THE COMMUNITY: The Town of Provost is located In East Central Alberta, 45 minutes from Wainwright and 1 hour from Lloydminster; we are also centrally located between Edmonton & Saskatoon.
Our Town offers a quality lifestyle with low crime and loads of recreational opportunities. Provost is served by Highway 13 and is a short distance from highway 41, as well as CP Rail. The Town is home to both Highway Commercial and Industrial properties. The Town has both Public and Catholic Schools.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Business administration degree
Ec.D designation is an asset.
Experience and/or training in municipal administration.
Understanding of all aspects of business development from financing, land economics, marketing research,
Thorough knowledge of Social Media.
Relevant past experience will be considered
Key Responsibilities Include:
THE OPPORTUNITY: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Economic Development Officer will be responsible for the following among others:
Developing and implementing the Towns Economic Development Plan
Develops organizational Economic Development strategies.
Implementing the Towns Marketing Strategy.
Oversees the annual Capital and Operational Budget of the department
Updates professional knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations, participates in educational opportunities, maintains current on professional publications, maintains personal networks, and participates in professional organizations.
Leads change that maximizes desired results and outcomes of the town, organizationally.
Invests time in managing, coaching, and developing people, individually and collectively.
Creates an open, positive working environment to stimulate open discussion.
Cultivates effective relationships and networks with other departments, residents, regional partners, contractors, agencies, and other levels of government.
Demonstrates passionate personal commitment to quality leadership.
Acts as a representative for the entire organization.
Ensures resources are directed to support the organization’s desired goals and culture.
Manage the Towns Social Media.
Organize or help organize Community events.
Oversee the Tourist information Centre.
The Economic Development Officer will have a progressive record demonstrating positive relationships with key stakeholders in the area of economic development. He/she will be equally comfortable as a senior manager or as a team participant. Among other attributes, the following will be important: