Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is hiring a Director of Fisheries

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated (MTI) is a not-for-profit organization created by the Mi’gmag First Nations in New Brunswick. Its 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’gmag laws, rights, values, traditions, customs and practices.
MTI is seeking a person to work as Director of Fisheries for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick.
Key Responsibilities
The Director of Fisheries position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:
• Act as the primary point of contact for MTI on Fisheries projects, activities and issues;
• Identify potential impacts of Fisheries activities on Aboriginal and Treaty rights and Aboriginal Title of the Mi’gmaq and propose actions that will protect Aboriginal and Treaty Rights;
• Assists and provides support to fishery negotiations and implementating agremeents;
• Oversee consultation and accommodation processes on Fisheries issues;
• Organize community summits, workshops, updates, and meetings on topics relating to Fisheries, including preparation of relevant documentation;
• Oversee and direct fisheries research;
• Oversee and direct Fisheries programs and projects, including the development of Treaty-Related Measures, Fisheries Governance, Stewardship Plans, and position papers on fisheries topics;
• Meet routinely with Community Representatives (including councils and fisheries coordinators) on Fisheries issues;
• Present information and updates to Chiefs through in-person meetings and written reports;
• Supervise and direct fisheries staff, including the Fisheries Project Coordinator, Fisheries Consultation Coordinator and the Fisheries Researcher;
• Obtain and present financial information and prepare budgetary information on a regular basis;
• Manage and report on workplans;
• Oversee and assist with the training, support and direction of the community liaison that is designated for Fisheries;
• Ensure that MTI policies and procedures are followed; and
• Work with the MTI Indigenous Knowledge and Research staff, GIS Coordinator and consultants on Indigenous Knowledge issues and scientific and technical matters;
• To provide support to Chiefs and Councils on Fisheries matters;
• Provide advice to other MTI staff on Fisheries matters and fisheries aspects of other files;
• Work with other MTI staff, consultants and advisors as required;
• Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the MTI Executive, Operations Team and Executive Director on a weekly basis and whenever else required;
• Other matters as may be directed by the organization.
The Candidates Shall:
• 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;
• Report records of time and tasks accomplished on a weekly basis;
• 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:
Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:
• A university or college degree in Natural Resource Management, Fish Biology or a related field, and demonstrated, relevant and practical experience supported by references.
• Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and the legal requirements of Duty to Consult and Accommodate.
• Knowledge of fisheries resource management practices, policies and procedures.
• Understanding of issues, techniques, initiatives and programs related to conservation and restoration of fish, fish habitats and watersheds.
• Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;
• Knowledge of Fisheries projects currently being undertaken or proposed for New Brunswick.
• Experience supervising and managing staff.
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.
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 Fist Nation communities of New Brunswick.
Salary: Salary will be based on experience of successful candidate.
Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.
Please send your application to Tanya McGraw via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at tanyamcgraw@migmawel.org
Applications must be received by November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Atlantic).
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.