Employment & Contract Opportunities


ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises is seeking a reliable, self-motivated and highly organized individual to fill the full time position of Business Development Assistant to work directly with the CEO of the Band’s Corporate Division.  The BDA will handle a wide variety of administrative and business functions in order to grow and sustain the Band’s economic strategic plan.

The Business Development Assistant is responsible for supporting the CEO through various tasks including critical administrative and financial management support tasks such as grant writing, reporting, meeting coordination, minute - taking, corporate file management, and document drafting/editing. Other duties will include Band and Corporate Division communications, Corporate Division Board support and correspondence, project and bid/quote coordination, as well as assisting the CEO with specific and ad hoc reporting, project management, communications and strategic planning procedures.

Academic Preparation, Experience, & Competency:
• Satisfactory completion of grade 12 mandatory
• Post-secondary education in Office Administration, Business Administration, or other relevant field considered an asset.  We are willing to train the right motivated and positive personality to fill this position. 
• Grant writing experience and knowledge considered an asset.
• Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft-based software and other applicable software programs. 
• Highly motivated and reliable self-starter capable of managing and prioritizing multiple time sensitive projects and priorities.
• High degree of professionalism when interacting with internal and external colleagues and partners.
• Excellent written and verbal communication.
• Must undergo Criminal Records Check.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.
• Previous experience working with a First Nation’s organization, and knowledge and appreciation of the culture, values and business objectives of the ʔaq̓am Community would be a definite asset.

Remuneration: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a favourable benefits package.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, Human Resources Generalist
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook BC, V1C 7E5

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Thank you to all applicants who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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