CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Thunder Bay, ON
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your research and marketing skills? If so, consideration this unique opportunity as a Corporate Development Officer to research, identify, and develop new business opportunities, strategic partnerships, and sponsorships for Fort William Historical Park (FWHP).

Fort William Historical Park is a unique, leading, multi-component destination tourism attraction that provides outstanding cultural, recreational, entertainment and educational experiences for residents and visitors to northwestern Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?
  • Develop and integrate a comprehensive sponsorship and partnership program into FWHP's business and strategic planning processes
  • Prepare and distribute promotional materials in support of commercial and sponsorship initiatives
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research including expenditure and revenue forecasts, market research, sales reports and consumer profiles
  • Maintain a current awareness of significant economic and political developments within the region that may have impact on the evolution of commercial development projects
  • Research, identify, and solicit sponsors, partners and funding to underwrite and support the Park's event, program, operational, and product development initiatives
  • Prepare business reports, Requests for Proposals, issue sheets, briefing notes and backgrounders
  • Identify alternative sources of funding by researching and applying to public and private sector funding programs directly or in co-operation with third parties
  • Budget, forecast and monitor expenditures and revenues emanating from commercial development projects
  • Define, negotiate, and monitor sponsorship, partnership and alternative funding agreements
  • Act as a resource to staff responsible for the development of concepts and business plans for revenue generating programs
  • Participates as an active member of various area/planning committees
  • Provide front line customer service
How do I qualify?
Mandatory
  • You currently have a valid Class G Ontario Drivers License
  • You are able and willing to attend overnight functions and off-hour programs as well as work holidays and weekends as required
Specialized Knowledge and Experience
  • You have knowledge and experience in business management in order to identify and develop new business, fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and public relations opportunities for FWHP
  • You have knowledge of private and public funding sources including funding approval procedures and processes
  • You understand retail and wholesale procedures and pricing systems
  • You have demonstrated marketing skills and knowledge of market research techniques in order to cultivate stakeholder relationships and promote participation
  • You know sponsorship and partnership solicitation techniques to build awareness and generate interest
  • You are familiar with Fort William Historical Park in order to promote its programs and events
Communication and Presentation Skills
  • You can provide information on corporate initiatives and work with project partners, management teams, and private sector and other community partners
  • You can make presentations to senior management and other stakeholders
  • You have negotiating skills to establish stakeholder linkages and negotiate partnership agreements
  • You have written communication skills to prepare business reports, plans, project updates, and promotional materials
Analytical and Evaluation Skills
  • You can analyze the financial viability of corporate development ventures and initiatives
  • You can conduct qualitative and quantitative research including expenditure and revenue forecasts
  • You can assess impact of economic and political developments within the region on program delivery
Project Management Skills
  • You can meet the demands of complex and time sensitive projects
  • You have organizational skills to multitask and coordinate events and projects concurrently
  • You can work independently and as part of a team
Computer Skills
  • You are proficient with word processing, graphics, web authoring software, desktop publishing, and digital imaging hardware and software,
  • You know publication layout techniques to produce draft format and layout for brochures, pamphlets, digital publications and other promotional materials
  • You can prepare visual media (i.e. hard copy, web-based, digital delivery graphics) and presentations and other promotional material
Additional Information:Address:
1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 6
Category: Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on: Thursday, October 10, 2019

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N-TM-140433/19