Under the direction of the Manager, Economic Development, the Economic Development Coordinator coordinates, supports, and facilitates work programs, initiatives, and activities for the department. This position directly supports the key work activities of the Manager, Economic Development. The Coordinator leads programs, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Business Association Grant Funding program, and collects, analyzes and presents economic information. This position also completes administrative process activities that align and support the work of the department.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Engage in the implementation of the Economic Development strategy which includes business attraction and retention, and expansion initiatives.
Collect current economic development data and information from regional, provincial, national and international sources and prepare statistical reports for the department.
Work collaboratively with the regional businesses within the County and acquire up to date qualitative and quantitative information.
Analyze and assemble a wide range of industry specific economic development information to support investment attraction and business retention.
Collaborate with preparing and presenting economic development information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborate with others to develop high quality reports for a range of audiences, including senior leadership and Council.
Respond to information requests from the public, business, and the industrial community.
Maintain department records.
Organize, schedule, and support workshops, meetings, and business events, booking facilities or meeting rooms, ensuring catering and audio-visual availability, coordinating the agenda, and arranging for special requests.
Arrange business development event registration, accommodation, travel, and payment as requested.
Prepare correspondence, agendas, minutes, business notes, reports, or other material.
Develop and maintain promotional materials, in coordination with the Communications & Engagement Department, including the economic development website content.
Compile information and proof-read printed material.
Prepare purchase orders, cheque requisitions, and invoices.
Complete membership registration, renewals, and payments.
Respond to or re-direct escalated inquiries to appropriate departments or staff and provide information to internal departments.
Ideally, a combination of five (5) years of related experience and completion of bachelor’s degree (management or business administration) or equivalent.
Ability to prioritize workload and competing demands.
Current Class 5 driver’s license.
Proven ability to collect, process, and analyze data and information.
Excellent writing and proof-reading skills.
Possess a high degree of accuracy and professionalism in the preparation of correspondence and project work.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other computer applications.
Strong oral communication and customer service skills.
Previous experience in a public sector environment and event planning would be assets.
We thank applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.