Economic Development Officer

Municipality of Rankin Inlet

Economic Development Officer


Posted: March 3, 2020

Salary Range: $80,000.00 to $90,000.00 per annum
Northern Allowance: $22,500.00 per annum
Closing Date: April 15, 2020

Posted: March 3, 2020

Salary Range: $80,000.00 to $90,000.00 per annum
Northern Allowance: $22,500.00 per annum
Closing Date: April 15, 2020

The Municipality of Rankin Inlet on Hudson Bay in Nunavut is looking for an Economic Development Officer.

Rankin Inlet has an experienced, energetic council, an ICSP, Economic Development plan and an engaged and passionate community. It also has abundance of strategic activity and opportunities including a new 30 million dollar arena, commencement of mining activities and the development of a Mine Training Centre, proposed airport expansion and harbour improvements and long-term elder care home.

On this foundation, the Mayor, Council and senior administrative leadership are refocusing on the longer-term strategic issues and opportunities facing the municipality.

Under the direction of the Senior Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for facilitating and promoting community and economic development in order to secure opportunities and processes for economic and business development and sustainability, and to increase business growth.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not listed in order of priority)
  1. This position is responsible for building and developing relationships with various public and private sector representatives throughout the Kivalliq Region and the Territory of Nunavut. He or she will also be expected to represent Rankin Inlet’s Economic Development Office with the Economic Development Committee of Council and on the Kivalliq Region Chamber of Commerce. The Successful candidate will Conduct the preparation of proposals, business cases, research / analysis / position papers, briefing documents, project status updates, presentations, correspondence, and Committee and Council reports for internal and external purposes.
  2. Work with regional stakeholders to assist in the implementation of the Rankin Inlet Community Economic Development Plan.
  3. .Assist with the updating of the CED and promoting it on the Rankin Inlet Social media sites. The Economic Development Officer will also assist with the updating of the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet’s Webpage.  
  4. Develop advertising, promotional and marketing materials, to be utilized in print advertising, at trade shows, and for requests from businesses and potential businesses.
  5. Organize and implement the representation of the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet at special events, trade shows, and training seminars within the Kivalliq Region, Nunavut and nationally/internationally as required. He or she will represent the Economic Development Office at various events and public meetings, occasionally outside ordinary work hours, as required.
  6. Respond to requests for information about Rankin Inlet from various stakeholders which could be potential investors and new business owners that could come into the office in the form of email requests, telephone inquiries or in person.
  7. Compile and update relevant economic data as required from various sources such as Statistics Canada, Territory of Nunavut, municipal partners, analyze and identify trends in the economy and propose responses for consideration by the Economic Development Office to address the potential opportunity or challenge, etc.
  8. Provide project management expertise for projects in the Economic Development Office including developing project objectives / parameters, detailed schedule of deliverables, project plans / timelines, determining project resource requirements, process mapping, and project execution and management. Project management activities will include ensuring timely and quality deliverables; preparing regular project status reports; conducting project status meetings with project teams where teams have been developed; i.e. Economic Development Committee of Council, projects involving the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce or Agnico Eagle Mine; proposing solutions for and resolving project issues; and developing, monitoring, analyzing and reporting on key performance indicators.
  9. Provide input into the development of budgets and selection of projects for the Economic Development Office and ensure expenditures are within assigned authority and limitations.
  10. Seek out, research, and oversee funding and grant opportunities to assist in financing Economic Development projects.
  11. In consultation with the SAO, assist with hiring and monitoring of project specific contracts.
  12. Responsible for ongoing outreach with business community.
  13. Assist with leading and coordinating community consultations and focus groups.
  14. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  15. Perform other Economic Development related duties as assigned.

  • Requires a two year diploma in Management Studies or three years’ experience in a related field
  • An Economic Development certification through a 2 year post graduate course and attainment of Economic Development designation is an asset.
  • Proposal Writing and an ability to meet funding application deadlines
  • Proven ability to foster a cooperative work environment with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, presentation, multi-tasking, and communications skills (both written and oral).
  • Inuktitut language skills (both written and oral) are an asset
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office software applications.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Graphic design, Word processing, spreadsheet and database computer skills are an asset.

  • Requires at least three (3) years’ experience in a related environment.
  • Previous experience in a municipal environment in Nunavut will be considered an asset.
  • Requires knowledge of community economic development theories and practices as well as knowledge of local and regional economic development potential and opportunities.
  • Requires an understanding of municipal planning processes, working knowledge of the Nunavut Hamlets Act Regulations.
  • Requires an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of municipal government process as well as the ability to interpret policies, regulations and legislation.
  • Demonstrated “Customer First” service treatment of customers, partners and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated flexible and positive approach and initiative in completing assignments.

  • This position requires periods of mental, aural (listening) & visual attentiveness as well operating a computer, taking minutes, focused concentration on detail, report analysis, developing/maintaining complex spreadsheets, etc.
  • Management of multiple tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • May be exposed to some stressful situations from time to time.
  • Will also require some lifting of materials and setting up and take down of trade show booths etc.

  • This position requires lengthy desk and computer work as well as occasional long days at trade shows or other special events.
  • This position is regularly required to work in addition to and outside of standard business hours.
  • Some events may take place outdoors.
  • Travel will be required occasionally.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter in confidence at the municipal office to the SAO, Hamlet of Rankin Inlet or email the by 4PM on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Organization: Municipality of Rankin Inlet
Location: Rankin Inlet, NU
Region: Kivalliq (Keewatin)
Professional Category(s): Economic Development
Posted: March 3, 2020, 2:30 pm
Expires: April 15, 2020, 4:00 pm

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