Recent or Potential Grads – Climate Adaptation Coordinator

  • Location: 57 Martin Crescent, Truro
  • Competition Number: (902) 895-6385
  • Deadline: October 28, 2022

About The CMM
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 Climate Adaptation Coordinator.

Position Overview
The CMM Climate Adaptation Coordinator is tasked with the role of evaluating high risk areas and developing natural and
engineered adaptation strategies to respond accordingly. This will involve working with community administrations to
prioritize vulnerable areas and researching adaptation strategies complete with SWOT and cost-benefit analysis. The CMM
Climate Adaptation Coordinator will additionally assist with organizing and hosting climate change workshops and
conferences, arranging relevant training sessions for community staff, and engaging with community members, chief(s)
and council(s) amongst others to build capacity and enhance community resilience. The Climate Change Adaptation Officer
will also be responsible to perform other tasks as needed such as working with community employees, attending meetings,
preparing final project reports and presentations along with any other duties that may arise throughout the project.

Overview of Responsibilities:
 Work with communities to identify the climate change vulnerabilities and develop adaptation strategies to address
risks and take advantage of opportunities.
 Community engagement and capacity building through climate change workshops.
 Develop education outreach materials and facilitate educational activities at community events, schools or after
school programs.
 Liaison with and develop working relationships with community administrators, researchers, and educators in the
areas of climate change and adaptation.
 Engage as directed by the Agriculture and Climate Manager and the DENR Advisory Committees in regional or
national climate change initiatives.
 Act as a technical liaison on climate change adaptation for member communities’ members, Advisory Committee
members, and Chief and Council.
 Attend periodic meetings with DENR Advisory Committee members and relevant parties.
 Assist the DENR Communication Officer with content for communication material as required.
 Assist with the development and implementation of an annual work plan by offering new ideas and suggestions for
projects relative to the program.
 Mentor and supervise summer students assigned to assist DENR
 Establish new and maintain existing relationships with community staff, administration, public works, and general
members to ensure positive working relationships in future projects.


Position Requirements:
 Post-Secondary diploma or certification in a relevant discipline (examples: Environmental Science, Climate Change,
Biology, Resource Management) OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
 An understanding of climate change and its impact on the environment and Indigenous communities.
 Ability to manage and balance working with the needs and requirements of many stakeholders.
 Ability to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, industry, and the public.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken.
 Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook etc.)
 Ability to apply creativity and innovative thinking to community focused solutions
 Excellent time management and customer service skills.
 Ability to work independently and in a team environment
 Successful completion of a criminal records check.
 Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as travel within Nova Scotia will be required.


Asset Qualifications:
 Experience working in or with First Nation communities
 Experience delivering environmental or educational programming to youth.
 Some familiarity with the Mi’kmaw language or willingness to learn Mi’kmaw greetings.

Why work with us?
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.
 Enrolment 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.

If you would like to join The CMM Family, please see below on how to apply for this position.
Salary/Employment Term:
Salary Range: $50,000 to $65,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary

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.