Community Services and Economic Development Officer for Town of Irricana ( EXPIRED )

Position Summary:
We are accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of (CEDO) for Town of Irricana. Reporting directly to the Chief Administration Officer (CAO), the CEDO will approach community services and economic development with the theory of developing from “inside out” or bottom up for the entire town. It will be holistic in nature, collaborative, and from a community driven perspective. She/he will understand that goals and successes for rural and remote economic development,

The successful applicant will be responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community services and economic development across the Southern Alberta region. She/he will assist the region’s businesses and communities by using tools to build and sustain economic development suited to their needs. The CEDO will act as a key player in building community capacity, empowerment, and self-reliance. This role requires a broad based skill and knowledge set.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Active at the community level
  • Experience in customer service, special event management, facility management and operational management in Local Government would be an asset;
  • Working knowledge to organize community recreation, services and organizations is an asset.
  • Enhance collaborative economic development and partnership efforts key businesses, tourism, communities and other strategic partners within Calgary regional Partnership
  • Strengthen region by focusing on “inside out” or bottom up community and economic development
  • Promote buy local/shop local “Shop smart & shop local”
  • Point of contact for all recreation services, businesses, organizations and investors
  • Prepare grants for FCSS; EDTC and other projects in collaboration with the CAO
  • The CEDO will collaborate with FCSS and Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDTC) to provide achievable and sustainable recommendations on community services and economic development and to find revenue sources that would sustain the employment of the CEDO.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent relationship building skills, able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff, elected members, businesses and communities
  • Build consensus and resolve conflicts with community stakeholders to encourage or facilitate a beneficial resolution.
  • Ability to speak effectively to a wide variety of audiences, including the general public, community and business groups and to city council
  • Provide clear and concise reports both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of computerized systems, administrative systems and office technology as required.
  • Knowledge of local, regional and rural Southern Alberta Economy; Business Licensing, Compliance Campground, Community Hall, Recreation Centre and Economic Development activities

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Business Administration or a related discipline
  • Valid Driver’s License and vehicle in good condition
  • A.E.D Training and W.H.M.I.S. Certificate would be an asset

2016 Salary Range is based on experience and qualifications. The Town offers a generous benefits package. If you are interested in applying for this position and joining our organization, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter. Please quote Competition #2016-03 and send in confidence via email only, by 4:30 p.m. on January 4th, 2017 to: cao@irricana.com; Location: Town of Irricana, Alberta.

Economic Development and Tourism Committee

Do you have a passion for your community and a desire to work to help promote business development and retention,
residential growth & tourism opportunities?

There are four (4) positions available.

Meetings are held once a month with additional meetings as needed. You will work with the committee, Council representative, CAO and the Economic Development Officer on projects and plans for the Town of Irricana.

Term: Three to five years. Positions rotate their terms in order that no more than one-half of the Committee
members shall change in any one year.

Community Services Board

Community Services is looking for individuals that have an interest in assisting with the planning of programs, services and events that fall under the terms acceptable with the funding provider, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

There are four (4) positions available.

Meetings are held once a month with no meetings held July or August.

Term: Appointed by Town Council in such a manner that one half of the public at large positions rotate their terms in order that no more than one-half of the Committee members shall change in any one year.

Community Facilities Board

The Community Facilities Board is looking for individuals that have an interest in the management, maintenance and
enhancement of our community facilities. The committee looks at grant opportunities, booking opportunities and usage of the community facilities.

There are three (3) positions available.

Meetings are held twice a year (March and November).

Term: Appointed by Town Council in such a manner that one half of the public at large positions rotate their terms in order that no more than one-half of the Committee members shall change in any one year.

Irricana Rural & Municipal Library Board

The Irricana Rural & Municipal Library Board is looking for individuals from the Town of Irricana or Rocky View County to sit on the board.

There are three (3) positions available.

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month.

Term: Appointed by Town Council at the request of the board in such a manner that one half of the public at large
positions rotate their terms in order that no more than one-half of the Committee members shall change in any one year.

Interested individuals may complete a Volunteer Committee Application Form available online www.townofirricana.ca or can be picked up at the town office at your convenience.

Completed applications may be dropped off at the Municipal Office (222 – 2nd Street),
email irricana@irricana.com, or fax to (403) 935-4270.