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POSITION:                          Economic Development Officer
CLOSING DATE:                June 7, 2023 at 4 PM

Under the direction of the Tribal Administrator the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating Government funded community projects.  This will include sourcing new funding opportunities for new and existing identified projects.  The development of new proposals, updating and reporting on existing proposals to meet submission criteria.  Proposals may be developed to support existing programs or initiate new projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for CEDO applications, approval recommendation, monitor/follow up and maintain updated database.
  • Conduct research and compile information as needed for LPFN proposed projects.
  • Ensure proposals meet the criteria, submission deadline date and reporting deadlines.
  • Ensure submissions and reports have been reviewed by respective Committees, Administration and Chief & Council.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategies, projects and initiatives for economic development.
  • Facilitates meetings and information sessions as requested for assigned projects.
  • Prepare annual program/project budget(s), monitor and amend as applicable, for Council authorization.
  • Establish and maintain communications with Program Managers, Chief & Council and Administration.
  • Research to identify emerging trends, and services related to assigned area of offerings; compiles and analyzes data.
  • Assist in the implementation of the strategic goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and studies.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with realtors, business leaders, investors, consultants, lawyers, representatives of senior levels of government, institutions, and other community organizations/local bodies.
  • Conduct in-depth studies of new or potential expansion or diversification of business, industry, and market options.
  • Basic accounting knowledge to develop program/LPFN project budgets and the ability to monitor revenue and expenditures of program and LPFN projects.
  • Other duties as assigned and/or outlined in the job description.


  • Diploma or Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Business Administration, Commerce, Marketing, Economic Development, Urban Planning. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing economic/business development activities.
  • Knowledge of LPFN culture, history, goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of business development, enterprise, innovation, and growth.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with business partners, First Nation communities and government.
  • Understanding of financial models and opportunities for businesses, particularity for First Nations owned corporations and band empowered entities.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications, material and proposal development, graphics, media, marketing, social media management and photo/video editing tools and public relations.
  • Demonstrated experience in administration in a digital environment working with databases and e-commerce tools.
  • Analytical, statistical, research, trend analysis and forecasting skills.
  • Ability to balance several projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations supporting identified goals.
  • Demonstrable experience in data gathering, interpretation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated market analysis skill set applicable to economic development practices.
  • Working knowledge of the principles, trends and best practices of economic/business development and program administration.
  • Communicate clearly, logically, and concisely, orally and in writing, including public presentations to large and small audiences.
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and enhance economic development programs, policies, and development agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to use excellent judgment respecting confidentiality.
  • Project management and budgeting experience.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including Microsoft Office, Geographic Information Systems, database management etc.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions and fluent in a First Nations language would be an asset.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team member.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities is also an asset.

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License with access to a reliable vehicle and able to travel.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to forward a cover letter, resume with two references to:
Human Resources
[email protected]

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