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Business Development Advisor Filled

Remote - North Canada

The National Indigenous Fisheries Institute (NIFI) is an Indigenous organization that focuses on fisheries management, science, and conservation. NIFI hosts the Business Development Team, a group of fisheries and aquaculture advisors who work with Indigenous communities and Commercial Fishing Enterprises throughout Northern Canada in all aspects of business development.

The Business Development team also provides advice and assistance to participants in the Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (NICFI), a program administered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, to ensure participants access the resources available through that program.

In the Business Development Advisor role, you will advise on management practices including business planning, governance, project management, human resources, and business operations that reflect best practices in rural community development.

What qualities are needed in this role?

To qualify for this role, you must have several years of progressive, practical experience working with groups in the North on economic development projects, community development, management consulting, fisheries, or in a comparable role.

You have worked with Indigenous communities and organizations in the past and are knowledgeable about Indigenous governance practices. In addition, you are familiar with the business support programs of the federal and provincial governments and other agencies. Knowledge of community and rural economic development best practices is also valuable in this role.

You have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to work collaboratively at all times. This is a work-from-home position, but you must be located in the North (North of 60 degrees) or be willing to relocate. Experience living and travelling within remote Arctic communities and understanding French or any of the Inuk languages would be helpful.

If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please forward your resume and a letter explaining how your background and experience will meet the needs of the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at quoting project number 1909 in the subject line. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.