Community Economic Development Officer

Marten Falls First Nation
Northern Ontario

Marten Falls First Nation has the following position
open for qualified applicants:
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Economic and Business Development/Program Manager
Marten Falls First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation located in
remote Northern Ontario. The First Nation occupies communities on
both sides of the Albany River, including Ogoki Post in the Cochrane
District and Marten Falls in the Kenora District. The First Nation had a
total registered population of 800 people, of which over 300 resides
on-reserve. The Fist Nation is located on lands and waters that will be
impacted by the proposed mining in the region.
The Community Economic Development Officer reports to the senior
administrative officer 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, strategic and business plans and projects;
and promoting the community in order to expand economic
development opportunities.
Roles and Responsibilities include:
• Facilitate community and economic development planning in
order to identify and establish economic development wants,
needs and opportunities.
• Identify and act upon opportunities for community
economic development.
• Secure funding for economic development activities
and programs.
• Ensure there are mechanisms and services in place for local
organizations, businesses and individuals with economic and
community development planning, business operations and
planning and other projects.
• Promote the community in order to expand economic
development opportunities.
Qualifications:
• A University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce,
Business Administration or other related field of study.
• Candidates with a College Diploma and extensive work
experience will be considered.
• Extensive experience in business, community
economic development
• Extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary issues
First Nations and First Nations people with a focus on
Northern Ontario remote factors.
Preference will be given to First Nation candidates and those with
extensive experience in First Nation economic and business
development and planning.
Salary: Commensurate to successful candidate’s education and
experience.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their resumes to the
undersigned. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Closing Date: January 4, 2019
Send Cover Letter and Resume via Email to:
Marten Falls First Nation, Ogoki, ON P0T 2L0
Attention: Corrina Baxter, Executive Secretary
c.b.baxter@hotmail.com