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Small Business Development Officer - General

Posted: Nov 12, 2021
Closing Date: Nov 26, 2021
Job ID: Blood Tribe Economic

Job Description




The Small Business Development Officer (SBDO) works with Blood Tribe members interested in entrepreneurial initiatives. The incumbent provides coordination, training, research, consulting services, advice and support on the various facets of small business such as Business Planning, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Finance.




The Small Business Development Officer reports directly to the Economic Development Director




Positions which generally report to the Small Business Development Officer include:

  • Summer Student Program Employees




  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Blood Tribe Administration Policies and Procedures Manual, and the Economic Development Small Business Grant Program Policies and Procedures.
  • Discusses various funding programs and training initiatives with entrepreneurs that come to the Department
  • Interviews the entrepreneurs and provides initial feedback on ideas or plans for ventures
  • Distributes and collects application forms and pamphlets explaining how to prepare a Business Plan to individuals applying for a Small Business Grant
  • Enrols individuals in training programs, if interested and eligible
  • Schedules appointments with entrepreneurs for follow-up if required
  • Coordinates business plan and other training workshops and programs
  • Recruits and selects trainers for various workshops as required
  • Publicizes, organizes and facilitates training workshops and entrepreneur events as required
  • Collects business plans from entrepreneurs and distributes them to independent consultants for assessment or SBDO may provide evaluation and assessment
  • Collects and provides SBDO evaluation feedback and or independent consultant on the business plans and communicates feedback to the entrepreneurs, suggesting and facilitating changes to the plans as necessary
  • Refers clients to and provides clients with various application forms and resource information from agencies such as; Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC), Alberta Indian Investment Corporation (AIIC), Business Link, Indian Business Corporation (IBC), Peace Hills Trust, Community Futures,  Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO), Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), RINSA, and any other related financial institutions, funding agencies, Small Business Agencies, and Provincial and Federal Government Programs
  • Schedules appointments for clients with the above listed organizations at the clients’ request
  • Reviews applications for grants and loans to ensure that they are complete and meet criteria and Economic Development Small Business Grant Policies and Procedures
  • Presents recommendations of those entrepreneurs that are eligible for Small Business Grants to the Economic Development Committee
  • Contacts entrepreneurs to inform them of whether they were successful in obtaining Small Business Grants
  • Updates client files by filling application forms after applications have been approved or denied by the Economic Development Committee
  • Ensures that Small Business Grants are disbursed and utilized according to plan
  • Prepares budget for small business training program and initiatives and submits them to the Economic Development Director for approval
  • Submits monthly report to the Economic Development Director indicating training initiatives and status of applications and grant disbursements
  • Attends staff and other meetings as required




  • Must be innovative and insightful in problem solving
  • Must possess excellent research, management, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Must have financial, budgeting, planning, and computer skills (Word Processing, Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom)
  • Must have excellent public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Must be enthusiastic, motivated, dependable and able to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Must possess excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Must have an understanding of current Indigenous socioeconomic issues on/off reserve
  • An ability to communicate in Blackfoot would be an asset





  • Must have a minimum of a Business Administration/Management Diploma and two years related work experience
  • A Combination of relevant experience and education may be considered
  • Must have a valid drivers licence and a reliable mode of transportation


How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, and copies of your credentials to:


Blood Tribe Administration Human Resources

P.O. Box 60

Standoff AB, T0L 1Y0

Attention: Marlene Blood

OR APPLY ONLINE @ www.bloodtribehr.comand/or [email protected]

DEADLINE: November 26, 2021


Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information, please email questions to [email protected] or call Marlene Blood @ (403) 737-8219.


The Blood Tribe’s COVID 19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated and must provide Blood Tribe Human Resources with proof of vaccination. The Blood Tribe will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation.

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