BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator

Grow your career in one of the best places on earth. Forget the long commute. Kayak or walk on the waterfront at sunrise, put in an honest day’s work, and still have plenty of time for a bike ride or round of golf before sunset. Fill your weekends with wine tours, hiking, mountain biking, downhill or cross country skiing, or boating. Or enjoy one of the many campgrounds within less than an hour’s drive from home.

The City of West Kelowna is a vibrant, growing city located on the west shores of beautiful Okanagan Lake. The City of West Kelowna’s Development Services Division is seeking to fill a permanent, full time position of Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator.

Position Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Economic Development Officer, the Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator will implement and track marketing campaigns and projects focused on destination marketing, generate content for Visit Website, oversee tourism social media channels including developing, scheduling and optimizing content, facilitate industry network sessions and focus groups, act as a liaison for industry stakeholders and partners to facilitate program activities.  On the economic development side the incumbent will prepare correspondence, transmit report and other communications to staff, external agencies and stakeholders. The position will collect, analyze local, provincial and national statistical data as well as maintain and generate content for the City’s economic development website, social media channels and marketing campaigns.

The successful candidate will have strong program/project development skills, community/client focused and excellent interpersonal abilities. The incumbent will be well organized and able to work effectively with minimal guidance and supervision.

Required qualifications:
  • Diploma in Business with focus on Marketing or Tourism Marketing
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in marketing, economic development and/or tourism
  • Experience in website management and social media campaign development including content optimization for audience engagement and growth
  • Valid Class 5 British Columbia Driver’s License

Applications are accepted online at We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applicants will need to upload their cover letter, resume, drivers abstract and copy of diploma when applying.

Location: West Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Categories: Economic Development,Tourism
Posted: May 13, 2019, 5:50 pm
Expires: June 3, 2019, 4:30 pm