High Bar

First Nation

Job Description

Title Economic Development Senior Manager

Wage: $70,00 - $90,000 based on Education and experience. Generous Benefit package included.

Reports To Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Job Summary
The Economic Development Senior Manager is responsible for the development of business opportunities for HBFN that are aligned with the mission, vision and goals of Chief and Council. This includes the development of business plans, analysis of business sustainability, job creation initiatives, profitability and return on investment. The incumbent will develop relationships with community, local industries, employers, government and other stakeholders to create partnerships and build reputation. The Economic Development Senior Manager will also provide administration of budgets, financial reporting, contract management, project management services in relation to this role.

Duties and Responsibilities
Business Development Strategy:
1. Creates an Economic Development Plan and implements the Plan as approved by Council.
2. Creates and researches economic development activities to provide revenue, jobs, and business opportunities for HBFN.
3. Undertakes detailed analysis of opportunities to determine sustainability, return on investment, benefits to HBFN, risks and alignment to the mission, vision, and goals of Chief & Council.
4. Prepares, presents, and manages the implementation of business plans as approved by Council.
5. Negotiates economic development agreements and partnerships with outside organizations and governments.
6. Sources land for acquisition by HBFN.
7. Works cooperatively with other staff to develop policies and regulations governing land, forest resources, fish and wildlife that coordinate with economic development strategies that balance social, cultural, environmental, and economic values.
8. Consults with community members through community meetings and consults with Chief and Council on economic development projects.
9. Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with various levels of government, business communities and business associations using these relationships effectively to identify opportunities and joint ventures to enhance the goals of the organization.
10. Monitors and analyzes financial, technical, and demographic factors, capitalizes on market opportunities, develops focused and innovative strategies to attract new investment, minimize the effects of competition, and create new revenue sources.
11. Writes proposals to secure funding or develop programs.
12. Provides financial records and reports of economic development.
13. Develops a communication strategy for public awareness of programs and events.
14. Other duties as assigned or required.

Human Resources and Administration:
1. Oversees and supervises all program staff; coordinates and participates in the recruitment of staff.
2. Takes responsibility for the orientation, performance review and development of staff.
3. Manages team performance by setting expectations and regularly reviews performance with staff; acts as coach and mentor to address performance issues; and consults with Band Administrator when progressive disciplinary actions are required.
4. Ensures employee compliance with Band policies and procedures.
5. Coordinates and leads staff meetings, sets the agenda, provides minutes and clearly communicates Band information to all staff.
6. Participates in various community support, council, and committee meetings

7. Keeps the Chief Administrator Officer informed of sensitive and important issues and events.

8. Other duties as assigned or required.
The duties listed are provided as examples of area of responsibility and are not intended to create limits to responsibility but to help understand the scope of the position. All staff are expected to be team oriented and maintain confidentiality of all information gained while working with this organization.


• Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or related field
Skills and Abilities:
• Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)
• Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships.
• Strong communication skills both orally and in writing
• Demonstrated ability to write business plans, perform detailed analysis of business opportunities.
• Ability to develop strategic vision, annual goals, budgets, and other supporting documents.
• Ability to negotiate and maintain relationships.
• Ability to use organizational skills, meet timelines and deliver on goals.
• Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Aboriginal culture.

• Five or more years of related experience
Working Conditions:
• Non-standard hours of work
• Receives minimal supervision with less frequent direction and occasional review of the work performed.
Conditions of Employment:
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Record Check
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver’s Licence
• Must provide a vehicle in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements OR access to company vehicle is provided and requires a valid Driver’s Licence.

Directly Supervises:
• Economic Development Assistant
General Category:
• Operates as part of a team and is flexible about the boundaries and functions of the job.
• Maintains open and professional communications with co-workers, community members and all others who do business with HBFN.
• Ensures that all internal and external deadlines are met.
• Travels as required in the performance of their job.
• Serves on committees as directed by the Chief Administrative Officer.
• Takes responsibility for identifying upgrading of personal skills necessary to perform job duties.
• Successfully completes all training courses undertaken at the direction of CAO.
• Maintains confidentiality of all information seen, heard, or obtained by virtue of employment.
• Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Please submit your resume with reference by June 24, 2021.
Attention: Office Coordinator
High Bar First Nation
7645 Hwy 97, PO Box 458
Clinton, BC V0K 1K0
Email: office@hbfn.ca

FAX: 250-459-2119