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Aquaculture Business Development Advisor

British Columbia

Skeena Fisheries Commission (SFC) is the Skeena Watershed aboriginal organization that focuses on fisheries management, science, and conservation. SFC is now the host of the Business Development Team (BDT), a team of fisheries and aquaculture advisors that work with Indigenous communities and Commercial Fishing Enterprises in all aspects of business development and access to resources from the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fishing Initiative (PICFI).

On their behalf, we are seeking an aquaculture expert who will provide comprehensive and hands-on advice in the development and management of aquaculture opportunities and projects.

What qualities are needed in this role?

In this role, you will report to the BDT Team Lead and be responsible for providing business and technical support services to Indigenous communities in British Columbia under the PICFI.

Ideally, you have a degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sciences or Business, coupled with an extensive background in both the technical and business aspects of aquaculture. You are familiar with the various business support programs offered by government and have knowledge of Indigenous governance, government policy processes, and an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges in this sector.

Personally, you have well-honed interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability. You possess solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills and have a significant competency in the areas of analysis, research and problem-solving skills. Frequent travel within British Columbia will be required and you will work remotely from a home office.

A full position description is available here.

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications for this role. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1833 in the subject line.