Co-Director, Economic Development

Job Description:

Reports to:                                    The Vice-President of Economic Development Department


  • Design a plan of action to create revenue for the Corporation;
  • Along with the Co-Director and the Economic Development Management Team, collaborates with the team to implement the plan, re-evaluating it periodically to maximize effectiveness;
  • Develops all policies and procedures with regards to fundraising. In addition, oversees all special fundraising events and manages the grant application process;
  • With regards to staff, handles all recruitment and training, soliciting volunteers under his respective staff when necessary;
  • Reviews the budgets and raises funds, reports all progress to the Vice President and the Board of Directors;
  • Liaises with the external organizations, participating in events and with other organizations to promote the mission statement;
  • Sits on various committees, internal and external to Makivvik,
  • Conducts new business marketing and prospecting to attract new business and industry to Nunavik;
  • Review existing business and industry of interest to the corporation, and work with business leaders to retain and expand economic development opportunities;
  • Maintains and sustains key development partner relationships at the National, Regional and Local level;
  • Provides briefings to the Vice President of the corporation on the impact of expanding business, and clear and current data on economic trends impacting the interests of the corporation;
  • Organizes and administers the work of the Economic Development Program in collaboration with the other Co-Director of the Economic Development Department;
  • Provides written and oral reports for the Board of Directors, Executive Committees and other boards and committees as needed;
  • Establishes relationships with key individuals within assigned industry sectors through trade association involvement, industry events and other relevant avenues;
  • Works with officials and management to ensure support and coordinate economic development activities;
  • Administers in collaboration with the other Co-Director, the coordination of Makivik’s economic development activities with other subsidiaries or divisions, other governmental agencies, private enterprise, civic groups, local agencies, and the general public;
  • Manages training initiatives among departmental staff, and when necessary Nunavik workshops and initiatives
  • Develops, recommends and implements operating policies, procedures and programs designed to produce efficient economic development programs for the corporation;
  • Be available to travel, as requested;
  • Any other duties requested by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor degree in Management;
  • Ten (10) years of experience in a management position;
  • Good communication skills in at least two (2) of the three (3) languages: Inuktitut, English and/or French;
  • Great computer skills : Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Demonstrates leadership and management principles;
  • Knowledge of project management;
  • Knowledge of current Nunavik priorities respecting economic and social development;
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability;
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.


It is the Corporation’s objective to favor and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.


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