RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Education Advisor, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: April 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Governance
Education Advisor

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 Governance is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill
the role of Education Advisor.

Position Overview:

– Provide support and guidance to current and prospective students by reviewing application procedures and funding
availability, researching, and communicating scholarship and bursary opportunities, creating and distributing handbooks and
information packages, meeting with students to prepare for upcoming school year, speaking to professors on behalf of
students, reviewing grades and making recommendations for tutoring.
– Develop and coordinate a Post Secondary Education Program according to proper standards.
– Plan and provide information sessions for individuals applying for post-secondary education.
– Direct and organize career days and other programs as needed.
– Organize, meet with, participate in, and represent The CMM on various committees as required.
– Act as alternate to the Executive Director on the Advisory Boards for Acadia University, Cape Breton University and Dalhousie University.
– Assist any relevant departments or programs with the development of curriculum and learning outcomes for any training
program conducted by CMM.
– Prepare annual program forecast and budget while monitoring budget expenditures.
– Develop and implement a detailed work plan for each fiscal year as well as a professional development and training plan.
– Submit monthly reports to the Senor Director as required.
-Continually seek education and training to remain culturally responsible and sensitive to needs of client(s)

Position Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., education) and minimum of 1-year relevant working experience
– Experience working with First Nation / Indigenous communities, First Nation service delivery organizations, and applicable
government programming.
– Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw community, its political framework, and
administrative/service Programs.
– Knowledge of the post secondary system, the Mi’kmaw education system and its contacts
– Ability to apply creativity and innovative thinking to community focused solutions.
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), in addition to advocacy, collaboration, conflict
resolution, negotiation and active listening skills.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, facilitation, presentation, and the use of various communication mediums (Meetings,
training etc.)
– Must have reliable transportation, drivers’ license, and the ability to travel.
– Ability to occasionally work outside of normal working hours due to the requirements of the member communities and clients.
– Recent criminal record, vulnerable sector, and child abuse registry check.
– Some familiarity with the Mi’kmaw language (an asset) or willingness to learn Mi’kmaw greetings.

Salary/Employment Term:

Salary range: $45,000 to $50,300/year based on qualifications and experience. This is a one (1) year contract position with the
opportunity for renewal and subject to the policies and practice of the CMM. The CMM offers a substantial benefits package to all

Application Deadline: April 18th, 2021

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