Shawanaga First Nation

Full-Time: 18 Months with Possibility of Extension
37.5 hours/Weekly
Start Date: Tbd



Purpose of Position

Shawanaga First Nation initiated the Shawanaga Island Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) project in the fall of 2019. The IPCA Coordinator will support Shawanaga First Nation by championing the project process in the community and with partners. A large part of the IPCA Coordinator role will be to liaise with partners, carry out community engagement, project promotion and communications, project administration and logistics, project reporting, and have the ability to problem-solve while implementing recommended actions.

The successful candidate will be working within the Shawanaga First Nation Lands Department under the direction of the Lands Manager while working as part of the Lands teams assisting with working on lands issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with the community, project partners and the public about project updates and activities.
  • Organize and facilitate community engagement, and partner meetings for projects.
  • Work with the project team to provide project progress updates.
  • Assist in the implementation of a management plan for Shawanaga Island.
  • Share policies, procedures and/or lessons learned with other First Nations.
  • Provide updates to the Lands Manager, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief and Council as required.
  • Fulfill monthly reporting requirements.
  • Attend Chief and Council and Committee meetings when required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lands Manager.


  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License Glass G2, G or higher.
  • Strong ability to work independently or as an individual
  • Respectful and courteous to others
  • Trustworthy and reliable work ethic
  • Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and take direction
  • Skills and knowledge attained by successful completion of a post-secondary degree certificate and/or relevant experience in community planning, lands and resource management or conservation.
  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an office setting as well as in the community.
  • Valid Pleasure Craft Operators Card required
  • Excellent research, analytical, problem-solving and dispute resolution skills.

Preference may be given to Aboriginal candidates with relevant on reserve employment experience and/or those with knowledge and understanding of Shawanaga First Nation history and community.

Successful candidates must be able to produce and maintain a clean Criminal Record Check.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit a resume with a cover letter and three work related references via in-person, email or fax to;

Courtney Mullen

Human Resource Administrator

Shawanaga First Nation

2 Village Road, Nobel Ontario, P0G 1G0

Tel: (705) 366-2526 x 232 Fax: (705) 366-2740

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