Current Postings


Malahat Nation

110 Thunder Road | Mill Bay, BC| V8H 1B8
Tel: (250) 743-3231 | Fax (250) 743-3251 |

Economic Development Coordinator

REPORTS TO Major Projects Program Lead
START As Soon As Possible
COMPENSATION $ 62,238.41 - $ 64,105.56 per annum (NEE: 18) to $ 67,711.48 – $69,742.83 per annum (NEE: 21)
* the above rates subject to education and / or experience or a combination of both.
STATUS 1 - Fulltime Permanent 35-hours per week

Malahat Nation represents approximately 350+ members with two reserve lands located on the western shore of Saanich Inlet, south of the village of Mill Bay, about 40-kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia. Malahat Nation is seeking a dedicated and hard-working Economic Development Coordinator with experience working with Indigenous communities in economic development to join our Economic Development team! We are looking for fun, energetic, dependable and organized staff. Our staff are offered a pension and benefits plan, and opportunities for professional growth and development.

PURPOSE: Under the supervision of the Program Lead, and in collaboration with the Malahat Nation Economic Development team, the successful applicant will coordinate closely on projects involving Malahat Nation and its partners. This work will include participation in ongoing development projects including but not limited to the Malahat Business Park, Malahat Fuels and other development initiatives such as Renewable Energy projects. This position is a fulltime permanent position, based in the office, with possibility of a hybrid working arrangement. Occasional travel may be required.


  • Support the Major Project Program Lead in the coordination of current and future Malahat Nation business projects
  • Work collaboratively with the Sustainable Development Analyst and Major Project Program Lead to ensure that Malahat Nation Economic Development initiatives are effectively coordinated, aligned with community priorities and contribute to long-term sustainability goals
  • Coordinate community events to provide updates on Malahat Nation current and future economic development initiatives and employment opportunities
  • Participate in conferences, events and tradeshows to promote awareness of Indigenous Economic Development and our programs and services
  • Provide advice and information to support pathfinding on other programs and services throughout various ministries and government levels that support Indigenous Economic Development activities and potential funding
  • In collaboration with the Program Lead and Director of Economic Development, monitor an assigned portfolio of grants through their duration to ensure that funding and project agreements and deliverables are met
  • Monitor and report to the Program Lead and Director of Economic Development on the progress of the projects, providing guidance and assistance as needed to maintain project integrity
  • Monitor emerging issues and trends (within or across communities) through liaison and project monitoring and prepare reports as needed
  • Work collaboratively with the Economic Development team on establishing funding resourcing targets to achieve strategic priorities
  • Research issues and prepare reports and recommendations to support the Team Leads and Director's engagement on strategic initiatives
  • Support the development and submission of funding applications related to Malahat Nation business partnerships in collaboration with the Program Lead and Director of Economic Development
  • Collect, maintain and report on project data within established monitoring programs with limited direction
  • Develop informational materials on ongoing projects and development initiatives for local First Nations, crown representatives and stakeholders
  • In the absence of the Program Lead, provide supervision and training to technicians
  • Maintain a practical understanding of current project budgets and funding reporting requirements.
  • Identify training upgrade requirements when necessary.
  • Integrate Malahat traditional knowledge, community feedback, and community needs into economic ventures
  • Build capacity through attending meetings and training that will increase job-related knowledge and experience
  • Other job-related duties as assigned


  • Diploma, Undergraduate Degree, or experience related to Economic Development and Resources, or an acceptable combination of related education, training, and / or experience required
  • Minimum 2-year work experience in admin or office setting required
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and a willingness to learn about Malahat culture, customs, and traditions is an asset
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC) required
  • First Aid certification is beneficial
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and reliable vehicle required
  • Effective December 3, 2021 full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at Malahat Nation. All individuals must show Proof of Vaccination as a mandatory condition of their employment


  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to follow direction
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Time management with the ability to multitask different tasks simultaneously
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel), email and using handheld devices
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Dependable, motivated and demonstrates a strong work ethic
  • Experience working in a professional workplace, demonstrates initiative and being an effective member of a team
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment in contributing to the long-term health of Malahat Nation economic pursuits

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a current resume, a detailed cover letter and three references.
Please reference the ‘Job Title’ in the ‘Subject Line’.

Human Resources Department, Malahat Nation
In person, fax 250-743-3251 or via email

DEADLINE: Recruitment Open Until Position Filled.