Economic Development Assistant - District of Tumbler Ridge

Tumbler Ridge, a modern community of 2,500 located in northeastern British Columbia, is seeking a highly motivated, creative and detail orientated professional to serve as an Economic Development Assistant.

Dubbed as the Shangri-La of the Northern Rockies, Tumbler Ridge offers the rare combination of peace and prosperity within an unmatched lifestyle. An abundance of year-round activities exists for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests, ages and abilities. Highlights include 5 provincial parks, 48 hiking trails, 300 km of ATV and snowmobile trails, world-class waterfall ice climbing opportunities, a spectacular 9 hole golf course, an expansive cross-country ski network and a 90,000 square foot indoor recreation complex. These recreational amenities, together with our modern infrastructure, schools, college, daycare and health care facilities make Tumbler Ridge an incredible place to live, start a business and to raise a family. 

In 2014, Tumbler Ridge became Canada’s second UNESCO Geopark. For more information about this impressive community visit /

The Economic Development Assistant reports to, and supports the Director of Economic Development and Tourism to implement economic development; investment and resident attraction; business retention and expansion; tourism and marketing initiatives in the town of Tumbler Ridge and in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark.

The core responsibilities of the position are to provide organized and efficient administrative and social media/ marketing support to the economic development office and to enhance the operational continuity and efficiency of the Economic Development department.  The role also includes opportunities to participate in exciting and challenging economic and community development projects, tourism campaigns and marketing initiatives that will have positive and tangible impacts on the community.

This position will require a proactive, trustworthy and extremely personable team player with an aptitude for providing exceptional customer service and building excellent working relationships with clients, colleagues, service providers and community partners. High levels of confidentiality are a prerequisite of the role, as is a proven ability to reliably manage a diverse and busy workload with initiative and minimal supervision.

The role requires a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence and a willingness to drive in varying weather conditions.

This is a Union position within the CUPE Collective Agreement Local 2979.

For full details of the role, including required skills, qualifications and duties, please refer to the job description at the District’s website  or at the front desk at Town Hall.


A complete resume of experience, qualifications, cover letter and references will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., November 27, 2017 to the attention of:


Roxanne Gale, Human Resources Coordinator

PO Box 100, District of Tumbler Ridge,

Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0 or email


The District of Tumbler Ridge thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.