Corporate Development Manager
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - Ottawa, ON

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Corporate Development Manager

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) advocacy and political representative efforts are to improve the socio-economic conditions of off-reserve non-status and Status Indians, Southern Inuit and Métis Aboriginal Peoples living in urban, rural, remote and isolated areas throughout Canada. CAP meets with federal ministers, informs federal policies, raises political awareness and works to find practical ways to improve federal programs and services for this constituency of off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples.

CAP requires a Corporate Development Manager who will be responsible for monitoring national economic influences to determine and help create CAP’s goals for economic growth. The position is responsible for planning and implementing corporate strategies to ensure the most innovative approaches are used to accomplish this. The role is responsible for identifying, training, developing and implementing strategic and effective organizational processes and learning initiatives. The goal of this position is to help grow a strong, innovative corporate economic structure that allows for the success of CAP and its employees.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the economic situation of the region
  • Direct CAP’s economic development effort
  • Monitor and contribute to provincial and federal government processes that will implement federal and provincial government business and economic development programming
  • Maximize economic value through the development of additional revenue streams and new opportunities
  • Develop reporting measures for federal and provincial accountability for business and economic development funding intended to support off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples
  • Participate in bilateral and tripartite processes to provide analysis on the potential impacts of federal/provincial business and economic development initiatives and programs to the off-reserve constituency
  • Undertake outreach to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses to develop potential partnerships
  • Direct CAP’s business and economic development working groups with affiliates in order to build regional and national consensus for off-reserve business and economic development priorities and approaches
  • Direct the activities and approaches that link CAP’s assets and priorities to a business and economic development strategy for off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples
  • Provide business and economic development expertise to the development of CAP’s National business and economic development policy and approaches, and
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

A more in-depth job description will be provided to the selected candidates.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, business administration, marketing/sales, aboriginal studies, or a related field;
  • Education focus on Economics would be an asset;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years responsible experience in planning, implementing, and coordinating business and economic development programs for aboriginal peoples, preferably in an off-reserve context;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strategic economic objectives for the organization;
  • Experience in the development of, or participation in, tripartite or bilateral government business and economic development processes;
  • Experience in policy analysis, providing advice, recommending solutions and resolving issues;
  • Experience in facilitation, coordination and reporting of meetings, including consultation and consensus building processes, and the ability to engage stakeholders in a variety of meeting settings that is respectful of Aboriginal history and culture;
  • Strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of negotiation of sensitive issues related to economic development;
  • Strong working knowledge of principles and practices of economic development policy, administration and implementation;
  • Strong working knowledge of office procedures, methods, and computer equipment (word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, etc.);
  • Ability to use good judgment in respecting confidentiality; and
  • Bilingualism an asset.


  • Reports to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Work will be performed from the CAP National Office
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Occasional weekend and evening work and travel may be required
  • This is a fixed term position- ends March 30, 2014. Continued staffing of this position is subject to annual priorities and confirmation of funding from the federal government

Qualified Individuals are invited to send their resume, along with a cover letter, to:

Mary Ann Belanger
Director of Organizational Development, Human Resources
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
867 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, Ontario

Job posting expires when position is filled. Please ensure to state your name, position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, and how you came to hear of this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Priority will be given to Aboriginal candidates.