The Director of Lands & Economic Development is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with multiple stakeholders with respect to mines, minerals, natural resources. He/she is responsible for implementing the Band Socio-economic Strategy in order to ensure the land stewardship and economic development needs of Michipicoten First Nation are met.
Under the direction of the Band Manager, the Director of Lands and Economic Development will:
- Be responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with multiple stakeholders with respect to mines, minerals, natural resources, land use and environmental related issues;
- Build positive relationships with the government agencies, municipalities and private sector interests involved in various consultation requests.
- Organize and facilitate community sessions on consultation requests that are complex and multi-disciplinary in nature.
- Develop, Present and Implement strategies that support MFN rights and title throughout the Traditional Territory;
- Undertake analysis and evaluation of economic and business development opportunities, and identify strategies to develop these opportunities;
- Organize and facilitate community economic development workshops;
- Provide reports on new and existing consultation requests to be shared with the Band Manager and/or Chief & Council to facilitate a greater degree of engagement.
- Oversee, monitor, evaluate and develop current and new economic development as well as employment and training initiatives;
- Work with the Band Manager, other Michipicoten First Nation staff and/or identified outside specialists
Demonstrated experience in:
- Writing proposals;
- Interpreting legislation and regulations;
- Providing advice to senior management and leadership with the ability to handle politically sensitive matters;
- Have an in-depth understanding of the Constitutional Aboriginal and Treaty Rights of Indigenous peoples and the Duty to Consult and Accommodate.
- Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint software.
- University Degree and experience with First Nations in areas relating to Environmental Studies, Planning, Economic Development, Business Administration or related field.
- 5 years experience at a senior level
- Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel
- An up to date CPIC will be required
First Nation preference in hiring, please indicate in your cover letter.
Full job description available upon request.
Please send your resume to Robert Reece, Finance Director and Human Resources at rreece@Michipicoten.com. Deadline is July 13, 2018 at 5pm.