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Cooperative Agriculture Development Coordinator

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq - Other
Overview
Salary $40,000 per year
Posting Date March 12, 2020
Closing Date March 29, 2020


Description
About CMM
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight Mi’kmaq communities of Mainland Nova Scotia
and has over 100 employees. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination
and enhancement of community. The CMM’s Department of Environment & Natural Resources is seeking an energetic, experienced, and
independent champion to fill the role of Cooperative Agriculture Development Coordinator. This position will be located in Millbrook, NS.
Position Overview
Mi’kmawey Forestry is administered by the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. Through on-going projects, engagement sessions and
working with leadership and community members, Mi’kmawey Forestry works to build capacity, research projects and services that will
support productive and meaningful First Nation participation in all aspects of the forestry sector in Nova Scotia. Mi’kmawey Forestry’s
mandate is to support Mi’kmaw participation in the transformation Nova Scotia’s forests through the practice and promotion of Netukulimk.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Environment and Natural Resources, the Cooperative Agriculture Development Coordinator will be
responsible for the development of a Non-Timber Forest Product Cooperative. S/he will work closely with the Mi’kmawey Forestry team
and will assist with community education and outreach programs; coordinate and plan training workshops in community’s for Non-Timber
Forest Product Cooperative development; be responsible for completing reports on training workshops and development of the Non-
Timber Forest Products Cooperative; liaise with groups and organizations for the purpose of establishing partnerships and collaborating
on projects; and the collection, interpretation, and incorporation of Traditional Mi’kmaq Knowledge of Non-Timber Forest Products into
research and Cooperative development.


Responsibilities
- Development of a Non-Timber Forest Product Cooperative through collaboration with project partners and community involvement
- Coordination, planning, and execution of Non-Timber Forest Product training workshops for participants from all Nova Scotia
Mi’kmaq Communities
- Work collaboratively with project partners on completion of a Non-Timber Forest Product Cooperative business plan, marketing
plan, and trademark and licensing agreements
- Compile course and development information to complete reporting requirements relating to the Non-Timber Forest Product
Cooperative project
- Collection, interpretation and incorporation of Traditional Mi’kmaq Knowledge of Non-Timber Forest Products into research and
Cooperative Development
- Work collaboratively with the Una’maki Institute of Natural Resources for participation and inclusion of all 13 Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq
Communities
- Work collaboratively with groups and organizations for the purpose of establishing partnerships and collaborating on projects

Skills
- Post-secondary education (bachelor’s degree, college diploma or certificate) in a related field and/or a combination of equivalent
education and considerable work experience may be considered
- Experience working in or with First Nation communities and organizations (an asset)
- Experience with cooperative and/or business development considered an asset
- Knowledge of current First Nation community challenges and opportunities relating to the Forestry Sector considered an asset
- Knowledge of research methodologies and standards pertinent to Forestry management and Non-Timber Forest Products
considered an asset
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment and adapt to changes quickly considered an asset.
- Excellent reading, writing, presentation and communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, and Social Media Software
- Ability to travel overnight and work flexible hours when required
- Possess a valid Drivers’ license, and reliable vehicle

Other Information
Salary/Employment Term:
Salary: $40,000 per year. This is a one-year contract position with the opportunity of renewal and subject to the policies and practice of
The CMM. The CMM offers a substantial benefits package to all employees.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2020
Submit Cover Letter AND Resume and to: Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
Email: HR@cmmns.com
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 provide up-to-date CV along with Cover Letter and
qualify for interview will be contacted The successful candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check. Non-Canadian
applicants must be able to provide proof of current entitlement or eligibility to work in Canada.

How To Apply
Contact:

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