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Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources

Eskasoni, NS, Canada 🇨🇦

Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources
Employment Opportunity
Program Manager
Aquatic Research
(Full time, permanent position)

UINR is a non-profit resource management organization that works on behalf of Cape Breton’s five Mi’kmaw communities toward a sustainable Unama’ki. This position is funded through the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Ocean Management program (AAROM). This program is a Fisheries and Oceans program that supports AAROM departments such as UINR to build and maintain scientific and technical capacity in fisheries, aquatic resources, and oceans management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pursue UINR’s goals in the context of research and stewardship of aquatic species at risk, habitat restoration and wetlands
  • Participate in key governance processes related to aquatic species at risk, habitat restoration and wetlands
  • Engage Mi’kmaw fishers, elders and knowledge holders to gather perspectives community concerns and research needs
  • Provide technical and Mi’kmaw knowledge to leadership when required
  • Conduct, coordinate, and/or partner to have research needs addressed
  • Supervise employees

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s level preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management, including proposal writing, budget preparation, and preparation of reports
  • Independent with expertise to lead and collaborate within UINR and externally
  • Understanding of Mi’kmaw culture, including traditions, practices, and language
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ecological understanding of aquatic species and habitats in the estuarine, freshwater, and marine environments
  • Understanding Two-Eyed Seeing
  • Expertise in the use of MS Office
  • Critical thinker with innovative ideas and skills to further the goals of UINR
  • Ability to participate in often challenging field work and conditions, and during inclement weather

Salary: Starting at $61,060

Deadline for application:
April 5, 2023 at 4pm

Send resumes and cover letter to:
Annie Johnson, Director of Administration

Only candidates considered will be contacted for interviews. Personal suitability will be considered during the hiring process. UINR hires on the basis of 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.



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