Consultation Manager

Term: One year with the ability to renew.


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 for future generations. 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 www.wolastoqey.ca.

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

The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick is currently seeking to fill the position of Consultation Manager. Working alongside the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day consultation activities at WNNB and be responsible for overseeing and managing coordination on all consultation files. Additionally, the Consultation Manager would oversee consultation staff, effectively communicate with our six Wolasotqey communities and work with/develop relationships with industry/proponents, federal and provincial governments for WNNB.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, manage, and provide strategic advice/direction on all consultation files.
  • Oversee and manage the Consultation team.
  • Establish system improvements for file record maintenance.
  • Prepare memos, briefing notes, and other strategic materials for the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.
  • Senior review of WNNB consultation correspondence.
  • Provide leadership and direction on consultation matters.
  • Work closely with the six Wolastoqey Communities and their Resource Development Consultation Coordinators.
  • Support the preparation of annual WNNB budgets.
  • Build relationships with external partners to promote the mission of WNNB.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Law, Indigenous Studies or related field, along with 1-year related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered;
  • 2 years in leadership or supervisory experience is preferred;
  • Strong time management, negotiation and leadership skills;
  • Comfort and ability to work on politically charged issues without becoming politically compromised;
  • Ability to negotiate competing agendas and competing interests to achieve consensus;
  • Excellent work ethics and is outcome driven;
  • Ability to lead/facilitate meetings;
  • Understanding of the Duty to Consult and Accommodate;
  • Knowledge of New Brunswick and Federal legislation/regulatory and policy framework in relation to Indigenous peoples and Consultation processes;
  • Familiarity with legal decisions that affect Indigenous Communities in Atlantic Canada;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects;
  • Maintain excellent records and confidentiality;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written, oral, visual)
  • 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 provincially;
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick.

Also considered an asset;

  • Direct experience working in or with New Brunswick’s Indigenous communities
  • Experience with preparing and managing funding/grant applications
  • Experience maintaining strong working relationships with clients, government, and industry
  • Experience managing/leading a team
  • Project Management training or certification

Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience the annual salary range for this position is $73,000 – $80,000. Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick offers competitive salary and benefits to our employees.  Working location is 35 Dedham Street, St. Mary’s First Nation, NB.

Applications should be submitted in confidence via email, with the subject line “Consultation Manager” to: human.resources@wolastoqey.ca. or indeed.com.  The deadline for applications is May 24, 2023.

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.