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Manager Economic Development

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of Drumheller
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Manager Economic Development

The Town of Drumheller www.dinosaurvalley.com, is situated within the Red Deer valley in the Badlands of east-central Alberta located about one hour northeast of Calgary. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley is often referred to as “Dinosaur Capital of the World”. It is home to approximately 8000 residents and has been host to many well-known motion pictures and television commercials and hub of Alberta’s oil and gas sector. A few of the local attractions include; the Star Mine Suspension Bridge, Atlas Coal Mine, Horseshoe Canyon, Water Spray Park, Aquaplex with indoor and outdoor pools, the Hoodoos, Midland Provincial Park, numerous cycle and walking pathways, Homestead Museum and the Little Church which is capable of seating only six patrons. Globally recognized, the Town of Drumheller is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, a museum that hosts Canada's largest collection of dinosaur fossils hosting over 450,000 visitors a year, the largest of all provincial museum attractions. Recognizing the importance of a focused economic growth strategy that ensures the development of sustainable new jobs and enhances our municipal tax base, we are looking to attract an accomplished Manager of Economic Development to create and execute a well-defined economic development initiative.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer you will work closely with Mayor and Council and other leadership team members.  As primary contact for business and investment inquiries, you will prepare strategic plans and execute economic development initiatives tied to the Town’s strategic economic development strategy. You will develop a variety of promotional and marketing tools and participate in economic development trade events focussed on attracting new business to Drumheller. Additionally, you will identify and secure economic development funding grants from many sources including federal and provincial and other economic development funding organizations or agencies.

You are well credentialled in the world of economic and or community development ideally within the municipal sector or within organizations that have assisted municipalities grow their economic base. Your University focus was economic development and you have taken that learning and put it into practice where it was converted into measurable business gains. You are well known to communicate effectively with groups and individuals, engineers, architects, contractors, developers, business leaders, and the general public. Your public relations skills are impeccable and you are well respected for your ability to build credible strategies that produce positive financial outcomes. You are a planner and strategist with an outstanding track record of accomplishment. You are driven by your passion and results.


Closing Date: 
December 10, 2018
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Are you self-motivated and looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference? Do you enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready to join one of Alberta’s most progressive and fast paced municipalities? If so, apply online by forwarding your resume quoting MED18 to grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com.


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