Senior Manager, Economic Development – Town of Whitby


Published September 22, 2020
Closing Date: October 30, 2020

In Whitby, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate our successes.

The Town of Whitby is a community in transformation that is located in the heart of Durham Region in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Whitby is the second-largest municipality in the region and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Located on Lake Ontario and only an hour east of Toronto, the population of Whitby is expected to grow from approximately 140,000 to almost 200,000 by 2031. Whitby’s Official Plan has been updated to establish new directions for Whitby’s planned growth and development; the protection of our natural and built environments; urban design intensification; sustainability; community improvement; and new employment within this time frame.

The Town of Whitby combines a small-town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year-round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.

We are looking for a bold and dynamic leader for our Economic Development team. The future of economic growth at the Town of Whitby needs an enthusiastic, innovative and visionary leader and a team player that understands what it takes to build a vibrant and sustainable community. Having a University degree in Economic Development, Business or Planning, an ideal candidate needs to have a minimum of 7-years’ experience in the area of Economic Development within the municipal government or broader public sector. They need to possess a rare combination of problem solving and team building skills with the ability to motivate others and engage their commitment to meet the goals of the department and the corporation.

We want to be the preferred employer for the most talented people who care about the Town of Whitby and are excited and proud to serve our vibrant community. Let’s grow together!

To explore this opportunity further and to download a complete position profile, please visit our website at www.lesp.ca. If you could like to submit an application, please forward your cover letter, resume and related information online to Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners at whitbyedm@lesp.ca by Friday, October 30th, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At the Town of Whitby, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences, which is why we are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to provide. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

  • Position: Senior Manager, Economic Development
  • Location: Town of Whitby
  • Closing Date: 10/30/2020

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