RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Emergency Management Program Manager

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: January 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Emergency Management Program Manager

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 120 Employees. The CMM’s

Department of Community Services and Infrastructure is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the
role of Emergency Management Program Manager.

Position Overview
Under the direction of and reporting to the Senior Director of Community Services and Infrastructure, the Emergency Management
Program Manager is responsible for oversight and coordination of emergency management projects, which encompasses preparedness,
planning, mitigation, response, and recovery initiatives. This also includes coordinating resources and support for communities to
increase community capacity through community engagement, training, education, plan development, research and policy, and

Overview of Responsibilities:
 Overall coordination and execution of the Emergency Management Program.
 Identifying the needs, gaps, opportunities, and barriers in member communities to help build capacity in member communities.
 Examining the relationship between emergency management, health, and climate change.
 Supporting communities in mitigation, planning, response and recovery efforts for potential/occurring hazards or emergency
 Updating and developing further emergency management plans.
 Examining MOU’s and identifying and filling in gaps, and identifying future potential agreements with communities, municipalities,
government, organizations, etc.
 Conducting and overseeing community sessions/training events and engaging community members on the implementation of
emergency management activities.
 Conducting literature reviews, surveys and research as directed by the Senior Director and the Advisory Committee.
 Acting as a technical liaison on emergency response management for CMM communities’ members, Advisory Committee
members, and Chief and Council.
 Compiling research, preparing technical reports, and assisting in analysis with communities and Advisory Committee.
 Preparing and submitting project proposals as required while ensuring compliance with the Mi’kmaq Ethics Watch.
 Assisting with the development and implementation of an annual work plan.
 Establishing new and maintaining existing relationships with community staff, administration, public works, and general members
to ensure positive working relationships in future projects.
 Supervising, planning, and overseeing the operations and fiscal requirements including budgets.
Position Requirements:
 University degree in environmental science, community planning, emergency management / response, engineering, general
science, public health or risk assessment or an equivalent combination of education and experience in both areas of study.
 Minimum of two-years with previous project management experience.
 Minimum of one-year direct experience in working in the field of environmental science, climate change, emergency
management, community planning or a related field.
 Experience working in or with First Nation communities.
 Experience in leadership capacity and management skills.
 Strong understanding of emergency management, health and climate Change and its impact on the environment.
 Ability to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, industry, and the public.
 Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
 Strong work ethic and ability to work in an environment requiring discretion and confidentiality.
 Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
 Knowledge of Human Resources management, financial management, and project management
 Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as travel within Nova Scotia will be required.
 Ability to occasionally work outside of normal working hours due to the requirements of the member communities and clients.
 Fluent Mi’kmaw speaker and writer is an asset.

Salary/Employment Term: Salary range: $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 per year. This position will be hired on a fixed term contract from
February 7, 2022, to February 7, 2023.
Application Deadline: Open until position is 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 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. Applicants MUST
provide proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.