Closing on: Jun 3, 2023

Department: Economic Development
Classification/Level: Senior Management ($72,800 – $98,800)
Group Pension & Extended Benefits
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

Position Summary:
The Business and Economic Development Manager will serve as a strategic leader in the planning and support of all M’Chigeeng First Nation’s economic development goals. The Business and Economic Development Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and reporting economic development partnerships, initiatives, and long-term planning for major projects. The Business and Economic Development Manager will lead and participate in policy work, creating processes, writing proposals, and seeking revenue and funding opportunities for M’Chigeeng First Nation.

The Business and Economic Development Manager will review the existing structural relationship between HIAH Economic Development Corporation, MERE, Freshmart Mart Grocery Store, Grasshopper and M’Chigeeng First Nation and review existing business entities owned and affiliated by M’Chigeeng First Nation. The Business and Economic Development Manager will create efficiencies and long-term plans, review and assess supports for existing band member businesses, develop and support new and existing entrepreneurs, and create a long-term plan for economic development for both M’Chigeeng First Nation and its membership.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish strategic direction for community economic development and create a comprehensive economic development plan for the benefit of MFN and band member businesses.
  • Define, develop, and implement both short term and long-term goals for growth.
  • Lead the development of new and innovative programs and initiatives, assists with proposal development, and motivates community members to participate in business and training opportunities.
  • Organize and carry out economic development programs and projects through the phases of conceptualization, planning and development as well as implementation.
  • Produce and publish an annual report once per fiscal outlining the corporation’s activities and achievements for the period.
    **For complete a job description, please request to the following:


− Bachelor’s degree in business management, business administration, economics, commerce, or a related field.
− At least five (5) years’ work-related experience in progressive management responsibility in business based on a multi-disciplinary team approach.
− Strong knowledge of research and analytics relating to current and future economic development projects.
− Knowledge of First Nations culture and experience working in or with First Nations, understanding the unique political, legal, and business values of First Nations.
− Must be a strategic and proactive thinker with strong entrepreneurial and networking skills.
− Strong skills in marketing, public speaking, and financial/project management.
− Excellent verbal and written communication skills particularly in business writing.
− Advanced computer skills (particularly Microsoft Office).
− Must have proven, well developed staff / public relations.
− High level experience with proposal writing, budgeting, and reporting.
− Knowledge of corporate entities would be an asset.

Considered an asset:

  • Aboriginal Economic Development Certification
  • Finance management experience


  • Understanding of socio-economic factors, conditions and developments of the region and the potential impacts on the economy and employment.
  • Strong negotiation skills and a proven track record.
  • Ability to analyze business information and distill, summarize, and share key information with others to assist in decision making.
  • High level of analytical skills, detail oriented using professional standards for oral and written communication.
  • Proven results working independently, and following through on concepts, ideas, or initiatives preferably with an indigenous focus.
  • Knowledge of municipal, provincial, federal, and indigenous governmental systems.
  • Ability to speak and understand the Ojibwe language would be a strong asset or the willingness to learn.
  • Must have a valid “G” Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Police CRC requirement prior to employment.

Application Closing Date: June 2nd, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in these new opportunities, applicants must submit cover letter, resume, with three current reference contacts (2 work related and 1 character reference) and copies of educational qualifications to:

Business And Economic Development Manager
c/o Human Resources
M’Chigeeng First Nation, P.O. Box 333
Fax 705-377-4980 or email to:

Miigwetch to all interested applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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