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  • 18 Mar 2019 11:32 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Grounded in agriculture, growing in innovation


    Working within our Strategic Plan, to lead, live and invest in a dynamic, inclusive community, and committing to our values of Community, Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration and Stewardship, the successful candidate will provide strategic leadership and strategic direction to staff, the CAO, the Senior Management Team and also to Council.

    The Opportunity:

    Reporting to the CAO/Director of Finance (Treasurer) this position combines the merits of Economic Development and Community Services.  Leading a talented team of staff, this position guides and inspires a dedicated workforce in their efficient delivery of these municipal services and helps shape a workplace culture founded on trust and transparency.  The Director oversees the Economic Development and Community Services Department, liaises with the Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Recreation Committee.  The Director is a visible partner in the community and workplace and a champion of community engagement, development and sustainability.

    The leadership includes a diverse portfolio:

    • Economic Development
    • Planning and Development
    • Community Services
    • Project Management
    • Departmental Budgeting
    • Annual Business Plan

    You Bring:

    Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

    • Four (4) year University Degree in an appropriate discipline, preferably economic development, recreation, leisure studies, business administration or suitable equivalent in a related field. 


    • Five (5) years of related experience; or a combination of related education and experience.
    • Progressive management experience.  Leadership experience in a municipal or broader public, private or voluntary sector environment.
    • Have sound judgement and poses the ability to champion the department to stakeholders, municipal staff and the public.
    • Thorough knowledge of parks and recreation, arts and culture operations, programs and facilities, tourism and economic development.
    • Certified Recreation Facilities Professional (CRFP) designation would be considered an asset.
    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.)
    • Experience in preparing and managing budgets.
    • Experience working in a unionized environment.
    • Thorough understanding of municipal processes, including the Ontario Municipal Act, Planning Act and Regulations.
    • Exceptional organizational, communication, facilitation, project management and interpersonal skills.
    • Superior Expertise in developing and delivering digital content, graphic design and social media marketing.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and foster a cooperative and positive work environment with multiple, cross functional stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently and on a team working on multiple, complex and diverse projects.

    We Offer

    A competitive salary including comprehensive benefits and pension plan.

    North Middlesex is a community consisting of both long term residents and more recent arrivals.  Our Community has abundant talent, rich history, natural beauty and bountiful resources.  As an organization filled with dedicated and spirited employees, we act with honesty, integrity and respect.  North Middlesex recognizes and values that people have lives outside of work.  We offer flexibility with scheduling, have appropriate vacation entitlements and comprehensive benefits.

    Hours of Work:

    Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

    Selection Process:

    We thank you in advance for your interest.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email.

    If this employment opportunity is of interest to you, we invite you to view the complete job description on our website Municipal Employment Opportunities.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this position on or before  Friday, April 12, 2019 @4:30 p.m.  to:

    The Municipality of North Middlesex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Accommodations will be provided upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purposes of the candidate selection.

  • 18 Mar 2019 11:29 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    1 Year Contract Position

    The Township of Georgian Bay is a growing water-based community located in the District of Muskoka along the eastern shore of beautiful Georgian Bay. The Township has a permanent resident population of approximately 2,500 and an additional seasonal population of approximately 15,000. The municipal office is a short commute from Barrie, Midland and surrounding area.

    Working under the direction of the Communications and Economic Development Officer, this position will perform a variety of administrative duties to support the implementation and maintenance of the Strategic Plan, Economic Development Strategy and the Corporate Communication Plan.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Assist with conducting research to ensure that up to date demographics and community profiles are adequately representative of the communities of Georgian Bay.
    • Assist with implementation of strategies that maintain relationships with key community stakeholders .
    • Provide administrative support with the execution of the Strategic Plan, Economic
    • Development Strategy and Corporate Communication Plan.
    • Provide administrative and logistical support to Township sponsored events.
    • Research available grants and prepare associated documentation including the initial draft writing of grants as required.
    • Promote internal and external communication strategies and practices through our website and social media.
    • Write and edit content for the web and other communication pieces including our
    • E-Newsletter, Venture Muskoka articles, brochures, advertisements and more.
    • Provide technical assistance with consistent branding to ensure the professional presentation of written documentation, advertising, and other promotional/marketing materials.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Recent graduate (within the past 3 years) of a post secondary education program related to economic development, communications, business administration and/or marketing.
    • Demonstrated experience in writing and editing content on websites and social media .
    • Excellent editorial, proofreading and verbal communication skills.
      A valid Driver's Licence and access to a reliable vehicle for travel throughout the municipality.
    • Strong organizational and time management techniques to meet tight deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Have not previously participated as a youth intern in FedNor’s Northern Ontario
    • Development Program or in any other federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six months or more.

    Compensation: $20.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay based on a 35 hour work week.

    Interested individuals are asked to forward their resume and cover letter no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday March 31, 2019 to the Human Resources Department by email or fax 705-538-1850

    The Township is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in the Township of Georgian Bay; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act, all information collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, will be used only during the selection process for the subject of posting.

  • 14 Mar 2019 4:23 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    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.

    Permanent, full-time
    Reference Code: 248
    Location:  Midhurst, ON

    Position Requirements

    1. Requires a university degree in Planning, Business Administration, Urban Development, Political Science, Economics, or a related discipline.
    2. An Economic Development certification through a 2 year post graduate course and attainment of Economic Development designation is an asset.
    3. Requires at least three (3) years’ experience in a related environment.
    4. Previous experience in a municipal environment will be considered an asset.
    5. Proven ability to foster a cooperative work environment with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders.
    6. Strong interpersonal, time management, presentation, multi-tasking, and communications skills (both written and oral).
    7. Computer proficiency in MS Office software applications.
    8. Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
    9. Graphic design, Word processing, spreadsheet and database computer skills required as well as map reading software is an asset.
    10. Requires knowledge of community economic development theories and practices as well as knowledge of local and regional economic development potential and opportunities.
    11. Requires an understanding of municipal planning processes, working knowledge of the Ontario Municipal Act, Planning Act and Regulations.
    12. 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.
    13. Must have an excellent understanding of municipal government process as well as the ability to interpret policies, regulations and legislation.
    14. Demonstrated “Customer First” service treatment of customers, partners and colleagues.
    15. Demonstrated flexible and positive approach and initiative in completing assignments.


    $70,797.00 - $84,954.00 per annum

    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.

  • 08 Mar 2019 4:10 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of economic development and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough. We play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region. It is our task to serve visitors, promote tourism and encourage businesses to stay, expand and invest in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

    We have a team of dynamic professionals who offer economic expertise that identifies growth opportunities, provides services to existing ventures, and attracts new companies and visitors by sharing the region’s competitive advantages.

    As the Business Retention & Expansion Officer, you develop and convert leads and inquiries into investment expansion, job creation and development activities that ultimately help PKED fulfill its mission to promote and facilitate business opportunities to create a thriving economy, resulting in regional prosperity.

    Type:  Permanent, Full-time
    Location:  Venture North Building, 270 George Street North, Peterborough
    Salary: $46,209 - $50,181 *Benefit package & pension contribution provided
    Start date: April 15, 2019

    View the complete job posting here

    Please send your application (PDF or Word document) to Barbara van Vierzen, Director of Operations at by 4:00 pm,
    March 27, 2019.

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer.  Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information is collected solely  for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    Thank-you to all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 07 Mar 2019 11:18 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Job ID: 11375 Job Number: 389

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development and Tourism, The incumbent will:

    • Manage all marketing and advertising activities for the Economic Development and Tourism division
    • Develop and implement programs to support certain Regional priority industry clusters, to enable their growth and increased competitiveness, attract &retain workforce, and strengthen their supply chain
    • Develop digital content strategies to achieve departmental marketing objectives
    • Deploy digital advertising campaigns to create awareness and generate investment leads over various platforms, including social medial channels, the department's customer relationship management system, e- mail, website, and through advertising partners
    • Carry-out managerial activities and manage the marketing section's annual budget
    • Develop and oversee the maintenance of databases that serve Economic Development and Tourism, including research, compilation, tracking and maintenance of data and materials
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with local stakeholders, businesses, associations and post-secondary institutions to enable entrepreneurship programs and support research &development projects that increases the competitiveness of Regional industries
    • Oversee the activities of the Durham film program
    • Regularly track, analyze and report on the reach and effectiveness of advertising campaigns, including the delivery of presentations to committee and council

    The successful applicant will possess:

    • A degree or diploma in Business Administration, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, or equivalent
    • A minimum of four years' experience in Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising
    • Several years' experience in a management/supervisory capacity
    • Two (2) years' experience developing digital marketing content strategies and deploying advertising campaigns over social media platforms
    • In-depth knowledge of marketing strategy, and marketing/advertising tracking &analytics
    • In-depth knowledge of the Economic Development and Tourism Industry
    • Strong interpersonal, influential, and relationship/partnership development skills
    • Experience with customer relationship management systems, website content management systems, and digital design software
    • In-depth knowledge and experience with paid promotion campaigns over social media platforms
    • Effective coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to lead and direct staff
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations and public speaking ability
    • Excellent project and financial management and analytical skills
    • Outstanding creativity, collaboration and thinking outside the box abilities

    Management & Exempt Salary Grade 6 Salary: $88,466 to $110,582 per annum

    Conditions of Employment

    • Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will be required prior to start date.
    External Application Process

    Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online ( no later than midnight on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

    The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to

  • 28 Feb 2019 2:44 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    This is a rewarding career opportunity for motivated and innovative economic development professionals to make a real difference in the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wawa businesses and residents.

    The EDC of Wawa is seeking an experienced Economic Development Director to provide leadership and support to a volunteer Board of Directors and contract staff to promote the economic well-being of Wawa. The Economic Development Director will be responsible for the identification and implementation of strategies to achieve community economic development goals with an emphasis on supporting business start-ups, retention, expansion. The EDC Director will oversee and manage the EDC daily operations and should be a qualified, dedicated, enterprising and results-oriented leader who can work effectively with potential investors, other levels of government, community organizations, local business groups and Municipal Council.

    Applicants must have a post-secondary education in planning, marketing, business and/or related field; a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience; working knowledge of Non-Profit Corporation regulations and have a background in managing staff and budgets. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven ability to develop and implement economic development strategies, complete successful funding applications and have excellent public speaking and presentation skills. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. This is a Contract position with a salary range of $60,000 to $75,000 for a fully qualified candidate. A detailed job description is available by e-mailing

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and detailed resume, indicating the job title in the subject line by 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2019 to:
    Hiring Committee
    EDC of Wawa
    Box 63
    Wawa, ON
    P0S 1K0

    or e-mail

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Russell Reid at 705-856-1648.

    The EDC of Wawa is an equal opportunity employer. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the EDC of Wawa will provide accommodations throughout the hiring process. Please inform the EDC of Wawa 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 Protection of Privacy Act.

  • 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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