EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Community Services & Infrastructure
Senior Director of Community Services & Infrastructure

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing 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 is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 80 Employees. The CMM’s Department of Infrastructure & Community Services is currently looking for an energetic, mature and independent candidate to fill the role of a Senior Director of Community Services & Infrastructure.
The Senior Director of Community Services & Infrastructure will be responsible assuming many programs under former directorates; and, further developing the Directorate by conducting a needs analysis of CMM’s Member Communities. S/he will also be responsible for the operation of all programs and initiatives within the Department, which include but are not limited to, the following programs and services: The Building Institutions Initiative (i.e. servicing housing, capital and infrastructure needs), solid waste management, Asset Conditioning and Reports (ACRS), Emergency Management, etc. This will include the need to understand the capacity and training needs of CMM’s member communities to implement any changes having a direct impact at the community level. Using the results of the needs analysis s/he will plan for, develop and generate a strategic plan/vision for the Department and identify, acquire and coordinate existing resources in its development. The Senior Director of Community Services & Infrastructure will also prepare and recommend budgets; plan and maintain systems and procedures for operating efficiency; and, supervise and manage Departmental staff.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a post-secondary degree in Infrastructure/Community Planning, Engineering, Business or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years relevant working experience.
  • Must have a minimum of three years of management and/or administration in a municipality or First Nations’ community.
  • Ability to apply creativity and innovative thinking to community focused solutions
  • Highly skilled in areas of planning, analysis and presentation
  • Proven leadership capacity and management skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both write and oral.
  • Knowledge of First Nation history, culture and current events considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation, programs and services relative to Mi’kmaw Communities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw community, its political framework, and administrative/service Programs.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources management, financial management, and project management.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in financial management, e-mail and internet software, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly.
  • Desirable personal characteristics include adaptability, ethical behaviour and strategic thinking.
  • Good understanding of the Indian Act and Mi’kmaq Aboriginal and Treaty rights.
  • Must have reliable transportation, drivers’ license and the ability to travel.

Application Deadline: November 29th, 2019 by 12:00 PM

Submit Resume to:
Michelle Hepworth, Office Manager
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 qualify for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check.