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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Science and Research
Experienced
Full-time

About Halifax Partnership:

Halifax Partnership is Halifax's public-private economic development organization. We drive and accelerate economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world to attract businesses, talent, and investment, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking and reporting on Halifax's economic progress. While our office is in the heart of Halifax's downtown, our focus is on growing businesses in the more than 200 communities across the municipality.

Together with our network of influential and globally connected partners, we are committed to building an inclusive, thriving, prosperous Halifax for all. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and we are making a meaningful impact on how our region grows.

The Role:

Halifax Partnership has an opportunity to work with us as an Economist within the Economic Research team. The Economic Research team produces and maintains several online data products (Halifax Index, Halifax Economic Dashboard, and Economic Atlas). The team also responds to requests for data and analysis from internal and external clients, including significant assistance to the Partnership's Business Attraction team.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

  • Gathering, processing, and analyzing economic data.
  • Clearly and concisely communicating economic data through prose and graphics (charts, tables, maps, etc.).
  • Contributing to the development of the Halifax Index (gathering and preparing data, building charts and tables, loading information to the web site, drafting related text, fact-checking content, etc.).
  • Assisting with regular updating of the Tableau-based Halifax Economic Dashboard.
  • Inputting data into Salesforce to monitor and track the Partnership's business attraction efforts.
  • Conducting pre-meeting research and creating targeted PowerPoint visuals to support pitch presentations for sales meetings in coordination with other business units.
  • Conducting post-meeting analysis with the Business Attraction team, gathering relevant information to be forwarded to prospective clients, including developing customized reports for companies evaluating expansion into Halifax, in coordination with the Research and Marketing teams.
  • Conducting research on Halifax Partnership's key sectors, targeted geographic locations, and events/trade shows.
  • Preparing materials for business attraction events, which may include background documents, company profiles, PowerPoint presentations, etc., and attending such events to represent Halifax Partnership.
  • Conducting research and competitive intelligence on companies and creating company profiles, both independently and with other team members and consulting organizations.

What you'll need

Qualifications

Education

  • Master's degree in economics or a related field or equivalent experience.

Experience

  • Academic experience conducting economic research and analysis is usefu
  • Additional professional experience is preferred.

Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to locate, retrieve, process, and analyze economic data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information using graphics (charts, tables, maps, etc.).
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to meet organizational objectives.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work independently is a must.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools (Tableau, ArcGIS) is valuable.
  • Proficiency in CRM/database tools (especially Salesforce) is valuable.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Attention to Detail and Accuracy Research Data Analysis Economics

A little bit about us

Halifax Partnership

Halifax Partnership is Halifax's public-private economic development organization. We drive and accelerate economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world to attract businesses, talent, and investment, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking and reporting on Halifax's economic progress.

Together with our network of influential and globally connected partners, we are committed to building an inclusive, thriving, prosperous Halifax for all. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and we are making a meaningful impact on how our region grows.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

What we Offer:

  • In 2023 the International Economic Development Council recognized Halifax Partnership as Economic Development Organization of the Year, for cities under 500,000 people. We offer a dynamic workplace with a team of economic development experts committed to strategies and initiatives that help our Halifax region, and the people in it, thrive.
  • A total compensation package that includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including flexible working arrangements and a hybrid workplace policy
  • A welcoming workplace where everyone belongs. Halifax Partnership is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, grounded in the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples (especially Mi'kmaq), women, persons with a disability, racialized persons and 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals to apply.

Deadline and process

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary range expectations by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 12th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applications should be sent through CareerBeacon.