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Scout Talent

President of Economic Development ($200,000-$250,000/yr)

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

  • Have a meaningful impact on the lives of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation in a welcoming community
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $200,000-$250,000, depending on experience, plus comprehensive benefits! 
  • Join a holistic workplace with a rewarding career 
About Tsay Keh Dene Nation

At Tsay Keh Dene Nation (TKDN), our essence, deeply interwoven with our profound connection to the land, embodies resilience and a vision for the future. Our commitment extends beyond the preservation of our rich history and culture; it's a promise to our community's well-being through sustainable stewardship. The Tsay Keh Dene Nation Economic Development Corporation (TKD Ec Dev Corp) is at the forefront of our vision, recognizing that economic development is a critical cornerstone of our aspirations. Through our Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) process, we are deeply committed to developing an economic development plan with measurable action plans for both the short and long term.

Our mission is to create more jobs, build better opportunities, and establish and retain businesses within our community to ensure that everyone benefits from a thriving business environment. We embrace a comprehensive approach to development, incorporating education, health, and economic sustainability into the fabric of our society. Together, we will build a vibrant and sustainable future for the Tsay Keh Dene Nation, where cultural practices and empowerment through public service lead the way.

To learn more about us, please visit:

About the Opportunity

TKD Ec Dev Corp is looking for a full-time President based in Prince George, British Columbia.

Reporting to the Board of Directors (interim TKD Executive Director), you will play a pivotal role in creating and implementing a clear sense of direction for the TKD Ec Dev Corp companies and their related businesses, ensuring the Corporation's success.

In this position, you will be primarily responsible for providing strategic leadership, oversight, and management of the TKD Ec Dev Corp companies to achieve the Corporation's vision, mission, and goals.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the overall strategic direction of the Corporation, including preparation of Board and Executive Committee meeting agendas
  • Overseeing annual work plans, operating budgets, and financial oversight
  • Managing day-to-day operations, including human resources, recruitment, and financial monitoring
  • Conducting market analysis and identifying business opportunities aligned with the Corporation's mission
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and the Tsay Keh Dene community
  • Formulating and updating annual business plans, strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Implementing effective project management processes for timely and profitable project completion
  • Leading and coaching staff to build a high-performance culture

To read the full position description, please click here.

More About You

To qualify, you will need a degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or a related field. A minimum of 5-10 years of experience in Business Development will also be essential, along with 3-5 years of experience in Natural Resource or First Nations. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

The following are also required:

  • Ability to undergo a criminal record check 
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License & acceptable driver’s abstract 
  • Willingness and ability to work in travel in-community per organization needs

The following skills and experience will be strong assets:

  • A Post-Secondary MBA in Business Management, Commerce, or Finance (asset)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills developed over 10 years in senior management
  • Experience in economic and business development across various sectors
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business operations, asset management, marketing, finance, and processes
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with external stakeholders
  • Documented success in prospecting and closing deals
  • Track record of effective project management and market knowledge
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong proficiency in computer and written (reports/briefing notes) skills

As our ideal candidate, you will possess the ability to develop and build positive relationships with professionalism, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills. You will also embody personal attributes such as being aggressive, motivated, and an energetic self-starter. Furthermore, your proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and prospects, coupled with your goal and results-driven mindset in meeting target goals, will be instrumental in succeeding in this role.

This is a unique opportunity for a candidate with these qualities to thrive and make a significant impact within our organization. If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, we encourage you to apply.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have Indigenous ancestry. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive annual salary of $200,000-$250,000, negotiable dependent on experience, along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • 100% employer-covered Extended health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Pension plan - 5% match
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • 10 sick days (prorated based on hiring date)
  • Access to organizational vehicles for work purposes
  • Coverage for travel to the community and accommodation while in the community
  • Professional and cultural development and training opportunities to support our employees' career growth and cultural understanding
  • And many more!

If your passion resonates with our mission, don't miss out on this truly rewarding opportunity to make a difference - apply today!

About Scout Talent

Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provide customized, intelligent recruitment marketing, employer branding and candidate management services to clients throughout Canada and around the World. Our key strength lies in our ability to create unique candidate attraction strategies that enable clients to tap into the best talent pools. We're proud to say that 90% of our clients are repeat business which is testament to the value of our service. At ST, we're revolutionizing the recruitment industry. Our purpose: Connecting people to grow companies, careers and communities.


Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

11-50 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

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