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Export Navigator Advisor - Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations
Export Navigator Advisor - Contract Position
Deadline May 31, 2019
The Export Navigator Program is a provincial government initiative that aims to address the issues business owners encounter in exporting to remove barriers to growing and expanding a company. The Program provides businesses with access to community-based Export Advisors who will provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect businesses to the appropriate programs, services, and contacts at every stage of the export process.
CFDC of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN) will be the Export Navigator services provider for the Central Interior of BC. We are seeking a qualified contractor to be an Export Navigator Advisor to work with local businesses on the benfits of exporting and assist them through the exporting process.
The candidate should have background experience related to the following:
• Previous entrepreneur or business owner experience, or corporate management experience where you were responsible to help a business expand and diversity
• Been exposed to all aspects of business operations and understand the important inter-dependency between all the company's departments and the impact to each when exporting
• Experience selling products/services and operating a business in other jurisdictions, provinces or countries. Ideally have international experience, possibly lived in another country or spent significant time in other business jurisdictions to have an understanding of what's to be expected when doing business on other locations
In this role the Export Navigator Program will:
• Promote the benefits of exporting as a way for a company to grow and diversify
• Be an advisor and coach to clients to assist them through the exporting process
• Help determine if a client and their business is export-ready, and work with them through the entire process
• Be motivated and proactive to seek out companies and opportunities to promote the Export Navigator Program
• Have a flexible schedule and can travel to meet with clients
• Fulfill the tracking and reporting requirements of the Program
CFDC of CIFN is a not for profit community economic development organization with a mandate to help diversify the local and regional economy through small business development and community partnerships.
Please inquire in person or email to:
George Casimir, General Manager
Pat Lentowicz, Administration Manager
208 - 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way
Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1
Tlicho Area Superintendent - Government of the Northwest Territories
The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents – their businesses and communities.
The Tlicho Area Superintendent reports to the North Slave Regional Superintendent and is located in Behchoko. The Tlicho Area Superintendent is responsible for delivering programs in the areas of traditional economy, business development, minerals, oil and gas and tourism and parks; participating in financial and personnel resource allocation; providing expert advice and support to communities; monitoring and evaluating program delivery at the community and regional level; and acting as the department's Tlicho area representative.
The Tlicho Area Superintendent is responsible for ensuring the delivery of all Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) business development programs in the Tlicho Area including programs provided by the Business Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC). The Tlicho Area Superintendent is an agent of BDIC.
The incumbent should have comprehensive knowledge of economic, business and resource development, implementation and evaluation theories, processes and methods, knowledge of financial planning techniques and tools such as budget forecasting, variance analysis, business planning and spreadsheet work; and knowledge of economic, business and resource development legislation and regulations and ability to interpret them and apply them to operations. For more information on the expected knowledge, skills and abilities please read the attached job description.
The above qualifications would be attained by the completion of a Post-secondary degree program in Business Administration, Commerce or a related degree in economic development, and 5 years related experience with a minimum of three years in a management capacity and expertise in strategic planning.
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445
Indigenous Business Facilitator – Business Link
Reports to: Team Lead, Indigenous Services
Location: Northern Alberta Region Language: English
To direct Alberta’s entrepreneurs to information they need to be successful in their start‐up venture and connect these entrepreneurs with other organizations that will support their business goals.
By 2020, Business Link and its community will be known throughout Alberta as “the hub” for entrepreneurs seeking help, expertise and champions for their small business.
Our Value Statements
Everything we do is guided by our values:
• We are unbiased, and give the support you need, when you need it.
• We are curious and non‐judgmental about your business and ideas, and will always treat you with respect.
• We love working with others, trying new things, and we’re always learning.
As a driver of our brand promise to foster successful entrepreneurs in Alberta, you play an essential role in our client’s success. As an Indigenous Business Facilitator, you are the go‐to person helping aspiring and existing Indigenous entrepreneurs with support and the next step of start‐up steps as they need it. You are an expert in the area of Indigenous entrepreneurship; a trusted advisor who provides meaningful and value‐based service offerings to your clients. You portray an open and receptive approach and show a genuine desire to understanding their needs today and into the future. You seek out and thrive on building deeper relationships with clients and take pride in contributing to their entrepreneurial success.
• You take pride in the fact that you are a specialist and subject matter expert in the area of Indigenous entrepreneurship and associated business strategies.
• As the first point of contact, you provide a great first impression to all clients by
demonstrating a deep sense of care and respect.
• Every day, you help Alberta’s Indigenous entrepreneurs meet their goals and achieve
their dreams by providing advice and innovative solutions.
• You strive to increase Indigenous business opportunities by working with Indigenous
• You are a source of inspiration to clients by helping them every step of the way.
• Exploring all opportunities to assist small business owners from passive incoming client inquiries to pro‐active outreach of new small business leads is second nature to you.
• You demonstrate a sense of understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that your clients come to you with.
• Proactively following up and responding to client’s inquiries is just one more way that you demonstrate their importance to Business Link.
• You assist clients in their search for business services including services available for Indigenous entrepreneurs throughout the business start‐up process.
• As you present on various topics related to business start‐ups, you increase subject
knowledge and awareness of Business Link’s service offerings.
• You are flexible and assist where the demand is in the organization. For instance, if the Business Link team needs your assistance, you jump in with both feet.
• You support and implement new business endeavors to increase success and
• Researching to discover best practices and innovations in Indigenous entrepreneurship to support our clients gets you excited.
• You prove that you are your client’s champion by attending offsite client events.
• By attending and assisting in marketing and industry events, you promote what Business Link can do for entrepreneurs.
• You participate on project teams to develop new information, products and services as they relate to the Indigenous Service Program(s).
• You build and maintain solid relationships with external service providers including
lawyers and other professional service providers to further complement our network and service offerings.
Knowledge and Training
• Keeping on top of relevant programs, services, information, and resources to further
assist clients is one of your priorities.
• You recognize that staying current on trends in the world of entrepreneurship, small
business ownership, and Indigenous‐focused services and programs (i.e., government
announcements and grants, use of social media, etc.) is critical to building and maintaining your relationships with clients.
• Seeking out and taking advantage of available professional and personal development through ongoing skills development, learning and training opportunities is important to you.
• You have a degree in Business or related field or equivalent combination of diploma in Business.
• You have in‐depth and direct experience with and/or knowledge of Indigenous culture.
• You have extensive understanding of Indigenous specific regulations and government
grants as it relates to business support.
• You are flexible in the hours you work to meet client needs
• You have strong business acumen and understanding of small business and
• You have previous entrepreneurial, business incubator and or accelerator experience.
• You have an excellent understanding of what can affect the success or failure of a
startup and small business.
• You have a valid driver’s license and are willing and able to travel to communities
• You are experienced in marketing and social media management.
• You have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
• You are a natural relationship builder and connector.
• You are an excellent communicator.
• You are great in using technology.
• You thrive in a changing environment.
A combination of education and experience will be considered.
Full job description:
If you are passionate about entrepreneurship and would like to be a part of this innovative team apply at Careers@businesslink.ca.
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.