Exciting Career Opportunity
Consultation Manager (Indigenous Relations)
Work Locations: Hammonds Plains and/or Indian Brook
Closing Date: Open until position is filled
About Sipeknekatik First Nation
Sipekne’katik is a community rooted in the traditions and history of our ancestors that takes pride in its Mi’kmaq
culture, language, and way of life. Sipekne’katik First Nation is one of 13 First Nations located in Nova Scotia
and is the second largest Mi’kmaq band in Nova Scotia.
Sipekne’katik is a vibrant, growing, and close-knit community of approximately 2818 band members with 1256
living on reserve. Indian Brook is in East Hants (near Shubenacadie) and is conveniently located a short
distance of 68 km from Halifax and 28.8 km southwest of Truro, Nova Scotia.
Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Consultation Manager will lead the Consultation process
and its team to implement the strategic goals and vision of Chief and Council. This position will also respond to
enquiries from outside organizations and governments that may impact the environment or infringe upon the
• Receive, review, and respond to requests for consultation that may impact the environment and/or
indigenous rights (e.g., requests to develop infrastructure, construction, change in land use, fishing
• Plan, coordinate and facilitate consultation meetings and events that supports Band Council’s strategic
goals and interests.
• Submit updates and reports to Band Council on external requests, funding applications and related
activities of concern.
• Complete and monitor funding proposals, grant applications and funding activity reports
• Ensure related external policies and legislation are applied and understood
• Ensure related internal policies are updated and followed with recommendations for change to Council
• Oversee funding sources such as collecting fees related to the consultation process.
• Supervise and mentor staff that includes assigning and monitoring workloads.
• Organize and facilitate community meetings and workshops
• Prepare and coordinate submissions, correspondence, reports, records, memos, presentations and,
work plans for various consultation files.
• Participate in meetings, internally and externally, as required.
• Liaise with stakeholders as necessary including community members, partner companies, politicians,
government departments, other First Nations, etc.; and,
• Other related duties as approved by Director of Operations
• Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Law, or related field, along with 1 year of related
experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• 2 years in a Leadership or supervisory experience is preferred.
• Excellent relationship management, negotiation, and leadership skills.
• Strong time management and organizational skills along with attention to detail.
• High level of ethics and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Knowledge of Nova Scotia and Federal legislation/regulatory and policy framework relation to Aboriginal
peoples and Consultation processes.
• Ability to work in fast-paced and unpredictable environment with ability to be a self-starter and work
under pressure with, at times, tight deadlines.
• Working knowledge of MS Office Suite
• Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with the Mi’kmaq First Nations.
• A criminal records check is required. Having a criminal record is not a determining factor.
This position comes with a variety of benefits including health, dental, disability and life insurances, an employee
& family assistance program and employer pension plan. Starting salary based on qualifications.
Please apply with a resume, cover letter and criminal records check to:
Human Resources Department
Sipeknekatik is 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. The Band will not assume any expenses related to
any job application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come
with mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.