Social Development Project Manager

Summary: The Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqiyik wish to move forward with the development of an Indigenous Social Delivery Program for their communities based on their inherent right to selfgovern.

Over the next 15 months, to support the development of an Indigenous Social Delivery Program, the Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqiyik will be undertaking research, policy development, engagement with leadership and communities, and capacity development to support the Mi’gmaq and Wolastogiyik Social Development Administrators.

The Internal Income Assistance Working Group is currently seeking to contract a Full-Time
Project Manager, to carry out the following:

  • Develop and implement the project work plan;
  • Develop a Social Research Plan;
  • Identify and oversee the development of an Income Assistance Software Data Base;
  • Engage with First Nation Social Development administrators on a monthly basis, to obtain their guidance and input on income assistance issues and policy development;
  • Provide updates and reports to First Nations leadership on the status of the project;
  • Engage with government officials;
  • Manage and provide daily direction to the Social Researcher;
  • Prepare draft reports on research findings for review.
  • Research and analyze income assistance programs from across Canada.
  • Travel to all fifteen First Nation communities in New Brunswick.
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in social sciences or relevant work experience in a related field;
  • At least five years of experience working with First Nations communities.
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and multi-task and demonstrate initiative.
  • Strong familiarity with Mi’gmaq and/or Wolastoqiyik history, culture, language, traditions and Mi’kmaq / First Nation community issues and perspectives.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Background in budget management including analyzing and synthesizing financial information.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Term: The selected candidate will ideally start immediately for a term contract of 15 months.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

While we encourage all qualified persons to apply; qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Please forward resume, cover letter and two reference to Jennifer Coleman at

Deadline for application is Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5 pm AST

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.


1290 Pabineau Falls Road, Pabineau First Nation, NB E2A 7M3
office: 506 548-9211 fax: 506 545-6968