RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Administrative Assistant

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Aquatic Resources & Fisheries Management

Administrative Assistant

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight, Mi’kmaq communities of mainland NS. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM main office is in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 90 Employees. The CMM’s Department of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Management is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the role of Administrative Assistant.

The MCG is focused on promoting and restoring the concept of Netukulimk in Nova Scotia’s watersheds. To ensure that future generations will have access to a healthy environment. The MCG team targets its work on a variety of marine and freshwater management projects and participating in programs that involve youth mentorship and building Mi’kmaw capacity. The MCG also addresses issues related to species-at-risk, water quality, commercial fisheries and directed habitat restoration.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Management, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks including but not limited to organizing and scheduling meetings, maintain inventories and databases, order office supplies and assist with project outreach/engagement activities.

Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in office administration or management or a related field or relevant working experience in a related field
  • Experience working in or with First Nation communities
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work productively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in common office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Must have access to a vehicle and have valid driver’s licence. Asset Qualifications (Not required):
  • Knowledge and understanding of fish habitat/migration.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification.
  • Previous experience in non-profit sector.

Salary/Employment Term:

Salary range: $35,000 – $40,000/year. This is a one-year contract position with the opportunity of renewal and subject to the policies and practice of The CMM. The CMM offers a substantial benefits package to all employees.

Application Deadline: October 27th, 2021 by 4:00 PM

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

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 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