Economic Development Officer

Requisition #: 20/60
Job #: J0620-0676
Job Title: Economic Development Officer
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Economic Development
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: June 17, 2020
Posting Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Salary/Wage: 75,985.00 - 93,520.00/Year
Department: Economic Development
Location: 29 Sir Winston Churchill Ave
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Cultivate your Career:

The City of St. Albert, home to more than 66,000 residents, is a beautiful growing community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. In recent years, St. Albert has ranked at the top of several national surveys recognizing us as a great place to raise a family, with an excellent quality of life and a strong sense of community.

The Opportunity:

The Economic Development department is looking for a dynamic individual to support the Business Retention & Expansion portfolio, specifically supporting small business growth and sustainability by creating and assisting with projects designed to address the needs of existing businesses and tourism partners. Reporting to the Manager, Business Retention & Expansion, the Economic Development Officer will:
• Assist with the execution of strategies to support local businesses, downtown vibrancy and the tourism sector in alignment with the City’s Business Plan
• Assist with the development and promotion of education seminars/workshops that benefit local businesses
• Develop the annual tourism marketing plan and support its execution
• Responsible to administer and update tourism marketing materials
• Monitor and report on metrics tracking business retention and expansion initiatives
• Contribute to monthly Economic Development reports and newsletters for the local business community
• Participate in direct and indirect information gathering from existing businesses
• Contribute to leading or assisting with the organization and execution of department events
• Maintaining and updating content on the City of St. Albert’s website and social media accounts
• Manage and maintain important relationships with internal city administration stakeholders and external government and business stakeholders

Qualifications:

• A degree or diploma in business administration, marketing or sales management combined with at least three (3) years of experience in marketing, tourism, sales, and/or customer relations management.
A suitable combination of related coursework and experience may be considered as equivalent.
• Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) designation or willingness to achieve the designation is preferred.
• Proficient user of the Microsoft Office Suite. A comfort with using Content Management Systems and/or Social Media account experience is desirable.
• A valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence and access to a personal vehicle for business use is required.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks).
Some meetings and work outside of regular office hours, and/or local travel in the evenings and weekends may be required.

Compensation:

$75,985 - $93,520 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:
• Please submit a cover letter and resume to express interest in this opportunity.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on the closing date.
• This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions.
• Please note that the City will be conducting video conference or phone interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• A Class 5 driver’s license and personal vehicle are required for this role.
• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.





Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?








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