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Economic Development Specialist
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

April 9, 2019
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 19-039 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Job Description: At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford’s Innovation, Strategy and Intergovernmental Relations Department is offering a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic professional to fill the role of Economic Development Specialist. Reporting to the Executive Director Economic Development, the Economic Development Specialist will create, implement and evolve market-focused strategies to attract new foreign direct investment (FDI) to Abbotsford.

Through working collaboratively and, developing key community partnerships, you will implement workforce attraction strategies; assisting with the business retention and expansion of companies in the community by providing support to those businesses looking to grow while facing labour challenges.

You will be responsible for building and nurturing positive and productive client relationships in order to maximize investment opportunities for international companies. Your proactive approach in identifying specific market opportunities, generating and fostering quality leads by providing superior client services will support the future growth of our community.

As the Economic Development Specialist you are a strategic thinker and innovative problem solver. You have the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and contribute ideas to the continuous improvement of team performance, technical systems, and business processes to further our Economic Development mandate and mission to grow the region. Your strong communication and interpersonal skills allow you to build credible and trusted relationships at all levels throughout the organization and City.

As the ideal candidate, you have:
• Degree in related field;
• Ec.D – Designation: Certified Economic Developer;
• Seven (7) years progressive experience in related industry/similar role.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Opening Date: March 26, 2019 08:30 AM
Closing Date: April 9, 2019 04:30 PM