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Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Coordinator

This is a full-time grant position with a duration of 36 months (3 years).  The successful candidate will be expected to work an average of 35 hours per week; however, specific start and finish times may vary, so flexibility is required.  Vacation time will correspond with the standard practices of Superior Country.


The Superior Country Office located in the Township of Nipigon, Ontario


8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch. Hours may vary so flexibility is required.


$60,000 Annual Salary

To Apply:

A cover letter clearly demonstrating why you believe you are the best person for this position, no longer than a page in length, along with a resume can be emailed to here, marked to the attention of Superior Country’s Executive Director, Dan Bevilacqua.

Application Deadline:

4:30pm Friday October 30, 2020


The Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Coordinator will be a dynamic, results-oriented, hands on person that works well in both a team environment and on their own, is able to manage multiple priorities concurrently while achieving outstanding results.  This position has been created to implement the recommendations of the Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Strategy.

The position will require a minimum of 35 hours per week depending on workload, events, and scheduling. Wages will be determined by applicant’s experience and qualifications.  This is a three-year assignment with the possibility of extension.


  1. Immediate Supervisor – Dan Bevilacqua, Executive Director, Superior Country
  2. Direct Reports – No staff but may have an intern in year two and three dependent on funding
  3. Contacts – Tourism stakeholders, residents, volunteers, municipal staff members, municipal Council members, Indigenous staff members, Indigenous Council members, and sponsors.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

Marketing and Communications: *

  • Enhancing community pride by engaging locals through a variety of activities and media
  • Developing and implementing strategies to educate municipal officials on the value of tourism
  • Creating a culture of collaboration by engaging operators
  • Ability to travel, with own vehicle, will be required

Tourism Product Development: *

  • Engaging in the Lake Superior Circle Tour rejuvenation initiatives
  • Supporting the development of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (LSNMCA) and the tourism opportunities it presents for the region
  • Supporting the development of visitor accommodations in the region
  • Supporting culinary developments in the region
  • Encouraging the continued investment in community wayfinding
  • Investing in trail market-readiness upgrades
  • Supporting the development of Group of Seven experiences in the region

Financial Administration:

  • Developing and managing budgets, ensuring appropriate payments, deposit, etc. are completed as required
  • Working to garner funding partners as required
  • Ensuring effective monitoring and reporting of funds from all sources
  • Ensuring effective completion of grant applications
  • Reporting to funders providing grants on a timely basis

General Administration:

  • Ensuring insurance, legal and health and safety obligations are adhered to
  • Ensuring appropriate authorizations are obtained and documented
  • Ensuring that booking facilities and equipment has been completed
  • Ensuring that any evaluations and recommendations for improvement are documented
  • Representing Superior Country, its Board and the project steering committee in a professional manner at all events
  • Providing interim and final reports to Superior Country Board


  • Minimum College diploma or University degree in Tourism, Economic Development or Business or suitable combination of business and experience
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in tourism field
  • Software knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Website content maintenance, graphic programs, and social media experience an asset.
  • Marketing and promotion experience an asset.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of how to undertake tourism product development
  • Knowledge/Experience in developing Request for Proposals
  • Knowledge/Experience in writing funding applications
  • Strong initiative and customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English mandatory, French an asset
  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently on several projects concurrently
  • Excellent organizational and creative thinking skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience in and comfort with facilitation of meetings
  • Confidence and ability to make presentations to groups

*Details of these items and initiatives are included in the plan document: LSNSTS-Strategy-2018

This full-time position is partially funded by FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program

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