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Seeking applications for Chair and Board member positions



Seeking applications for Chair and Board member positions

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country for Chair and Board member positions with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB):

Comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis business and community leaders from across Canada, the Board helps governments to respond to the unique needs and circumstances of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Board also provides a link between policy makers, federal departments and Indigenous and non-Indigenous business and community leaders.

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, training, or experience;
  • Considerable and demonstrated experience as an Indigenous community and/or business leader;
  • Expertise in activities related to Indigenous economic development and the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board’s strategic priorities (e.g. enhancing Indigenous community readiness for economic opportunities; access to capital: building stable revenues; building the economic potential of our lands and minimizing environmental impacts; supporting Indigenous businesses, and promoting the importance of Indigenous economic development);
  • Experience representing the views of a specific group or the public interest in such fora (e.g., financial and business development organizations);and
  • Prior experience participating on a governance body, such as a board of directors, national or regional organization, or business.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and role of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board;
  • Understanding of public policy issues affecting Indigenous economic development;
  • Understanding of business principles and the business cycle, including business planning, marketing, financing, due diligence in making recommendations for program investments;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with private and public sector representatives and in partnership with Indigenous partners; and
  • Communication skills, in particular the ability to act as a spokesperson for the Board at public events, and other fora.

Established in 1990, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is a Governor in Council appointed board mandated to provide advice and guidance to the federal government on issues related to Indigenous economic development.

The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board consists of not more than 13 members to be appointed by the Governor in Council, one of whom shall be designated by the Governor in Council as Chairperson of the Board. Board Members are appointed for various terms and may reside anywhere in Canada.

Candidates must apply online by May 8, 2017, via the Governor in Council website.

Click here to download the Notice of Opportunity (PDF).
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