RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Nuji Kelo’toqatijik Earth Keeper – Field Team Lead

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: September 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Nuji Kelo’toqatijik Earth Keeper – Field Team Lead

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 Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is currently looking for a motivated and knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of Nuji Kelo’toqatijik Earth Keeper – Field Team Lead.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Foresty Manager, the Nuji Kelo’toqatijik Earth
Keeper – Field Team Lead will assist in protecting the natural world by leading environmental monitoring field work,
reporting, educating on Mi’kmaw rights and responsibilities, and assisting with the revitalization and intergenerational
sharing of Mi’kmaw Knowledge. The Nuji Kelo’toqatijik Earth Keeper – Field Team Lead will also be responsible for
performing other tasks as needed to share DENR’s natural resources work within Mi’kmaq First Nation Communities, such
as attending meetings, and assisting with project reports and presentations.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Help coordinate joint training and work with partnering organizations alongside other Nuji Kelo’toqatijik Earth
Keeper roles.
• Lead technical field work to protect and conserve various species at risk and enhance biodiversity throughout
• Lead Nuji Kelo’toqatatijik Earth Keeper teams in the field with an emphasis on safety to include in remote
• Attend organizational meetings, advisory meetings, department meetings, and branch meetings.
• Create and deliver presentations, attend periodic meetings, and take notes when requested by Senior
Management Assist DENR Staff with various addition duties as required.
Position Requirements:
• Training and experience using navigation tools in remote areas.
• Wilderness First Aid
• Formal training to lead groups in remote locations i.e., Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) training in Field Leader
– Hiking
• Experience leading teams to conduct environmental field work.
• Willing and able to work in all weather conditions.
• Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
• Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle and the ability to travel.
August 30, 2023

Why work with us?
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is well known throughout Canada as a professional organization that is
committed to providing a pleasant and healthy working environment for all its employees. As an organization, we understand
that a great work/life balance is essential to success. As a full-time employee you can expect:
• An atmosphere that is both professional and 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 1 week of discretionary 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: ($45,000 – $60,000) 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
qualify for an 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.