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Fisheries Business Development Team Advisor - Ulnooweg Development Group  - POSITION FILLED

Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. is looking for a new team member with a background in fisheries and business development to join its Fisheries Business Development Team.

Working as part of this team, you will provide a range of business support to First Nations Communities and their Commercial Fisheries Enterprises including guidance on strategic planning, business planning, governance, project management, and fisheries business operations.

In this role, you will provide advice and assistance to each community’s fisheries including opportunities for development, management capacities, structures, practices, challenges, development needs, and staffing. You will also work with the community’s fisheries management leaders and staff, and other support resources, to undertake business planning and development activities. 

You will assist with the development and implementation of Commercial Fisheries Business Development Plans, and monitor outcomes and results. 

As the ideal candidate, you have an extensive business background in the fishing industry and an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing the development of commercial fisheries opportunities. 

You are familiar with the business support programs of the federal and provincial governments and other agencies. Knowledge of state-of-the-art performance standards and rural economic development best practices are also beneficial for this role.

In addition, well-honed interpersonal and communication skills will provide the sensitivity and relationship building skills required to work collaboratively at all times. 

Experience working with First Nations communities and some ability to speak and understand French and/or Mi’Kmaq and Maliseet languages are considered assets. Frequent travel within the Atlantic region will be required for this position.



Gerald Walsh Associates is a human resources firm that finds and develops leaders who help make a positive impact in their communities. In addition to recruiting leaders, we help organizations succeed by offering human resource consulting services including: performance assessments, compensation reviews, career and executive coaching, succession planning, and organizational reviews.