IAPO, formed in 1984, is an Aboriginal Capital Corporation providing business, farm and agribusiness financing, as well as, agriculture extension and business advisory services to First Nations businesses and entrepreneurs. By supporting the creation and expansion of First Nations businesses, IAPO facilitates economic development and prosperity for First Nations communities and their members. To help ensure IAPO’s continued growth and success, IAPO is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Business Advisor, Western Ontario.
The Business Advisor is responsible for developing and maintaining effective business relationships with First Nations communities, Businesses and entrepreneurs. A key aspect of these relationships is the delivery and management of IAPO’s business financing and related services.
On a regular basis, the Business Advisor works with First Nations businesses and entrepreneurs at their place of business. Working collaboratively with clients, the Business Advisor provides financing packages tailored to their needs, as well as, other business support including business and farm management recommendations.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Proven knowledge of First Nations culture and business environment
- Post Secondary education in Business or Agriculture
- Knowledge of Ontario agriculture and farming
- Thorough understanding of business management
- Business advisory/ lending experience
- Strong relationship management skills & experience dealing with people
- Effective communication skills
- Proven analytical skills
- Successful territory management experience
Consideration will be given to those candidates who do not possess all of the qualifications listed.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is full time, featuring a range of benefits. The position is based out of IAPO’s Lambeth office with the potential for a home office. Frequent travel throughout Western Ontario is required. A full job description is available upon request.
Interested parties may forward their resume to:
Jamie Hall, General Manager
220 North Street, P.O. Box 100
Stirling, Ontario K0K 3E0