Regional Director, Alberta
Invest in Canada (IIC) is an investment promotion agency that brands Canada on the world stage. Our job is to help global businesses accelerate their investment in Canada. At Invest in Canada, we believe that recruiting dynamic, skilled, and energetic people is key to delivering world class services to our clients.
We want our people to have work-life balance, grow personally and professionally, feel supported on the job and love what they do. It’s an open-door policy – you can talk to our Marketing Team if you want to learn more about social media or our Information Services team to chat about recently released FDI data. We challenge our team to continuously learn and ask questions.
We hire people who are passionate about making Canada stronger. At Invest in Canada, our people make a difference for prospective investors, providing premier concierge-level services, and supporting their efforts to make informed, data-driven decisions. We support, encourage and celebrate these efforts because they have a positive impact on the Canadian economy.
We expect a lot from our team because we believe that we are building a stronger country. If you are prepared to go above and beyond to make a difference, Invest in Canada is the place for you.
Invest in Canada is looking for a Regional Director, Alberta to develop and execute Invest in Canada’s strategy in Alberta. Directly reporting to the Chief of Investor Services, the successful candidate will engage with federal, provincial, and municipal partners to develop and execute on new investment opportunities for the province of Alberta.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities for this role may include but are not limited to the following:
- Identify, create, and develop investment opportunities with both current and potential investors.
- Connect with and engage key decision makers and stakeholders, including federal, provincial, and municipal partners throughout investment process.
- Utilize knowledge of Alberta’s key sectors, industries, market trends, and investment opportunities to drive investment strategy execution.
- Develop strategies to encourage and promote foreign direct investment in Alberta.
- Establish and maintain professional interpersonal relationships with clients and key government contacts.
- Contribute to local marketing efforts and work cross-functionally to ensure alignment with IIC’s brand.
- Bachelor or University Degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics, International Business or in a related field
- Graduate Degree, considered an asset (MBA, Masters of Economics, or in a related field)
- 7-10 years of related experience (business development, sales and/or promoting Canada as an investment destination)
- 3-5 years of management experience
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and an ability to communicate in a professional manner
- Experience and familiarity using Salesforce, considered an asset
- Completion of (or enrollment in) the CFA program, considered an asset
- Fluency in both official languages, and/or multilingualism, considered an asset
- The role may require domestic and international travel, and flexible working hours
Invest in Canada Offers:
- A collaborative and innovative working environment
- A place for continuous learning and growth
- Flexible work hours
- A competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a defined benefit pension plan
- The opportunity to make Canada even stronger
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 20, 2021, if you are interested. Preference will be given to individuals who self-declare as belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups, Indigenous (Aboriginal) persons*, Visible Minorities and/or Persons with Disabilities. Please include the self-declaration in the body of your email. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position and our organization.
*The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Self-Declaration for Members of Employment Equity Groups
Please indicate if you are a member of one of the following employment equity groups:
- Aboriginal Peoples: An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include status, treaty or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians.
- Visible Minority: A person in a visible minority group in Canada is someone (other than an Aboriginal person as defined above) who is non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour, regardless of place of birth.
- Person with a disability: A person with a disability has a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment, and
- considers himself/herself to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or,
- believes that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider him/her to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.