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  • 07 Jan 2019 4:33 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Reporting directly to the Director of Planning, Development & Transit, the Economic Development Manager provides leadership to the County of Simcoe Economic Development program through strategic planning, partnership development, coordination and implementation of programs and activities, directing staff and administering day-to-day operations in accordance with the policies of the County and applicable Legislation.

    Position Requirements

    1. A degree in Planning, Business Administration, Political Science, Economics or equivalent.
    2. A Minimum of nine (9) years’ experience in planning, business administration, economic development, or marketing fields in the public or private sector or equivalent.
    3. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.  
    4. Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
    5. Comprehensive understanding of the operations of local, county and senior government as it affectsthe land use planning and economic development professionals.
    6. Ability to be diplomatic and tactful with local politicians, community leaders, government officials, members of professional organizations and representatives of federal foreign trade offices and other levels of government. 
    7. Political acuity and sensitivity along with exemplary presentation and analytical skills.


    $99,188 - $119,028 per annum
    Employment status: Permanent Full-time
    Reference code: 110
    Location: Midhurst, Ontario

    To apply:

    View the job description and submit your application online at

    The County of Simcoe thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, but please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

    Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act (2001) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.

  • 03 Jan 2019 11:33 AM | Heather Lalonde (Administrator)

    Job Posting – General Manager

    The Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre Inc. (CBDC) is a non-for-profit corporation and a partner in Canada’s Community Futures Program.  The program aims to foster community economic development and employment growth in rural communities through its support to small and medium sized businesses located in the West Parry Sound Area.  Support is offered through business counseling/mentoring, business plan development and loans.

    Report directly to our volunteer Board of Directors the General Manager we are seeking will possess the following skills and /or experience:

    ● a degree in business, accounting/finance or equivalent and /or related experience in senior


    ● minimum 5 years relevant work experience

    ● credit management and/or commercial banking background

    ● proven budget preparati9on skills and management of same

    ● leading and supporting a non-for-profit volunteer Board and organization

    ● strategic planning and community development

    ● ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the business community and all three levels

        Of government, their committees, boards, agencies and ministries

    ● excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ● be a self motivated, results focused team player

    ● demonstrated ability to lead a strong and dedicated team of professionals  

    ● an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities

    ● possess a valid driver’s licence and have access to a reliable vehicle


    A complete Job Description is available on our web site 

    Please submit your resume and supporting documents on or before

    5:00pm Friday February 1, 2019 to

    Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

    We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only

    Candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

    Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration and equality

    of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services.

    Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

    Applicants need to make their required accommodations know in advance.

  • 02 Jan 2019 3:39 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Business Attraction Specialist is responsible for assisting the Director, Business Attraction in developing and executing the strategy and activities to attract and facilitate new investment in the region. The Business Attraction Specialist works with the Business Attraction Coordinator in research initiatives, call records maintenance, program material development, service and information request follow up, and providing exceptional customer service to potential investors.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Support new capital investment, technology, job creation and business growth through implementation of strategic plan
    • Promote region through development of presentations, marketing and sales materials
    • Assist Director Business Attraction in conducting tours and presentations for potential companies considering locating in the region
    • Implement strategies to target specific sectors to locate to region
    • Maintain high level of awareness of regional benefits to attract future investments
    • Support CEO in deploying and managing the FTZ Point

    Detailed Position Responsibilities

    • Analyze and inventory current industries that may complement new investment and target potential investors based upon existing market base. Enlist private sector partnerships when appropriate to attract new investment into the region.
    • Identify appropriate funding and incentive programs
    • Promote regional strengths to ensure that potential investors have significant and compelling data to support a decision to locate in the region.
    • Support Director, Business Attraction in developing compelling comparative site data and effective presentations to sell regional assets and promote investment in Windsor Essex
    • Conduct presentations and tours for potential investors and companies considering locating in the area
    • Participate in the formulation of market development strategy and marketing plans for attracting investment to the area. Implement strategies.
    • Respond to requests for information and assistance with respect to programs and opportunities
    • Support the maintenance of key relationships with the development, commercial real estate and site selection community to further the region’s recruitment objectives. Market and promote the region’s Economic Development Program, initiatives, and opportunities.
    • Support the development of partnerships with current business and new potential business through common technology, common service or sourcing needs
    • Liaise with the Director, Business Retention and Expansion to provide consistent communication and marketing strategies
    • Liaise with local business groups, industry associations, chambers of commerce and economic development officers at a local level
    • Perform such other responsibilities or lawful duties as assigned or required to meet and exceed the mandate of the Corporation
    • Maintain customer relations software


    • University Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Economics, or other relevant education
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in economic development in the public or private sector
    • Working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, municipal affairs and real estate knowledge
    • Strong interpersonal skills combined with demonstrated project/time management, organizational, analytical, research communication (written, oral), report writing, negotiation, administrative, problem-solving, public relations and public speaking
    • Ability to deal effectively and discreetly with all levels of staff, board members and the public
    • Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment and to foster and contribute to a positive, productive work environment
    • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office applications, presentation and database software
    • A valid Class G driver’s license in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business
    • A criminal background check may be required


    • Travel in Windsor and Essex County and occasional overnight and international travel
    • Valid passport
    • Some overtime to attend evening meetings and events

    Qualified individuals should submit their resume to by January 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    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.

  • 20 Dec 2018 2:08 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Gananoque is an internationally recognized community of 5,200 residents located among the 1000 Islands along the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. We are a vibrant tourist destination halfway between Montreal and Toronto and enjoy the quality of life a small town can provide with bigger city centres minutes away.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will possess creativity and enthusiasm for promoting Gananoque as the ultimate destination for development, investment and tourism. He or she will continue to implement the strategic plan including pursing development opportunities in the target sectors, projects and initiatives; secure funding; collaborate with the Economic Development Committee and stakeholders in business and government; foster relationships with innovative developers and community stakeholders and support the existing businesses in the community.

    Candidates should have proven experience in economic development, strategic planning, project and staff management, business planning, and market analysis. A diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Community Economic Development, Business Administration or related discipline, combined with suitable related experience is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.

    Excellent communication skills, administrative abilities and working in strict confidence are requirements. The annual salary range for this position is $72,344 - $86,120 (2019) based on a 35-hour week.

    Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements and qualifications of the position.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence, to the undersigned, by Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon.

    Shellee Fournier, CAO, Town of Gananoque,
    PO Box 100, 30 King Street East, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2T6
    Phone: 613-382-2149 ext. 1113 Fax: 613-382-8587 or

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected, and will be only used for the purpose of the candidate selection.  The Town will provide accommodation for individuals with accessibility needs.

  • 20 Dec 2018 9:06 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    This position provides leadership through broad community involvement that promotes the economic well-being of the municipality while understanding that a social and environmentally healthy community is vital to the local economy of the Town of Petawawa and surrounding area. The Economic Development Officer will be responsible for the identification and implementation of a full range of strategies designed to promote the achievement of short and long-range economic development goals. Specific emphasis will be focused on the delivery of excellent customer service through the provision of a streamlined approach with results that support business retention, expansion and establishment.

    Applicants must have successfully completed post-secondary education in planning, marketing and promotion, public relations, business administration and/or project management; a minimum of three years relevant experience in a government setting; and working knowledge of the Municipal Act, Planning Act, and business-related legislation and regulations.

    Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. The current salary range for this full-time position is $34.68 to $40.80 an hour for a 35 hour work week. The Town offers an excellent benefits package.

    A detailed job description is available at or the Town Hall.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and detailed resume, indicating the job title in the subject line, in confidence by 4:30 p.m. local time on January 14, 2019 to the attention of:

    Town of Petawawa
    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, ON K8H 2E6

    The Town of Petawawa is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Town of Petawawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Town of Petawawa of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 11 Dec 2018 7:49 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Are you a creative, outgoing, self-motivated person who has business marketing and strong communication skills? 

    The West End Rainy River District is seeking a candidate to fill the position of the Economic Development Officer.  The successful applicant will be responsible for advancing strategic economic development initiatives for Town of Rainy River, Township of Lake of the Woods and Dawson Township.

    Preferences will be given to the candidates who have a minimum of five years’ experience related to economic development or business marketing.  The complete job description is available at the Town of Rainy River Municipal Office and on the Town website (

    Resumes including qualifications shall be received in sealed envelopes or by email to the undersigned.  Please mark “Economic Development Officer” on the outside of the sealed envelope or in the subject line of the email.

    Town of Rainy River
    Re:  Economic Development Officer

    PO Box 488

    201 Atwood Avenue

    Rainy River, ON P0W 1L0

    The job posting will be open until the position is filled.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.


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  • 16 Nov 2018 4:49 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Kingston Economic Development Corporation facilitates economic growth through community wide collaboration by working in partnership with municipal departments, post-secondary institutions, provincial agencies and business leaders.

    Strategic Focus Areas: Attraction - Growth and Retention - Entrepreneurship and Support of Community Economic Development

    We are looking for:

    • Innovate, collaborative and client-focused business development professional experienced at relationship building, sales, research, financial and project management
    • Experience in a Senior Business Development or Economic Development role within a not-for-profit or municipal environment in the private and public sectors 
    • Experience leading strategic direction, attraction, aftercare and support to local business
    • Experience in and/or understanding of commercial land sales; legal, regulatory and taxation aspects of business investment in Canada, and government relations at municipal, provincial and federal levels
    • Knowledge of the Ontario economy and the City of Kingsville with advanced understanding of high potential growth sectors
    • Post-secondary degree
    • Proficiency in a second language (French preferred)

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to Brenda Palmer at:

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview shall be contacted.

    “Executive Search Professionals”
    Venture Business Centre
    556 O’Connor Dr. Kingston, ON K7P 1N3

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