Digital Main Street is a program developed in partnership by the Hamilton Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), City of Toronto and the Ontario Business Improvement Associations (BIAs). Digital Main Street supports the growth of main street businesses by making the adoption of digital tools and technologies easy.
The Hamilton SBEC is currently seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic, qualified candidate for the position of Business Development Officer for our Digital Main Street initiative. This is a unique opportunity to support the growth of one of Hamilton’s innovative economic development programs. The Digital Main Street program is the first of its kind globally and has experienced excellent traction since its launch in June 2016.
As a member of the Digital Service Squad, you will be a key contributor to the success of the platform and the growth of the program as a whole. The Digital Service Squad is assigned to specific Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and small businesses within each BIA; the successful candidate will be required to travel independently across the Hamilton region.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Proven knowledge in business development and marketing normally acquired through the completion of a University Degree in Commerce, Business, Economics, Marketing or other related discipline or a combination of a community college diploma and relevant work experience.
Advanced knowledge of digital technologies for small business (examples: web site platforms, social media management, e-commerce, etc.)
Experience with coding languages and web development platforms a strong asset; in addition to demonstrated ability to identify and resolve web development and/or platform issues.
Previous experience in sales and/ or marketing roles and environments.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe software
Previous experience with online and offline marketing is considered a strong asset
Must be able to travel and work independently in various BIAs in the Hamilton region. A valid G driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
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The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
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