Economic Development Manager


Economic Development Manager

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
Location: Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Posted: February 6th 2024
Deadline: February 16th, 2024
Salary: $72,800 annually

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwakanagan is situated on the shores of Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County. Located off of Highway 60, our community is 90 minutes west of Ottawa and 90 minutes hours east of Algonquin Park.

We are recruiting for an Economic Development Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position working 35 hours per week.

The Economic Development Manager will deal with all matters relating to business, economic development, and employment services.


  • Provides direction and is responsible for the planning, organization, and coordination of all economic sector activities, programs and services relevant to the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan.
  • Provides direction and assistance to entrepreneurs.
  • Assists in the provision of all business and economic sector services to ensure maximum continued benefit and effective management of all economic and business resources.
  • Provides direction to the Employment Development Officer.
  • Responsible for the industrial and retail buildings including property management, maintenance, and tenancy.
  • Prepares and administers the economic and employment development budgets and workplans.
  • Recommends the employment, promotion, disciplining, and termination of program staff.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements the five-year strategic plan for economic development and applies for funding.
  • Identifies, adopts, and promotes programs and services to enhance the economic development of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.
  • Establishes and maintains an up-to-date database of member-owned businesses and promotes them to potential customers and contractors.
  •  Liaises and attends meetings representing AOPFN with federal, provincial and regional economic agencies.
  • Works collaboratively with member owned businesses and business associations to plan and implement mutually beneficial objectives.
  • Determines and conducts feasibility studies to support community ventures and initiatives.

For a complete job description, please contact human resources.

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in relevant area of study such as economic development, economics, business administration, public administration or a related field with three years of experience managing programs, or a secondary school diploma with five years os experience in leadership, project management, facilitation, and effective planning.
  • An understanding of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation community.
Additional Information

Closing: February 16, 2024 at 12:00pm.

Salary is based on experience.

What we offer:

  • Pension plan
  • Paid sick days
  • 4% vacation
  • Holiday shutdown
  • 14 provincial and federal statutory holidays
  • Half days on Fridays before holiday Mondays
  • Health spending account (i.e. dental, vision, prescriptions, etc.)
  • Milestone recognitions and rewards

Application Procedure: Interested persons must submit a resume demonstrating that they meet the requirements outlined and the names and day contact telephone numbers of three  professional references.

Screening Procedure: Applicant must not be a member of the supervisor’s immediate family. The best qualified candidate will be defined and determined so as to include the following: Provided the candidate meets the basic requirements of the position and is deemed qualified following the interview process, preference will be given to:

  • the qualified indigenous person who is an Algonquin; then to,
  • the qualified indigenous person; then to,
  • the qualified non-indigenous candidate.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted in-person or virtually by Teams Meeting. AOPFN has the right to shortlist for interview/assessment purposes of the five most qualified persons and typically establishes an eligibility list.

We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian society. We therefore encourage women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the above mentioned employment equity designated groups.

AOPFN is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the recruitment representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
Pikwakanagan, Ontario, Canada

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