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Executive Director
Shuswap Economic Development Society
Position Summary
Reporting to the Board of Directors of the Society, the Executive Director is responsible, on behalf of the Society, for overseeing and providing creative leadership on all operational and strategic directions for Economic Development in the Service Area.

Personal Attributes
An innovative, strategic thinker, the incumbent will have well-developed interpersonal communication and presentation skills along with a strong client-centered focus. Key strengths include leadership, communication, analytical, problem solving, organizational, and facilitation skills. The ability to work independently and have good negotiation skills will be required. The ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with elected officials, members of the business community and the general public is a must.
Executive Director
Community Futures Mount Waddington
Community Futures Mt. Waddington ( is seeking a new Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors this position is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and organizational objectives. The organization plays a key regional development role both through its small business development and financing mandate, and also through community and regional partnerships within the service area.

The Executive Director provides the leadership needed to maintain the organization’s standing in the region. Priority is given to an individual with commercial lending, organizational management and community economic development experience. Other key responsibilities include program development and administration and allowing for the optimal use of organizational finances, staff, and resources. This individual will also provide financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.

Community Futures Mt. Waddington offers a competitive salary package and an excellent work environment.

“With eleven communities throughout Vancouver Island North, you’re as secluded or as social as you want to be. Go for a hike in the woods with your friends, or spend the night binging on Netflix. Celebrate a special occasion with a picnic by the ocean, or watch the game at the pub with your crew. 12,000 people make Vancouver Island North their home, and the region’s relative isolation from larger centres yet proximity to urban amenities is an asset that makes the communities unique and desirable to live in.”

Qualified applicants should send resumes and qualifications to

Questions or requests for additional information about this posting or Vancouver Island North may be directed to 250-956-2220.
Director of Planning & Development
District of Sparwood
Competition #04-2021

The District of Sparwood is searching for its next talented and experienced Director within the Planning and Development department. Working closely with the Chief Administrative Officer, you will primarily be responsible for overseeing the land development and building functions for the District of Sparwood, helping the District take steps toward its short and long-term planning and development goals, while continually improving processes and service delivery. The Director will be part of the executive team and as such, should be a collaborative thinker with the ability to adapt to change and interact with people in a professional and courteous manner.

Recognizing the unlimited potential of this vibrant community and the importance of hiring a leader to assist Council in achieving their strategic goals and objectives, as outlined in the 2019-2022 Strategic Priorities Report, we are looking to attract a collaborative, results- oriented leader as the Director of Planning and Development.

The core job duties include:

Overseeing the activities of the Planning Department including implementing relevant bylaws;
Coordinating the District’s economic development activities;
Participation in environmental assessment processes on the District’s behalf.

The ideal candidate will have:

University Degree in land use planning, and either is a full member, or eligible to be a member, of the Planning Institute of BC;
At least five (5) years of experience in a municipal environment or equivalent experience in the private sector;
At least three (3) years of experience in a management role;
Excellent knowledge of the philosophies, principles and practices of municipal planning, sustainability

Applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter, in confidence by March 14, 2021, quoting competition #04- 2021, to the attention of:

Ms. Michele Schalekamp
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sparwood
Manager of Economic Development and Tourism
City of Vernon
Competition #: 22-COV-21
Closing Date: March 21, 2021

Reporting to the Director, Community Infrastructure and Development, this position assists and facilitates the expansion of local businesses through the removal of obstacles and the provision of services to ensure that local business and industry is retained. This position participates in promoting the City of Vernon to prospective investors to attract new business and create high value jobs. This position is also responsible for the provision of Tourism Services for the City of Vernon.
Director, Economic Development, Communications and Intergovernmental Relations
City of Abbotsford
Posting #J0221-1764

The City is delighted to have a unique opportunity for a talented Director Economic Development, Communications and Intergovernmental Relations. This diverse role oversees the work of economic development, community events, communications and public relations, to ensure the City’s interests and advocacy issues are well understood by other orders of government; partnership and investment opportunities are maximized; the public is informed of Council’s mission, plans, policies and practices in a positive, consistent and credible manner; and, business development, community pride and job creation are promoted in the City.

The incumbent will lead diverse teams in the design, development and implementation of integrated engagement plans, programs and projects, and ensure positive relationships are established with regional, provincial and national media to ensure the City is recognized as a preferred location. The division is responsible for attracting new businesses and community investment, providing information on Abbotsford’s economic and business climate as well as supporting existing businesses in their expansion or relocation to Abbotsford.

The Director will monitor and analyze the national political landscape and develop strategies to advance the City’s interests; lead, cultivate and facilitate the development of strategic relationships and partnerships with provincial, territorial and municipal governments to foster collaboration and promote initiatives that are aligned with the City’s goals and objectives; and, further Council’s strategic and intergovernmental advocacy priorities through the expansion of strategic partnerships.

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Abbotsford’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the incumbent will aid in the achievement of the Council’s Strategic Vision to be the Hub of the Fraser Valley.
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