Director, Economic Development & Civic Properties

City of Maple Ridge

Director, Economic Development & Civic Properties

Located on the uncededterritory of the Kwantlen and KatzieFirst Nations, the City of Maple Ridge is one of the fasted growing municipalities in Metro Vancouver. Provincial investments and its mission to be a safe livable, and sustainable community for present and future citizens, have contributed to a housing boom and new investment in diverse and dynamic business. The City is deeply committed to the community it serves and enhances opportunities through the development of a dynamic and professional workplace culture where staff have the opportunity for growth, collaboration and dynamic careers in public service.

The Director of Economic Development & Civic Properties provides leadership and development for the economic development department. The Director is responsible for facilitating, promoting and enhancing economic development and tourism across the community and for the day to day management of the economic development function, which includes promoting tourism, business development and marketing strategies. Additionally, the Director provides strategic oversight for the City’s real estate programs and activities related to the development, acquisition, disposition, management and operations of City properties.  As part of the City’s management team, the Director is a key contact for internal and external stakeholders liaising with City staff, advisory committees and Council as well as key external stakeholders including relevant professionals, public and community members.

The successful candidate will have degree in business administration or economics including experience with statistical analysis and marketing; additional Certification with the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of senior leadership experience, with demonstrated experience in business attraction, growth, development, and negotiation. The role requires significant contact with the local business community, industries and government agencies and real estate professionals, as well as responsibility for data research gathering and application. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with the City of Maple Ridge, please contact Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.

  • Government relations
  • Community engagement
  • Business development
  • Data research
  • Strategic partnerships

  • Strategic thinker
  • Leadership
  • Proactive
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills

  • Cover Letter, resume and three references
  • Via email:

Organization: City of Maple Ridge
Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Economic Development, Tourism, Real Estate
Posted: July 25, 2019, 12:48 pm
Expires: August 30, 2019, 11:59 pm

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