Justice Coordinator

Term: One year project with the ability to renew a second year.

Overview:

The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) provides high-quality scientific analysis and technical support to New Brunswick’s six Wolastoqey communities on resource development matters that impact Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.  Our organization strives to protect these Rights and the natural resources on which they rely. Since our inception in 2017, WNNB has built a passionate and highly motivated team of technical and legal experts and a workplace that values interdisciplinary collaboration. To learn more about our organization, please visit wolastoqey.ca.

WNNB was designated by the leaders of the six Wolastoqey communities to carry out negotiations with Canada on the administration of justice, which would see Wolastoqey take back control/jurisdiction over the administration of justice within the Wolastoqey communities. Parallel to this, WNNB is also working on various initiatives to reform the colonial justice system to be safer and more responsive to Wolastoqey people.

WNNB seeks to hire a Justice Coordinator Liaison to support the various justice initiatives.

WNNB hires based on merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Legal and Governance Advisor on all justice initiatives
  • Help in organizing working groups within each of the Wolastoqey communities
  • Coordinate and participate in engagement sessions with Wolastoqey communities on justice initiatives, including relevany services providers within the communities
  • Foster relationships with other Indigenous Nations and various actors in the justice systems on justice issues of priority to the Wolastoqey communities
  • Support the administration of justice negotiations with the federal government, as well as any justice related discussions with the provincial government
  • Help in preparing informational material on various justice initiatives, including the development and delivery of legal educational resources for Wolastoqey communities
  • Develop new collaborations and partnerships as required
  • Proposal development for new justice initiatives as required
  • Implement workplans
  • Track all budgets associated with justice initiatives
  • manage the various justice initiatives to make sure tasks are on target and moving forward.
  • Act as the community liaison between the TRM research team and the Wolastoqey Communities.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent experience in a relevant field (Law, Indigenous Studies, Social Work)
  • Strong ability to research, analyze and produce written documents
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, maintain excellent records and confidentiality
  • Strong verbal communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to engage with community members
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, with a proven track record of meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of New Brunswick’s First Nations peoples and issues relating to the justice system
  • Direct experience working with First Nation communities
  • Knowledge of the Wolastoqey communities, and Wolastoqey culture, history and language will be considered an asset
  • Experience in conflict resolution with problem solving skills
  • Experience in public speaking and facilitation
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software and a variety of video-conferencing software (MS Teams, Zoom, Google Meetings)
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to travel regionally (where and when pandemic restrictions allow)

Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range is $40,000 – $60,000. Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick offers competitive salary and benefits to our employees.

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited office space, the successful candidate may need to work remotely for a period)

Applications should be submitted in confidence via email, with the subject line “Justice Coordinator” to: human.resources@wolastoqey.ca. or indeed.com.  The deadline for applications is June 22, 2022.

Note: Personal suitability will also be considered during the hiring process.  WNNB may consider candidates that initially may not have all the experience and knowledge requirements. In that case, training and development opportunities will be identified for the candidate’s long-term success.

Disclaimer:

The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment at any time during the hiring process.