RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Project Manager, Amu es’mit

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


The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

Project Manager

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 self-determination 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 Project Manager. This position will develop and oversee the
emerging agricultural mandate within DENR.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and reporting to
the DENR Program Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the Confederacy’s
agriculture project entitled Amu es’mit (“the bee feeds you”). The Project Manager will coordinate the
efforts of two full-time staff members and numerous seasonal employees to plan and execute the project,
which will include establishing productive greenhouses, gardens, and apiaries in communities, improving
community food security and food sovereignty, and building the capacity of community members to
participate in the agricultural sector. The Project Manager will develop strategic plans for agriculture with
communities, act as a technical liaison on agriculture and apiculture for community members and develop
working relationships with key contacts in the sector, along with overseeing the operational and fiscal
requirements of the project.

The Project Manager 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, assisting with
project reports and presentations, and drafting new project proposals.

Position Requirements:
 Post-Secondary diploma or certification in a relevant discipline (example: Agriculture, Plant
Science, or Biology) OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
 Minimum of two-years’ experience working in agriculture, apiculture, or a related field
 Strong understanding of agriculture, apiculture, and plant-pollinator interactions
 Ability to conduct effective strategic planning, financial management, and staff supervision
 Ability to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, industry and the public
 Experience managing a market garden system (1.5-3 acres), earning farm revenue, work in
pollinator ecology, or work in farming with culturally anchored plants, are assets
 Experience working in or with First Nation communities
 Highly organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines
 Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, email, and social media
 Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel

Salary/Employment Term:
Anticipated starting salary: $45,000 per year. This is a one-year contract with the opportunity for renewal
and subject to the policies and practice of The CMM.

Application Deadline: May 30th, 2021

Application Deadline: October 26, 2016 by 4:00 PM

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 an 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 of eligibility to work in Canada.