RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Agriculture Coordinator

  • Location: Mainland, NS
  • Deadline: May 30, 2021

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaqDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

Agriculture Coordinator

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 self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is currently looking for a motivated and
knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of Agriculture Coordinator. This position will support the
emerging agricultural mandate within DENR.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and reporting to
the DENR Program Manager, the Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for implementing the agriculture
and apiculture mandates of the Confederacy’s Amu es’mit (“the bee feeds you”) project within four of the
eight mainland Mi’kmaw communities. The Agriculture Coordinator will work within a small team to
establish productive greenhouses, gardens, and apiaries in communities, oversee the growing and
distribution of plant material, organize training for an annual cohort of Mi’kmaw beekeepers, conduct
conservation work with bumblebees and other native pollinators, assist with the supervision of seasonal
agriculture and apiary assistants in each community, and provide outreach and education related to
gardening, food production, beekeeping, and native pollinators.

The Agriculture Coordinator will also be responsible for performing other tasks as needed to share DENR’s
natural resources work within Mi’kmaq First Nation communities, such as attending meetings, assisting
with project reports and presentations, and drafting new project proposals.

Position Requirements:
 Post-Secondary diploma or certification in a relevant discipline (example: Agriculture, Plant
Science, or Biology) OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
 Minimum of one-years’ experience working in agriculture, apiculture, or a related field
 Strong understanding of agriculture, apiculture, and plant-pollinator interactions
 Demonstrated ability to work on multi-discipline teams, or independently, and meet deadlines
 Experience managing a market garden system (1.5-3 acres), earning farm revenue, membership in
the Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association, experience managing beehives or commercial
beekeeping, work in pollinator ecology, or work with culturally-anchored plants, are assets
 Experience working in or with First Nation communities
 Highly organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines
 Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, email, and social media
 Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel

Salary/Employment Term:
Anticipated starting salary: $40,000 per year. This is a one-year contract with the opportunity for renewal
and subject to the policies and practice of The CMM.

Application Deadline: May 30th, 2021

Application Deadline: October 26, 2016 by 4:00 P

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 up-to-date CV along with 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.