We are looking to fill a full time vacancy within our team here at Kneehill County. We are a talented, intelligent, fun and energetic team looking for a strong contributor who will embrace community planning principles and help develop the long term strategic plans with our organization.
Can you build the economic development program to include tourism, all levels of business growth and also encourage regional opportunities? Do you have an effective approach, eagerness and drive to attract investments and continue to foster a sustainable economy? Do you have knowledge of Public Administration?
Do you have what it takes to work with us? Are you a positive person, that engages with people naturally? Will you step up to the challenge?
We are seeking a candidate who will match and support our collaborative, forward-looking, creative and fun work environment!
Have you answered these questions with a resounding and enthusiastic YES!? Check out our website for further details!
Key Responsibilities Include:
Economic Development Officer
Kneehill County is looking for an individual with the great skills and traits to add to our fantastic team. This individual will bring their enthusiasm for collaboration and energy for developing of strategic plans as well as their fun sense of humor and ability to develop a deeper sense of Community!
Business Focus Statement:
Kneehill County’s Economic Development takes a strategic approach to attracting investment and supporting local businesses to foster a sustainable economy within our region.
The EDO reports to the Director of Municipal Services and is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community and economic development in order to enhance the growth and sustainability within our community. The EDO is also responsible for facilitating economic development in regards to commercial business planning and initiatives, as well as assist local organizations, businesses and individuals with establishing economic development plans and projects. The EDO is a strong collaborator and is open, flexible and creative with ideas and solutions.
Managing and implementing business development programs and events
Provide advice regarding market analysis and economic opportunities
Researching and tracking trends in available data to support local business growth
Developing and maintaining positive relationships and communications with the local business community
Working with companies to help them connect with the resources to expand their business into Kneehill County
Liaison between businesses, individuals, local organizations and other community stakeholders
Seek out and identify opportunities for joint ventures or regional initiatives
Being well-versed in the programs and services available from various levels of government and private sector. As well as developing/maintaining relationships
Encourage and build tourism with all of our communities
Post-secondary degree in Economics, Business, Marketing or equivalent
Certified Economic Development (Ec. D) from the Economic Developers Association of Canada would be an asset
Community Economic Development Certificate would be an asset
Strong skills in math, reading and critical thinking
Municipal Setting Experience of 2-3 years would be ideal
Experience driving long term strategic business planning, detailed financial analytics and community development
Proven success utilizing a wide variety of reporting tools related to business, tourism and fiscal indicators
Knowledge of Public Administration and Community Planning Principles, growth management concepts, with emphasis on engagement practices, and collaborative partnership building.
Knowledge of legislation, policy and programs related to business development, investment/trade, enterprise, innovation and growth.
Research and Analytical Skills
Some physical labor required
Attention: Jessie Kasha –HR Coordinator
RE: Economic Development Officer
Kneehill County 1600 2nd Ave Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0