RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Economic Development Officer (or Trainee)

  • Location: Indian Brook, NS
  • Deadline: February 2, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Career Opportunity
Economic Development Officer (or Trainee)
Extended Posting: Feb. 2, 2023
General Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Economic Development Officer (or Trainee) is
responsible for conducting research and preparing feasibility reports on revenue-generating business

This position is also responsible for seeking out funding opportunities for community employment and
business initiatives as well as educating community members on setting up and running a business.
If a fully qualified candidate is not identified during the recruitment process a “Economic Development
Officer Trainee” may be considered instead, who will receive on-the-job training to become fully

• Acts as a key resource for community members interested in starting a new business or
expanding on an existing business (e.g. checklists, templates for business plans, funding
applications, key contacts for information, etc.).
• Seek out funding opportunities for employment and business development that includes the
submission of proposals/grants.
• Ensures the band website is current with pertinent business-related information for band
members (e.g. information on starting a new business).
• Prepares and maintains client files, program summaries and budget reports for submission, as
required, by the Contribution agreement(s) and as directed by the Director of Administrations.
• Maintains an inventory of businesses in the community and meet with local businesses to
advise them on available program funding.
• Researches and analyzes the feasibility of revenue generating business opportunities for the
community and prepares recommendations for Director of Administration.
• Compiles and updates relevant economic data as required, whether it is Federal, provincial or
economic development partners, and develops a “Community Profile” (e.g. Hammonds Plains)
for distribution to potential investors.
• Develops a variety of promotional and marketing tools to attract new business for the Band and
Band Membership.
• Supports the Band’s Economic & Business Development strategies as determined by Chief
and Council.
• Assists with the administration and set up of an Economic Development Corporation.
• Acts as a liaison with provincial, local and regional governments to encourage regional
cooperation and effective economic development efforts for the band.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Administration.

• Post secondary education in a related field or willingness to be trained on-the-job. An
equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.
• A minimum of two years work experience.
• Must be a strategic and proactive thinker with strong entrepreneurial and networking skills.
• Ability to become familiar with the business needs of a first nations community.
• Strong skills in conducting research, report writing, marketing, public speaking and
financial/project management.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with the ability to build and
maintain strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.
• The incumbent of this position must be flexible in terms of hours of work in order to deal with
meetings and events that occur outside normal office hours.
• Must have a satisfactory criminal records check. Having a criminal record is not necessarily a
determinate factor.

Anticipated salary range depends on qualifications. This position comes with a variety of benefits
including health, dental, disability and life insurances, an employee & family assistance program and
employer pension plan.
Please apply with a resume, cover letter and criminal records check to:
Human Resources Department

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal
Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Band will not assume any expenses related to any job
application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come with
mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted. This competition may be used to
staff future job vacancies