RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Student and Youth Engagement Officer

  • Location: The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
  • Deadline: November 30, 2022

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Governance
Student and Youth Engagement Officer

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 Governance is currently looking for a motivated and knowledgeable candidate to fill the role
of Student and Youth Engagement Officer.

Position Overview
Under the direction of the Education Advisor and reporting to the CMM Director of Governance, the Student
and Youth Engagement Officer’s primary responsibility is to act as liaison between students and youth and
various CMM Departments. The Student and Youth Engagement Officer will provide guidance and support
to students and youth, ensuring their job duties are being performed as expected. The SYEO may
occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends to accommodate activities such as meetings,
program delivery, or representing CMM at public events.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Establishing and maintaining working relationships with various funding partners
• Working with Mi’kmaq Communities to develop relationships with students and youth
• Conduct outreach activities to recruit students and youth
• Developing an overview of student and youth engagement programs and activities
• Coordinating training and skills development opportunities for students and youth
• Creating student and youth work schedules
• Documenting, record keeping, and data tracking
• Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety guidelines (training provided by CMM)

Position Requirements:
• Excellent communication, facilitation, and training skills – written and oral
• High values in teamwork and a demonstrated ability to work independently
• Time management
• Strategic thinking and problem solving
• Creativity and innovation
• Organization

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: $40,000 – $50,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year
probationary contract).

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.