Make a difference everyday with the City of Estevan a vibrant and growing community in Southeast Saskatchewan, with excellent educational, medical and recreational facilities. We have a strong business / industrial sector and are located only 10 minutes north of the U.S. border. The City of Estevan is searching for a talented member to join our team who wants to grow with the organization and community while supporting a customer first approach.
Posting Number: 19/16
Position Title: Economic Development Coordinator
Reports to: City Manager
Business Division: Corporate Services
The position provides research, analysis, and policy development for the City of Estevan with primary focus on economic policy and research. The scope of the position requires collaboration, confidentiality, creative thinking, and analysis. Individuals will need to work productively, contribute ideas, and represent the City of Estevan in a professional manner in dealing with individuals within and outside the corporation. This position will also be required to establish a network of contacts and stakeholders in and outside of Estevan for the promotion and advocacy of economic development initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Responsible for the research and issues analysis of policy and develops program recommendations.
-Undertake a range of statistical analysis activities relating to topics such as demographics, local economy, crime/community safety, and social well-being.
-Formulate, format, and produce profiles from a range of data sources including Census, consultation data, etc.
-Compile an annual Economic Assessment to advise on the policy implications of local conditions, drawing on information from a range of partner organizations.
-Draft policy/research papers, memoranda, and briefing documents on a range of policy topics/issues.
-Conduct environmental scans and trend analysis to identify and conceptualize directions and key issues.
-Conduct quantitative and qualitative research in support of cross-sectorial policy and program development processes.
-Engage with key stakeholders in government, private sector, the voluntary sector and other research establishments to facilitate community and business development.
- Provide input into the development of communication strategies for the dissemination of information to build brand awareness.
-Promote the development of opportunities and general community attributes to applicable target markets.
-Liaise between municipal divisions to ensure cooperation, collaboration, and information sharing to maximize opportunities for exposure and growth within the City.
-Maintain relationships and actively communicate with existing businesses and industry while encouraging retention and expansion.
-Encourage and support of new business proponents, industry, community services and community organizations.
-Prepare presentations and briefing materials for senior staff and senior levels of government.
NOTE: The duties listed are not set forth for the purpose of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally performed outside of the listed duties above. (Other duties as assigned).
University Degree in Commerce, Economics, or Business Administration or equivalent
Minimum of 3 years related experience in a setting of similar size and complexity
Experience and Additional Requirements
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, techniques, and related equipment of municipal government
- Knowledge of trends, technology, government regulations, and program standards in relation to economic development.
- Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Health & Safety Act, The Cities Act and The Planning and Development Act.
- Knowledge of land use planning, real estate development, zoning and municipal infrastructure.
- The ability to apply strategic and conceptual thinking to a variety of people and administration issues
-Demonstrated ability to negotiate win-win agreements and manage public input, problem-solving, and stakeholder involvement
- Capacity to identify the City's best competitive position within a market and use economic marketing strategies to attract prospective investors for community and business development.
-Strong sales background. Ability to create a customer experience that conveys confidence in the local community and can negotiate to benefit both groups.
The incumbent must possess a valid class 5 Driver’s License. Travel may be required
This position requires that the incumbent work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, in order to accommodate client schedules
This position requires the incumbent to tactfully and respectfully handle, receive, and store information of a confidential nature. A high degree of professional confidentiality is required
To thrive in this environment, you will have a desire to make a difference. Be part of our prospering community, and a challenging work environment while still maintaining a strong work life balance.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The City of Estevan offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package.
For further information or to apply, please contact:
Human Resource Generalist
Estevan, SK S4A 0W7
Ph: (306) 634-1841
Fax: (306) 634-9790
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.