RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: DENR Community Engagement Officer – Designated Position

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR)
DENR Community Engagement Officer – Designated Position

About The CMM
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq Mainland Communities of 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 & Natural Resources (DENR) is seeking a candidate to fill the roll of DENR Community Engagement Officer-Designated Position. This is a designated position and restricted to those of Indigenous ancestry.

Do you:
• Like working with/in Mi’kmaq communities?
• Have an interest or passion for the environment?
• Like working with various people/groups towards a common goal?
• Like creating and promoting events?
If so, this position may be right for you!

About the position:
This position reports to the Director of Environment and Natural Resources, the ideal candidate would be an indigenous community member. The DENR Community Engagement Officer will work with and provide environmental and natural resource information to our member communities and report interests identified by member communities. As well as preparing materials for community and organizing sessions. This position will expand as the person works in the role.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Work with partners to train and inspire local community members and groups to participate in the environment and natural resource sector and develop capacity.
• Provide guidance, support, and advice to the DENR department for activities within communities.
• Develop and contribute to the development of various resources.
• Coordinate and participate at events in community outreach events.
• Continually seek education and training to remain culturally responsible and sensitive to communities.
• Any other related duties required as requested by Director.

Position Requirements:
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with various groups of people both internally and externally.
• Manage time and various activities effectively and efficiently.
• Ability to be adaptable, flexible, work unsupervised.
• Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
• Valid Driver’s License.

Additional assets of an ideal candidate (NOT REQUIRED)
• Completion of post-secondary education in a related field.
• Fluent Mi’kmaw Speaker

If you would like to join The CMM Family, please see below on how to apply for this position.

Salary/Employment Term:
Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary contract).
Application Deadline: Open Until 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. Applicants must provide proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.