Economic Development Officer – City of St. Albert

Organization           City of St. Albert

Website                     www.stalbert.ca

Department             Economic Development

Location                    29 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue

Salary                         $74,438 – $90,565 per annum

Closing Date            May 27, 2018

Competition #         18/103

OPPORTUNITY
The City of St. Albert, home to more than 64,000 residents, is a beautiful growing community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. Known as the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert offers more than 80 kilometers of trails, 400 hectares of green space, state of the art recreation facilities, the renowned Arden Theatre, and hosts numerous special events and festivals. 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. Our employees are passionate about delivering high-quality programs and services to our residents and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert among the best places to live in Canada.

It is an exciting time for Economic Development in St. Albert, as one of the City’s key priorities is building and diversifying our economy in partnership with the community and stakeholders.

The Economic Development branch is looking for a dynamic individual to support the Business Attraction portfolio, specifically all facets and stages of commercial and industrial real estate development. Reporting to the Manager, Business Attraction, the primary responsibility of the Economic Development Officer will be to partner with local organizations and businesses to facilitate economic development in the City of St. Albert.  The incumbent will create action plans, organize and lead key events, attend trade show and support business attraction initiatives.

The Economic Development Officer will also act as an economic development generalist and utilize their strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to ensure the department goals of business retention, expansion and attraction are met.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A university or college degree or diploma is required, preferably in Community Economic Development and/or Business Administration.
  • Three or more years of experience related to all facets of economic development is required. Previous experience in commercial and industrial real estate development is preferred.
  • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) designation or willingness to achieve the designation is an asset.
  • Member of the Economic Developers Association of Canada and/or Alberta is an asset.
  • A valid Class 5 drivers license is required.

HOURS OF WORK
Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off 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
$74,438 – $90,565 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment

CLOSING DATE
May 27, 2018

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.

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