RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Employee Relations Coordinator

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

About The CMM
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq communities of
mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards selfdetermination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s Department of Finance and Administration is currently
looking for a motivated and knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of Employee Relations Coordinator.

Position Overview
Under the direction of and reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Employee Relations Coordinator (ERC)
provides employment-related guidance and support to management and employees. This position will work to prevent
and resolve problems or disputes and assist in enforcing policies in the workplace. The ERC will carry out
responsibilities with performance management, discipline, records retention and employee relations, and ensure
effective, thorough, and objective investigations where necessary. This position will also support the Human Resources
department with administrative duties as required.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Support and counsel employees in addressing workplace issues, advocating for employees when
appropriate, and acting as a liaison between employees and supervisors.
• Provide guidance and implement recommendations for successful resolution of personnel and performance
issues while supporting the internal investigation process through to completion as required.
• Advise departmental managers on interpretation and administration of personnel policies and programs.
• Assist with discipline documentation and processes to ensure timely, consistent, and appropriate
• Support in overall recruitment and selection for the organization.
• Oversee the employee training and development process and make recommendations for improvement.
• Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions,
wages. Etc.
• Study federal and provincial legislation and familiarize themselves with industry trends.

• Assist in the development and implementation of programs that will drive increased employee satisfaction
and commitment levels.
• Assist in compiling relative HR metrics, analyzing, reporting, and identifying trends with recommendations
• Assist with the administration of leaves of absence and return-to-work program.

Position Requirements:
• College Diploma or University Degree, with concentration in Human Resources, Public Relations, or other
related discipline.
• Minimum 2 years work experience in the field of Human Resources, employee relations, or related field.
• Experience in employee relations and working in various aspects of Human Resources.
• Experience in general compensation practices, administration, application, and implementation.
• Proficiency in with Microsoft Office Suite of software.
• Working knowledge of Nova Scotia Labour Code and Federal Labour Standards.
• Strong work ethic and ability to work in an environment requiring discretion and confidentiality.
• Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
• Successful completion of Criminal Records Check.
• Valid Driver’s license and ability to travel within Nova Scotia if required.
Position Assets (not required):
• Knowledge of Korn Ferry Job Evaluation theory and management, Korn Ferry Architect.
• CHRP designation or working toward completion of designation.
• Familiarity and ability to work with HRIS software.
• Working knowledge of Mi’kmaw culture, communities, and organizations.

Why work with us?
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is an organization which is committed to providing exceptional
work/life balance to its employees. As such, we are currently testing a four-day work week. Staff who qualify work
28 hours per week but are paid for 35 hours. We also offer flexible daily start and end time.
(*This test will continue until further notice and may be adjusted to meet organizational needs as required.)
In addition, as a full-time employee you can expect:
• An atmosphere that is a great mix of fun and professionalism, and deeply family oriented.
• Enrollment in the organization’s benefits packages on your first day of employment with no waiting period,
which includes Health & Dental, and Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
• Generous amounts of paid time off (Paid Statutory Holidays plus St. Anne’s Day and Aboriginal Day,
Summer Shutdown (2 weeks), Christmas Shutdown (roughly 2 weeks), plus minimum of 1 week additional
vacation time (up to 2 weeks with 10 years of service).
• Social Committee, Staff Days, Staff Knowledge Days, etc.

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

Salary/Employment Term:
Salary Range: $50,000 to $65,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary
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 who also qualify for an interview will be
Applicants must provide proof of CURRENT Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.
Depending upon position, successful candidates may be required to submit a current criminal record check.