Job Details: Manager, Economic Development

Job Details
Open Date Nov 18 2021 - 04:30:00 PM Close Date Nov 29 2021 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Manager, Economic Development Posting Type Non-Union
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent Full-time
Department Group Economic Development Hours per Week 35
Department Customer Service & Communications Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree Experience 5 - 7 years
Location Town Hall Competition 21-30PR
Salary Range $98,287.28– $121,375.95
Union Position No


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Customer Service and Communications this role is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of Economic Development, Business Development, Tourism and Small Business services including short and long term planning, coordinating, developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on marketing strategies and projects for the Town of Caledon’s Economic Development Plan. As the Manager, Economic Development, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Develop an implementation plan and communication strategy for the Economic Development Strategy in collaboration with Town staff and other agencies
  • Provide advice and present reports to Council, and the senior leadership team regarding economic development initiatives and tourism
  • Establish, develop and maintain relationships with business associations and other partners for economic and community wellbeing. Consult with prospective investors, advising on factors affecting locations and business strategies.  Utilize knowledge to strategize with Communications to develop  marketing programs for the promotion of the Town as an attractive location for new and expanding businesses. advise and assist existing businesses with business expansion strategies
  • Manage staff in the Economic Development division to perform work and activities including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring as well as provide input to the career development of assigned staff

COVID-19: In consideration of the current pandemic and Public Health orders, the Town of Caledon is providing limited in-person services as Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. The successful candidate for Manager, Economic Development will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).

The Ideal Candidate

The Town of Caledon is seeking an enthusiastic Economic Development professional who is results driven and has a hands-on approach, as well as the expertise to lead a team into success within a rapidly growing municipality. We are looking for somebody:

  • DYNAMIC: A professional with a fresh perspective, able to adapt with continuous growth and change
  • MOTIVATED: An inspired manager eager to achieve
  • ENGAGED: An interactive leader with an action-oriented mentality

We are seeking a professional with a training and knowledge in the above duties, normally acquired from a post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Planning, Economics Environmental Studies, Economic Development or related discipline. Our ideal candidate has 5 - 7 years experience in Economic Development, Business or Planning, or a closely related field and 3 - 5 years related leadership or supervisory experience, managing projects and complicated cases. Membership in the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), with certified Economic Development (Ec.D) designation is a strong asset.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of business finance/economics, local government decision-making processes and overall municipal policies and practices, as well as an understanding of real estate principles, marketing; public affairs; and a diverse municipality – urban, rural, agricultural. We are seeking an individual with superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and an emphasis on customer contact/relations. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage staff within the division and proven commitment to excellence in municipal government.

This position offers a salary range of $98,287.28– $121,375.95 plus a competitive benefit package.

Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.

New employees who commence employment on or after November 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Town of Caledon reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.  The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.