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Director of Development and Tourism

Organization Name Dufferin County Dufferin County
Industry Municipal Government
City Orangeville
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID DC0921-DPE
Organization Overview / Background

The County of Dufferin is an upper-tier municipality that sits on the Greater Toronto Area fringe, about 100 km northwest of Toronto. It is primarily a rural county with three urban settlement areas: Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Shelburne. The region is well known for its rivers, rolling hills, and excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. The UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Niagara Escarpment, and the world-famous Bruce Trail run through Dufferin, offering spectacular vistas and hiking opportunities. Home to over 67,000 residents, the area boasts fabulous restaurants, shopping, and amenities.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The County of Dufferin is looking for a progressive, innovative, and customer-focused team player to assist in achieving the Town’s strategic priorities and help shape the next phase of the County of Dufferin’s growth and development. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Development and Tourism will bring strategic vision, an inclusive leadership approach, and a commitment to corporate-wide collaboration to the senior leadership team. The Director of Development and Tourism is a key contributor to the development of organizational culture, corporate decision-making and provides ideas and advice that support the County’s priorities. The Director will oversee the Development and Tourism department, which includes: Planning, Building Permit/Inspection Services, Economic Development, and Tourism and Culture (including the Museum of Dufferin) by providing guidance and direction.

Position Profile

The ideal candidate for the Director of Development and Tourism has a relevant university degree and at least 6 six years of progressive management experience in economic development, planning, or a related field of work. Knowledge of one or more of the Planning Act, the Building Code Act, Economic Development principles or cultural/museum/heritage services, as well as previous diversity, equity and inclusion training would be preferred. You possess exceptional leadership skills with a proven ability to lead, supervise, and mentor a team of managers and staff while working towards a common corporate goal. You also have experience working with elected officials or Boards.

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Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume in PDF format by email to Kartik Kumar at by 11:59 P.M February 26th, 2024 @11:59 pm.

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Legacy Partners and the County of Dufferin are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodations will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you would like to self-identify during the recruitment process, please fill out the IISD’s Voluntary Self-Identification Questionnaire and submit it with your application.


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