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Manager, Economic Development

Manager, Economic Development – Full-Time 

“Join us in shaping the Waterloo Region as world class community”

Region of Waterloo Council has a mandate to reimagine the future and bold and compelling vision to build a world-class community. At the Region, we work towards that vision on a daily basis and strive to improve the lives of all 630,000 residents by delivering critical, high-quality and inclusive services, and helping to build a thriving economy.  

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation. 

This is an organization where employees are valued. It is a place where employees are recognized for their talents. Our employees take pride in the work they do, and understand that what they do improves the lives of the Region’s residents. 

We are looking for people like you to make our vision a reality.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

Click here to learn more about why you should work for the Region and about our vision

Click here to learn about our strategic focus

Your role: 

In this leadership role within the Department of Planning, Development and Legislative Services, you will develop and implement actions that support Council’s vision of a thriving economy and provide leadership and guidance to a team of professional economic development staff. The work involves managing economic development initiatives related to land development, investment, cluster development initiatives, program delivery and data initiatives, smart city initiatives, and workforce development strategies.

Bring Your Experience to the Region of Waterloo

If you have comprehensive knowledge of major industry/sector strengths, economic development opportunities, and challenges in Southern Ontario, as well as a degree in a related field (e.g., commerce, business, finance, economic development, planning), we would love to hear more about you and talk to you about the role. 

Apply Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

To assume the role of Manager, Economic Development, you will have a profile that reflects the following strengths:

The salary of this position ranges from $99,426.60 - $124,287.80 per annum per annum (Grade: 8 on the management/management support wage scale). 

Please apply online, by the closing date Sep 29, 2021 quoting competition number 2021-2020.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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