Economic Development Entrepreneurship Project Officer

Women's Business Entrepreneurship Network (AWBEN) initiative. The Project Officer ... Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, computer literacy;. • Flexible schedule ... Supervising staff/consultants, if necessary;.
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Economic Development Entrepreneurship Project Officer Reports to: Senior Manager ASETS Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 Status: Full time, term position until March 31 2017 Closing Date: Open until position filled Location: Ottawa, ON

Position Summary: The Economic Development Entrepreneurship Project Officer will work with aspiring and current female Indigenous entrepreneurs, under the umbrella of the Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network (AWBEN) initiative. The Project Officer will be responsible for facilitating opportunities to network with female Indigenous entrepreneurs, relaying key advice from mentors, enhancing business and networking opportunities, and facilitating project management and communication to help produce positive economic benefits for Indigenous women and their families. Education, Experience and other requirements:          

Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution; Knowledge of and commitment to the principles and values that guide the work of the Native Women’s Association of Canada; Knowledge and experience with assisting with budgets, managing program risks and implementation; Excellent time-management, organizational, coordination skills; Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral, written and communication skills; Ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision, demonstrating flexibility and efficiency; Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, computer literacy; Flexible schedule, may have to work evenings and weekends; Able and willing to travel; Successful completion and maintenance of a clear Police Security Check.

Language: Fluency in English is essential. Bilingualism is a strong asset. Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 Telephone 613.722.3033, Facsimile 613.722.7687 Toll-free 1.800.461.4043

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Facilitating meetings/events, teleconference network meetings for emerging and current female Indigenous entrepreneurs in various regions across Canada; Preparing briefs, meeting minutes to communicate and report progress effectively to senior management; Preparing project organization, communication charts, PowerPoint presentations as required; Identifying alternate sources of funding for the AWBEN initiative; Developing partnerships with female Indigenous entrepreneurs to enhance networks and mentorship circles, and enhance financial and in-kind contributions; Attending tradeshows and conferences to promote the Network; Working collaboratively with entrepreneurship facilitators, mentors, mentees and assistant coordinator; Performing all administrative duties following NWAC’s financial and administrative protocols/policies; Supervising staff/consultants, if necessary; Other NWAC-related duties, as assigned.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to: Dan Peters Senior Operations Director 1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7 [email protected] Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 Telephone 613.722.3033, Facsimile 613.722.7687 Toll-free 1.800.461.4043