Overview:

The Wolastoqey Tribal Council (WTCI) is a not-for-profit organization whose role is to provide capacity building opportunities for its five member communities within New Brunswick, in the areas of: Health, Education, Training/Employment, Governance and Emergency Management.

The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the six Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick to coordinate and provide technical support and advice on matters that relate to Wolastoqey constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

WTCI/WNNB hire on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Please self-identify.

The goal of the Senior Advisor position is to provide operational and technical leadership to support the organisation’s mission, vision and mandate, and to ensure organizational sustainability. The Senior Advisor will be the main support for the WTCI and WNNB Executive in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, including governance, communications, and capacity building. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

• A decisive, visionary, innovative and strategic leader.
• Organised and able to plan well, adapt to changing situations and solve problems effectively.
• Strong principles and will ensure that the organisation and staff operate in an ethical manner.
• Works and communicates effectively with people from different backgrounds and fosters a strong sense of teamwork.
• Is willing to travel (when safe to do so outside of the current COVID pandemic).
• A genuine drive to see the Wolastoqey communities achieve success.

Job Description:

• Prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations, and other documents.

• Arrange and coordinate meetings and events.

• Conduct research, collect, and analyse data to prepare reports and documents.

• In consultation with the Finance Director, assist the WTCI/WNNB Executive in maintaining the various program/project budgets.

• Prepare and present statistical and budget reports.

• Record, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings.

• Monitor, screen, respond to and distribute incoming communications.

• Coordinate project-based work.

• File and retrieve documents and reference materials on a web-based Records Management System and paper copies.

• Assist the Executive in preparing and conducting orientation for newly appointed Board members.

• Manage the Executive’s Calendar.

• Make travel and accommodation arrangements.

• Provide strategic advice to the WTCI/WNNB Executive.

• Seek out new funding opportunities and develop applications for funding.

• Provide support to Program Managers where needed.

Skills Required:
• Organizational and time management skills.
• Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Discretion and confidentiality.
• Knowledge of leadership and management skills.
• Ability to create strong partnerships and relationships.
• Knowledge of Project Management.

We offer competitive salary and benefits to our employees. Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Working location is Kchikhusis Commercial Centre, St. Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited office space, the successful candidate may need to work remotely for a period)


Applications should be submitted in confidence via email, with the subject line “Senior Advisor” to: human.resources@wolastoqey.ca or indeed.com. The deadline for applications is February 22nd 2022.

Note: Personal suitability will also be considered during the hiring process.

Term: One year with the ability to renew.