RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Renewable Energy Project Assistant

  • Location: The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
  • Deadline: December 6, 2022


The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Community Services and Infrastructure
Renewable Energy Project Assistant

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 self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s
Department of Community Services and Infrastructure (CSI) is currently looking for a motivated and
knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of Renewable Energy Project Assistant.

Position Overview
Reporting directly to the appointed Manager of Community Planning and Development of The Confederacy
of Mainland Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, the Renewable Energy Project Assistant will be comfortable and
familiar with various types of renewable energies and have excellent communication and facilitation skills.
In partnership with Clean Foundation, this position will work within a larger team established as the Clean
Energy & Equity Network (CEEN). CEEN will work to increase the diversity and inclusionary policies in the
energy and efficiency and renewable energy sector in Nova Scotia, as well as increase the knowledge of,
and practical experience in, clean energy among Indigenous communities of Nova Scotia. The Renewable
Energy Project Assistant will develop and deliver engaging, community-based workshops on clean and
renewable energy through community engagement. This will be an exciting opportunity to join a meaningful
new initiative and contribute to building knowledge and effective environmental change in Indigenous
communities across Nova Scotia.


Overview of Responsibilities:
• In consultation and collaboration with communities, develop workshops on clean energy for
communities of The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia.
• Facilitate and deliver these workshops for community members of all ages.
• Create or support the creation of clean energy literacy resources and materials for these
• Remain current on renewable energy & energy efficiency education.
• Support the CEEN working group by reporting back results of these community workshops.
• Work effectively and respectfully with subject matter experts, community partners and
• Perform all other duties/projects as assigned by the CEEN working group and The Confederacy
of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Position Requirements:
• Experience in community education, e.g., facilitating, and leading workshops with adults and
working with diverse groups.
• Post-secondary degree considered an asset.
• Experience working with diverse communities throughout the province, experience working in
employment and education initiatives with underrepresented communities will be an asset.
• Experience working within programs that focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and
the transition to a low-carbon economy will be considered an asset.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs.
• Team player, willingness to learn, optimistic.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Must be able to complete and pass a criminal background check.
• Must have a valid Canadian driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation

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
• 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: $37,000 – $48,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year
probationary contract).

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. Non-Canadian applicants must be able to provide proof of current
entitlement of eligibility to work in Canada.