The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are looking to fill the critical role of Senior Business Development Strategist. This position will have the unique and groundbreaking opportunity to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) in their ongoing efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation through the negotiation towards and implementation of a modern-day Treaty, the participation in project consultation while also working to enhance the Algonquin presence across the unceded AOO Settlement Area.
The Senior Business Development Strategist plays a leadership role within the AOO Consultation Office in developing and executing various initiatives from federal infrastructure projects as well as projects from other private and public sector entities benefiting the ten AOO communities. This position will be a key contributor to improving the economic situation of the ten AOO communities, finding ways to create training and learning opportunities and jobs, assisting with the establishment of and supporting businesses, and helping create the environment in which the local economy and the communities will flourish.
The AOO are on a journey of survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency – a journey of reconciliation. This journey began nearly 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772. Today, the AOO are comprised of the following ten Algonquin communities:
|Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation||Mattawa/North Bay|
|Greater Golden Lake||Snimikobi|
|Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini||Whitney & Area|
Working with the Algonquins of Ontario provide an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for any person who seeks a complex, dynamic environment while contributing towards the process of rebuilding and revitalization of the Algonquin Nation.
You are a Business Development Strategist who:
- Has at least 6 years of relevant experience.
- Is passionate about the survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency of all Algonquin communities.
- Understands the detrimental and lasting effects of colonization on Indigenous people.
- Has a significant level of business acumen and demonstrated experience, knowledge, and understanding of:
- business concepts/operations/management;
- small business start-up and development;
- training and learning initiatives; and
- risk identification, assessment, control, mitigation, monitoring & control.
- Has demonstrated experience and significant ability to build trusted working relationships with Indigenous communities.
- Has previous experience in developing respectful and collaborative relationships with governmental entities, and private sector companies.
- Has proven experience in identifying and securing social, economic, and business opportunities from major projects and initiatives.
- Has proven experience in developing business plans and implementing initiatives supporting social, economic, and business opportunities that support growth and sustainability, such as training development, job creation, employment, business creation, procurement, and sub-contracting.
- Has proven experience developing detailed work plans and budgets to secure project commitment and funding.
- Is detail-oriented with excellent planning, organizing, prioritizing, problem-solving, and time management skills.
- Has strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to foster unity, and trust and establish cooperative working relationships with clients, colleagues, senior staff, the public, and other governmental agencies.
- Has a high level of privacy and confidentiality with an understanding of the importance of protecting personal information and documentation.
- Can demonstrate a professional image of the organization when interacting internally and externally.
- Has the demonstrated ability to deal sensitively with a wide variety of people and complex issues.
- Can work independently with good diplomatic skills.
- Is forward-thinking and up-to-date on current trends.
- Can work within an office environment and work remotely through secure networking systems.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must hold a valid G Class Driver’s License
- Must provide a clear criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations
- Self-identifying as Indigenous and/or having first-hand knowledge or experience living in and/or working with an Indigenous community will be considered an asset.
- The successful candidate is expected to reside within the greater Ottawa Valley area considering that the AOO Consultation Office headquarters is in Pembroke Ontario.
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- The rewards are plentiful! Not only do you get to be part of the historic and ground-breaking modern-day treaty that will leave a lasting impact on the Algonquin communities, but we also have a developed compensation range for this position (Level 8 $72,000 – $83,467) and are at a time of critical growth.
- Be proud of where you work. The Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers below are the guiding principles of the Algonquins of Ontario.
- Kwayakoziwin: Honesty: Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave.
- Tabasenindizowin: Humility: Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation.
- Manàdjìyàn: Respect: To honour all Creation is to have respect.
- Sòngideyewin: Bravery: Bravery is to face the foe with integrity.
- Nibwàkàwin: Wisdom: To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.
- Sàgìhidiwin: Love: To know Love is to know peace.
- Tebwewin: Truth: Truth is to know all of these things.
- We care about you. Health and dental benefits, RRSPs, and life and long-term disability insurances are just a few ways to show you that your well-being matters to us.
- We work hard but also understand the importance of balance. We operate on a standard of thirty-five (35) hours per week, recognize thirteen (13) statutory holidays, and provide three (3) weeks of vacation to start and ten (10) paid personal days each year.
How to Apply
So, what do you say? Are you ready to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives in their efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation?Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and a letter of introduction by 2:00 PM on Monday November 7th, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When applying please ensure to list the position(s) you are applying for in the title of the email.
Please note that the AOO have obtained the services of an external organization to support this recruitment process and no applications will be accepted by the AOO Consultation Office. Only applicants who apply to the above email address will be considered for the position.
For members of our Algonquin communities, we ask that you please identify which community you are connected to in your cover letter.
We are committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in our work and fostering it within our organization. We are always looking for candidates who can expand our team culture bring new strengths and perspectives to the work, and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds and identities. An equitable and accessible recruitment process is a key part of our approach. Please let us know if we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more accessible.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.