Sitansisk is Hiring: Lands Assistant

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SMFN Lands Assistant


As the SMFN Lands Assistant, you will be working within the SMFN Lands Office under the supervision and direction of the SMFN Lands Management & Policy Development Director. The SMFN’s Lands Office collaborates regularly with SMFN’s Council, Senior Managers, Housing, and Infrastructure. The external partners that we consistently collaborate with are Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), Crown – Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC), Surveyor General Branch of Canada, City of Fredericton, Government of New Brunswick, NB Power, professional surveyors, and various law offices.

Initially, this role will be a short-term contract until March 31, 2024, with the potential of developing into an annual contract. The skills and knowledge you can gain from this role are project management skills, First Nation land transactions, Additions to Reserve (ATR) processes, First Nation land use planning, understanding surveys and maps, First Nation Land Management development & implementation, and First Nation infrastructure and construction processes. Normal working hours are Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch from 12 – 1 p.m. with occasional Fridays, evenings, and weekend hours.

What you will do:

  • Assisting with organizing internal, external and community meetings.
  • Taking Notes or minutes for all meetings.
  • Maintaining the Lands Office Calendar.
  • Participating in training as required.
  • Organizing and maintaining the Lands Office files, which consist of but is not limited to, ISC forms, project proposals and reports, briefing notes, and meeting notes or minutes.
  • Assisting with drafting initial communication material for internal and external partners.
  • Assisting with preparing packages for meetings.
  • Assisting with conducting research as required, which may involve archival research.
  • Other tasks that are related to the Lands Office as required from time to time.

What we are looking for:

  • Interest in learning First Nations Lands issues and processes are a requirement.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook Email, Outlook Calendar, MST, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Docs, Gmail, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Good writing skills.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • Online research skills is an asset.
  • Archival research experience is an asset.
  • Note Taking or Minute Taking experience is an asset.
  • First Nation Lands experience is an asset.
  • Wolastoqey language is an asset.


Please submit cover letter and resume:

Julia Kennedy- Francis/ Lands Management & Policy Development Director

150 Cliffe Street, Fredericton N.B. E3A 0A1 (3rd Floor)


Deadline for applications is October 26th, 2023 @ 4pm.