Director of Economic Development – County of Haliburton

Published June 1, 2021
Closing Date: June 28, 2021

The Haliburton Highlands is a vibrant region located in Central Ontario.  Four municipalities make up the County of Haliburton:  Algonquin Highlands, Dysart et al, Highlands East and Minden Hills.  There are over 600 clear lakes, stunning scenery and it is only a 2 ½ hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area.  The Haliburton Highlands is well known as cottage country for many, an active community of artists, independent businesses, outdoor enthusiasts and for those enjoying a relaxed and vibrant lifestyle.  This could be your location to live, work and play – come and join us in #MyHaliburtonHighlands.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with County Council, the newly created Director of Economic Development is responsible for providing advice and guidance required to develop and shape the County’s economic development strategies and programs.  The Director will work across the County departments and municipalities to promote economic development in the County.  As a creative leader, the Director will identify obstacles to economic development and recommend changes and/or creation of policies, bylaws, and procedures to engage in innovative and forward thinking and support a growing business and residential community.

The successful applicant will hold a University degree in business administration, economics, marketing or a related discipline with three to five years of related experience, preferably in a municipal environment.  Applicants with a comparable combination of educations and experience will also be considered. They will also hold a Certified Economic Developer Designation, or have the ability to become certified within a reasonable time frame. 

For complete responsibilities and requirements of the position please visit our website at

Please submit a detailed resume indicating your skills and experience no later than Monday, June 28, 2021 to:

Andrea Bull, Human Resources Manager

We thank all who apply for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The County of Haliburton is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation can be provided in all steps of the hiring process.  For accommodation options and to ensure full and equal access during the recruitment and selection process, contact Human Resources.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of job selection.

  • Position: Director of Economic Development
  • Location: Haliburton, Ontario
  • Closing Date: 06/28/2021


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