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3 Aug 2021

Full-Time Director, Economic Services and Supports

City of London – Posted by gaianachan London, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

As the largest city and regional hub of Southwest Ontario, the City of London offers an outstanding quality of life. World-class health care and educational institutions, big city attractions, and a community that is clean, safe, and affordable, make London a great place to raise a family. A leader in commerce, culture, and innovation, London brings together expertise in manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare, with emerging sectors like robotics, digital creative, and financial technology.

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Planning and Economic Development, this position is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction, overall management and leadership of the Economic Services and Supports Division. The Economic Services and Supports Division oversees and implements Citywide strategic economic initiatives/incentive programs and supports core area business growth and retention.  The primary areas to deliver this service include Urban Regeneration, Economic Partnerships, Strategic Land Development, Industrial Land Development Strategy and land development, departmental client services, technology initiatives and operational supports.

As a Senior Leader with the Corporation, the Director, Economic Services and Supports fosters an enterprise-wide approach to ensure consistency and collective delivery in support of the strategic priorities of the Division, Service Area and Corporate strategic plan. They will be accountable for developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the Economic Services and Supports Division to meet the organization’s strategic plan and effectively deliver the business responsibilities of the unit. They will direct the planning, management, and administration for the division and will also develop and maintain comprehensive policies, programs, procedures, and protocols.

The ideal candidate is a strategic leader with previous knowledge of overseeing and implementing City-wide strategic economic initiatives/incentive programs. You will have demonstrated ability to co-create a vision for the Division aligned with strategic priorities, build common purpose and direction, and deliver outcomes to strengthen overall organizational performance. Having completed an Honours University degree in Economic Development, Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field, combined with eight years of experience working directly with the development community and various levels of government. Significant experience in land use development is considered an asset.

The City of London and Odgers Berndtson are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others.


The City of London 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 London throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

How to Apply

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online ideally by September 10th, 2021 at For more information, please contact Sarah Shaikh of Odgers Berndtson at We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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