Manager of Community Planning and Development
in Truro, NS

Truro, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$60,000 - $75,000 / year
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Competition Number: COMMUNITYPLANNER-0916CB

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
Department of Community Services Infrastructure
Manager of Community Planning and Development

About CMM
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight Mi'kmaq communities of mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi'kmaq communities' initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM is in the Millbrook Mi'kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 120 Employees. The CMM's Department of Community Services & Infrastructure is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the role of Manager of Community Planning and Development.

Position Overview
Reporting to the CMM Director of Community Services & Infrastructure (CSI), the Manager of Community Planning and Development will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing Community Planning and Development programming and services of importance to CMM and its Member Communities. The Community Planning and Development component of the organization is currently in the developmental stage and offers exciting and dynamic opportunities for the successful candidate. Responsibilities will include, at a minimum housing, energy efficiency, capacity building, and strategic and community planning.

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and oversee Community Planning and Development programming and services of importance to CMM and member communities.
  • Lead and manage CSI Projects according to the strategic direction of The CMM.
  • Prepare an annual and multiyear plan (including budget) for the CSI Program for review.
  • Facilitate the preparation, development and review of funding proposals and report that support the multi-year objectives of the CSI Program.
  • Develop and implement procedures and policies relevant to efficient operation of the Community Infrastructure Program
  • Provide capacity development opportunities for communities to work collaboratively with other Tribal Councils, First Nations Organizations, consultants, etc. to share information and build capacity for effective program delivery
  • Communicate and promote the Community Infrastructure Program by providing input to CMM publications, outreach to the communities, etc.
  • Writing reports and preparing PowerPoint presentations as required.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work and priorities of the staff
  • Ensure compliance with Personnel and HR Policies

Position Requirements

  • University degree in Planning, Engineering, Business, or other related fields.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant working experience,
  • Experience in preparing RFPs and proposals.
  • Knowledge of Strategic and Community Planning , First Nation Housing, Capacity Building and Energy Efficiency
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Solid project, program, and HR Management capacity.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team leader.
  • Interpersonal skills and personal suitability to the organization.
  • Knowledge of First Nation history, culture and current events would be an asset.
  • Must have reliable transportation, drivers' license, and the ability to travel.

Why work with us?
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq (The CMM) is well known throughout Canada as a professional organization that is committed to providing a pleasant and healthy working environment for all its employees. As an organization, we understand that a great work/life balance is essential to success. As a full-time employee you can expect:

  • An atmosphere that is both professional and family oriented.
  • Enrollment in the organization's benefits packages on your first day of employment with no waiting period, which includes Health Dental, and Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • Generous amounts of paid time off (Paid Statutory Holidays plus St. Anne's Day and Aboriginal Day, Summer Shutdown (2 weeks), Christmas Shutdown (roughly 2 weeks), plus 1 week of discretionary vacation time (up to 2 weeks with 10 years of service).
  • Social Committee, Staff Days, Staff Knowledge Days, etc.

If you would like to join The CMM Family, please see below on how to apply for this position.Salary/Employment Term

Salary range: $60,000-$75,000/year based on qualifications and experience. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary contract).

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022

Submit Cover Letter AND Resume to:
Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
Email:[email protected]

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.

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