RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Administrative Assistant

  • Location: Millbrook, NS
  • Deadline: September 22, 2022

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Governance

Administrative Assistant

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq communities of
mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards selfdetermination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s Department of Governance is currently looking for a
motivated and knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of Administrative Assistant.

Under the direction of the Executive Director and reporting to the Director of Governance, the Administrative Assistant
is responsible to organize, coordinate, and assist in the delivery of program objectives for initiatives within the
Department of Governance.

• Provide general support and administrative services for various programs within the Department of
• Keep updated records and maintain proper files pertaining to specific initiatives and programs within the
Department of Governance.
• Attend staff meetings and any training identified by senior management staff
• Any other related duties as required and will also provide information and research to other programs and
initiatives of the CMM as requested by the Director of Governance or the Executive Director
• Record, transcribe, distribute and file minutes for the Board of Directors Advisory Committee.
• Coordinate meeting facilities, catering services and accommodations for meeting participants, when required.
• Any other related duties as required and will also provide information and research to other programs and
initiatives of the CMM as requested by the Director of Governance or the Executive Director

• Strong initiative, motivation, conscientiousness, and dedication
• Able to work unsupervised with a high level of productivity
• Time management
• Ability to be flexible with job duties
• Managing multiple priorities to ensure clients are well served and relationships are developed and maintained
• Ability to think analytically and critically while problem solving to identify specific needs and potential solutions
• Continually seek education and training to remain culturally responsible and sensitive to needs of client(s)
• Must have a valid driver’s license, as travel within Nova Scotia will be required
• Recent criminal record, vulnerable sector and child abuse registry check

• There is an occasional requirement to work outside of normal working hours due to the requirements of the
member communities and clients
• Willingness to learn Mi’kmaw greetings
• Knowledge of Indigenous culture and the member communities is an asset

The following qualifications are desired:
• Diploma/certificate in office administration, business administration
• Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
• Experience working with First Nation / Indigenous communities, First Nation service delivery
organizations, and applicable government programming etc.
• Experience working in a fast-paced environment

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is well known throughout Canada as a professional organization
that is committed to providing a pleasant and healthy working environment for all its employees. As an organization,
we understand that a great work/life balance is essential to success. As a full-time employee you can expect:
• An atmosphere that is both professional and family oriented.
• Enrollment in the organization’s benefits packages on your first day of employment with no waiting period,
which includes Health & Dental, and Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
• Generous amounts of paid time off (Paid Statutory Holidays plus St. Anne’s Day and Aboriginal Day,
Summer Shutdown (2 weeks), Christmas Shutdown (roughly 2 weeks), plus 1 week of discretionary vacation
time (up to 2 weeks with 10 years of service).
• Social Committee, Staff Days, Staff Knowledge Days, etc.

Salary/Employment Term:

Salary Range: $37,000 – $48,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary

If you would like to join The CMM Family, please see below on how to apply for this position.

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled

Submit Cover Letter AND Resume to: Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance
with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Only those applicants who provide an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter and qualify for an interview will be
contacted. The successful candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check. Non-Canadian
applicants must be able to provide proof of current entitlement of eligibility to work in Canada