Monday, June 27, 2011

Help Wanted: Economic Development Officer


(Full-time Position)

Mishkeegogamang First Nation is seeking an Economic Development Officer to join its team.

The Economic Development Officer is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community and economic development in order to secure opportunities for economic and business development and increase local employment.

The Economic Development Officer reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for facilitating community and economic development planning and initiatives; identifying and fostering community economic development opportunities; securing funding for economic development activities and programs; assisting local organizations, businesses and individuals with establishing economic development plans and projects; and promoting the community in order to expand economic development opportunities; and, perform other related duties as required.


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

· Ability to develop and analyze business plans

· Ability to identify and promote community economic development projects and initiatives

· Team building skills

· Accounting and bookkeeping skills

· Analytical and problem solving skills

· Decision making skills

· Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills

· Effective negotiation and mediation skills

· Effective written communications skills

· Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet, word-processing, graphics and website development programs at a highly proficient level

· Stress management skills

· Time management skills

The Economic Development Officer would normally attain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes through completion of a Diploma or Degree in Economic Development and/or Business Administration combined with related financial experience. Equivalencies will be considered. A full job description is available upon request.


Please send a resume with three work-related references to: Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Please Note: The hiring of the successful candidate to this position is subject to a Criminal Record Check.

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