Career Opportunities

Business Development Coordinator

What we’re looking for:

Northern Development Initiative Trust is seeking a collaborative and high-performing professional to provide support and oversee administration for Northern Development Initiative Trust business programs. Based in Prince George, the Business Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Business Development and is responsible for coordinating and administering successful business funding programs, identifying new ways to improve our programs and services and supporting the growth of businesses in our region.

Our small but mighty team is looking for a candidate who has the right blend of analytical and administrative skills, resourcefulness, results-orientation and business know-how. We are looking for someone with great communication skills, as you’ll be expected to interact with stakeholders, elected officials, government staff, business executives and clients on a regular basis.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the economy in central and northern B.C., this position may be for you.

Primary Responsibilities

Priorities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating administration of the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program and the Northern Industries Innovation Fund, including reviewing applications and project reports, conducting due diligence, budget reconciliation and communicating with clients.
  • Database maintenance, administration, updates and creation of new business profiles and development of value-add features of the Supply Chain Connector.
  • Contributing to the management and administration of the Business Façade Program
  • Contributing to the management and administration of the Connecting British Columbia Program.
  • Coordinating and drafting program reporting.
  • Identifying completed project for success stories
  • Contributing to the development and delivery of business workshops and presentations
  • Coordinating with industry partners and contractors for delivery of value add workshops for businesses capacity building.
  • Outreach to businesses to market Northern Development programs and value-add services.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, economic development, or related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in a business role.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work flexible hours and/or evening work when preparing for board meetings, conferences and special events
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements which includes a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check.
    Availability to travel


  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service and an ability to develop relationships in person, electronically and over the phone.
  • Demonstrated high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience collaborating with and/or providing leadership or direction to non-reporting teams, professional staff and consultants.
  • Experience managing multiple work priorities under pressure, a proven ability to meet deadlines within critical timeline constraints.
  • Exercises independent judgement and assume responsibility for decisions
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a collaborative team that places value on continuous improvement.
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Basic experience with event management.
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality, tact, diplomacy and discretion at all times
  • Demonstrated understanding of the economy in central and northern B.C. and the communities within the Trust’s service area.

Who we are:

Northern Development combines its financial resources with smart thinking to make a difference in the economy in central and northern B.C. Established by the Province of B.C. in 2005 with an initial capital infusion of $185 million, the Trust is an independent corporation that serves 137 communities throughout central and northern B.C. and has found more than 2,600 ways to get to ‘yes’ on economic development projects in the past 12 years. In that time, the Trust has helped leverage $1.3 billion in new investment in the region and helped create more than 6,200 jobs. Today, the Trust is sustainably managed and grants between $12 and $14 million of funding to support community economic development priorities throughout the region each year.

How to apply:

If you have a passion for businesses and economic growth, can demonstrate your mastery of the required skills and wish to join a team that gets things done, please submit a resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating why you’re the best candidate for this position to by February 23, 2018.

Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

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