others (potential investors, County staff, peers within other organizations, various agencies/organizations and various levels of government – municipal, provincial and federal).
    • Demonstrated research, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to enable the assessment of issues/situations, develop options and make recommendations and/or decisions when/as required within scope of authority.
    • Communication skills (listening, writing, verbal) to provide clear information/responses to inquiries ensuring solid understanding of County requirements and to assist Division staff to influence, persuade potential investors.
    • Provide relevant and timely information to staff and the public in a tactful and professional manner with the ability to assess concerns, complaints and issues, and develop approaches to effectively problem solve or manage conflict.
    • Ability to track statistics, prepare reports, correspondence, documentation etc. required to track success, highlight areas for improvement and the development of future plans.
    • Ability to make decisions that enable effective and efficient program delivery and develop innovative implementation approaches.
    • Time management/organization skills to identify priorities, re-arrange work if required to meet identified deadlines
    • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
    • Sound knowledge of economic development principles, practices, programs and contacts;
    • Creative abilities to develop and design written materials, promotional material, videos and knowledge of effective marketing and advertising methods.
    • Must have ability and skill dealing with confidential issues.
    • Proven initiative to work independently and as a team member, with minimal direction, to resolve issues without forwarding them to the immediate supervisor and to identify issues and initiate activities to resolve them.
    • Excellent customer service skills in terms of a timely response to issues, proactive communication and problem resolution.
    • Expertise creating and executing divisional marketing including digital and traditional platforms.
    • Demonstrated experience working in a cooperative team environment involving internal and external stakeholders, tight deadlines and challenging levels of expectation.
    • Ability to be flexible and willing to embrace change.
    • Ability to work remotely and conduct day to day work virtually as required.


    Level 4 - The incumbent must possess intermediate and advanced computer skills scored at 65% or higher for Outlook and at least one of Word / Excel / PowerPoint to ensure their:

    • Proven ability to use desktop or department / division specific software packages on their own or combine information from different software packages to get the desired result
    • Solid understanding of the software to enable the incumbent to know the best tool to do the job efficiently.
    • Knowledge to utilize software to develop quality reports, professional looking presentations, publications and/or to develop complex spreadsheets for analysis or presentation of data (including use of formulae)
    • Be proficient in a wide range of social media and website applications to support divisional marketing requirements including but not limited to Facebook, Facebook Business Suite, Google My Business, and Instagram etc.
    • Ability to utilize digitized mapping systems.
    • Demonstrated experience in the use of Adobe Acrobat to convert and create fillable electronic forms.
    • Thorough understanding and knowledge of digital/electronic forms.
    • Thorough understanding of website content management platforms and development of best practices.

    Accountabilities / Tasks

    Include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Liaison with local and external industry, businesses and commercial clients interested in developing and/or expanding an operation or business
    • Provide timely and thorough advice, information and assistance to support those efforts.
    • Promote the County as an area for business development and investment through networking, conferences, public / private / volunteer partnerships and developing strong working relationships with peers in government organizations.
    • Act as a Departmental resource to promote the creation and coordination of municipal business recruitment related infrastructure such as business parks, services, facilities, amenities, and programs including the identification of areas that should be safeguarded for business development.
    • Contribute to the development of appropriate policy alternatives and appropriate recommendations relative to Economic Development for Division staff’s consideration / review.
    • Assist with the application of legislation and regulations relevant to work undertaken by the Division; including relevant corporate policies.
    • Administration of contracts related to the projects or services of the Division pertaining to economic development and tourism development.
    • Research and prepare draft documentation to / for Division staff and Management on current projects, conditions, issues, making recommendations as required.
    • Maintain expertise at a high level by attending appropriate courses, seminars, conferences, by undertaking selected readings, and by liaising / networking with organizations, agencies and peers.
    • Represent the Division at relevant meetings, including site visits that are periodically after hours and on weekends. Examples include, but not limited to, Tourism Outreach activities, Chamber/BIA meetings, tradeshows and community events
    • Practice effective public relations to sustain the positive image of the Corporation of Haldimand County
    • Liaise with relevant divisions, departments, provincial ministries and federal departments, outside agencies, neighbouring destination management organizations and other groups and maintain regular contact with the public on matters related to economic development and tourism.
    • Acts as back-up to the Senior Economic Development Officer, as required. Assumes day to day activities and other responsibilities during absences or schedule conflicts.
    • Receive, review, track and respond to inquiries, concerns requests for information and public feedback and provide the appropriate response as required.
    • Monitor expenditures of assigned accounts.
    • Ensure that the Division goals and objectives are always considered while work is being performed.
    • Prepare reports and deliver presentations to Council, Committees and Senior Management as required.
    • Undertake tasks/work assignments as directed by the Manager and/or divisional staff.

    Data and Research Analysis

    Responsible for collection, tracking, organizing, compiling analysis and maintenance of data including but not limited to visitor data collection, property inventory, community profile data, investment requests, business data that contains statistics and other relevant information for the Economic Development and Tourism division using a variety of tools and approaches.

    • Develop and track performance measurements for the division.
    • Writing grant proposals and award applications as required.
    • Undertakes projects such as sector specific research, cluster studies and economic impact analysis.
    • Conducts research on best practices for economic sustainability, analyzes economic trends and uses considerable judgement to make recommendations.
    • Produces statistical, sectoral and economic reports in support of the division’s objectives.
    • Creates and maintains a reference library of relevant technical information such as federal, provincial, regional and municipal business and economic development related organizations, publications and statistical information related to business and economic development.
    • Undertake analysis to provide information such as decline in vacancy rates, land absorption rates and trends overtime.
    • Advise the Division Manager and staff of issues and policies related to business recruitment, retention, skills training, servicing and marketing strategies, land availability and community improvement;


    • Manage all content on the TourismHaldimand and BusinessHaldimand webpages.
    • Oversee the design and production of Economic Development and Tourism promotional materials including multimedia, print and digital advertising campaigns, publications, promotional items, information packages and other resources and materials to meet Haldimand County initiatives.
    • Responsible to develop and coordinate the Economic Development and Tourism marketing plan.
    • Explore new ways to engage and identify new opportunities to reach target markets, key economic sectors and potential investment opportunities.
    • Source and oversee the acquisition of new photos and videos for the purposes of marketing.
    • Support the Division with the coordination of key communication including but not limited to: media releases, notices, advertisements, radio advertisements, email communications, management of the divisional content on and in accordance with County policies and procedures.
    • Develop, track and report on performance/success metrics and annual targets to assess the effectiveness of marketing programs and initiatives including monitoring analytics and reporting outcomes of social media and other online campaigns.
    • Assist in the development of budgets to support the annual marketing plan.
    • Assemble investor and business related packages to support economic development efforts, marketing employment lands and sector specific opportunities.

    Project Management

    • Actively participate in and provide support for special projects.
    • Provides project management oversight for primary research projects including:
    • Manages market research projects including the development of project plans, statement of work, within research approaches and methodologies;
    • Summarizes findings and implications of research and develops product and tools to disseminate findings;
    • Develops and implements the logistics and coordination of events such as but not limited to the Business Excellence Awards, Small Business Week, Workshops/Training and public open houses.
    • Assist in the administration and maintenance of the Community Improvement Plan financial incentive plans. Draft improvements to existing Community Improvement Plan
    • Coordinate the administration, marketing and replacement of signage through the County’s Signage Program.
    • Coordinate all film inquiries, patio inquiries and other similar programs.
    • Actively participate in and provide support for special projects.
    • Manage and coordinate tradeshows, trade missions, real estate and other marketing and promotional events.

    Administrative Related Responsibilities

    • Secures venues, prepares and distributes agenda packages, attends meetings, records and transcribes minutes and distributes the meeting minutes and related correspondence. This includes but not limited to Business Development and Planning Advisory Committee, Agricultural Advisory Committee, Haldimand Business Network and the Tourism Network
    • Maintains the economic development calendar to ensure priorities and deadlines are met. Schedules and arranges appointments, meetings.
    • Maintains, updates and files a variety of records.
    • Monitors and maintains adequate office supplies, resources.
    • Supervises the inquiry fulfillment for the website, toll-free telephone line, various email accounts and provide customer service to meet industry standards for the Economic Development and Tourism division.
    • Responsible for ongoing enhancements to the internal customer relationship management system
    • Coordinate inventory, shipments and receipts of print materials (e.g. Brochures, maps) inbound and outbound to various locations within Haldimand County and externally. Communicate with other tourism offices and government contacts, tracking shipments, coordinating deliveries and disposal/recycling of surplus or expired inventory.
    • Ensure required divisional databases are current and maintained. These include but are not limited to – the existing CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, business listings, and property inventory;
    • Administer the souvenir/promotional items for the division.

    All Haldimand County employees are expected to:

    • work safely and respect others in the work place
    • maintain confidentiality
    • work within policies and procedures determined by Haldimand County and / or legislation relative to the function

    Posting Period: May 25 – June 8, 2023

    EMPLOYEE GROUP: CUPE Local 4700 (Haldimand)

    POSITION STATUS: Permanent Full-Time

    Hours worked per week: 35

    Position: Research and Marketing Technician

    Grade: 8

    Wage Range: $29.708 - $34.391 / Hr (January 2023)

    Department / Division: Planning & Economic Development / Economic Development & Tourism

    Location: Haldimand County Administration Building

    County employees who are interested in applying for this position must complete the EMPLOYEE APPLICATION FORM and submit the completed form together with a resume and covering letter as appropriate in confidence to Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of this posting.


    Accommodation is available for any applicant with a disability, as it relates to the recruitment process of this position. Upon request, Haldimand County will consult with the applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.

    As per current Legislation, if it is determined that those employees with priority placement status are suitable for this job, before a selection decision has been made, this competition may be cancelled.

  • 18 May 2023 9:37 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    POSITION ID: 3918-001 CALL NO. 23-3188 (CUPE 1329)

    Job Designation: Senior Economic Development Officer

    Department: Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives

    Job Details: Permanent Full-Time

    Salary Range: $88,555 - $107,986

    Closing Date: Applications for this position must be received at no later than 11:59pm on May 31, 2023.

    We offer:

    • A hybrid work schedule
    • A defined benefit pension plan (OMERS)
    • Comprehensive health plan complemented with life and disability insurance
    • A progressive work environment that promotes a work/life balance and strives to be a great place for great people to do great things
    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, this position is responsible for promoting the Town of Oakville as a prime location for new investment and business retention and expansion in order to generate new property tax assessment and employment in the Town of Oakville.

    Job Responsibilities:

    The job responsibilities for the Senior Economic Development Officer may include:

    • Developing and implementing a comprehensive investment attraction strategy and action plan, including the development of an investment attraction marketing strategy
    • Preparing comprehensive site selection proposals for new investment and responding to inquiries from companies, developers, site selectors and ICI brokers. Delivering presentations/pitches regarding new investment opportunities
    • Providing assistance to applicants in the development approval process including coordinating meetings with internal and/or external stakeholders to help resolve complex problems.
    • Leading and/or working with department staff on collaborative projects including the Economic Development Strategy, and sector and supply-chain strategies
    • Developing and implementing strategies for business retention and expansion, including a comprehensive corporate calling program
    • Acting as Town liaison for Oakville’s three Business Improvement Areas including providing information and assistance to the BIAs as needed.
    • Promoting and administering the Brownfield Community Improvement Plan
    • Coordinating Ontario Auto Mayor’s meetings in partnership with the Mayor’s office in support of the automotive industry
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with developers, investors, real estate agents, site selectors, the Chamber of Commerce and the business community in respect of development initiatives, issues and processes
    • Working with Toronto Global, and provincial and federal ministries regarding program initiatives and development opportunities.
    • Coordinating and attending trade shows and events to promote the Town as an investment destination and supporting industry partners’ events via attendance and networking
    • Participating on cross-departmental or corporate teams or projects as required
    • Providing input for departmental publications including the annual Economic Development report.
    • Developing and implementing an annual work plan and tracking progress in accordance with departmental performance indicators.
    • Preparing reports and presentations for Council.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Applicants should have a university degree in a discipline relevant to the job function, such as Business, Economics, Economic Development, Commerce, or Urban Planning. 
    • Eligibility for certification from the Economic Developers Association of Canada or equivalent.
    • Working knowledge of real estate practices and an understanding of Provincial legislation and the Town of Oakville’s Official Plan.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, presentation, project management and leadership skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team setting.
    • Working knowledge of a variety of computer applications including GIS, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, Salesforce and internet search engines.
    • The successful candidate will be required to supply their own personal vehicle for performing job duties/ corporate business.

    DATED: May 17, 2023

    This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. The minimum threshold score for each of the testing and interview components of the recruitment process is 75%.

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

  • 16 May 2023 2:46 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Peterborough

    Development Planning Manager

    Infrastructure & Planning Services/Planning Development and Urban Design File #23-P-48

    Job Details

    Provide leadership and oversee the development planning approval process. Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the draft plan of subdivision approval process for all plans of subdivision (including Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments required for subdivisions) as per provincial delegation of approval authority. Collaborate and provide expertise on planning matters pertaining to special projects and long range planning initiatives for the City including intensification studies and secondary land use plans


    Knowledge and experience normally associated with a University Degree in Planning, Environmental Studies or related discipline; designation as a Registered Professional Planner and has a minimum of five years demonstrated leadership and planning experience at a senior level. Must have a working knowledge of the municipal planning process and planning documents such as The Planning Act, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Provincial Policy Statement, the Official Plan and Zoning By-law; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software including AMANDA; the ability to comprehend all forms of interpersonal relationships in a public forum; and to interact between government and the private sector. Must have excellent communication (verbal and written), negotiation and project management skills; well developed public relation skills and proven leadership ability. Must be a team player with a commitment to quality customer service. Proficiency using noise projections software would be an asset.



    Application Information

    Qualified applicants are invited to submit 1 file containing a résumé and cover letter (ensure your name is in the title of the document), quoting file number 23-P-48 on the file as well as in the subject line, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2023, to:

    The City of Peterborough is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the City's goods, services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

    The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. We thank you for your application but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 12 May 2023 3:23 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Town of Kirkland Lake

    Manager of Economic Development and Tourism

    Full-Time / Non-Union

    Position Overview:

    • Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism is responsible for leading and delivering on the implementation of economic development plans, strategies, and initiatives to support a resilient, progressive, and welcoming Municipality. This individual will also be responsible for managing the Town of Kirkland Lake’s new Tourism Development Corporation. Full job description available by contacting Human Resources at
    • Hours of work: 35 hours per week
    • Compensation: $ 97,676.80 to $ 114,275.20 per annum (to commensurate with experience)
    • Employee Perks: Excellent benefits package, pension plan, access to an EFAP, reduced rate for memberships at the multi purpose Joe Mavrinac Community Complex

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Economic Development, Marketing, Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration, or other related discipline.
    • Certified Economic Developer (i.e., Ec.D or CEcD) from the Economic Developers Association of Canada or the International Economic Development Council, or equivalent, is considered an asset.
    • Past experience working in a Municipal or related environment is considered an asset.

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates are invited to visit the Town’s website at >>“Town Hall>>Career Opportunities” to submit their résumé (complete with covering letter) in confidence by Thursday, May 25 at 3:00 pm.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    Personal information submitted is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purpose of the candidate’s selection.

    The Town of Kirkland Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities are available upon request.

  • 10 May 2023 1:37 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    County of Brant

    POSITION: Senior Economic Development Officer

    REPORTS TO: Director of Economic Development and Tourism

    DEPARTMENT: Strategic Initiatives

    LOCATION: Initial Placement – Wincey Mills Paris

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree in Marketing, Economics, Business, Economic Development, Real Estate, or a related field
    • Proven experience in economic development with 5 years of experience in marketing, business, economic development, real estate or related business, including familiarity with ICI planning and zoning practices
    • Background in business development with a strong understanding of the economic development target audiences and investment readiness factors related to different sectors
    • Strong interest and experience in Economic Development with experience developing actionable strategies and plans
    • Proven marketing and communications skills, proficient in social media engagement activities
    • Broad knowledge of current economic development, investment attraction, agriculture and planning issues in the County of Brant
    • Ability to obtain knowledge of related provincial and federal government legislation and programs
    • Well-developed interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, strong writing and presentation skills
    • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office
    • Excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills
    • Strong organizational skills to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines
    • Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from all levels including Council, Developers, Realtors, Businesses, Ratepayers and other staff
    • Ability to develop and nurture productive business relationships with internal and external partners working collaboratively to resolve problems
    • Passionate about problem solving and looking at the bigger picture, devotion to delivering quality work
    • Proven ability and genuine desire to work as part of a team
    • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
    • Economic Development (EcD) designation
    • Knowledge of CRM and presentation software
    • Understanding of sustainability best practices for business


    • Execute the County of Brant Economic Development and Tourism strategy
    • Build the necessary environment for the desired economic development and growth of industry within the County of Brant
    • Support & enhance Brant Economic Development and Tourism website
    • Support the continued success of the divisions marketing and communication channels
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with partners to support business attraction, retention and growth
    • Lead on sector focused initiatives, research and relationships
    • Support companies, industries and entrepreneurs in locating and expanding in the County of Brant
    • Work toward the development of policy, plans, programs and projects that support the divisions operations and strategic directions
    • Work and collaborate with internal and external committees and stakeholders
    • Active participation on various partnership initiatives
    • Develop corporate visitation program involving prioritizing firms to target, creation of applicable forms, promote available government resources/programs, report to stakeholders on issues, trends, opportunities, threats, etc.
    • Participate in and support other aspects of the Brant Economic Development program, as needed

    Annual Salary Range - $76,768 – $89,799 (Job Grade 7) 35 hours per week

    Please visit to apply for this opportunity.

    The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Monday May 22, 2023

    Date of Posting: May 10, 2023

    The County of Brant is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Accessibility accommodations are available for all stages of the recruitment process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the County if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 10 May 2023 11:13 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Township of Centre Wellington

    Economic Development Coordinator

    The Economic Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and implementing a variety of economic development projects and initiatives to foster a diversified local economy. This position will develop a positive working relationship with the local business community through on-going communication to assist in securing new private investment.

    Key Major Responsibilities

    Duties include but not limited to:

    Client Services/Customer Relations

    • Market, promote, and sell the Township as a destination to live, work and play.
    • Assist in the promotion of industrial and commercial investment opportunities to local, regional, national, and international investors.
    • Interface with prospects, government organizations, commercial real estate brokers, and developers to assist the Manager of Economic Development.
    • Prepare appropriate information packages in response to business investment inquiries.
    • Collaborate with the Digital Media Associate to update and recommend content for economic development related social media accounts and messaging.


    • Research and actively seek out funding and grant opportunities that will support and promote community development and improvement programs.
    • Assist in seeking and applying for Provincial/Federal funding assistance, which may include writing grant applications.
    • Maintain a list of financing streams available to private businesses.
    • Provide advice to businesses regarding funding applications they are submitting to various levels of government and business assistance programs.

    Business Retention, Expansion and Support

    • Coordinate an annual business review survey, ensuring that the Township has comparable and usable data year over year.
    • Build and maintain relationships with the existing businesses within the Township.
    • Maintain the Economic Development Office’s extensive client portfolio and identify companies who may need assistance.
    • Assist established businesses with expansion and redevelopment proposals, including special projects that may involve being a resource in site plan approvals, land development negotiations and property acquisition.
    • Administer various funding grants to encourage multi-sector investment and development through the Community Improvement Plan.


    • Conduct research to gather data on Township statistics or demographics for internal and external use.
    • Maintain working knowledge of local industrial, office and retail real estate sites for sale or lease.
    • Update business directory information and maintain data integrity.
    • Develop marketing materials to promote specific economic development aspects of the Township of Centre Wellington e.g., e-newsletter, annual report, social media posts.
    • Update information for the Economic Development sections of the website.
    • Maintain current and timely knowledge of business trends, regulatory developments, and relevant government legislation, procedures, and policies.
    • Organize participation in regional trade shows. Prepare trade show displays, set up and breakdown trade show displays, and staff trade show booths.
    • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in economic development, urban and rural planning, geography, marketing, public administration, or a related field.
    • Certification by the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.D.) or ability to pursue certification is considered an asset.
    • Three (3) years’ of progressively responsible experience in Economic Development.
    • A demonstrated knowledge of community and economic development principles and strategies.
    • Knowledge of applicable Provincial and Municipal structures.
    • Understanding of Centre Wellington’s economic development sectors.
    • Familiar with practices and procedures involved in organizing various types of records and information.
    • Experience creating and transcribing a variety of correspondence and meeting notes.
    • Operating various types of office equipment and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Coordinating and maintaining a customer relationship management database.
    • Proven ability to perform responsible administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including Township officials, management staff, employees, and the public.
    • Understand the organization and operation of the Township and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
    • Compile and maintain extensive records.
    • Maintain confidential data and information.
    • Independently prepare routine correspondence and memorandums.
    • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Knowledge and experience using a wide range of computer programs such as: MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Social Media platforms.
    • Understanding of the importance of GIS and other tools in supporting community development.
    • A Valid G driver license and access to a vehicle is required.

    Annual Salary: $66,896 - $78,258 (2023 salary range)

    How to Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume in MS Word or PDF format by email to by May 24, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

    Please quote job posting ‘2023-022’ in the subject line.

    To learn more about the Centre Wellington community and the requirements for this position, please visit the Township’s web site at and search the Job Opportunities link. Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document in .PDF format and indicate the position title in the subject line of email. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

  • 08 May 2023 4:52 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Orillia

    Manager, Innovation Collective in the Business Development, Tourism and Modernization Department

    30-month contract
    35 hours per week
    Salary of $85,021 to $99,463


    The City of Orillia has an opening for a contract position of Manager, Innovation Collective in the Business Development, Tourism and Modernization Department for approximately 30-months.


    You have a passion for economic progress and helping entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs succeed. You are looking for an opportunity to lead a project that results in lasting and impactful change. Exploring new ways of doing things energizes you.

    You are a creative thinker, collaborator and manager who is keen to build and strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem.


    • Under the guidance of the Director of Business Development, Tourism and Modernization, or designate, oversee all aspects of the Innovation Collective including the creation of the strategies to market and attract new innovative businesses and talent to Orillia, while also retaining and expanding existing businesses. 
    • Champions, oversees and manages ongoing innovation projects and initiatives led by the Innovation Collective.
    • Works with a broad array of community partners across all sectors including clinical, education, corporate support and research groups to identify, prioritize and manage a portfolio of innovation needs and innovation opportunities.
    • Actively pursue partnerships and engage with collaborators, service providers and mentors and experts who can provide resources and support to the programs.
    • Drives a culture of innovation through the development and delivery of resources and programs for internal and external innovators including design thinking sessions, training sessions, standard checklists and templates, educational materials, efficient idea intake and assessment processes.
    • Responsible for the financial success, vitality and sustainability of the Innovation Collective.
    • Tracks progress of projects and initiatives, gathers performance data, prepares reports and delivers presentations to the Innovation Collective Operating Committee.


    • University Degree or three-year community college diploma in business, marketing, economic development, engineering or related discipline.
    • Master’s degree in engineering, science, business or a related discipline is considered an asset.
    • Lived experience as an entrepreneur and/or experience in working with small technology-driven companies (startups/Small and medium enterprises) is desirable.
    • Evidence of success in achieving performance objectives through identifying business opportunities and developing relationships.
    • Knowledge of independent not-for-profit operations and governance would be an asset.
    • Strong project management, oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrable experience in managing and working with outside contractors and business partners including the negotiation and management of business agreements, contracts and license.
    • Strong technology skills in using (and if possible developing) digital tools, apps and services.
    • Excellent public relations skills with proven ability to build effective working relationships with all stakeholders including business and government officials, community leaders, members of the public and staff.
    • Excellent computer skills using MS Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience using web content management software and social media in a professional context, including Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite. Experience using CRM software is an asset.
    • Must possess a valid Ontario driver’s licence and have 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 $85,021 to $99,463 based on a 35-hour work week, for approximately 30-months. The contract end date is December 31, 2025. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by May 23, 2023 at noon.

    Applications will only be accepted by applying online. Please visit

    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.

  • 27 Apr 2023 2:53 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Quinte West

    Tourism Coordinator

    Purpose & Scope of Position:

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services, the Tourism Coordinator will assist in the delivery of the various tourism projects and initiatives to support the divisional work plan. It will include assisting in the promotion and development of the municipality’s tourism portfolio through tourism attraction activities, product development and promotional opportunities.

    Education & Work Experience Requirements:

    The position requires a minimum of a two (2) year community college diploma in Tourism, Economic Development, Public Relations and/or other related discipline, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in tourism, economic development or related field, within a municipal environment, is required. The incumbent must be capable of organizing effectively, have excellent communication as well as time management, task prioritization and multitasking skills, including the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight timelines. The ideal candidate will have strong and effective analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem solving abilities and an aptitude for creative writing.

    Remuneration: 2022 Union Salary Band 8: $32.90 - $34.25 (Under Review)

    How to Apply:

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply online with their resume by 11:59 pm on May 19, 2023. They may also visit the City of Quinte West website at for more information.

    We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841(1106) or email if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

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