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  • 28 Nov 2023 12:32 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the City of Sarnia

    Job Title: Economic Development Coordinator

    Salary range: $51,378.60 – $79,042.60

    Job Status: Full-time, Temporary for a period of up to 20 months (35 hours per week)

    Union: CUPE Local 3690

    Closing Date: December 10, 2023

    Salary and Benefits: A salary range of $51,378.60 – $79,042.60, pay in lieu of vacation in accordance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and the option to enroll in the OMERS pension plan.

    Job Profile

    The City of Sarnia is seeking a confident, motivated, customer-service focused professional to join our Economic Development team. Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, the Coordinator will provide quality and timely business development to support local businesses and neighbourhoods.

    This position will be primarily responsible for the development, administration, and implementation of the Sarnia Neighbourhood Revitalization Project where emphasis will be placed on revitalization efforts in Downtown Sarnia and Mitton Village through community engagement, research, and business development.

    Education and Experience

    • Minimum two (2) year post-secondary education in Economic Development or a related field, plus a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience; or an acceptable combination of education and experience will be considered.
    • A valid G driver’s license with an abstract acceptable to City guidelines.
    • Experience preparing and reporting on grant submissions is considered an asset.
    • Interest and previous experience in government or non-profit administration, business management, marketing, and /or small business assistance is considered an asset.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Knowledge of the operation of local government as it applies to economic development;
    • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office, Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems, and data management software;
    • Effective written and oral communication skills including presentation skills;
    • Ability to research, analyze, and make recommendations;
    • Initiative, creative problem-solving skills, and resourcefulness;
    • Project management skills;
    • Ability to recruit and lead a group of volunteers;
    • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships within the local business community, other community stakeholders and organizations, upper levels of government, etc.

    Additional Details

    Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to indicating “2023-78 – Economic Development Coordinator” by December 10, 2023. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only candidates being invited for an interview will be contacted.

    The City of Sarnia is an inclusive and equitable Corporation that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all genders, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Information received relating to accommodation and diversity will be addressed confidentially.

    Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine the qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Sarnia. Questions about this collection should be directed to 

    Full Job Description here

  • 22 Nov 2023 4:27 PM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    County of Simcoe

    Job Title: Economic Development Officer

    Employment Status: Permanent Full-Time

    Closing Date: December 8, 2023

    Salary: $75,439.00 - $91,764.00 per annum

    Location: Midhurst, Ontario

    Position Summary

    Under the direction of the Manager of Economic Development, this position is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community and economic development in order to secure opportunities and facilitate processes for economic and business development and sustainability, and to increase business growth.


    Position Requirements

    • ·       Requires at least three (3) years’ experience in a related environment.
    • ·       Previous experience in a municipal environment will be considered an asset. 
    • ·       Requires knowledge of community economic development theories and practices as well as knowledge of local and regional economic development potential and opportunities.
    • ·       Requires an understanding of municipal planning processes, working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, Planning Act and Regulations.
    • ·       Requires an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion. Knowledge of real estate as well as geographic and socio-economic characteristics of Simcoe County is a benefit.
    • ·       Must have an excellent understanding of municipal government process as well as the ability to interpret policies, regulations and legislation.
    • ·       Demonstrated “Customer First” service treatment of customers, partners and colleagues.
    • ·       Demonstrated flexible and positive approach and initiative in completing assignments.
    • ·       Requires a university degree in Planning, Business Administration, Urban Development, Political Science, Economics, or a related discipline.
    • ·       An Economic Development certification through a 2 year post graduate course and attainment of Economic Development designation is an asset.
    • ·       Proven ability to foster a cooperative work environment with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders. 
    • ·       Strong interpersonal, time management, presentation, multi-tasking, and communications skills (both written and oral). 
    • ·       Computer proficiency in MS Office software applications.
    • ·       Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
    • ·       Graphic design, Word processing, spreadsheet and database computer skills required as well as map reading software is an asset.


    $75,439.00 - $91,764.00 per annum

    To Apply

    View the job description in its entirety and submit your application online at

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    The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.

  • 09 Nov 2023 7:28 AM | Laura DeMille (Administrator)

    The City of Windsor

    Job Title: Executive Director, Economic Development

    The City of Windsor, Ontario is the country’s most southerly city and gateway to Canada through North America’s busiest international border crossing. We offer a superior quality of life with attractive affordability, a spectacular waterfront overlooking our Michigan neighbours, glorious gardens, bike and walking trails, a myriad of festivals and events, enticing attractions, and easily accessible major metropolitan areas. We are a welcoming community boasting of excellent educational institutions, an enviable climate, and a diverse and rapidly expanding economy. The significant investment by NextStar Energy (a joint venture between LG Energy Solutions and Stellantis) for their battery production facility in Windsor is progressing according to an aggressive operational schedule. Interest in the city amongst their supply chain partners and other industries is high. The Corporation of the City of Windsor, a $1 Billion enterprise with over 3000 employees, requires an Executive Director, Economic Development to oversee the City’s expansion of its economic development agenda to respond to the demands of the globally competitive economy.

    Inspire our Future The Executive Director, Economic Development is a key member of the senior management team, providing visible and inspiring leadership with strong communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, with a thorough understanding of innovative best practices in economic development. Reporting to the Commissioner, Economic Development & Innovation, the Executive Director will be responsible to operationalize the strategic direction for Windsor’s economic development services, identify obstacles to economic development and recommend changes and/or creation of policies, bylaws and procedures to support a growing business and residential community, and secure new investments.

    The ED will lead an evolving economic development team, supervising staff and securing resources to operationalize and advance the initiatives of the Windsor Works Economic Development Strategy. The ED and team will pursue, develop, implement, monitor and report on city wide strategic economic initiatives and incentive programs. Priority attention will be given to strategic land development, industrial land development, urban regeneration, economic partnerships, departmental client services, technology initiatives and operational supports for business growth and retention. The ED will be responsible for conducting economic research and analysis, forecasting, and establishing key performance indicators to track success, providing advice with regard to the key responsibilities of the economic development portfolio, as well as developing relationships with major prospects, senior executives, the local business community, elected officials and regional municipalities. You will work closely and collaboratively with Commissioner and CAO, Mayor and Council, other municipal departments, and Invest Windsor Essex in order to fulfil the Mayor and Council’s vision and direction for Windsor’s prosperous economic future. The successful incumbent will demonstrate a sound understanding of global economic trends and influences, as well as the ability to design and implement economic development programs that reflect an understanding of local government and its interface with the business community, senior government, and other agencies. Driven by excellence, the ED will have a strong desire to make a positive and lasting impact on Windsor for its citizens, businesses and investors. Innovative, agile and collaborative, they will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire, motivate and coach staff to achieve results, and will exhibit courtesy, tact, and diplomacy and respect confidentiality in all circumstances,. Outstanding leadership skills including strategic and innovative thinking, exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, project/time management expertise, and superior political acuity are required. The ED is accountable for service delivery in alignment with program area objectives, corporate goals and priorities, and compliant with legislated requirements and City policies, while meeting the management performance expectations of City Council and the Corporate Leadership Team. The position will develop and administer the division’s annual operating and capital budgets, track variances and recommend adjustments as required, write reports and make presentations to management, City Council, potential prospects,

    Executive Director, Economic Development

    business organizations, economic development forums, the media and others.

    Ideal Minimum Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

    Education: a University Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Planning or related field

    Management: at least nine ( 9) years of progressively responsible experience, including five years in a senior management role, in positions providing exposure to community development, business development, and may include experience in Economic Development, Marketing or Public Relations;

    • Economic Development: Must have an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion. Knowledge of the real estate and geographic and socio-economic characteristics of the City of Windsor is considered an asset;
    • Municipal Affairs Knowledge: Must have an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion. Knowledge of the real estate and geographic and socio-economic characteristics of the City of Windsor is considered an asset;
    • People Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence staff and external contacts;

    Program Delivery: Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to solve problems and meet deadlines under pressure; experience with statistical analysis and research an asset;

    • Financial Management: Must have general knowledge of principles of accounting, budgets, forecasting, short and long range planning;
    • Legislation: Must have a good understanding of municipal planning processes, provincial policies, and working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, Planning Act and Regulations;

    Communications: Must have excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills; ability to make oral presentations; ability to develop and use graphic aids. Benefits of working for the City of Windsor include:

    Location – convenient and centrally located downtown office in Windsor, Ontario.

    Virtual work policy and state of the art office environment - The Corporation offers hybrid work opportunities, with the main office located in a new state of the art building with arranged parking.

    Employee Development – leadership training opportunities to further enhance your skills.

    Low cost of housing – Windsor provides opportunities for a robust and affordable lifestyle. The choices range from a more developed urban centre, to rural properties, to waterfront living. Housing options are significantly more affordable than regions in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

    Healthcare – Multiple exceptional hospitals are located in our community with a state of the art acute care hospital planned to open in 2031.

    Compensation and Benefits - a very competitive salary, benefit and vacation package including a defined benefits pension plan through

    How to Apply

    To explore this opportunity, please apply via email with a covering letter and resume as soon as possible to quoting project WIN-ED. Interview will be begin the week of November 24th. The role however will remain open until a successful hire is made.

    Should you wish to speak to our Executive Recruiter or to receive an information package and detailed job description please contact or Tim Lukasewich at 416-214-9299 x8, or Jon Stungevicius at 416-214-9299 x1,

    All applications will be held in strict confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

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