Business Counsellor Indigenous Women's Businesses ID: 65022

Deadline Date: 2020/10/23

Location:  Thunder Bay

The Enterprising Indigenous Women's project, will support Indigenous women in rural, remote, Northern communities and First Nations to start and scale-up their businesses. PARO will provide holistic business and entrepreneurship training, access to mentorship and networking, peer learning and support, and connections to affordable business financing options to facilitate business start and/or scale up in growth sectors such as mining, forestry, transportation, and power. Through partnership development with existing organizations, PARO will work to support Indigenous women entrepreneurs to capitalize on opportunities associated with major economic developments, including The Ring of Fire and Wayaynikaneyap (Watay). This is a hands-on, roll up the sleeves, action oriented job that assumes the person is passionate and has the expertise and experience to immediately enter the framework, understand its challenges and opportunities, supporting and helping Indigenous women's businesses. It is expected that this position will collaborate with our other team members to ensure that we are taking an integrated, holistic approach to improving women's economic security and prosperity while working to strengthen the women's movement. Through PARO's vision for enhanced economic security and growth for women entrepreneurs, this position provides you with an exciting opportunity to be a part of a vibrant community of women.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 Suite 110-105 May St. North
Start Date:
 40-44 hours per week
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Business, Finance and Administration
Positon Outline:
- Indigenous Women's Business Counsellor will work with the Program Manager to implement, develop and deliver a comprehensive, enhanced business coaching/counseling, training, and mentoring program designed to increase productivity, innovation, and profitability for women entrepreneurs living in rural, remote, Northern communities and First Nations in Northern Ontario.
- Establish and build strategic partnerships and collaborative networks with communities and other agencies to deliver programming and ensure project success and sustainability
- With Post Secondary Education in Indigenous studies, Business Administration, Accounting and/or Education, or a related field, you have proven experience with business planning and operations, group training and facilitation, coaching/counseling, mentoring and related business experience.
- Experience connecting and working with First Nation communities; knowledge of women's issues, reconciliatory economics and approaches to business development, microfinance and community economic development are definite assets.
- You are a team player, positive and self-motivated, fluent in English and the ability to speak and write in Ojibwe or Oji-Cree would be a definite asset.
Job Type: Full-time, Temporary, Contract
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
Applications including cover letter, 3 professional references and authorization to contact, must be received by Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 4:00pm, and submissions can be made to email: Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Brenda McDougall
Position Title:
 Executive Assistant/HR Assistant
Company Name:
 PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
 Suite 110-105 May St. North
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7B 5H6
Web Address:
 //Suite 110-105 May St. North

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