Treaty Rights Educator

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 Treaty Rights Educator for the organization. The Treaty Rights Educator position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Lands and Conservation to develop a Treaty Partnership Plan and an approach to Treaty and Aboriginal Rights education that is aligned with MTI’s Strategic Plan;
  • Work with negotiators and legal counsel, and Director of Lands and Conservation, and participate and provide support as required to negotiations and consultations with the federal and provincial Crown regarding Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Title;
  • Develop and coordinate workshops, presentations, and materials for Chiefs and Councils, Elders and First Nation members on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights;
  • Develop and coordinate workshops, presentations, and materials for Treaty Partners on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, Indigenous Knowledge and History, including blanket exercises, Treaty rights presentations, and other programs;
  • Work with other staff to develop presentations and materials to support their work in advancing, protecting, and implementing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights;
  • Work with the Research and Indigenous Knowledge team, and conduct research on the above topics as directed to assist in development of presentations and materials;
  • Report to and take direction from the Chiefs and Executive through the Executive Director and the Director of Lands and Conservation or their designate on an ongoing basis and whenever else required;
  • Support the work of MTI’s Truth And Reconciliation Commission working group, including coordinating presentations and educational materials;
  • Other matters as may be directed by the organization.

The Candidates Shall:

  • 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 experience as an educator and a researcher;
  • 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.

Technical Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • A university or college degree in a relevant field or with an Aboriginal focus or relevant and practical experience supported by references;
  • Excellent writing and oral and powerpoint presentation skills;

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:  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 email tanyamcgraw@migmawel.org 

Applications must be received by July 1, 2018, at 11:59pm.  

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.