Manager, Indigenous Economic Development

SREDA is seeking a highly motivated, creative and culturally grounded individual to assume the role of Manager, Indigenous Economic Development. Under the direction of the Chief Economic Reconciliation Officer, this individual will work with the SREDA team, SREDA Indigenous Committee and local partners to create and deliver programing to support Indigenous economic development in the Saskatoon Region.

Manager, Indigenous Economic Development will have responsibility for the following:

  • Assisting in the development and execution of trailblazing programing to support Indigenous economic growth
  • Cultivating and growing meaningful relationships with industry, communities and organizations to facilitate Indigenous economic development initiatives
  • Developing strategies to assist local businesses and organizations address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action, primarily focused on business and economic development
  • Representing SREDA on Reconciliation committees within the Saskatoon Region
  • Developing and/or facilitating Indigenous training opportunities for SREDA members, partners, staff and board
  • Assisting in the development of a strong regional mentoring program for future Indigenous leaders
  • Working closely and collaboratively with the SREDA team to recognize, define and execute internal and external communication opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Economic Reconciliation Officer or CEO

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field, or equivalent experience will be considered
  • 3-5 years’ experience in economic development
  • Must possess strong Indigenous cultural awareness, including:
    • a demonstrated commitment to the values of reconciliation
    • honouring Indigenous voices
    • well established networks and relationships within the Indigenous communities
    • ability to work with and honour elders and knowledge keepers
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups and a strong understanding of Indigenous interests and rights
  • Knowledge of economic development methodologies
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and creativity; driven to create epiconic work
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and teamwork skills is critical

Interested candidates should submit their application in confidence to:

Terra Penner

Terra Penner

Director, Operations
(306) 664-0720