Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre - Prince George, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Title: Researcher/Facilitator

Reports To: Executive Director

Compensation: Benefits and Skills based compensation

Type of position: Term position based on funding contract to August 2021

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 with occasional need for evening/weekend work

About the Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre

The Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre (ABDC) is a non-profit society that provides business, economic, and community development services to assist Aboriginal individuals, organizations, and communities to achieve their full potential.

Within the circle of economic and community development we are honored to help individuals pursue their dreams; strengthening lives, communities, and society.

Overview of position:

This position is for a Research Facilitator who will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a special project funded by Status of Women Canada entitled “Identifying Economic Development Best Practices for the Prosperity of Indigenous Women.” More specifically, the Research Facilitator will be responsible to:

  • With the ABDC team, develop and implement a long term work plan for the project.
  • Develop relationships with First Nations economic development stakeholders in Northern B.C.
  • Work closely with the First Nations economic development stakeholders and First Nations community members to learn about their economic development experiences, successes, challenges, and barriers for the development of the best practices manual
  • Conduct one-on-one and group conversations about First Nations economic development practices
  • Conduct literature review to assess what research, resources, and tools already exist in regards to First Nations economic development
  • Conduct case study analyses in order to learn from particularly successful First Nations communities about what contributed to their economic development success
  • Contribute to the development of the First Nations economic development Best Practices Manual and accompanying workshop
  • Coordinate community workshops and deliver such workshops
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
  • Ensure that the project is completed on-time, within budget, and all desired outcomes are achieved
  • Contribute to the promotion, organization, and execution of office and community events
  • Promote the organization and its services at various community functions
  • Other tasks as directed by the Executive Director


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Qualitative research skills and experience in conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Ability to develop meaningful relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience developing and delivering workshops
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with project design, delivery, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of First Nation economic development and issues affecting First Nations both locally and nationally
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality with a demonstrated ability to effectively handle sensitive information
  • Reliable transportation and valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to travel overnight as required by the project

Application deadline: Open until filled

Job Type: Contract