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Director of Economic Development

Career Posting : Director of Economic Development

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: August 26, 2022 12:00 am

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications for an Economic Development Director. This is a full-time position and comes with a competitive benefits package. This position requires extensive experience, technical skills, and knowledge of the traditional territory.


Duties Include:

  • Provides, input to and supports plans and implementation strategies and initiatives as they relate to strategic community and economic development.
  • Exhibit daily administrative and financial capabilities and oversight.
  • Develops a training strategy and implementation plan for the First Nation to upskill members.
  • Delivers effective programming by supervising and coordinating the operation of services within the Economic Development and daycare programs.
  • Takes on additional special projects as assigned by EDO.



  • Minimum Grade 12 education.
  • Preferred university degree or college education in related area.
  • Four years work experience in multiple business settings, knowledge, and interactions.
  • Four years experience working with project development and implementation.
  • Good understanding of business practices, proposal writing and report writing.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective management, team, building, leadership, and supervisory strengths.
  • Ability to use good judgement in respecting confidentiality.
  • Being able to speak and understand the Dene language will be considered an asset.



The successful candidate must provide a criminal record check, child welfare clearance check; have a Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation.


Closing Date:                                              August 26, 2022


Resume and a cover letter can be submitted to:         Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886



We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.