Employment Opportunity at Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick.

Term: Full-time / 1-year term position with the possibility to renew


The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick is a not-for-profit organization that represents the six Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick: Matawaskiye (Madawaska), Neqotkuk (Tobique), Pilick (Kingsclear), Sitansisk (Saint Mary’s), Welamukotuk (Oromocto) and Wotstak (Woodstock). WNNB was formed in 2017 to help coordinate and provide technical support and advice to the Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick on matters that relate to Wolastoqey constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

WNNB is searching for an exceptional individual who takes a multifaceted work approach, who observes, gathers and reports data and engages in physical activities that improve protected areas. Reporting to the Legal and Governance Advisor WNNB, the Protected and Conserved Areas Coordinator will perform the majority of their work with a high level of independence.

Roles & Responsibilities:

● Oversee the assessment, implementation, management and monitoring of projects in Wolastoqey Territory related to protected and conserved areas.
● Facilitate Wolastoqey engagement and involvement in planning and decision making related to conservation and protected areas.
● Assist with planning Resource Development Consultation Coordinators (RDCC) and community Meetings.
● Attend and present information at RDCC and community meetings.
● Prepare correspondence including reports, letters, briefings and memos.
● Collaborate with the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council (MNCC) on coordinating, establishing and managing Wolastoqey Indigenous Protected and Conserved areas.
● Establish relationships with WNNB member communities through ongoing community engagements.

Educational and Training Requirements:

● Undergraduate degree in natural resource management, outdoor recreation management, or a related field [biology, geology, natural resource management, recreational planning, forestry, fisheries, etc.], and three years of related experience; or,
● Two-year technical diploma in any of the above fields and five years of related experience; or,
● High school graduation and a minimum of seven years of related experience.

Mandatory Experience and Skills:

The successful applicant must have the following qualifications, experience, and attributes:
● Ability to prioritize, organize and to work independently and to perform well with minimal supervision
● Willingness to work regularly and directly within First Nation communities
● Ability to analyze information, make appropriate recommendations, provide advice to First Nation communities
● Ability to use and highly proficient with Email and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
● Ability to learn quickly
● Excellent work ethic, positive attitude and is outcome-driven

Desirable Qualifications and Attributes:

The following qualifications and attributes would be considered assets for this position:
• Parks and protected area management, encompassing a broad range of activities and initiatives related to the delivery of recreation and conservation programs and services.
• Budget management [budget development, allocation, monitoring and control]
• Experience in natural resource management (such as ecosystem, fish and/or wildlife, forestry, invasive species, Natural Resource inventory and research, environmental impact assessment).
• Cultural resource management [such as archaeological or cultural site management, archaeology]
• First Nation agreement management, and/or parks and protected area management
• Prior experience working with First Nations
• Prior public speaking and/or workshop facilitation experience
• Excellent leadership and communication skills

Operational Requirements:

● Willingness to travel.
● Willingness to spend time in the field

Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Work location is flexible with the possibility to work remotely. WNNB office location is Kchikhusis Commercial Centre, St. Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick. WNNB strictly adheres to Covid 19 restrictions.

Anticipated start date is August 4, 2020.

Applications should be submitted in confidence via email, with the subject line “Protected and Conserved Areas Coordinator”, to: human.resources@wolastoqey.ca. The deadline for applications is July 13th, 2020 at 9pm.

Note: WNNB may consider candidates that initially may not have all the experience and knowledge requirements. In that case, training and development opportunities will be identified for the candidate’s long-term success.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.