Director of Economic Development & Civic Properties – City of Maple Ridge

The City of Maple Ridge is a place where people have built distinguished careers in public service. Our organization has a strong focus on succession planning and like a lot of private and public sector organizations; key management team members have reached the age of retirement. We are embracing the opportunity to reach out into the marketplace to find strong candidates to bring their experience and unique voice to our team.

Founded in 1874, Maple Ridge is one of BC’s oldest communities, but it is also one of the fastest growing Cities in Metro Vancouver. This tremendous pace of growth creates opportunities for professionals like you to bring your passion and talents to our organization to build our future, your careers and your family in one of the most incredible natural settings in BC. Your skills and talents are the essential element in helping our organization meet the challenges and opportunities of our community. This is a place where you can make a difference, serve your community with pride and professionalism and work with our elected representatives to turn their vision for our community in action. Are you ready?

Take steps towards a rewarding career by applying to the
Director of Economic Development & Civic Properties position

The City of Maple Ridge is seeking applications from accomplished, results oriented professionals to serve in the capacity of Director of Economic Development.  Reporting to the General Manager: Public Works & Development Services, the Director of Economic Development & Civic Properties is a highly visible professional who will lead efforts in facilitating, promoting and enhancing economic development across the community.

The job involves significant contact with the local business community, industries and government agencies as well as responsibility for data research gathering and application.  Your considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development and expansion as applied to the planning, design and development of municipal, commercial and industrial growth, positions you to provide best advice to existing and potential businesses on business plan development and financing and on the municipal requirements for establishing or expanding a business.

The successful applicant will have five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in public or private sector economic or business development including experience in a supervisory capacity.  Your proven track record in business attraction, growth and development will be supplemented by a degree in business or economics including experience with statistical analysis and marketing.

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Maple Ridge is a great place to work with competitive compensation packages that include the municipal pension plan, a strong employee wellness program and the opportunity for professional career growth.

As one of the fastest growing Municipalities in the region, this management position presents an amazing opportunity for an individual who wants to help shape a growing community.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment.  (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application.  Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.

What we offer you:

The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.

If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly to