MTI – Executive Director

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

MTI is seeking a person to work as Executive Director for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick. The Executive Director position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Board of Directors and the Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Executive to develop a strategic approach to addressing the recognition, exercise and implementation of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights;

  • Identity, asses and inform the Board of Directors on internal and external issues affecting Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated; including internal Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated staffing, funding and operational issues and Mi’gmaq community relations, as well as broader social issues affecting the organization and its member communities;

  • Foster effective team work amongst the Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated staff and Directors;

  • Oversee the day-to-day delivery of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated’s organizational operations, including determining staffing requirements and program development;

  • Work with Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated negotiators and legal counsel, and provide support when directed to negotiations with the federal and provincial Crown;

  • Provide presentations to Chiefs and Councils, Elders and First Nation members on the operations and/or achievements of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated;

  • Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Executive or their designate on an ongoing basis and whenever else directed;

  • Supervise and provide direction to Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated staff on a day to day basis;

  • Ensure that Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated policies and procedures are understood and followed by all staff;

  • Participate in the recruitment of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated staffing positions, when required;

  • Establish and maintain a healthy work environment for all Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated staff;

  • Provide Human Resource management support, guidance and discipline to Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Staff, when required;

  • Adhere to the organizational chart, as set by the Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Board of Directors; and

  • Other matters as may be directed by the organization.

The Candidate Shall:

  • Have a good understanding of leadership and management principles applicable to nonprofit and/or Aboriginal organizations;

  • Have knowledge on Aboriginal and Treaty rights issues as it relates to the Mi’gmaq people;

  • Have experience with human resource management and supervising staff;

  • Have experience with project management, budgeting and financial management;

  • Have a good understanding and/or familiarity with the Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick;

  • Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;

  • Be accessible via 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.

Technical Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following the following:

  • Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;

  • A university or college degree in management or an Aboriginal focus or relevant and practical experience supported by references;

  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills; and

  • Effective experience in human resource management.

Proficiency in Mi’gmaq language is an asset.

Behavioural Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • 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 First Nation communities of New Brunswick.

Salary:  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 email at

Applications must be received no later than June 28, 2019 at 5PM.

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.