RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Diabetes Community Consultant

  • Location: Millbrook, NS
  • Deadline: May 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm


The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI)
Diabetes Community Consultant

About CMM
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing 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 is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over
100 Employees. The CMM’s Department of Health and Social Services is currently looking for an energetic, mature and
independent candidate to fill the role of Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI) Diabetes Community Consultant. This
position is located in Truro, NS.

Position Overview
Reporting to The CMM Director of Health & Social Services, The ADI Diabetes Community Consultant will manage and
administer the ADI program activities in the eight member communities by supporting workplan development, work
collaboratively with community health staff to support community-based diabetes initiatives, and complete annual ADI

Key Responsibilities of Position
 Promote community-based diabetes awareness, prevention, and self management
 Provide community-based diabetes and nutrition education sessions to people across the lifespan
 Provide individual and group diabetes and nutrition counseling
 Engage in ongoing collaboration with internal and external professionals, organizations, and community members
to support the ongoing work in the areas of diabetes awareness, prevention, and self management.

Position Requirements
 Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science degree program major in Food and Nutrition from a recognized
 Registration with the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association
 Experience working with and in First Nations communities
 Knowledge and understanding of Mi’kmaq culture
 Two to five years experience working in diabetes education
 Canadian Diabetes Education Certificate or eligibility preferred
 Experience in delivering nutrition and diabetes education to clients in one-on-one and group settings
 Superior organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
 Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of an interdisciplinary team
 Demonstrated leadership in chairing working committees, team building, proposal writing and evaluation
 Preference will be given to First Nations applicants
 A valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle is required

Salary/Employment Term:
Salary Range: $57,525 to $65,000 per year. This is a contract position to cover for maternity leave, which will end on
February 28, 2022.

Application Deadline: May 16th, 2021

How to Apply:
Submit Cover Letter AND Resume and to: Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
Fax: (902)893-1520 Email:

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. Non-Canadian
applicants must be able to provide proof of current entitlement or eligibility to work in Canada