Economic Development Manager – TAZA – Calgary
Vice President, Development
Are you interested in joining an effective team striving to transform economic reconciliation? Are you passionate about creating authentic, inclusive and sustainable development projects? Taza Development Corporation is a real estate development company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Canderel that is responsible for one of the largest First Nation development projects in North America on behalf of the Tsuut’ina – Canderel Partnership. Taza is a multi-phase development project encompassing three distinct, but related villages that are situated within the Tsuut’ina Nation and form the border with southwest Calgary. Guided by established design standards, Taza spans 1,200 acres and is master planned for over 25 million square feet that will be constructed over the next 30 years to meet the environmental, social and governance needs of the future.
Reporting to the Vice President, Development this role will work closely with members of the Taza Development Corp executive team and Tsuut’ina Nation to promote and develop several new business opportunities.
This role provides an opportunity to explore transformational strategies that further economic reconciliation and create lasting wellbeing for the Tsuut’ina Nation. Drawing from your experience, you will maintain strong working relationships with business brokers, public officials and tenants to analyze, develop and present viable business cases to the Tsuut’ina Nation.
- Work with TDC and Tsuut’ina to support the development of investment opportunities including but not limited to utility corporations, retail, office, medical and real estate opportunities
- Enhance collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations and external partners to identify, develop and drive strategies to strengthen Indigenous community economic development
- Lead initiatives that support Tsuut’ina citizen-based businesses with business development and growth activities
- Provide written analysis, evaluation, and recommendations regarding economic development proposals
- Research, analyze, interpret, and prepare studies and reports on a variety of economic and demographic data, including labor market trends and other regional economic planning issues
- Develop qualitative and quantitative measures to monitor, ensure, and evaluate program/ project financial status, contract/ grant/ permit compliance, professional consultant/contractor performance, and customer satisfaction
- Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of economic development, and to represent the interest of the Tsuut’ina Nation
- Provide information and make presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the public on economic and employment development issues, programs, services, and plans
Qualifications and Education:
- Bachelor’s degree in real estate, business administration, commerce, economics, or communications
- Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in commercial real estate, new business creation, venture capitalism, or investment management including a minimum of 2 years of management experience
- Certification in Indigenous economic development, Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers’ Technical Aboriginal Economic Developer and/or Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer, or a similar program is a strong asset
- Comprehensive knowledge of First Nations communities, culture and social concerns. Preference will be given to qualified candidates of Indigenous descent
- Proven experience in investor relations, investment management, or business advisory services
- Excellent written, verbal and computer skills including a strong working knowledge of MS Office programs Word, Excel and Adobe as well the ability to adapt to other software programs as required
- Self-motivated and proactive with an established track record of effectively completing tasks independently
- A team player that can work in an entrepreneurial environment and balance changing priorities, meeting deadlines and take direction from multiple sources
- Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
- Tsuut’ina citizens and Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
- Experience and understanding of First Nations culture and practices is an asset
Canderel is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce drives innovation and makes our company stronger. We are committed to fostering a safe and positive environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants to join our team as we continue to grow and build a strong and varied workforce reflective of today’s diverse world. Should you need accommodation during the application process, please contact Shawna Brothers, Manager, Talent Acquisition, National email@example.com.