Manager, Destination Management & Development

  • Tourism Fernie Society
  • Management
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • PO Box 1928 Fernie
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: No
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Posted on September 14, 2023

Job Description

Under the direction of Tourism Fernie’s Executive Officer, the Manager, Destination Management & Development, will be responsible for managing and supporting a diversity of projects and initiatives that support and enhance Fernie’s supply and visitor experience side of its tourism sector and economy as guided by the Tourism Master Plan, Five Year Business Plan and annual Strategic Plan. Project examples include tourism-focused infrastructure, amenities, transportation, sustainable tourism, product development, signage, research & more.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Primary Areas of Responsibility & Success:

Project Management – Existing and new. Executing project goals, tasks, and funding requirements professionally, on-time, on-budget and successfully.

Stakeholder Collaboration, Partnerships & Relations – Building strategic partnerships, creating and maintaining positive professional relationships and helping lead collaborative efforts.

Grant Winning, Writing & Administration – Co-managing and supporting grant sourcing and writing. Manage all aspects of project grant administration to ensure fulfillment of obligations.

Communications – Developing, supporting and executing quality presentations, e-newsletter project updates, facilitated meetings (in-person and online), proposals, reports, engagement initiatives, and more.

Research & Data – Acquiring and use of quality information for planning and decision-making.

Requirements, Skills, Education & Experience:

Post-secondary degree in area of business or tourism management, project management, recreation management, or a combination of relevant post-secondary education and experience.

Tourism industry education and/or experience is an asset.
Demonstrated multi-year work experience in the above primary areas of responsibilities. Additional educational certifications that support these areas are an asset.

A great leader, team player, collaborator and problem solver.

Proven experience in effectively managing budgets and financial administrative requirements.

Ability to work on own effectively in a fast paced environment.
Strong attention to detail, staying organized and achieving multiple deadlines, obligations and contracts.

Maintain a professional presence and appearance in the community when working with the members and community.

Be a strong and positive tourism industry advocate.

Proficiency with desktop applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Zoom, Adobe Acrobat, Teams and CRM/project management tools.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings.

Residence must be within the Fernie area. Candidate must have permanent or Canadian residency, and have access to a vehicle.

Other Perks/Benefits

Start Date: October/November 2023 Full-time 40 hour week position, primarily Monday to Friday. Includes health benefits, performance-based bonus, mobile phone allowance, travel reimbursement, shared office space with private desk and IT equipment. Salary based on experience and education

Job Application Process

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are required to submit a ‘posting-specific’ resume and cover letter electronically to no later than Friday October 6, 2023.

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