Job Opportunity – Economic Development Officer


Economic Development Officer

(Internal/External Posting)

Summary of Function: Under the direction of the Band Manager as part of our team environment, Michipicoten First Nation is seeking an individual to fill the role of Economic Development Officer. The Economic Development Officer will be responsible for implementing the Band Socio-economic Strategy. The central responsibility will be supported by the job duties listed below.


 Job Duties: (Include but are not limited to)

  • Prepare regular briefing notes for submission to the Band Manager;
  • Complete grant funding applications and reports and provide supporting project oversight;
  • Undertake analysis and evaluation of economic and business development opportunities, and identify strategies to develop these opportunities;
  • Organize and facilitate community economic development workshops;
  • Oversee, monitor, evaluate and develop current and new economic development as well as employment and training initiatives;
  • Participate in applicable committees, technical working groups, symposiums, conferences, meetings, and consultations;
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • College or university degree in commerce, economics, community development or a related field and/or a certification as a Professional Economic Developer (Ecd);
  • Preferably at least five years working experience in the area of economic development;
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and reliable personal vehicle;
  • Must possess strong time management and organizational skills, have the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines while being flexible to accommodate shifting priorities;
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and manage projects;
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing;
  • High level of integrity and work ethic;
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite.


Term: Indeterminate

Salary: Commensurate with education and/or experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.


Application Deadline

Friday, April 27, 2018, at 4:30 pm (Applications received after this date will not be considered)


Start Date:

To be determined


Please forward your resume with a cover letter and three (3) employment-related references to:

Michipicoten First Nation

Robert Reece, Finance/Personnel

107 Hiawatha Drive

Wawa, ON P0S 1K0


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