Director, Economic Development - City of Mississauga

City of Mississauga 
Director, Economic Development

Mississauga is a successful and dynamic world-class city, home to more than 720,000 residents. We protect the natural environment and create great public spaces to make healthy and happy communities. People choose Mississauga for its connected, vibrant outdoor public spaces, creating memorable experiences, and recognize it as a leader in the stewardship of the natural environment. We are in an exciting period of significant growth with inspirational possibilities and potential. Mississauga is a place where people choose to be and where businesses choose to grow and thrive. Mississauga is recognized throughout Ontario as an emerging multicultural destination that has redeveloped its waterfront, animated its downtown core, and protected its natural areas in welcoming visitors to the City.

Reporting to the Commissioner of Planning & Building, you will set the strategic direction for the City’s economic development services and lead the implementation of the Economic Development Strategy. Working closely with Mayor, Council, and the City’s Leadership Team on larger goals and priorities, the Director will be an experienced leader with strong communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, with a thorough understanding of innovative best practices in economic development. You will be an exceptional team builder, have a track-record for results, and have a high degree of political acuity. You are a principal relationship developer with major prospects and senior executives in support of the Business Attraction and Business Retention programs. The Director, Economic Development will oversee the City’s expansion of its economic development agenda to respond to the demands of the globally competitive knowledge-based economy.

The ideal candidate will come with a university degree in Business, Commerce, Economic Development, Urban Planning or a related degree. Working towards or having a valid Ec.D designation, and a minimum of ten years of economic development experience including five years in a senior management role. You have demonstrated your ability to network, develop relationships, and produce results. With Mississauga, you’ll have the chance to shape the economic future of one of Canada’s largest and most innovative cities.

The City of Mississauga is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the City of Mississauga throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Diana Rucchin at or submit your resume and letter of interest online to by August 31, 2022.

Organization: City of Mississauga
Location: Mississauga, ON
Region: Zone 4
Professional Category(s): Economic Development, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: August 2, 2022, 1:39 pm
Expires: August 31, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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