Communications Support Position

Menpae Harvest Pilot Project

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated (MTI) is a not for profit organization created by the Mi’gmag First Nations in New Brunswick. It’s objectives include promoting and supporting: the recognition, affirmation, exercise, and implementation of the Aboriginal and Treaty rights; the right of self-determination; political, cultural, economic, educational and social development; justice and equity; wider respect and understanding; and general awareness of its member communities and their Mi’gmaq laws, rights, values, traditions, customs and practices.

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is seeking a individual to fill the position of Communications Support for the organization, on a contract basis for 12 weeks. The duties of the Communication Support position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

  • Direct and coordinate the development and implementation of a Mi’gmaq Plant Harvest Management pilot project within the National Parks in New Brunswick;
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Research and Indigenous Knowledge, Parks Canada, Indigenous Elders and harvesters on implementation and management the project;
  • Engage and liaise with member communities, identify harvesters, gather input and provide information on the protocols Menpae Harvest pilot project;
  • Provide presentations to Chiefs and Councils, Elders and First Nation members on the Plant Harvest pilot project;
  • Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the Executive and Executive Director or their designate on an ongoing basis and whenever else required;
  • Other matters as may be directed by the organization.

The Candidates Shall:

  • Have a good understanding of indigenous knowledge and land use;
  • Have knowledge on Aboriginal and treaty rights issues as it relates to the Mi’gmaq people;
  • Have experience with project management, budgeting and financial management;
  • Have a good understanding and/or familiarity with the Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick;
  • Be a self-starter and able to work alone with minimal supervision;
  • Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
  • Be accessible by phone and email when required;
  • Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
  • Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
  • Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licences, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
  • Be able to travel on short notice.

Asset Qualifications:

Behavioural Competencies:

The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Team building, management and cooperation;
  • Organizational awareness;
  • Report writing and public presentations;
  • Results orientated; and
  • Strategic thinking.

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick. Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq Fist Nation communities of New Brunswick.

Technical Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Experience in roles related to project management, specifically in an indigenous context;
  • A university or college degree in a relevant field or with an Aboriginal focus or relevant and practical experience supported by references;
  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills;
  • Effective experience in human resource management

SALARY:  The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send applications to Tanya McGraw via facsimile at (506) 627-4605 or via email tanyamcgraw@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by at 11:59pm, on Friday, September 21, 2018.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.


Social Development Project Manager

Summary:

The Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqiyik wish to move forward with the development of an Indigenous Social Delivery Program for their communities based on their inherent right to selfgovern.

Over the next 15 months, to support the development of an Indigenous Social Delivery Program, the Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqiyik will be undertaking research, policy development, engagement with leadership and communities, and capacity development to support the Mi’gmaq and Wolastogiyik Social Development Administrators.

The Internal Income Assistance Working Group is currently seeking to contract a Full-Time
Project Manager, to carry out the following:

Duties:

  • Develop and implement the project work plan;
  • Develop a Social Research Plan;
  • Identify and oversee the development of an Income Assistance Software Data Base;
  • Engage with First Nation Social Development administrators on a monthly basis, to obtain their guidance and input on income assistance issues and policy development;
  • Provide updates and reports to First Nations leadership on the status of the project;
  • Engage with government officials;
  • Manage and provide daily direction to the Social Researcher;
  • Prepare draft reports on research findings for review.
  • Research and analyze income assistance programs from across Canada.
  • Travel to all fifteen First Nation communities in New Brunswick.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in social sciences or relevant work experience in a related field;
  • At least five years of experience working with First Nations communities.
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and multi-task and demonstrate initiative.
  • Strong familiarity with Mi’gmaq and/or Wolastoqiyik history, culture, language, traditions and Mi’kmaq / First Nation community issues and perspectives.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Background in budget management including analyzing and synthesizing financial information.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Term: The selected candidate will ideally start immediately for a term contract of 15 months.

Salary:  The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please forward resume, cover letter and two reference to Jennifer Coleman at jennifer@migmawel.org.

Deadline for application is Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5 pm AST

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.