RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Community Relations Officer

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: May 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Community Services & Infrastructure

Community Relations Officer

About The CMM
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 120 Employees. The CMM’s Department of Community Services & Infrastructure is
currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the role of Community Relations
Officer for Mi’kmawey Green Communities (MGC).

Position Overview
Reporting to the Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program Manager, the Community Relations Officer will be
responsible for but not limited to: Gathering information regarding municipal service agreements and bylaws;
organizing and presenting at advisory committee meetings with community leadership, municipalities and other
stakeholders; performing or assisting the Field & Marine Debris Technician with Field Duties, identifying
opportunities and funding for Communities; Delivering workshops / meetings regarding recycling, waste separation,
and other related topics of interest to Communities; Working in Communities on pilot projects regarding composting
and in- home sorting of waste; and participation in community events.

Key Areas of Responsibility
 Develop presentations and materials to be used at Advisory meetings and workshops.
 Perform home visits and deliver training of Community Project Leads on in home waste sorting.
 Develop strong relationships within communities, community leaders and community members.
 Assist the Field and Marine Debris Technician with field related duties.
 Update and document the network of Solid Waste Management community stakeholders for each community
– both internal and external.
 Coordinate and deliver meetings in Communities to discuss community composting and non-traditional waste
pick up and other areas of interest.
 Visit established Community Compost stations and ensure they are running smoothly.
 Create educational materials regarding non-traditional waste and establish a pickup schedule for such items in
each Community. This includes travel to Communities to assist in disposal and recording the items for diversion
 Draft and prepare reports as needed.
 Assist the DCSI Communications Officer with content for articles and communication material as required.

Position Requirements:
 Successful completion of post-secondary education in waste management, environmental science, or a related
 Working experience in project management and/or strategic planning.
 Knowledge of research methodologies and standards pertinent to environmental issues related to waste
 Experience working in or with First Nation Communities.
 Knowledge of current First Nation Community challenges and opportunities relating to solid waste management.
 Ability to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, industry, and the public.
 Demonstrated ability to work as leader on multi-discipline teams, or independently, and meet deadlines.
 Excellent presentation, reading and writing skills
 Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
 Must have a drivers’ license, reliable vehicle, and the ability to travel within Nova Scotia.

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 weeks 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: $ 40,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary

Application Deadline: May 22nd, 2022

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 interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be
required to submit a current criminal record check. Applicants MUST provide proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent