• Location: Mainland, NS
  • Deadline: May 30, 2021

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Governance

Lead Privacy Officer

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 Lead Privacy Officer.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Senior Director of Governance, the Lead Privacy Officer supports The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (the
CMM) in the delivery of Privacy Program and advocacy for privacy protection for the eight member communities. The Lead,
Privacy Officer is responsible for the organization’s Privacy Program, including but not limited to, daily operations of the
program, as well as the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures ensuring that strategic and
operational plans anticipate and are in compliance with all relevant government regulations. The Lead Privacy Officer is also
responsible for monitoring privacy compliance and adherence to the organization’s policies and control procedures, as well as
the investigation and tracking of data incidents and breaches, and insuring employees’ rights in compliance with federal and
provincial/territorial laws.

 Build a strategic and comprehensive privacy program and adhere to privacy legislation and cultural practices.
 Serve as the main point of contact with regards to Canadian privacy & data protection queries.
 Collaborate with IT services to ensure alignment between security and privacy compliance programs
 Communicate and present senior leadership with information/updates on privacy matters.
 Ensure that The CMM maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent, authorization forms, and information
notices and materials that reflect the organization’s policies and regulatory requirements.
 Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of all contractual agreements, to
ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
 Manage all required breach determination and notification processes under PIPEDA and applicable provincial/territorial
rules and requirements.
 Work with administration, government affairs, legal counsel, and other related parties to represent the organization’s
information privacy interests with external parties (federal or local government bodies) who undertake to adopt or amend
privacy legislation, regulations, or standards.

Position Requirements:
 Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. computer science, policing investigation, public policy, public administration, or
other relevant degree)
 A minimum of one (1) year experience working as a privacy officer.
 Experience working in a complex dynamic multi-stakeholder environment in a privacy field preferred.
 Working knowledge of First Nation Communities.
 Substantial knowledge and practical understanding of Canadian federal and provincial privacy statutes.
 Strong commitment to the rights and privacy of the eight member communities.
 Excellent project, program, and financial management skills.
 Ability to demonstrate initiative, motivation, conscientiousness, and dedication.
 Strong written and oral communication and advocacy skills.
 Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
 Experience working for a First Nations (FN) community or organization (an asset).
 Some familiarity with the Mi’kmaw language (an asset) or willingness to learn Mi’kmaw greetings.
 Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel frequently (day and overnight trips).
 Must be willing to provide The CMM with a recent criminal record, vulnerable sector, and child abuse registry check.

Salary/Employment Term:
Anticipated salary range: $50,000-$60,000 per year. This is a one-year contract with the opportunity for renewal and subject to
the policies and practice of The CMM. The CMM offers a substantial benefits package to all employees.

Application Deadline: May 30, 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.