Regional Development Officer 2022 - Remote

Barrie, ON Seasonal

Regional Development Officer - Remote

This is a full time position.

You must apply using our easy-apply portal:

Please note that aspects of this position are modified to ensure Health and Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This call for Professional Development Coordinators is available Canada-wide.

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Students at a post-secondary institution are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of a program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement.

Regional Development Officers (RDOs) work with the Managing Director, and other members of Corporate Services and the Leadership Team as part of our efforts to develop and maintain relationships and programming in select municipalities and regions. RDOs will receive assignments to, and will act as the first point of contact for, several municipal and regional partners, including local businesses and sponsors in that region. Guidance, coaching, and feedback will be provided, in addition to an intensive first week of training to establish guidelines and expectations for the role. 

Due to federal funding requirements for this program, successful applicants must be:

  • 15–30 years of age on their first day of work

  • A Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student) 

  • Residing in Canada during the length of the employment.

This program pays at least a dollar above minimum wage for your province. The summer employment length is 7-16 weeks between the end of April and beginning of September.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan development projects and coordinate activities with representatives from a wide variety of private business, community, and government agencies to develop a sustainable partnership model in keeping with our provincial award-winning co-operative partnership strategy.

  • Plan and develop local communication strategies in consultation with the Marketing and Communications Team, and begin to gather support materials for the communications team at Head Office.

  • Assess business opportunities and develop strategies to attract sponsorship, mentorship and other relationships to support the Summer Emerging Artist, Pre-Professional, No More Starving Artist and other programs as required

  • Respond to inquiries from local business owners, community stakeholders, and municipal authorities concerning the Co-op, its goals, and its deliverables.

  • Review and evaluate proposals for partnership alignment and related next steps, in consultation with the Managing Director.

  • Participate in strategic planning (including meetings, note-taking, and self-conducted research) related to Regional Development, with other RDOs, Corporate Services members, and the Leadership Team.

  • Evaluate, survey and document performance environments.

  • Design, pilot, and deploy surveys and market research questionnaires.

  • May be required to conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional or national areas to assess development potential and future trends.

  • Prepare and present reports to the Council of Officers, Board of Directors, and other parties as required.

  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by management.


Education/experience requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will possess or be nearing completion of a post-secondary or post-graduate program in one of the fields of Business, Music Business, Business Analytics, Government Relations, Marketing, Public Sector Administration, or other related field; or possess equivalent work experience and knowledge;

  • Experience in a leadership role is an asset.

Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other characteristics: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personable demeanor

  • Outstanding organization skills

  • Prioritization

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Active problem-solving skills

  • Being comfortable with public speaking is an asset

  • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software:

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    • Google Workspace (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc.)

    • Online communications platforms (Slack, Discord, Zoom, etc.)


The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, and engaging with artists and the community. This position may involve working some evenings and weekends as needed for special events and items needed on an urgent basis.  

If you have any additional documentation (i.e., your own past projects or school assignments) that you would like to submit as part of a portfolio of your relevant skills and areas of expertise, please do so in the pre-screening box labeled “Additional Documentation.” Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent software to link these files, and ensure that application screeners will be able to open the files without needing to log into that platform.

To have your application considered by the Hiring Team, all pre-interview questions must be filled out completely. Please note that there are no part-time positions this year.


If you are successful in our initial screening, you will be invited to a formal job interview.

Additional Information

Membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process, however, upon acceptance of an employment contract, all employees are required to join the cooperative.

Those not selected for this employment opportunity are still welcome to join The Co-op as members. Professional Creator members have access to the same live or digital resources, support and community as those in our musician programs.


Canadian Musicians Cooperative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email if you have any questions or require accommodations as part of the application or interview process.

We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Cooperative and for participating in our competition. Only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

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